How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 with Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung has started rolling out another official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update with firmware build number P3100XXCME2 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 users in Southeast Asia countries. The new official firmware reportedly brings a host of bug-fixes and feature enhancements over its previous build.

Firmware details
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: May, 2013
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

The official firmware is now available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES. However, those who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES can download and install the same manually, using our step-by-step guide.

1. Install USB Driver for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean Firmware (Mirror Link)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 with Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together until the device turns on. Then press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Choose the following files in Odin from extracted P3100XXCME2 firmware folder by using respective checkboxes:
  • Select the PDA checkbox, and choose the file named .tar or .md5.
  • Click the Phone checkbox, and choose the file with 'modem' in its name (ignore if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC checkbox, and select the file with 'csc' in its name (ignore if such file is missing)
  • Choose the PIT checkbox, and choose the .pit file. Use only the file obtained during extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 should be now updated with official Android 4.1.2 XXCME2 Jelly Bean firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

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