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How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to XXBLH2 Android 4.0.4 Official Firmware

XXBLH2 Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware is now available for the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) P5100 users in Germany. It is stable and many past bugs have been fixed in this latest release. The modem build is OXABLH2 and the firmware build date is 7th August 2012.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install the official software update XXBLH2 Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) P5100 using ODIN. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data as this tutorial will wipe all your data. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 4.0.4 XXBLH2 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.0.4
Date: 2012-08-07
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and install XXBLH2 Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) P5100.