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Update Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 to UBLP4 Android 4.0.4 ICS Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 can now be updated to UBLP4 Android 4.0.4 ICS software update which was released earlier this month. We recently wrote about the ICS update for Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi as well. You can download from Samsung KIES, but for those who couldn’t download can always manually install the UBLP4 firmware on your tablets without the need of ClockworkMod recovery or getting your Galaxy Tab 8.9 rooted. You can install Android 4.0.4 build UBLP4 on Galaxy Tab 8.9 using our tutorial below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 to Android 4.0.4 UBLP4 official firmware using ODIN along with several other tips that you need to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial in the next page. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

UBLP4 Android 4.0.4

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial 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 UBBLJ1 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.0.4
Date: 2012-12-06
Regions: Brazil

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.0.4 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to 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.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 to UBLP4 Android 4.0.4 latest ICS firmware.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.


  • Step 2 – Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to install Android 4.0.4 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300.

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  • Step 7: there are no (extracted) files with ‘CODE’, ‘MODEM’, ‘CSC’ or ‘PIT’ in their names. There is one file with ‘HOME’ in its name. Can I use this one? In which Odin-field? Leave the other fields blank? Thanks for any reaction…

  • Step 7: There is no (extracted file) with in its name: ‘CODE’, ‘MODEM’, ‘CSC’, or ‘PIT’. There are just 2 files, a dll file and one with ‘HOME’ in its name. What to do?

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