XXDMI1 Android 4.2.2 official firmware is now available for the Galaxy Tab 2 P3100. This firmware can be obtained from Samsung KIES or OTA (over-the-air) update but if you don’t find it there then you can follow our step-by-step guide given below. This firmware brings the Android 4.2.2 with major fixes and updates. You can install Android 4.2.2 XWDMI1 on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 manually, using the tutorial given below. This is a completely unbranded firmware which means anyone can install in on their P3100 tablets. No root or ClockworkMod custom recovery required. You can also root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on this firmware!
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 to XWDMI1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware using ODIN, the flashing tool for Samsung devices. Don’t forget to read all the important tips given below that you have to keep in mind. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
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Android 4.2.2 XWDMI1 Firmware Details:
Date: 2013 December
If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 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 2 7.0 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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? Good.Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and install XWDMI1 Android 4.2.2 firmware on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 Android tablet.