After disappointing Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T210 users for months, Samsung has finally released a compensating XXBNH4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for this tablet. Skipping several Android versions, Samsung straight ahead went to Android 4.4.2 which is absolutely amazing for all owners. Drastic is a little word to describe how much changed this firmware will be, graphical wise and also performance wise. Samsung KIES and OTA (over-the-air) update already have this package on their servers. Unfortunately, majority of readers will not find this update (due to regional differences) which is exactly why this post exists. We have compiled a detailed guide on getting this update without waiting for Samsung’s services to catch up. Our quick and easy guide will help you manually updating Galaxy Tab3 7.0 T210 via ODIN, we won’t use a custom recovery or root as this is a official firmware, straight from Samsung. You can easily update Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T210 to XXBNH4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat using the tutorial below.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXBNH4 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T210 using ODIN. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as you never know when you might end up with a problem. We have laid out helpful tips through out the guide so make sure to keep an eye out for them. We will remind you once again on backing up data if you haven’t done so till now as there is no way of data being recovered after it has been deleted. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
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Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – XXBNH4 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:
Model name: GALAXY Tab3 7.0 Wi-Fi
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:58:50 +0000
Product Code: ITV
You might find these following Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T210 related articles interesting:
- Try KitKat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T210, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 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 4.4.2 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 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 KitKat.
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. You can now head over to the next page and install XXBNH4 Android 4.4.2 firmware on Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T210.