Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Firmware Update Hits Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 in India

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Samsung started Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware update for  Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100  with the Vodafone users in select European countries like Europe (Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany, Romania, and Slovenia. It was a branded firmware that was limited to Vodafone users only.

And now the manufacturer has sent the new update for its Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 users in India. The new firmware P3100DDCLL1 is for unbranded devices and it means it can be flashed on any Tab 2 7.0 P3100 device that is not locked to a carrier/operator.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 users in India can update their Tab 2 to Android 4.1.1 firmware via Kies or Over the Air (OTA). To check if the update is available for your Tab 2, go to Settings> About> Software Update.

Firmware Details:

PDA: P3100DDCLL1
CSC: P3100ODDCLL1
Android Version: 4.1.1
Date: 2012-12-05
Region: India (Unbranded)

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The Android 4.1.1 JB update brings a host of new features to your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100, such as Google Now, new notification panel, improved and smoother TouchWiz, and lots more. If you own a carrier-free international version of Galaxy P3100, you can install the new firmware manually using Odin method.

Download Android 4.1.1 Firmware for Tab 2 7.0 P3100:

Firmware Download Link: P3100DDCLL1_P3100ODDCLL1_INU.zip

Update (December 29):

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 has just received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update. To download and install the latest firmware, click here.

How to Install this Firmware:

Follow the steps described below to install the offcial Android 4.1.1 firmware to your Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100 manually.

  1. Download the firmware from the link provided above and extract the zip to your desktop. Inside the zip, you will find a file with .tar.md5 extension.
  2. Download Odin3_v3.04.zip and extract it too.
  3. Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
  4. Backup your contacts, messages, apps, etc. using Google Sync, Kies, and some good backup app. Backup your contacts, call-logs, messages, APNs, bookmarks, calendar, apps & games using these nice free apps.
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your device: Settings> Developer Options>
  6. Charge your Tab 2 to at least 70% battery level.
  7. Turn off the device and boot it into Download Mode: press and hold Volume Down+Power buttons simultaneously till the Samsung logo flickers for two times and you see the screen that prompt to enter the Download mode.
  8. Go to the Odin3 folder and run the .exe program found there.
  9. Connect your tablet to the computer via USB cable and wait till the connection between the device and PC is established.
  10. A successful connection is indicated by Odin3 by Green highlight at IC:COM port and “Added!” text in the message box at the bottom.
  11. Okay, now click the PDA button on Odin and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
  12. Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Teset Time options are ticked on Odin. 
  13. Now click the Start button to start the installation. Wait till it finishes.
  14. Finally, you will get a PASS!! message at ID:COM and you Tab will reboot automatically. 

Done! You can now enjoy the newly updated Android 4.1.1 firmware on your device now.

How to Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on Android 4.1.1 Firmware:

If you have already installed the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware on your Galaxy Tab2 7.0 and wish to root it, just follow the steps below that are much the same as you performed above to flash the ROM.

  1. Download Odin3 flasher program:  Odin3-v3.07.zip or Odin3_v1.85.zip (extract the zip).
  2. Download the insecure Kernel file and extract the zip to find the .tar file: CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.zip
  3. Enable USB Debugging mode from Settings (see above for how to).
  4. Boot your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in Download/Odin Mode as you did while installing the firmware.
  5. Launch Odin3 and click on PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.tar
  6. Now hit the Start button to begin the installation. When it finishes, your device will reboot automatically and it will be rooted.

Now you Galaxy Tab is rooted and you can verify the root by looking for the presence of the SuperSU app on in. You can also check the root by installing the RootChecker app from the Play Store.