Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 (3G + WiFi) Gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update



Do you own a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100? Here is a good new for you as Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for this device. The first batch of the update for the device was released back in January when the users of Tab 2 P5100 in Chile reported receiving Android 4.1.2 OTA update. But that update was meant for the users of Entel PCS only. But now the first firmware for unbranded Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 (3G + WiFi) users in Hong Kong is out and ready to be flashed.

If you are from Hong Kong, you should be able to receive the Over-the Air update via Samsung Kies and on device software update feature. Go to tab Settings> About and tap on Software update to force the download. If you have rooted your Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100, you will not be able to receive the OTA update. If this be the case, you should download the full firmware file from our link below and install it using Odin flasher tool. Since this is an unbranded firmware, it can be flashed on all international version of Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 models, regardless of country or region. To check your device model, open Settings> About. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update update for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 (3G + WiFi) brings some new features and improvements.

Download the Firmware:

Here are the currently available firmwares. More ROMs will be added to the list as more countries get the update.

Hong Kong:


Chile (Entel PCS):



Sri Lanka:

Austria (Orange):

Austria (A1):



Singapore (Singtel):







Philippines (Sun):

Philippines (Globe):

Philippines (Smart):

Spain (Orange):

Spain (Vodafone):

Ireland (Vodafone):



Argentina (Personal):

Australia (Vodafone):




How to Install:

Download the preferred firmware file in zip and extract it on your PC. Inside the unzipped folder, you will see a file with .tar.md5 extension. This is the firmware you have to install using Odin. See the full Installation Tutorial Here.


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  • Both are download links for the same firmware. Anyway: download from here:

    PS.- It’s Kitkat firmware.

  • Alexis B

    Hi Rakesh

    Thank you. It gives me two options of Mirrors? RapidGator and UL

    Can you let me know what the difference means?

    Alexis Bruyns
    079 472 2284

  • I mean you can install any firmware from above that is not tagged with the name of a carrier /network provider.

    For example, this one:

  • Alexis B

    What does that mean?

  • You can use any unbranded firmware.

  • Alexis B

    Hi can u advise which update i ca use for south africa?

  • Yes.

  • iBullit

    Ok, thanks! One more thing, can I download other firmwares that have 4.2.2 (such as the AUSTRALIA – XSA-P5100XXDMI1) and use it instead of this?
    Thanks in advance…

  • iBullit


    Please help! I can’t download Philippines: from both Rapidgator and Upload links…

    Thanks in advance…

  • Brooke Sweeney

    Thanks but it doesnt work. It either says captcha expired … wait an hour (but has been saying this for 3 days) or when i first got it to download it doesnt download the complete zip and it cant be extracted or used.
    All forums link to rapudgator or terra and neither work.

  • Okay.

  • Brooke Sweeney

    I just got it back to p5100 firmware about an hour ago with a slimbean custom rom…. details are in the pic

  • Brooke Sweeney

    I flashed it about an hour ago. It is now custom rom…. details in pic

  • What is the current firmware version of your tab?

  • Brooke Sweeney

    Hey 🙂 no its not but has csc of xsa.
    I rooted and flashed it about a year ago and was trying to flash it back with official stock rom xsa-p5100xxdmi1 (unbranded australian 4.2.2) so future updates could be gained ota or through kies…. when i downloaded the wrong file after trying so many links that didnt work i must’ve just been happy one did and didn’t check it properly.
    I have now reinstalled cwm rom manager and recoveries and downloaded and flashed slimbean 4.3 onto the tab 2 just to get the sim card back up and running…. i would still love a stock rom that is official with xsa csc so if i ever need to flash back to stock i can.
    Even links for earlier firmwares were not working. I searched for 3 days!!!
    If you could point me in a working links direction i would be crazy greatful 🙂

  • Is you tab carrier branded?

  • this not helping ..
    thanks anyway

  • Raad M. Al Bayatie

    thanks alot

  • Raad M. Al Bayatie

    which can I use for P5100xxld7 for SEB Baltic I’m in Belarus and till now I can’t fined update , i have 3G, wifi tab 2 10.1
    please advise me I’m get boring with v 4.0.1 and I have interface language english

  • Gantos Pamungkas

    thanks, but I mean there is no Jelly Bean version 4.2.2 for Galaxy Tab 2 P5100

  • Gantos Pamungkas

    Please frimware P5100-vietnam tab 2 10.1 thanks 🙂

  • Hi, Android 4.3 or 4.2 firmware is not available for your country currently but if your device is not carrier branded, you can install any unbranded 4.2 firmware from here:

  • sabry

    i am from sri lanka and my tab was bought from saudi arabia? which one should i try???? can i try the sri lankan version??? gtp5100 (wifi/ 3g)

  • Irshaad Seedat

    Which One is right for South Africa? Tab 2 10.1 Wifi & 3G, All Sim

  • Guest

  • Irshaad Seedat

    Which one can I use for South Africa? Tab 2 10.1 Wifi and 3G, I can use any Sim card

  • Roan Santiano

    Which one is Good or Suitable for United Arab Emirates?
    My Baseband is : P5100XXLE4 4.0.4 Ice cream Sandwhich.

  • Select a nearby country.

  • Ahmed Elrakawy

    Which one is suitable for Egypt ??
    I currently use AP:P5100XXBLH5 & CP:P5100XXLH4 & CSC:P5100JVBLH1 and I want to Upgrade My tab.

  • Muggsy Igbo

    And y does galaxy tab crash 16G sdcard

  • Muggsy Igbo

    Which is for Africa

  • Rony

    In witch versie is dutch avaible ???

  • Lingfei Tang

    4.2.2 is such a fail

  • cata

    Appeared 4.2.2 for France!

  • Pieter .Meere

    Thanks for your advice. Which software above do you reccomend – the UK Vodaphone

  • If you device is locked to VodaCom SIM, I will not suggest you install any other firmware. In case you can use other SIM Cards, yes, you can.

  • Pieter .Meere

    I need some help please. I want to upgrade to JB, but it is not available in South Africa (VODACOM) yet. Can I use one of the above?

  • The best way to find out SIM lock is to insert another SIM and see if everything still works fine. However, I guess, you device is unlocked.

  • Keine

    it says off for everything when i type in *#SIMLOCK#

  • No, you need not root the device to install official firmware. Is your tab locked to a carrier?

  • Keine

    I just got a Galaxy Tab 2 P5100 from EB australia and was wondering (since update didnt show up in OTA/Kies) if it needs to be rooted to update??

  • Nice! Keep visiting. 🙂

  • Paul Corlson

    Thanks all worked fine and JB installed

  • That was a temporary error. Working now.

  • Paul Corlson

    Seems the page hosting the instructions has been suspended, anywhere else it can be found ?

  • Thanks for the appreciation! Keep visiting 🙂

  • Alireza Mousavi

    I did it but obviously I couldn’t do it whiteout your help 😀
    Appreciate your help man and tablet is working excellent

  • Alireza Mousavi

    thank buddy for your help one of my friend told me that Persian (فارسی) is available in Taiwan I’m gonna download Taiwan version

  • Yo are right. I said so because I saw Arabic in the Sri Lankan firmware. I am not sure about others. However, you can enable hidden languages on any Galaxy device using this way:

    But for that you’ll have to root the device:

  • Alireza Mousavi

    Hi again now I just saw you suggested someone to download Sir Lanka for Arabic language and Persian is very similar to Arabic if I download Sir Lanka will it support Persian also I read somewhere that Persian is available in android after android 3

  • Try any unbranded (non-carrier) firmware. However, I am afraid you’ll not get your native language.

  • Alireza Mousavi

    Hi I’m from Iran but my device has set in United Arab Emirates which one should i download ?

  • Great! I knew you do not need any luck for it. It’s one of the easiest things to do. Enjoy and keep visiting! 🙂

  • iBullit


  • iBullit

    I see. Thanks! I’m about to start the procedure… Wish me luck, captain! :p

  • Hi mate, you can install the unbranded firmware on your Tab and it’ll work fine. As for English, as firmwares have this so there is no problem for that too. Just get that file your mentioned above, extract it and install using our tutorial.

    Cheers and thanks for the appreciation!

  • iBullit


    I’m from the Philippines. I got my GT-P5100 which I won from an online contest. They sent me the device and I’m not sure if it’s branded or unbranded. However, I was able to use a local sim (SunCelluar) and it works. Does that mean it’s unbranded? Can I download and install the “Philippines:” file and does it have English language support? My device’s details are as follows if you may find it useful:

    Build Number: IML74K.P5100WALD7
    Baseband Version: P5100XXLD7
    Android: 4.0.3

    I’ve been looking all over the net on how to update my tab to JB and so far this is the most informative site I’ve seen. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

  • James

    I can install Yahoo Messenger to my tab GT-P510. Not the yahoo messenger plugin which is not supported.
    Without plugin, Video and Voice chats are not enabled

  • James

    Spirit FM unlocked is not free.but the perfect one, Do you have a free firmware.

  • Hi Carsten, you can install any of them. Anyways, install France version.

  • Carsten Nielsen

    Hi. Im from Denmark and Basebandversion is P5100XXLH4. Should I also go with France or Poland?

  • Jan Guldager

    Thanks I`ll try with this

  • Go with the France or Poland firmware.

  • Jan Guldager

    Hi all,
    Living in Denmark, I am the owner of GT-P5100 (Wifi+3G). but there is no update available for my tab using Kies or OTA. If i look on the old firmvare the code is Austria (AUT) ?
    With firmvare can I use
    Thanks and Best regards

  • Driss Choukri

    Thanks for your quick feedback. I’ll try and come back with good news.

    Greating from Morocco.

  • You can install the firmware for France, sri lanka or Hong kong.

  • Driss Choukri

    Hi all,
    Living in Morocco, I am the new owner of GT-P5100 (Wifi+3G). but there is no update available for my tab using Kies or OTA. and there is no official firmware for my country. Need help. thanks and Best regards.

  • Samsung might have removed it. There is perfect and a way better alternative:

  • James

    Yes FM Radio is available in 4.1.1. not in 4.1.2 What to do ?

  • James

    Could you suggest me one please

  • James

    not sure

  • Приятно осознавать, что, приятель!

  • Андрей Тимченко

    забыл написать, что планшет был с официальной украинской версией прошивки.

  • Andrey

    Большое спасибо автору темы. Выполнил всё как описано на этом сайте и обновил свой Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 с Andoid 4.0.4 до 4.1.2. Скачивал прошивку для Польши. Интерфейс сразу стал русским, а доп. язык для клавиатуры скачал чуть позже и …новая шустрая прошивка во всей красоте. Ещё раз спасибо авторам сайта и темы.

  • Was it available in 4.1.1?

  • James

    I have already installed TunelIn Radio. There is no option to scan the local fm stations without internet

  • Well, I do not generally use the FM app am not familiar with a good app but I can suggest you this:

    If the FM app was there in 4.1.1, you can try a different firmware.

  • James

    FM Radio is missing. I am not able to install a proper FM Radio. Most of them are internet FM radios which i do not require. Normally FM Radio scans the near by station and plays.

    Could you suggest one which can be installed on gt p5100

  • It might have Vietnamese, not sure but inside language and input settings there is a option to download languages.

  • tdloi

    Does the Hong Kong firmware support Vietnamese language ?

  • SK

    Works like a charm 🙂 Thank you

  • SK

    Works like a charm 🙂 Thank you

  • You will not be able to update your device OTA as long as it is rooted. You will have download the firmware from above and install it manually using Odin :

  • SK

    I have rooted and flashed P5100 does it works same way or i need to uptate some how diffrently. Sorry for bad english not my native lang 🙂

  • The ones without brackets after country names.

  • Which among the firmwares in this guide are NOT branded?

  • rifa

    can you show the screen shot of the weather widget??

  • Hi Rick, you will face some problems with the Google Apps in China. Anyways, download the latest play store apk file from the following link, copy to your tab and install it like a normal Apk file. You will also need to enable “Unknown Sources” option from Settings> Security” to install any app this way-

    If you want to change firmware, install the one for Hon Kong (not Chine) from here:

    Hope it helps you.

  • Rick Lindner

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Gt-Pt5110. I bought it in China and I can not install google play. Which firmware for the Root 4.1.1 Jelly bean should I use? I am from America but I live in China. Should I use the one from England.

  • ata

    Here are my tries:
    I download the UK ver 4.1.1 branded VOD. and flash it in my tab2 p5100 unbraded and I worked in it about an hour!!!!!! every thing was very good as I came from ICS 4.0.3, but the only problem I faced is there is no arabic language can be added to Samsung keyboard. So I decided to flash my tab with an Asian Rom 4.1.2, expecting that arabic language can be founded, so I chose the unbraded Serilank Rom, and it is as I expected.
    Now, I have in my tab2 p5100, JB 4.1.2 with multilanguage samsung UK and arabic keayboard, and every thing is fantastic.


    Ahmed T.

  • If you install a branded firmware, you will see the logo.

  • Ok, but what about the logo at startup? Will I have a startup screen branded by the operator (like the Chile version branded by Entel) or not?

  • If you install the french version you will have Italian. I am sure but it should have.

  • I bought my P5100 in Italy. It’s unbranded and factory unlocked. If I install any of the version above (e.g., the French one) will I have the Italian language? Moreover, does this version have an initial logo at startup? THank you

  • ATA

    Thanks DroidView for your quick reply, but is there away for someone already have jb 4.1.2 or even 4.1.1 in his tab 10.1 p5100 can check if the (العربيه or Arabic ) exist in the menu of the setting ……….. input language.

  • Not sure, but you can download a third party keyboard like SwiftKey and enjoy Arabic.

  • ATA

    dears is that i cant add the arabic if i upgrade to 4.1.2 hong kong ver.

  • I am happy for you. 😀

  • it worked great..could download Norwegian keyboard and was Norwegian languge..used the French version

  • I am not sure if Hong Kong version has Norwegian or not but I think it has not. The French firmware might have it.

  • is it Norwegian on the hong kong Version?..used the uk 4.1.1 Version and that was Norwegian on

  • James V

    The changes are better performance,batter life is more, quick reaction etc

  • It took so many days for you to decide. Now check it and let me know about the changes you see. My tutorial needs a list of new features for other users.

  • James V

    Thanks a lot. I have successfully installed the Android 4-1-2 to my tab.

  • Yes, there are so many devices with different key combination for Download and Recovery mode that sometimes we get confused ourselves.

  • James V

    Thanks for updating the link. Press Volume Down to confirm and continue to Download Mode. It was Power Key Before.

  • Hmm. That’s recovery mode. Try volume up+ Power and then volume down to confirm to enter download mode:

  • James V

    Next screen was – Choose a package to install

    # Manual Mode #
    -Applying Multi-csc
    Applied the csc-code:xsg
    Successfully applied multi-csc
    Failed to mount/sdcard
    Totally lost and restarted the tab.

  • James V

    Reboot system now, apply update from external storage, wiped data/factory reset, wipe cache partitions, apply update from cache are the options – I selected apply update from external storage

  • James V

    I reached till Step 7 – Download Mode. But my screen was Android System Recovery Command Prompt opt

  • You can install it and it will be fine.

  • James V

    Sorry. Never mind. My tab GT-P5100 is manufactured in Vietnam by Samsung and I am in Middle East. Icecream sandwitch android in English.

  • I have three Galaxy devices and all with firmwares meant for different countries. All are more than healthy and sound.
    If your device model is GT-P5100 (international), you can install this firmware and it will work fine though it is not for your country. If you have any suspicions as to install it or not, better not do it.

  • James V

    I checked the samsung authorized dealer, they are telling the official software (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) is different from this software. It is difficult to connect the internet using your software it seems. Is it true? Please avise

  • Yes, it will work but I am not sure if has Spanish language.

  • jonathan

    will the hong kong firmware work on peru gt p5100? spanish

  • Just wait till the firmware for you country arrives and then you will have Arabic too.

  • The Hong Kong version worked flawlessly. I noticed significant increase in performance and battery life.
    The only problem I faced is not having Arabic language as an input in both the android’s Keyboard and Samsung’s Keyboard. I had to use a custom keyboard from the market.

  • It’s the same like S3 and Note 2.

  • rifa

    Is The Weather Widget is the same as before.. or its an new like galaxy s3?

  • Yes, it’ll but make sure your phone is not carrier branded.

  • fernando

    Will the Hong Kong firmware work on a American .gt-p5100?

  • Great, thanks a lot. I’ll test it and give you my feedback.

  • James V

    Thanks. I will use Odin3_v3.04 for installing 4.1.2 (similar to 4.1.1 procedure)

  • The latest is greatest.

  • James V

    Thanks Admin. Is the installation procedure is same as the below one

    Which one you prefer 4-1-1 or 4-1-2 . Please advise

  • Yes

  • You can install the Hong Kong version if you have an unbranded device.

  • James V

    Is this for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 (3G + WiFi) ?

  • James V

    This is regarding your reply – The link to 4.1.2 is already in the article above.

  • Omar

    how could i find out the new things in android 4.1.2 << I have android 4.1.1 ? … thanks

  • Nice to hear it worked for you.

  • EricStgt

    Works very fine with the german GT-P5100. All the special signs of speak are working.
    Thank you.

  • Yes, it will.

  • EricStgt

    Will the Hong Kong Firmware work on a german GT-P5100 ?

  • Ah, that was a blunder. We are sorry for that and thanks a lot for noticing that!

  • According to SamMobile, this ROM is for Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 not Galaxy Tab 2 P5100 (that’s clear from the file name)

    Are you sure it works on P5100? Have you tested it thoroughly ?

  • Yes, you can if you are happy with English.

  • Crystell

    im in the philippines, can i install the Hong Kong firmware?