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How to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 with latest android Gingerbread OS: A tutorial

You own a Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000, then it is now time for you to upgrade your device android OS to its latest gingerbread 2.3.3 version. The upgrading process is pretty simple and easy and not only that you can also get access to great new features available in android Gingerbread 2.3.3, and it gives your tab a new look compared to your current android platform which is running on your tab. And if you want these changes to be seen on your tab, just start up with the steps and instructions given below, but always make sure you read the steps and instructions carefully and then understand the procedure, because if you fail to understand any step or make a mistake while upgrading it may result in bricking your device. And you may not be able to solve that issue.

And let me tell you, usually many users are worried about the warrant break up with the manufacturers when trying out firmware flashing and firmware installation, so here you need not worry about the warranty void, as flashing the Gingerbread firmware update doesn’t void the warranty of your Samsung galaxy Tab and one more thing is this firmware update is officially released from Samsung, so no need to be tensed about warranty. For first time users and newbie’s, go through the below instructions and steps once and after that you can decide about upgrading your device.

Before you start with the Gingerbread XXJQ1 update process, ensure you take some of the pre-procedure instructions given below.

  • This firmware package you are about to download and install is predominantly only for Samsung galaxy tab P1000 model, and doesn’t work on other tab models or smart phones, so do not try to experiment on other devices or it may result in failure.
  • It is highly recommended that you make back up of your phone data, because firmware update is process which deals with the processor software installation of your phone, so there may be chances of getting your phone data erased. You can just move or copy all the files in your phone memory to SD card or store in your computer by creating a back up file or back up using any android application if you have downloaded and installed it on your phone.
  • Check the battery charge in your device and charge it before you start with the rooting process, this is just a precautionary measure, so that low battery charge doesn’t interrupt the procedure. So it better to charge the device to a sufficient extent like 50 to 70 %.
  • Before you download the Gingerbread update package and other tools which are essential for the process make sure you have turned off and closed all the applications running on your PC and this includes Firewalls, KIES and other antivirus applications.
  • Always remember to take out the external SD card from its slot before you connect the device to your PC during firmware update process, and also remove the SIM card if it is present.

Steps to install Gingerbread 2.3.3 XXJQ1 to Galaxy Tab P1000:


  1. Download the complete android Gingerbread package for your Samsung Galaxy tab P1000, once you finish downloading the file, extract the zip file into a particular folder or to desktop, so that it will be available easily the next time you are in need of it.
  2. Once you extract it , you can see 3 different files present in it, now in that select the file called Odin3 tool from the downloaded firmware package, once you double click on Odin tool, you can see the Odin 3 pop up screen launched on your PC, on this Odin screen you can see several boxes and other different tabs, make sure to check the options Re Partition, Auto Reboot and also the F: Reset Time in the Odin pop up window.
  3. Now before connecting your Galaxy Tab, put the device on download mode, to enter download mode press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button + POWER button simultaneously for few seconds till you see an android digger logo inside a yellow triangle, which also displays message of downloading process and not to turn off the device.
  4. Now connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab to your computer via USB cable which is displaying downloading on its screen. After connecting the device , the ID :COM box on Odin3 tool on your PC changes to yellow color, this indicates that your Galaxy Tab is detected on your PC.
  5. Now click on PIT option in Odin 3 and browse the file gt-p1000_mr.pit which you downloaded and the one which is content of extracted zip package.
  6. Now similarly click on PDA tab option in Odin 3 and browse and select P1000XXJQ1_P1000XXJQ1_P1000XXJPZ_HOME.tar which is a zip file present in the celebrity news extracted package.
  7. Make sure to check once again the options or steps 5 &6 correct. And no need to make any other changer apart from the given steps.
  8. Once you are done with the selection of above given two files, click on START, this step starts flashing the gingerbread firmware to your device which takes about few minutes and the box turns to green color and displays a PASS message on it, this message display indicates that the updating process is completed.

That’s it, now your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 is upgraded with latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.3 OS which is officially launched by Samsung and enables your device to get new look and various features which were not available on Android Froyo 2.2. Last but not least you can also check the firmware version of your device by opening keypad on your TAB and type*#1234# which in-turn shows the version.

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10 Responses to "How to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 with latest android Gingerbread OS: A tutorial"

  1. carltabs says:

    Used Odin3 v1.7 instead of V1.3 as contained in download.

    GT P1000 requires later version… But apart from that the firmware download and .PIT files are spot on.

    Really simple process, don’t worry about it like I was, it is that easy, the instructions here a correct.

    Thank you to the publisher.

  2. Viv3k says:

    Cool!!!!!thankku very much n works perfectly………..:D

  3. xyzo says:

    I don´t understand what went wrong with the negative comments before mine…
    I did exactly what the posting explained.
    I started by installing Samsung Kies software so I had the correct drivers installed. Then I followed all these simple steps and taaadaaa… I´m done and on 2.3.3 with my GT.

    Thanks for the good tutorial!

  4. MaRd says:

    Great…upgraded with success…Thanx bro!! =D

  5. Rouille says:

    Samsung Offers Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab
    - New platform upgrade gives users increased speed and performance

    SEOUL, Korea – May 16, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.

    The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung’s intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.

    The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:

    · Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.

    · Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

    The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.

    The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (

    About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.

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  6. Josef Noll says:

    Connection okay, but all downloads end with error message:
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Tried all my USB ports (Com7….Com10), all failed.
    Any tips on what to do?

  7. Orlando says:

    So now, after unsuccessfully trying to upgrade, my tab is unusable !!!!

    I had to go to samsung to see if I can have the fortune to somehow reset my device to its factory settings !!!!

    Too bad this seems to be a typical result when one searches for help in the internet…should have gotten suspicious when reading Ren’s comment…….

  8. Orlando says:

    I tried and unfortunately my result was FAILED….and there was nothing I could do to try and go back to my previous state without rebooting. Interestingly the failed option did not seem possible…..but it happened !!!! :(

  9. ren says:

    I tried this but tab doesnt got detected in the pc as mentioned in the step 4………….

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