P7300XXLQD Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 is available for a download. The latest firmware update can be installed using Kies Software or guide to install the firmware manually on Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 is mentioned below.
To flash firmware on Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 Odin is used. XXLQD Android 4.0.4 firmware is being rolled out in Sweden for Telia subscribers along with other countries and since this is an official update by Samsung your device will lose root. Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 can be rooted later on official firmware.
Date: 2013 February
The guide mentioned below is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 and is not compatible with any other device. To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About Tablet.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Install official XXLQD Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware on Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Download Kies Software to install drivers.
Extract the Firmware file which you have downloaded in above step. You will get “.tar” file along with other files.
Extract Odin to get “Odin3 v3.07.exe” file.
Switch off device.
Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.
Connect device to computer using USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. Re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.
Click on “PDA button” in Odin and navigate to select “.tar″ file which you have downloaded.
In Odin make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” are selected and “Re-Partition” check box is unchecked.
Click on Start button in Odin to start flashing Android 4.0.4 firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.
Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.
XXLQD Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware on Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 is installed. You can check firmware version by going to Settings >> About Tablet.