Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Over-The-Air (OTA) update with base firmware BUDMD1 has been released for the international version of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 bearing model number GT-P5100. The new official build is originally for the Vodafone subscribers from Ireland, Spain and Italy. To install the OTA update, Galaxy Tab users can connect their devices to Wi-Fi and navigate to Settings>> About device>> Software update.
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: April, 2013
Region supported: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom
The BUDMD1 build is a branded version and like other branded firmware this one will also not be available through Samsung KIES. However, users from firmware supported regions can install the update using Odin flashing tool.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 users to update their tablets with Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean manually, may follow our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to verify that their devices meet following requirements.
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on the computer.
2) Ensure that USB Debugging Mode is enabled on the tablet to connect the Android device with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]
3) The tutorial is likely to wipe all data of the tablet, therefore, create a back-up. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP already installed, then backup data using the recovery.
4) The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 should be factory unlocked.
5) Verify that the tablet is having above 80 per cent of battery charge.
6) The tablet will lose custom firmware with the installation of official firmware. Additionally, it will lose custom recovery which will be replaced by stock recovery.
7) The Galaxy tablet will no longer belong to rooted version once the official update is installed.
8) The Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean works only on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100. Flashing this on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of Galaxy device by navigating to Settings>> About tablet>> Model number.
Steps to install Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100
Stesp-1: Download Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean official update for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the computer.
Firmware download links:
Stesp-2: Extract the downloaded firmware zip file to get a .tar.md5 file along with other files
Stesp-3: Download Odin3 v3.07 which will help to install the Jelly Bean firmware. Extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe and some other files
Stesp-4: Turn off the Galaxy tablet and wait for five to six seconds for vibration to confirm complete power off. Now boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together. A warning screen will now appear, press the Volume Up button to continue to enter Download Mode
Stesp-5: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Administrator
Stesp-6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 to the computer using USB cable while the device is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the tablet is connected successfully ID: COM will turn yellow with the COM port number. The successful connection will be indicated by an Added message in Odin.
Note: If the Added message does not come then try another USB port, try the one located at the back side of the computer. If Odin still fails to recognise the device then reinstall USB driver.
Stesp-7: Now select these files extracted from P5100BUDMD1 folder to install on the tablet
a) Click the PDA button and select the file with .tar.md5 extension
b) Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name
c) Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name
d) Click the PIT button and select the .pit file
Note: Ignore the last three steps (b, c and d) if such files are not found.
Stesp-8: In Odin, verify the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected. But leave the Re-Partition option unchecked, select it only when a .pit file is being used
Stesp-9: Now hit the Start button in Odin. The firmware installation should begin now and would take few minutes to complete
Stesp-10: Upon the completion of the installation, the tablet will restart automatically. And soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin indicating successful installation. Once the home screen appears on the tablet, unplug the USB cable from the device to disconnect it from the computer
Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean official firmware should be now installed and running on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Head over to Settings>> About tablet to verify the new software version of the device.
How to fix bootloop
If the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 gets stuck at booting animation (after step-10) then boot the tablet into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together. In the recovery mode, perform data wiping task by selecting Wipe data/factory reset and then select Wipe Cache Partition. When the data wiping task is completed reboot the tablet by selecting reboot system now. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power button to select the desired option. It should be noted that performing data wiping task will erase the internal memory data of the device.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 users who have already installed Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean on their devices may follow our step-by-step guide to root the same using CF-Auto-Root file.
Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 on Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean
Step-1: Download CF-Auto-Root file for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the computer
Step-2: Extract the CF-Auto-Root zip file to get a .tar.md5 file
Step-3: Download Odin3 v3.07 and then extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe with some other files
Step-4: Switch off the Galaxy Tab and place the device into Download Mode. Press and hold Volume Down and Home buttons together while pressing the Power button. A warning screen will come, then press the Volume Down button to continue to enter Download Mode
Step-5: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Administrator
Step-6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 to the computer using USB cable while the device is in Download Mode
Step-7: In Odin, click the PDA button and select CF-Auto-Root-espresso10rf-espresso10rfxx-gtp5100.tar.md5 file
Step-8: Ensure the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin
Step-9: Double check everything and finally click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now
Step-10: When the installation is completed, the tablet will reboot automatically and soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin. Once the home screen appears on the tablet, disconnect the device from the computer
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 should be now successfully rooted on Android 4.1.2 BUDMD1 Jelly Bean. Users may now install any app that requires root permission.
[Source: Android Jinn]