Friday, August 3, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800 Upgrade to official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich P6800XXLQ1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800 already began receiving an Android 4.0.4 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) firmware upgrade. Its already released in Austria recently with firmware build P6800XXLQ1. It takes a quite long time before this update came in after from the last released P6800XXLA4 way back from January. But unfortunately, this update is initially available for Austrian Galaxy Tab users for now, other countries may still wait for a while until its reaches to their country soon.

But if you're an advance Galaxy tab user and already quite familiar installing stock firmware and knows some tweaking your tablets like rooting and or installing custom ROM, you can upgrade now using the original stock P6800XXLQ1 firmware without spending more time waiting for it to appear on Kies in your area. The default language settings is set with Austrian language but you can change it according to your own language.

[caption id="attachment_2643" align="alignnone" width="500"] P6800XXLQ1 with status bar theme installed[/caption]

All other languages are also included in the packaged. This stock ROM is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7  with product code GT-P6800  since its all the same, already tested and works on Europe versions. Just refer to our full detailed guide below on how to upgrade.
Here’s The Input languages:

  • Catala

  • Cestina

  • Dansk

  • Deutsch (Deutschland)

  • Deutsch (Osterreich)

  • Deutsch (Schweiz)

  • Eesti

  • English (Australia)

  • English (New Zealand)

  • English (United Kingdom)

  • English (United States)

  • Espanol (Spania)

  • Espanol (Estados Unidos)

  • Euskara

  • Francais (Belgique)

  • Francais (France)

  • Galego

  • Hrvatski

  • Icelandic

  • Italiano

  • Kazakh

  • Latviesu

  • Lietuviu

  • Macedonian

  • Magyar

  • Nederlands (Belgie)

  • Nederlands (Nederland)

  • Norsk bokmal

  • Polski

  • Portugues (Brasil)

  • Portugues (Portugal)

  • Romana

  • Slovincina

  • Slovescina

  • Srpski

  • Suomi

  • Svenska

  • Turkce

  • Uzbek

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Korean

  • Japanese

  • Vietnamese

  • Indonesian

What’s the new features on ICS 4.0.4 P6800XXLQ1?

If you upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800 it features a very smooth scrolling, much faster and smoother than in 3.2 honeycomb. There are major changes happens like the looks and apps you are going to discover.

How to install and upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich P6800XXLQ1

This method is called manual flashing by using Odin downloader and the original stock firmware, for we can’t upgrade to it yet via Kies unless we’re in Austria. This procedure is for advance users only, typical users may only wait for it and upgrade only thru Kies or via OTA.
Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk.


- Back up all important files before proceeding. Although the Internal memory and microSD card are both left alone during after the flash process for this firmware is a non wipe version. But all your settings and configuration will all be reset. So, be sure to have a back up all of it for safety.
- Remember the APN settings of your device.
- Fully recharge your phone’s battery.

For advance users, you must have your Galaxy Tab runs with stock 3.2 Honeycomb. If you currently runs with custom ROM, just install official stock first for smooth flashing with Odin and avoid any issue.

Grab the original stock ROM:
Firmware build: P6800XXLQ1
Latest firmware: P6800XXLQ1/P6800OXALQ1/P6800XXLPW/P6800XXLQ1
Region: Europe
Country: Austria
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: July 2012
Original Stock ROM:
GT-P6800_ATO_P6800XXLQ2_P6800OXALQ2 (last update)

Odin Flasher and USB driver
Odin downloader Odin3_V1.85
USB Driver Samsung USB Driver

Odin Flasher Guide: P6800XXLQ1 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800

1) Extract the downloaded stock ROM to get the .tar.md5 file.P6800XXLQ1 Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P6800 official ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream SAndwich Firmware Upgrade
2) Run Odin3_v1.85.exe
3) DO NOT CHECK the RE-PARTITION checkbox, only both ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F-Reset’ left alone.
4) Click the PDA button then load the extracted P6800XXLQ1_P6800OXALQ1_P6800XXLPW_HOME.tar.md5 file.
Odin Flasher Guide: How to properly install Samsung Galaxy tab P6800 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware
5) Reboot the tablet into Download Mode: Turn it Off, then( Press Volume Down + Power ON button at the same time).
6) Once the phone in download mode screen, connect USB cable To Phone. The highlighted yellow ID:COM box is and indication that the device is connected properly to PC. If you still do not get any results, try another USB port on your computer.
7) Click the Start button to begin flashing.
8 Wait until it finishes or watch out for the word “PASS”.

Once the phone completely reboots, perform wipe/factory reset to get a fresher firmware installation.
1. Hold Power and Volume Up together, this will switch the device into recovery mode.
2. Release Power after holding it for a second but continue to hold the Volume Up button until recovery menu appears.

Select wipe cache
Select wipe data/factory reset.
Select reboot

You may then need to change the language settings or re-configure the APN settings if encountered WiFi connection issues.

That’s all! your Samsung Galaxy Tab Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800 now runs in Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich without waiting in Kies.


  1. so i went to samsung store today in dubai mall - uae to inquire about the official upgrade to ics for my galaxy tab 7.7
    they said that it might never come to the uae and they have stopped selling that model. it was nice to hear after paying $650 for the device.
    i recently switched from ipad to this tab because it had the right size but apple would never do something so unprofessional as to launch an expensive device and drop support a few months later.
    Samsung, it is time to get your head outside of your behind and stand behind those customers who are buying your expensive devices.
    Finally i upgraded it myself through odin, this is because i am a geek but you can never expect regular customers to do so. Shame!

  2. Hi all,
    Has anyone in the UK downloaded the ics update for the p6800?
    I've tried for the last month or so to download it and I have found no update to be available on Kies.
    Until the 7.7 was removed from the current products on the Samsung UK website recently, presumably due to the court case in Germany, it was listed as still on android 2.3. Whereas other tablets are showing as having ICS.
    I spoke to Samsung UK today and after three separate calls they told me that there is no update for the p6800 in the UK and they don't know when it is available.
    Does anyone know otherwise?

  3. I just installed the ICS update with the help of your guild on p6800. so far everything is working will.

    Tested Apps/ Features :-
    SMS + SMS tone
    Google talk voice/video
    Wi-Fi / 3G
    GPS /Google Maps
    You Tube

    Above all works really well.
    Thank you for your support.

    If anyone needs to Root Please try to bellow link, it worked for me.

  4. Worked fantasticly for me.
    Thanks a million.

  5. Well tried it, everything works smooth. thanks a lot,
    simple and effecting instructions :) screen slides work better, also my tab 7.7 used to get reloaded, on 3.2. but using this update for the second day and I like it.

    To be honest i am starting to dislike samsung, Apple truly supports its products, not like any other company.
    thanks again

  6. Thank You for great instructions! Works perfectly.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 3G GT-P6800 / FINLAND

  7. Excellent description, easy to follow, works perfect, even without resetting to factory settings. Just performed the upgrade and all programs still works and alle data kept. It would have been better if the download was not slowed down by hotfile. But bthanks anyway.
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 3G GT-P6800 / Denmark

  8. Nice to hear that sir Henrik, anyway about the download, its the only option we can provide since we can't afford to pay for a premium file hosting on this website. Best regards to Denmark.

  9. In my case i get FAIl message almost at the ending phase of ODIN...
    I get error after the ODIN display HIDDEN in the box..
    Can anyonme help me on this one.....

  10. Re-check and try everything - USB cable, USB port, Driver, etc. like closing any open programs, like Kies etc.. That's the most common things causing the flashing failure issues.

  11. WIFI not workking.. do not install

  12. Hi I imported mine from uae. Which firmware did you use to update? And have you had any issues?

  13. I have been runing this update for 5 weeks, and the only thing that don't work is the e-book reader. When i try to open the app, a box pop up saying "the application will soon be available".EVERYTHING else works perfect.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 3G GT-P6800 / Denmark

  14. thank you sooooooooooooooooo much

  15. Thank you very much. I have been running the P6800XXLQ2 update for some weeks now and almost all programs works OK. Only problem with viewing video and TV in the internet browser. Get a blue cube with white question mark where the video should be shown. This work fine before with Android 3.2. Have checked the browser settings which are similar to my Samsung Galaxy SIII. Have also tried other browsers (Firefox, Opera, Chrome) but only black screen. Any idea?

    Samsung Galaxy Tab. 7.7 3G GT-P6800 / Norway.

  16. Thanks to every one were work here,I have successfully upgraded firmware Samsung galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 3G,from 3.2 to 4.0.4 ICS thru this website..
    Great jobs guys...
    I'm in q8.

  17. Works great!! Thanks a million for this.

    It's pretty frustrating that Samsung does not go the extra mile providing ICS 4 to all buyers of this tablet all over the world. The original 3.2 Android OS is utter crap and slow beyond reason.
    Now with the upgrade at least this tablet works like it should be from the start.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab. 7.7 3G GT-P6800 / Belgium.

    Again my appreciation & all the best.
    Best regards,
    The Coolest Dolphin.

  18. What happens if i Click Re-partition?
    My GT-8000 is now in soft bricked
    I think i click Re-partition when i odin it or Flash Lock
    After that whatever i flash it stuck on showing me Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N8000 logo
    I try Hard Reset but it Don’t showing me Android system recovery
    only think that i can do is go to Download mode
    How can i fix this issue