Thursday, September 6, 2012

P6200XXLQ2 Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 Upgrade Release!

Another Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 official Android 4.0.4 ICS (Ice cream Sandwich) firmware update build number P6200XXLQ2 recently released by Samsung, again only in Austria. This is the second time Austria Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 users gets an update this year from initial released P6200XXLQ1. Other countries like UK which is still on "honeycomb P6200XXKL7" and no signs of any latest official ICS 4.0.4 update yet.
This firmware was only released in Austria and not yet available for other region but if you want to upgrade now and already tired from waiting, you can do it by this simple procedures. This firmware is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 GT-P6200, all European languages are also included on the packaged.

How to install and upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200 to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware P6200XXLQ2

Note: This procedure are for Advance users only who already has experienced their tablets firmware like installing custom roms and rooting. Typical users may only wait and update on kies and DO NOT try this method if you don't really understand what is this all about.

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.

Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens t your device for by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk.

- Back up all 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.
- Fully recharge your phone’s battery.

Grab Odin and USB driver:
Odin downloader Odin3_v3.07 link (works best in flashing ICS stock ROM)
USB Driver Samsung USB Driver

Grab the original stock ROM:
Latest firmware: P6200XXLQ2/P6200OXALQ2/P6200XXLQ1/P6200XXLQ2
Region: Europe
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: September 2012
Austria 4.0.4- (removed)
Austria 4.1.2 - (updated)
Hungary -
Greece -
Slovakia -

Odin Flasher Guide: P6200XXLQ2 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 GT-P6200

1) Extract all the downloaded stock ROM to get the .tar.md5 file.
2) Run Odin3_v3.07.exe
3) DO NOT CHECK the RE-PARTITION checkbox, only both ‘Auto Reboot’ ans ‘F-Rreset’ left alone.
4) Click the PDA button then load the extracted P6200XXLQ2_P6200OXALQ2_P6200XXLQ1_HOME.tar.md5 file.
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.

flashing P6200XXLQ2

7) Click the Start button to begin flashing.
8 Wait until it finishes or watch out for the word “PASS”.

For advance users in Europe, you can change the default CSC code which is ATO to your default country CSC code, this firmware has a multi-CSC file included on it.
*#272*IMEI# then change the CSC code
do *#06# to get your IMEI. Take a note of it.
then do *#272*IMEI#

That’s all! The Samsung Galaxy Tab now runs in Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.


  1. worked great on my p6200 from belgium really worth it and so easy even a 6 year old can use odin

  2. Hi Team AndroidROMUpdate,First i would like to thank for this post and the informatoin and instructions are very crisp and clear. it is very simple straight forward. I could able to do it in lightening time without any confusion. I am new to android and galaxy tab plus, still the experince was graet, no issues encountered(little disappointment it was not challenging a all ;) )

    Thanks for the post and the friends involved in this effort once again.

    The more you share the more you gain!! like open source commuity!!!

    Ajmal A

  3. If I have not upgraded my Tab to the previous version (Q1), can I directly upgrade to this version (Q2)?

  4. Using Stock ROM and Odin Yes,direct flashing is applicable to any previous Honeycomb build.
    Update on Kies - You need the exact firmware build number, for Kies will scan your device current default firmware before it will decide to give you the update or not. Sometimes it will not allow you and just says "Software update is not supported for this device" or your device is currently updated and so on...
    That's the big differences and advantages.

  5. In the middle of your explanation you said that the flash process for this firmware is a non wipe version. However, at the end of your explanation you said that in the recovery mode, the menu (consisting of: Select wipe cache, Select wipe data/factory reset, Select reboot) will appear. Does it mean that I should choose 'reboot' instead of 'factory reset'?

  6. It's optional., to those who are lazy making back-ups..
    Actually factory reset is necessary after flashing firmware.. to get rid of issues like bootloops, stuck on welcome screen logo.. Factory Reset resolves many issues...

  7. Thanks so much for your kind explanation. I am a new comer in these flashing matters.

    I am grateful that when I want to upgrade my Tab using your way by plugging in my Tab to PC and opening Kies application, on the screen it appears that a new version of Android is available for me to upgrade. It means that an official ICS is already available for my country. Wow, so I upgrade my Tab using Kies instead of using Odin.

    Now my Tab becomes a smoother, faster and more beautiful Tab!

  8. I tried to load the .md5 but there's a popup message "The parameter is incorrect". I followed the procedure stated above. What do you think is the problem? Please help... Thanks

  9. What about the brickbug?
    Is it relevant here, I did some reading and
    apparently doing a factory reset with (ODIN) flashed
    stock firmware may cause this.

  10. What about the brickbug?
    Is it relevant here, I did some reading and
    apparently doing a factory reset with (ODIN) flashed
    stock firmware may cause this.

  11. Yes, I've also heard about this superbricking issue, is that a danger hear?

  12. It would seem that flashing your p6200 carries a HUGE risk, even with
    official firmware. Frankly I would advise everyone to avoid it.

  13. hi
    Do you know these steps how much time will take ?
    more than 3 hrs ? :-S

  14. jani
    What about the brickbug?
    Is it relevant here, I did some reading and
    apparently doing a factory reset with (ODIN) flashed
    stock firmware may cause this.

    Yes, I’ve also heard about this superbricking issue, is that a danger hear?

    I believe the above mentioned originated from here:
    It would seem that flashing your p6200 carries a HUGE risk, even with
    official firmware. Frankly I would advise everyone to avoid it.

    I put all your scripted comments with different names, emails but you forgot to use another IPs. But despite of this, I still respect your dignity and a responsibility to protect your privacy at all-cause.
    But since, you put all the effort just to warn everyone that brickbug is a very dangerous risk.

    So, lets just assume that this is the DEV and the Techie discussion.

    Here's my reply,
    eMMC brickbug was just discovered by XDA-devs
    What causes the problem they said?
    "Flashing any leaked kernels, or kernels in which MMC_CAP_ERASE is present"
    It means that if the official kernels from the device was re-written with unofficial or modified kernels the stored data is destroyed after installing back the official firmware from Samsung then performing wipe data/factory reset.
    Who is affected by this eMMC brickbug?
    Users who loved tinkering their devices with a modified ROM or modified kernels. (correct me If I'm wrong)

    How can users avoid it?
    Learn how to safely use any root kernels and modified ROMs if do not truly understand how it works.
    This is the reason why Samsung will void the warranty of your devices.
    I'm not saying that don't use it but just be cautious, in fact, I'm a big fan of custom ROM developers.
    I'm member of XDA-Developer since 2004 who's part signing a petition against Microsoft for the freedom of of creating custom ROM in 2007.Android was not and not yet popular during those times.
    Our devices is our personal properties, its up to us on how to use it., no-matter what undesired outcome it may brings, for the sake of our own curiosity.

    Brick is not a bug, bricks occurred when initiated.
    This does not just occurred on Samsung, but all mobile devices as well for it uses eMMC.
    eMMC is the flash memory chip in the phone built in BGA (ball grid array)- in Layman's term its like a micro SDcard that stored data. And once the stored data corrupted its what we called bricks.
    As we already commonly known it as bricked, technically we also called it corrupted flash memory or Flash IC chip.
    eMMC brickbug was not new to me and to all techies out there, I've been fixing bricked devices for ten years. If it can't be fix by software it needs to be done in hardware. In Samsung's service center techs they just simply replace it with a new PCB board when the eMMC is not recoverable by means of flashing. In my shop I used JTAG flashing tool when it comes just to firmware issue but if the whole eMMC flash memory cannot be written anymore, I replace the whole flash memory chip, - the process is not easy as you might think, for it needs a soldering skills.

    Is there any users using original firmware HC to ICS affected by this after doing factory reset, Anyone??
    Please reply to this post..

  15. :-((((
    somebody help me :-(
    I Do exactly what you said but it's freezed on Hidden.img for a long time .

  16. Just decline using this method, this may not work for your device. This is for European build firmware only.
    Middle East firmware builds are different from Europe, I think that's the issue.

  17. +1 Worked perfectly. But I tought that the Carrier overlay would be removed :)

  18. Prolem with CSC code in india...
    How i solve it? ?

  19. What do you mean problem with CSC? India CSC code for unbranded Samsung devices is 'INU'. I also know "INS' but no idea which carrier provider this belongs to.

  20. Owner of P6200, followed the guide, no problems encountered. Good job and thank you!

  21. I have some problems following the update. It seems that my wi-fi is not working properly. It means that I cannot connect to known networks and also it doesnt show them. Also the tablet restarted today while trying to manually connect to a known network.
    Is there a known bug or just my bad fortune for today?

  22. Did you reconfigure the APN settings according to your country/provider? Did you perform factory reset?

  23. I tried to perform a factory reset but it says "unknown application" both on finding IMEI and on the other procedure. I managed to find IMEI but I cant do factory reset!

  24. Hey is this update works in the middle east.? in egypt and i really wanna update my tab..but am afraid if something goes wrong....i really cant wait:-)

  25. Can anyone say how long does it take to flash GT-P6200 tablet? My flash started sucessfully and and now, after about 5min, is stuck in Odin at "modem.bin" in message window and on KERNEL (green) on top left. How long should I wait?

  26. just until the word "pass" appears.. sometimes it takes longer it depends on PC speeds.

  27. i'm from malaysia. is it save for me to install this firmware on my galaxy tab 7.0 plus? can i get any source to reinstall my android 3.2?

  28. hi. ive been using the ics stock rom for several month and a few days ago my tablet just restarted and do bootloop. ive tried reinstalling different stockrom using odin to no avail. though, i manage to install a stock rom from samfirmware. however after the installation process it was asking for the firmware password. i entered the given password but it didn't go through. any idea what i can do? big thanks

  29. thanks for this tutorial works perfectly to my P6200. salute to the web page owner. -shokran-