Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Install I957UCLK4 U.S AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE SGH-I957 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

United States version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE SGH-I957 under AT&T carrier will now starts receiving its official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software update.  The Canadian variant already has it  a month earlier and we expect U.S will follow too, but despite of long delayed here it comes in December. We spotted the firmware build number as I957UCKL4 and is now loaded in Kies server. We aren't sure if this will gonna be push via OTA (over the air) too. So, just check it out both via Kies or from your tablets software update settings.

Software Update: Build I957UCLK4 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Version: ICS 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

How to update my Samsug Galaxy Tab SGH-I957 to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich?
Get the latest Samsung Kies, install and run it onto your computer and follow the on-screen instructions.

Install I957UCLK4 Original Stock ROM

For advance users use, those who runs with rooted or modified firmware and wanted to restore back their Galaxy Tab SGH-I597 to original stock firmware.

This is a quick guide for advance users only:
Be aware that I never tried out this stock ROM, I do not have such I957 8.9 Tab. You already knew the flashing drill. Just proceed with precautions.
- Make sure the tablet’s battery is fully charge
- Back all files (nandroid backup)
- Use Windows OS PC/laptop, MAC will not work.
- Prepare a good USB cable
- Install Samsung USB Driver
- Grab Odin downloader tool
- Stock ROM I957UCLK4 SGH-I957_ATT_I957UCLK4_I957ATTLK4_Original
Disclaimer:  I am not responsible if anything happens to your device by using this method. You may proceed solely at your own risk!.

Odin Flashing Guide

1. Extract or ‘unzipped the I957UCLK4 stock ROM.


2. Run Odin. DO NOT put check on “Re-Partition” option, only “F-Reset Time and “Auto-Reboot”.
3. Load the binary tar file under Odin’s PDA button.
These are the tar files of each specific network operators.
PDA button:  HOME_I957UCLK4_CL1167230_REV02_user_low_noship.tar.md5
4. Reboot the Tab in Download mode,. Turn it Off then press (Volume down and Power button)
5. Connect the tab to computer.
6. Hit Odin “Start” button.
7. Wait for the word “PASS” appears.
8. Reboot and done.

If you successfully upgraded from OTA, Kies or Odin, just let everyone knows how this ICS update performs on your tablet.


  1. I think your tutorial is the only one that mentions the MD5 file, the other tutorials refer to the same download , but to different files and not this one.
    Thanks Successfully updated it. Tablet was not being detected by Kies.

  2. Wow man, the stock rom worked like a charm!!!!!, my tablet was dead, and this make it alive again, thank you very much!!!!!, blessings

  3. Can anybody give me a tip? I downloaded the same .tar file listed aove to upload in the PDA of ODIN, but nothing seems to be happening. I hit run after I "seem" to upload and I get a 0/0 pass/fail or a 0 pass/1 fail. I'm new to ODIN and I don't want to mess my tab and I'm tired of waiting for Samsung to get their act together with Kies.

  4. Did Odin recognized your tablet? Check USB cable connection then. 99% Odin failures is caused by a bad USB cable.

  5. hi,. i really need some help,. i updated my tab yesterday via kies air,. after that my touch screen is not functioning,. what happen?? plz help