Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Install/Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 to Official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich P7300XXLQI

Here's a step by step procedure on how to manually upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G+Wifi GT-P7300 international version to its official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. For now, this update is only available for Austria users only across   the entire Europe regions.  Asian countries already has it but other countries in Europe may need to have more time to wait.  But if you are already tired of waiting before it reaches in your area or appears on Kies you can upgrade your Galaxy Tab 8.9 now and have a bite for the ICS tweaks before it all lasted since its now already an era of  Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware.

All other Samsung galaxy Tab 8.9 variants released in United States and Canada, and the international Galaxy TAb 8.9 WiFi version Gt-P7310 also has its official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.  This could be the final firmware build for  older Galaxy Tabs since all newer Samsung tablets runs in Jelly Bean.

ICS 4.0.4 for GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi version is here. For United States AT&T Galaxy Tab LTE SGH-I957 here and for Canadian variants are here.

Anyway,  if you know how to use Odin you can upgrade your Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 tablets, by using the original stock ROM ICS 4.0.4 P7300XXLQ6.

This stock ROM is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300, already tested and works on all international versions since it's all the same. The default language is set in German - Austria, but  all other European languages are included in the packaged. So, you may just need to change the default language  to your locality, if you want to upgrade now, using the original stock ROM build P7300XXLQ6.
All Included 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

What Features on ICS 4.0.4 P7300XXLQ6?

If you upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7310 WiFi 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.

Latest firmware: P7300XXLQI, P7300XXLQG, P7300XXLQF and P7300XXLQD
Region: Europe
Baseband/MODEM: P7300XXLQ6
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: March-December 2013

How to install and upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 to Official Android ICS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

This method is called manual flashing by using Odin downloader and the original stockfirmware, for we can’t upgrade to it yet via Kies unless we’re all in the UK. This procedure is  for advance users only that still currently runs with official stock 3.2 HoneyComb, typical users may only upgrade thru Kies and may not try this method if do not truly understand of what this stuff is all about.
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.
- Fully recharge your phone’s battery.
- Remember the APN settings of your network provider, if you install this on your tab which you
- 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

Grab Odin Flasher and USB driver
Odin downloader Odin3_V1.85 or Odin3_V3.07
Samsung USB Driver

Grab the original stock ROM:
Bulgaria - BGL_P7300XXLQI
Czech Republic - XEZ_P7300XXLQI

All Other 4.0.4 Releases
United Kingdom / Ireland - XEU_P7300XXLQF
France - XEF_P7300XXLQF
Greece - EUR_P7300XXLQF
Netherlands - PHN_P7300XXLQF
Romania - HAT_P7300XXLQF
Baltic - SEB_P7300XXLQF
Poland - XEO_P7300XXLQF
Spain - POF_ P7300XXLQF
Luxembourg - LUX_P7300XXLQG
Switzerland - AUT_P7300XXLQD
Nordic - NEE_P7300XXLQD
Russia - SER_ P7300XXLQD

Odin Flasher Guide: P7300XXLQ6 Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 WiFi+3G

1) Extract the downloaded stock ROM to get the .tar.md5 file.
2) Run Odin3_v1.85.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 P7300XXLQ6_P7300OXALQ6_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.
7) Click the Start button to begin flashing.
8 Wait until it finishes or watch out for the word “PASS”.

Odin-P7300XXLQ6-ICS-4.0.4 b
Once the phone completely reboots, remove it from computer's USB connection.

That’s all!  Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 now runs in Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.


  1. Thank you so very muuuuuuch... My tab is finally upgraded to 4.0.4 ISC.. GBU

  2. Hi, thanks for posting, finally also updated my GT-P7300 with ICS!
    Just a minor thing I noticed and took me some time to figure out: in step 5 (not sure it was relevant just for my tablet revision) - you have to press volume-up button in the Downloading mode to enable USB connectivity, then flashing worked like a charm.

  3. Hi, can i use this step to flash my tab back to factory setting?
    My tab is rooted, and installed ics custom rom, but the tab has some problem, so i think factory setting may fix it

  4. Thank U, the upgrading was easy even for a rare android user like myself. wish I read xPeca`s reply before upgrading, would`ve saved me some time on step 5 :)

  5. Worked well using Heimdall 1.4-rc on Linux. Only problematic spot was PIT file has two entries for EBT, for some reason ID 102 heimdall claimed does not exist. So I used this command-line:

    leho@s9 P7300XXLQ6_P7300OXALQ6_P7300XXLQ6_HOME.tar $ heimdall flash --8 recovery.img.md5 --9 boot.img.md5 --10 system.img.md5 --11 cache.img.md5 --13 modem.bin.md5 --16 hidden.img.md5 --EBT bootloader.bin.md5

  6. Hi!! My tab 8.9 is now finally ICS, big thanks sir! But.. I have a problem after.. I tried to connect my tab through Kies and it says "your device current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via kies".. How could i fix this? I need your help and guide sir.. Thank you.. >.<

  7. I see.. My tab is from KSA riyadh.. Im from philippines.. Is it okay to update again from XXLQ6 with the philippines official ICS? Will that cause no problem? Thank you so much DroidAngel.. :)

  8. Yes, it doesn't matter as long you have the correct model GT-P7300.

  9. i cannot use whatsapp for this rom, kindly please help

  10. Hi admin DroidAngel! I just upgraded my tab to DXLP8.. But still says "your device current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via kies".. and my baseband version is still P7300XXLQ6. Only the Build number changed to IMM76D.DXLP8. What's the problem with it? Thank you again.. :)

  11. There is a troubleshooting options in Kies that you need to enter your device serial number, check that out.

  12. Thank you very much !!! Ein ganz großes Dankeschön aus Deutschland !!!

  13. Hello,

    My Galaxy tab (8.9" 3G + wifi) is from Kuwait and I am in Kuwait. Can I upgrade to ICS with this?


  14. I can't find Icelandic as mentioned in the list above :(

  15. Hi!

    If i take a picture, de device shot down...ii have to boot again...What should i do? Anyway is the ROM perfect, i like it.


  16. After troubleshooting, will the tablet work fine ?

  17. It just usually take around 3 to 5 minutes, that depends on your computer speed. Repeat the process if its halted.

  18. i did it the third time and it worked thanks

  19. i have try this, but in odin have 2 detected (COM9 and COM7), COM9 is passed but COM7 is failed, any idea about this matter

  20. Thank you so very much from Poland. Działa bez problemu!

  21. how long will it take to flash odin. mine is not moving downloading is stock in about 8percent. please need help

  22. Causing Odin not to work properly -> USB cable, USB driver, computer USB port, computer OS, any running programs such as anti-virus etc.

  23. I tried to do the firmware install but it always fails

  24. I'm a Mac user and as far as I'm aware I have to use Heimdall instead of Odin. Can someone give me instructions of how to do this via Heimdall? Thank you.

  25. Hello,

    I want to upgrade my P7300, and this tutorial seems very easy to follow, but I have a question: when I try to perform the wype/factory reset, if I press the power button at the sasme time that volume +, nothing happens, the screen remains black. Any idea about my problem?

    Thank you