Tuesday, March 12, 2013

P7300XXLQF: Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT-P7300 Official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 inch GT-P7300 now has its another Android 4.0.4 ICS Ice Cream Sandwich official firmware update. The new ICS 4.0.4 firmware  build P7300XXLQF is heading UK, France, Spain and Netherlands at this moment.  This XXLQF firmware build is the last build for the year 2013, which is another update from earlier released P7300XXLQ6 in Austria. This is now available on Samsung Kies, so owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7300 on those said countries might check this update via Kies.

What Features on ICS 4.0.4 P7300XXLQF?

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: P7300XXLQF Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Region: Europe
Baseband/MODEM: P7300XXLQ6
Version: Android 4.0.4 ice Cream Sandwich
Released: March - April 2013

How to install P7300XXLQF 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 said selecy countries. 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

Android 4.0.4 Firmware (P7300XXLQI)

Version: Android 4.0.4
Changelist: 1251142
Build date: 27 August 2013

Czech Republic  - XEZ_P7300XXLQI Download 

Android 4.0.4 Firmware (P7300XXLQD)

Version: Android 4.0.4
Changelist: 1216877
Build date: 19 April 2013
Italy - TIM_ P7300XXLQD Download 
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden - NEE_ P7300XXLQD Download 
Sweden (Telia) - NSE_ P7300XXLQD Download 
Switzerland - AUT_P7300XXLQD Download 
Russia - SER_ P7300XXLQD Download 
Ukraine - SEK P7300XXLQD Download 

Android 4.0.4 Firmware (P7300XXLQF)

Version: Android 4.0.4
Changelist: 1213466
Build date: 30 March 2013
United Kingdom / Ireland - XEU_P7300XXLQF Download 
France - XEF_P7300XXLQF Download 
Greece - EUR_P7300XXLQF Download 
Netherlands - PHN_P7300XXLQF Download 
Romania - ROM_P7300XXLQF Download 
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania  - SEB_P7300XXLQF Download 
Poland - XEO_P7300XXLQF Download 
Hungary - XEO_P7300XXLQF Download 

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

Odin Flasher Guide: P7300XXLQF 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 .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”.

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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 P7300XXLQF Ice Cream Sandwich.



  1. you almost save my life with this tutorial. thank you very very much!!!

  2. Genial, te falta agregar que hay que activar depuracion usb y desconectar kies totalmente antes de la instalacion.

  3. Thank you Guys!
    It is a very well working tutorial. I completed the process in 6 minutes and the device (GT-P7300) is perfectly working with the downloaded 4.0.4 firmware.
    Thank again!

  4. bummer that us of apes has decieded that hotfiles.com is not to be found on internet anymore and these files were hosted there. So no luck any more.

  5. We are all disappointed when things like this happened :(, so be patient as there will be other source link soon. Each Firmware file is huge and it takes time to upload. :)

  6. hello,
    you have model wıth 3g because i want to ask if is working ?