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[HOW-TO] Unbrick Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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10th January 2014, 05:02 AM   |  #1  
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So I recently bricked my tab3 and I could not figure out anything or find anything to do the unbrick in ODIN. I thought that I would share what I found so it can be easily located for a user in the future.

This is going to restore your tablet back to STOCK 4.2.2. This is the most recent version provided by samsung.

YOUR GOING TO NEED DRIVERS INSTALLED!!

THIS FIRMWARE IS FOR THE P5210 MODEL ONLY! IF YOU HAVE P5200 OR P5220 YOU NEED YOUR OWN FIRMWARE! I will be adding them to my MEGA account soon.

1. Download this file:
https://mega.co.nz/#!7BQkCQrT!hdJXKX...WqgGQgmOz1DH3A
Mirror: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23311191640113436
(I have hosted it on MY MEGA account so that no one has to go through the crap I did to get the file. The mirror is courtesy of @r_hippy)
2. Download ODIN:
https://mega.co.nz/#!fJRkzTQL!uUN3LL...j1wh5mgV5q8TkU
(Also my MEGA, for convenience, if you want to find it somewhere else then fine)
3.DO NOT CHANGE THE .MD5 TO .TAR! Flash in ODIN as a normal .md5 file.
3a. Extract and open ODIN.
b. Extract firmware.zip
c. Put tablet into download mode. [Hold power and vol down until text shows, then press vol up]
d. Place firmware into PDA section, and wait to verify. When finished click START at the bottom.

You have successfully just unbricked and unrooted your tablet. For root again follow this guide:
http://true-android.blogspot.com/201...id-422-jb.html
But use this root.zip
http://roms.bindroid.com/downloads/viewcategory/7-root


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11th January 2014, 04:27 PM   |  #2  
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The links have been suspended on my dropbox account for excessive traffic. Apparently from what im reading that means ive exceeded 20GB of bandwidth in one day. These links have only been posted for about two days so I'm glad I could help so many people. Im going to repost these links in a public folder and put new links up in a bit. Thanks guys!

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12th January 2014, 02:39 AM   |  #3  
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I had a problem with not getting into download mode. tablet would not do anything. luckily i have a micro USB jig plunged it in hit power button only and right into download mode well worth the 5 bucks!!

sorry didn't mention my model #, I have a GT-P5210
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12th January 2014, 02:49 AM   |  #4  
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I had a problem with not getting into download mode. tablet would not do anything. luckily i have a micro USB jig plunged it in hit power button only and right into download mode well worth the 5 bucks!!

You should not have problem with Download mode!! That is wierd.

In any case Thanks for report on the use of the JIG. It nice to hear that it works in our devices. I have GT-P5210. But you never mention What is yours?
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12th January 2014, 02:54 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by dale_para_bajo

You should not have problem with Download mode!! That is wierd.

In any case Thanks for report on the use of the JIG. It nice to hear that it works in our devices. I have GT-P5210. But you never mention What is yours?

sorry you got me before I edited my post.....I have a GT-P5210
12th January 2014, 09:09 PM   |  #6  
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I've also noticed when going back to stock or installing any ROM for that matter I have to do a factory reset otherwise I'm stuck in a boot loop.

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13th January 2014, 01:35 AM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zachisimo

So I recently bricked my tab3 and I could not figure out anything or find anything to do the unbrick in ODIN. I thought that I would share what I found so it can be easily located for a user in the future.

This is going to restore your tablet back to STOCK 4.2.2. This is the most recent version provided by samsung.

YOUR GOUNG TO NEED DRIVDRS INSTALLED!!

1. Download this file:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z40rr9rti7...ARAMK1_XAR.zip
(I have hosted it on MY dropbox account so that no one has to go through the crap I did to get the file.)
2. Download ODIN:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dw3mbnwi2hk16xm/Odin307.zip
(Also my dropbox, for convenience, if you want to find it somewhere else then fine)
3.DO NOT CHANGE THE .MD5 TO .TAR! Flash in ODIN as a normal .md5 file.
3a. Extract and open ODIN.
b. Extract firmware.zip
c. Put tablet into download mode. [Hold power and vol down until text shows, then press vol up]
d. Place firmware into PDA section, and wait to verify. When finished click START at the bottom.

You have successfully just unbricked and unrooted your tablet. For root again follow this guide:
http://true-android.blogspot.com/201...id-422-jb.html
But use this root.zip
http://roms.bindroid.com/downloads/viewcategory/7-root


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Was that the USA version, factory odin IMG?

The Dropbox link is dead!

I would like to grab this thanks

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13th January 2014, 01:37 AM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by r_hippy

Was that the USA version, factory odin IMG?

The Dropbox link is dead!

I would like to grab this thanks

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Pm me I'll give you a link. I would post it here but it's my Dropbox and I don't want to get shut off

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13th January 2014, 01:37 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r_hippy

Was that the USA version, factory odin IMG?

The Dropbox link is dead!

I would like to grab this thanks

Sent from my GT-P5210 using Tapatalk

Yes it is the USA version. I need to find out what is wrong with the links. My dropbox traffic got me kicked off. Im going to look for another site maybe

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13th January 2014, 01:47 AM   |  #10  
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I will be posting MEGA links as soon as I can transfer the files from dropbox

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