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[Q] Need help with Galaxy Tab 10.1 LE looping woes

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By Domenic, Junior Member on 18th February 2013, 05:51 AM
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I updated the tablet to 3.1 OTA. A few weeks later I ran into the same looping problem reported by others with this model. I have tried to gather the intell from this forum but it's not solving my issue yet. Here's what I got:

I can work either through Windows XP or Mac.
  • adb fails to recognize device on either platform. adb_usb.ini file contains vendor id 0x04e8
  • Samsung Kies fails to connect to device on either platform.
  • fastboot fails to recognize device on either platform. For Windows I added
    ;Galaxy Tab 10.1v
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_04E8&PID_6860&REV_9999&MI_01
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_04E8&PID_6860&MI_01
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_04E8&PID_6601
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0955&PID_7000
    to the android_winusb.inf but to no avail.

  • For Windows I was able to connect using odin3 v1.85. It runs through in seconds and I get
    <ID:0/008> Added!!
    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> stockretail.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/008> Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    <ID:0/008> File analysis..
    <ID:0/008> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/008> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/008> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/008> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/008> recovery.img
    <ID:0/008> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/008> RQT_CLOSE !!
    <ID:0/008> RES OK !!
    <ID:0/008> Completed..
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
    <ID:0/008> Removed!!
    but it just continues to loop through the reboot.

I would truly appreciate some step-by-step instructions here to help solve this issue. Thanks.
22nd February 2013, 04:45 AM |#2  
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Any advice?
22nd February 2013, 07:26 AM |#3  
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Re: [Q] Need help with Galaxy Tab 10.1 LE looping woes
Originally Posted by Domenic

Any advice?

Since you can get Odin to work you may try to upgrade to stock ICS. Will likely clear the bootlooping.

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22nd February 2013, 05:31 PM |#4  
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Can you be more specific with the odin instructions and files? Thx.
22nd February 2013, 06:04 PM |#5  
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I got fastboot to work but where do i go from here? Here's some output from fastboot. Bootloader product indicates GT-P7100!?

C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>fastboot getvar system
getvar:system FAILED (remote: (00000002))
finished. total time: -0.000s

C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>fastboot getvar all
(bootloader) version_hardware: 0x0000000b
(bootloader) product: GT-P7100
(bootloader) serialno: C329030xxxxxxxxx
(bootloader) version-baseband: %s
(bootloader) version-bootloader: Unknown
(bootloader) unlocked: yes
finished. total time: -0.000s
22nd February 2013, 09:44 PM |#6  
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Apart from getting the fastboot to work, all that was needed was a simple fastboot -w. Reboot device (fastboot reboot) and you're back to original state.
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