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[Q] Bell Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000M firmware upgrade question

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5th June 2012, 08:26 PM   |  #1  
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Greetings from a droid noob,

I have been trying to update my Galaxy Tab GT-P1000M using KIES, but KIES keeps telling me that I cannot update using KIES. I am very frustrated by this. It might be because the Tab I have used to be a display model used in stores. There is a continual demo screensaver that I can't disable either. It might be that there is something custom about it from Samsung/Bell for this functionality. I have never rooted the tab.

I then downloaded P1000MUGKF6_P1000MBMCKF6_BMC.ZIP from Bell to try to update to Gingerbread using Odin. This is where I get confused.

I have made many searches and there appear to be just a many versions of Odin as there are guides for the various phones out there. The instructions do not seem to follow the same pattern. Some say uncheck partition, some say leave it checked. Some use a PIT file, some don't. I really don't want to brick it.

I would really appreciate any help I can get on this. Step by step instructions would be especially helpful.

Model number: GT-P1000M
Firmware version: 2.2
Baseband version: P1000MUGJJ6
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9 may.park@SEP-8 #3
Build number: FROYO.UGJJ6
6th June 2012, 02:24 AM   |  #2  
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Go to overcome site
Http://www.teamovercome.net

Read the guide,
Missing pictures can be seen here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=20974872
Follow the picture step by step.

Basically to restock:
Download GB-stock-safe-v5.zip, unzip it and and flash with ODIN according to the guide.

Stop there and you will have Gingerbread JQ1

You can continue with the rest, and you will get Overcome 4.1 and you won't regret.
From there you can then try AOKP or CM9, all requires you to have Overcome Kernel with its CWM recovery to flash.
6th June 2012, 02:54 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks, priyana. I have actually seen that guide before. However, I am not trying to root. I am just trying to either go back to the "stock" FROYO and get rid of the KIES trouble or update to Gingerbread using ODIN.
6th June 2012, 03:28 AM   |  #4  
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"Stop there and you will have Gingerbread JQ1"
Not trying to root.
Read the guide images, it is exactly doing what you want. : flashing GB using ODIN.

BTW, no harm using the guide to apply your version of fimmware too.
Just use it as a guide for ODIN, what to put in what fields, what to tick, etc..

Also, it is good to hop on to GB stock safe first because that will get rid of bad bootloader, since some Froyo has locked bootloader.
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6th June 2012, 04:06 AM   |  #5  
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Here is a step directly from the Guide section titled Preppin’ The System…

[REQUIRED FOR FROYO-BASED TABS ONLY:] Your Tab must be rooted.

Or am I understanding something wrong in those steps
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6th June 2012, 04:34 AM   |  #6  
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Followed the pictures but I think I now have a brick.

My tab did not reboot itself as in the instructions. Instead it stayed in download mode. I rebooted manually...got the new start up sound and then got to the Samsung screen. It has been stuck on that for 10 minutes now.
6th June 2012, 04:49 AM   |  #7  
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Not sure if this is a good thing but I just saw the Samsung logo flicker.
6th June 2012, 05:23 AM   |  #8  
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Hmm.. did you get all steps passed in ODIN?
No harm redoing it again, but make sure you follow every steps (i.e. parts that let it reboot itself, etc)

Edit: I missed that bit that you said it did not boot itself.
I think it is essential, could it be that you didn't wait long enough?
The good thing is I think you can reach download mode, meaning you have not screwed up the bootloader, likely the bootloader were flashed correctly.
Power down the tab, and re-enter download mode and re-flash but make sure it completes itself.
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Here, a very easy to follow going back to Gingerbread stock, follow carefully:

You can download any official firmware at http://fus.nanzen.se/

1a. Download Fus Check Downloader 2.1 from the above site. Using the Fus Check downloader, download a Firmware for your region. It will automatically decode the .enc2 file to.zip file
(For your case choose GT-P1000M)
1b. Download Odin3-v1.85

2. Extract the .zip file generated from decoding file to a folder and you will get
tar.md 5 file.

3. Start Odin - put the .md5 to PDA
3a. If your last firmware was gingerbread, leave everything else as is (No .pit file, leave repartition unchecked).
3b. If your last firmware was NOT gingerbread (get pitfile, and check the repartition) Note -- open up the.md5 package to check if there is a pitfile included,
as well as dbdata included. If they are included, you don't need to find pit file again, you can use it for your flash.

4. Go to download mode on the G-tab, connect it to your computer,
and click start on Odin. It takes about 6 to 7 minutes to do the flashing.
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Good to know this! thanks.

I guess @ThiesWindu can try this way too, provided ODIN can see the tab.

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