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[GUIDE] US Tmobile Galaxy Tab flashed to make phone calls

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Jyveafk

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Jan 2, 2009
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As mentioned in;
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=837266
in case it got lost at the end, we now have the US TMobile Galaxy Tab making/receiving phone calls.

Download Odin3 v1.70
to flash.


Used;
P1_20100909.pit
for formating. Selected 'Repartition' 'AutoReboot' 'fResetTime'. That rebooted with nothing apparently working but the filesystem structure was setup.

Download P1000XXJHA
for the base rom.


Then, unchecked the 'repartion' part (as the structure is setup, don't want to screw it up, the next flashing needs to 'drop in' where the structure is.

Then, loading into the JHA.rar just downloaded, flash that and reboot.

To update to latest;
download and flash;
P1000OXAJK1.tar

Pop in your SIM.

At this point, reboot. It'll probably show 'Emergency Calls only'
Went into the wireless/Mobile Settings/NetworkOperators and made sure it was connected to TMobile.
At that point, I made my first call and it worked.
Received a call too, also working.


Good luck. If there's an easier way todo this, I'm all ears as I had a few moments of 'uh oh, why's it now showing anything' but the fantastic forum posts here with people having the same problem resolved that.
Only working on Edge at this time also.

No idea how later updates will work too, so caveat emptor.


*Edit. Further adventures.
So, now having the euro stuff on to make calls, but having the issues, wanted to try a few things. Put the US Tmobile back on to get 3g but lose voice.
Firing up a call, logs showing;
[ 11-19 19:11:19.179 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
Poll ServiceState done: oldSS=[0 home T-Mobile T-Mobile 310260 (manual) UMTS CSS not supported -1 -1RoamInd: -1DefRoamInd: -1EmergOnly: false] newSS=[0 home T-Mobile T-Mobile 310260 (manual) UMTS CSS not supported -1 -1RoamInd: -1DefRoamInd: -1EmergOnly: false] oldGprs=0 newGprs=0 oldType=UMTS newType=UMTS

[ 11-19 19:11:19.179 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
[GsmMultiDCT] GSMDataConnTrack handleMessage { what=29 when=46864 }

[ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
[GsmMultiDCT] Get PreferredAPN

[ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
[GsmMultiDCT] Clean up connection due to apnChanged

[ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
[GsmMultiDCT] setState: DISCONNECTING

[ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
[GsmMultiDCT] cleanUpConnection: teardown, call conn.disconnect



Interesting the error message shows it's APN. Leads me to (wildly) guess that a new radio COULD be worked out, but also the carriers could send out an update message to allow it to work without other upgrades. If so, then there may be an 'enable switch' we can use to get it working too.
 
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xexes

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Nov 6, 2010
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Absolutely awesome!! Thanks so much for working all this out... I'm going to try to make my way through this tomorrow...

Cyberhighfive!
 

tacoda

Member
Aug 20, 2010
27
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Amazing! Now i gotta learn how to use odin. Hope someone can fix the radio part. Edge is kinda slow on US Tmo.

Good job btw! :)

Sent from my SGH-T849 using XDA App
 

rpmbnsf

Senior Member
Jun 22, 2007
156
16
Great job - I love XDA. I'm seriously considering this now. :)

Wonder where naysayer Shollywood is now?

-D

he is prob cowering/crying in a corner clutching his ipad

and just so you know i also have an ipad. . . .but not for long. . .ebay here it comes! I have never been more happy with an electronics purchase than with this tab. it just works the way i expect it to in both work and play , i know sooner or later there wil be something better to replace it but for now (especialy with the addition of phone to the US ones) no other tablet comes close.

XDA you are awesome!
 

cjsblues

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May 17, 2007
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Orlando, FL
Anyone have the stock T-Mobile US modem file?

If anyone can grab the modem.bin from the stock T-Mobile US Galaxy Tab, then we can drop it on top of the JK1 ROM and hopefully get 3G back.

Post it here if you have it.

If its like the Vibrant, then I can create an Odin tar file to flash.

cjsblues
 

feisley

Member
Jul 5, 2010
7
1
I have a GT-P1000 from Germany in the US.

I tried the manual band selection with the European firmware with my T-Mobile SIM and failed to connect to 3G. I tried every combination with no success.

3G for my AT&T SIM does work fine however.
 

calin75

Senior Member
Mar 6, 2008
467
35
Miami
I just unlocked my tmobile tab and is working with ATT!!!! I can make calls and receive calls with my ATT SIM card. I cant seem to connect to 3G though.
 

deafjam

Member
Nov 1, 2010
42
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I just unlocked my tmobile tab and is working with ATT!!!! I can make calls and receive calls with my ATT SIM card. I cant seem to connect to 3G though.

Neither can I, blah. How to revert back to locked? Didn't this program do a backup for us?
 
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maxtcee

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Jan 25, 2009
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South Jerz
to the op i appreciate the work you done and commend your ballsiness
i know its much to ask but can you post a guide with screenshots as
to how use odin and what setup from start to finsh via usb steps and methods we need to use thanks
 
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calin75

Senior Member
Mar 6, 2008
467
35
Miami
ATT has different 3G band, 850 and 1900 versus T-mobile's AWS 1700/2100
I went to *#2263# menu and selected all the bands, including 850 and 1900, but still nada. Most of the time my tab losses total signal and goes into emergency only mode. I have played with the setting but no luck so far with ATT. Anything I am missing?

Now it looks like it is connected to ATT but I have zero bars and is showing a "G" for data. I know I have full strength signal here. =(
 
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shollywood

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Aug 5, 2008
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If anyone can grab the modem.bin from the stock T-Mobile US Galaxy Tab, then we can drop it on top of the JK1 ROM and hopefully get 3G back.

Post it here if you have it.

If its like the Vibrant, then I can create an Odin tar file to flash.

cjsblues

You need to manually create the access point to get 3G on a EUR ROM
 

rotohammer

Senior Member
Jan 2, 2007
1,386
1,066
New Jersey
This morning I flashed the European firmware and carrier unlocked my 1 day old T-Mobile Tab and its working perfect using my ATT SIM card, minus 3g of course.

Thanks for the howto notes Jyveafk.

I'll do it all over again on Nov 21st when I get the AT&T version.
 

ahbvrh

Member
Feb 19, 2008
15
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maybe there is a way to Flash the European modem.bin on the existing TMO Rom (unlocked of course) and then get AT&T 3g bands (850 & 1900 ) on the TMO Tab (that would be a dream come through)
 
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    As mentioned in;
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=837266
    in case it got lost at the end, we now have the US TMobile Galaxy Tab making/receiving phone calls.

    Download Odin3 v1.70
    to flash.


    Used;
    P1_20100909.pit
    for formating. Selected 'Repartition' 'AutoReboot' 'fResetTime'. That rebooted with nothing apparently working but the filesystem structure was setup.

    Download P1000XXJHA
    for the base rom.


    Then, unchecked the 'repartion' part (as the structure is setup, don't want to screw it up, the next flashing needs to 'drop in' where the structure is.

    Then, loading into the JHA.rar just downloaded, flash that and reboot.

    To update to latest;
    download and flash;
    P1000OXAJK1.tar

    Pop in your SIM.

    At this point, reboot. It'll probably show 'Emergency Calls only'
    Went into the wireless/Mobile Settings/NetworkOperators and made sure it was connected to TMobile.
    At that point, I made my first call and it worked.
    Received a call too, also working.


    Good luck. If there's an easier way todo this, I'm all ears as I had a few moments of 'uh oh, why's it now showing anything' but the fantastic forum posts here with people having the same problem resolved that.
    Only working on Edge at this time also.

    No idea how later updates will work too, so caveat emptor.


    *Edit. Further adventures.
    So, now having the euro stuff on to make calls, but having the issues, wanted to try a few things. Put the US Tmobile back on to get 3g but lose voice.
    Firing up a call, logs showing;
    [ 11-19 19:11:19.179 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
    Poll ServiceState done: oldSS=[0 home T-Mobile T-Mobile 310260 (manual) UMTS CSS not supported -1 -1RoamInd: -1DefRoamInd: -1EmergOnly: false] newSS=[0 home T-Mobile T-Mobile 310260 (manual) UMTS CSS not supported -1 -1RoamInd: -1DefRoamInd: -1EmergOnly: false] oldGprs=0 newGprs=0 oldType=UMTS newType=UMTS

    [ 11-19 19:11:19.179 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
    [GsmMultiDCT] GSMDataConnTrack handleMessage { what=29 when=46864 }

    [ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
    [GsmMultiDCT] Get PreferredAPN

    [ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
    [GsmMultiDCT] Clean up connection due to apnChanged

    [ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
    [GsmMultiDCT] setState: DISCONNECTING

    [ 11-19 19:11:19.242 2578:0xa12 D/GSM ]
    [GsmMultiDCT] cleanUpConnection: teardown, call conn.disconnect



    Interesting the error message shows it's APN. Leads me to (wildly) guess that a new radio COULD be worked out, but also the carriers could send out an update message to allow it to work without other upgrades. If so, then there may be an 'enable switch' we can use to get it working too.
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    I went to *#2263# menu and selected all the bands, including 850 and 1900, but still nada. Most of the time my tab losses total signal and goes into emergency only mode. I have played with the setting but no luck so far with ATT. Anything I am missing?

    Now it looks like it is connected to ATT but I have zero bars and is showing a "G" for data. I know I have full strength signal here. =(

    I can confirm I have the exact same behavior with my Tab on AT&T. Perhaps is the radio from the Euro firmware? Considering I also lost 3g on T-mobile as well, I would hope its just a crappy radio instead of an intentional crippling by Samsung.
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    Making phone calls possible

    Here is a another story about making T-Mobile Galaxy Tab that eventually can save somebody some time.

    1. What is needed:
    - T-Mobile Galaxy Tab with USB debug enabled
    - Windows PC with two Samsung applications available:
    Kies_1.5.3.10103_100_2.exe - for installation of download drivers and nothing else
    Odin3_v1.7.zip - flashing utility
    - P1000XWJJ4.rar - European ROM package that contains 4 files
    P1_add_hidden.pit - "PIT" files defining memory stricture
    P1000XWJJ4-REV03-ALL-CL639474.tar.md5 - "PDA" core firmware
    MODEM_P1000XXJID.tar.md5 - "MODEM" firmware
    GT-P1000-CSC-SERJJ2.tar.md5 - "CSC" firmware

    Rar file should be unpacked into the same folder as Odin.

    2. Flashing procedure:
    - shutdown the Tab
    - replace original SIM card with another one that has a phone number
    - launch Odin..exe
    - put the Tab in the Download mode by pushing simultaneously buttons "Volume Down" and "Power". In result you should see a yellow digger in triangular on the screen
    - connect the Tab by USB data cable to PC
    - Odin should show active (yellow) ID:COM window with COM number
    - select options Re-partition+Auto Reboot+F.Resre Time
    - select corresponding files clicking buttons: PIT, PDA, PHONE, CSC.
    - click start and hope for better :)

    It takes about 10 min to finish.
    Surprisingly, my Tab booted in Russian locale. All European languages are available and you can change to whatever you wish.
    My regular T-mobile SIM card worked without questions. I could place calls without any extra efforts.
    It is amazing!!!
    I've got ROM and Odin using links in XDA, Kies - from Samsung support portal.
    Be careful to do flashing for the first time. You should have all firmware files when selecting re-partitioning. Later you can update just one particular component without it.
    I did not study ROM differences but you can learn it from samfirmware.com

    Enjoy!!!
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    After my attempt to do network unlock screwing the nv_data I've lost my original serial number as well as imei. This is a big deal because it is identification number of the phone that should be protected to avoid identity theft.
    Luckily I saved a copy of nv_data.bin of SD card before screwing around.

    Very interesting. Could you describe which technique you used that trashed the nv_data.bin file? We want folks to stay away from that. I just got word that my technique just worked for someone else, without trashing the IMEI or serial number.

    Regardless, the process is totally reversible if you backup your files first.

    Also, the carrier code in my original nv_data.bin is set to KOR, which I assume means KORea.
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    I guess majority want one thing: give me straight answer and I don't want to learn. Obviously, they don't have works experience where you need to get the answer yourself. There no teachers around.
    Now in regards to How to flash I would recommend reread initial posts in this thread. Your check list should include:
    1. Root your Tab using z4root
    2. Install Root explorer
    3. Copy your most important data located in the system directory, at least in the system/efs on external_sd (make directory efs_backup on external_sd). This will preserve your original IMEI and serial number etc in case of failure.
    4. Initial flash beter be done using P1000XWJJ4 file set that include full ROM with proper PIT file.
    I did full flash twice on both AT&T and TMB Tabs without any glitches. The only complication is the booting in Russian. This is the only ROM supporting all European languages from Bulgarian to Ukrainian.
    Then I reflashed only PDA component without PIT and repartition with fresher ROM build. I also tested different modem flashing the same way without selecting PIT and repartion.
    5. Assuming that all necessary USB drivers are installed, unpack your ROM,
    launch ODIN, then select and point to ROM components: PDA, Phone (modem), and CSC using browse button. Select repartition if this is full reflash.
    6. When everything is selected and file tab are populated you are ready to connect the TAB:
    - shut it down
    - put it download mode by holding two keys: "Volume down" and "Power". Shortly after pushing them together you should see yellow triangular with a digger
    - connect USB cable to you Tab and computer. ODIN should identify connected Tab making one window yellow and ready message in console window
    - click start and wait until the Tab reboots.
    Basically that is all. Then you might need to do some checking and adjustments depending on carrier you are going to use.

    Please, REREAD prior postings before doing reflashing.