[Q] Downgrading SM-T210 KitKat back to stock

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hertell

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Nov 28, 2009
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Hi,

I made the the mistake yesterday to upgrade a perfectly working Tab 3 7.0 to KitKat, and now i'm having the stupid write-protected SD-card-issue. Also the new stock Video Player Samsung introduced in KitKat has a stupid new layout when browsing videofiles. It cuts the filenames files to an unusable format :(

Is it possible to downgrade the tab? If yes, is there any specific instructions for this, or is it just to flash it with the correct rom?

Edit: I don't want to root the device, because when i did it on the original device firmware i could not run the Netflx-app at all! :mad:
 
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dabyd64

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Jan 14, 2012
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Hi,
I reverted back to 4.1.2 without problem.
Download a 4.1.2 firmware from http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SM-T210 (sry if I break any rules? just trying to help!)
Download odin 3.10 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2711451
Download Samsung drivers http://developer.samsung.com/technical-doc/view.do?v=T000000117

Install the drivers and extract the firmware so now you have a .tar.md5 file
Set the tablet into download mode, plug it into the computer, ensure that windows installs the driver
Open odin, select PDA and select the tar.md5 file, once it recognices the COM port start flashing.
DO NOT TOUCH ANY OTHER OPTIONS IN ODIN!!

After a while it will reset and most probably stuck in a bootloop. Hold power+home+vol_UP until it powers off. Don't releasse them yet.
Once it powers on again, release only the power. You'll be in recovery. Select factory reset, and now it will boot again, everything working

Regards:good:
 
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