[Tutorial] "How to" flash the Samsung Galaxy Tab FW to enable phone calls

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neuropass

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Below you'll find a "step by step" tutorial on how to flash your Samsung Galaxy Tab Firmware to the European version ( unbranded firmware ) and therefore enabling the phone calls option ( and 3G data + 850/1900Mhz WCDMA ) Tested and working for the following tabs: Bell, Rogers.



What do you need?
Download the following package:
Code:
http://rapidshare.com/files/444576369/Samsung_TAB_Euro_Flash_Package.7z

What's in it?

  • Kies_2.0.0.11011_16_5.exe
  • Odin3 v1.31
  • P1000XWJJ4
  • P1000XXJK5
  • modem_bell_i9000


Preparation:

A. After downloaded the package and extracted with 7zip Install and then reboot: Kies_2.0.0.11011_16_5.exe (this will install properly drivers x86 or 64 depending on your OS configuration, needed for your Tab and Odin to communicate correctly ).

B. Extract Odin3_v1.31_PITupdate and put the all the files contained in P1000XWJJ4 into Odin3 v1.31 source folder.




C
. Set you Samsung Tab into "Download mode" ( Hold volume down and power button until the device boot up. You'll see a yellow android sign and some warning text like :do not turn off target) and connect it to your PC with the USB cable.

D
. Start Odin3 v1.31.exe and make sure that the com post is yellow highlighted and check off Re-partition.

E
. Load the following files as shown in the screenshot below:



F. Hit Start and then relax, hopefully it is going to be ok and in about 2. min and 50 you'll get a green highlight and pass stamp in the same Odin screen which will also reboot the Tab. It will be In Russian, but not to worry. keep reading below.


G. Turn offf the tab and set it to download mode again. Transfer over the Odin folder the P1000XXJK5.tar file re-start Odin, Connect the phone.




H. Leave the "Re-partition" unticked and load into "PDA" the tar file. Hit "Start" and wait again about 2min and 50 sec, you'll get the same green pass and the tab will reboot.




I. This is the final step. now you are going to flash the tab with the right Modem files. Again like Put the Tab into download mode unpack the modem_bell_i9000.zip into Odin folder then start Odin up and select "phone". Load the modem.bin up and hit Start. Wait for the Green pass and you are DONE!!! :cool::D;)




[note]In order to have Internet and mms going you need to set the right APN settings. Google your provider for specifics.[/note]

Bell canada has the following Settings:

Code:
Name: Bell Internet
APN: pda.bell.ca
Proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
Port: 80
MMSC: http://mms.bell.ca/mms/wapenc
MMS proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
MMS port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 610
APN type: Internet + mms
Authentication Type: none


Are you wondering where the APN settings are?

1. Press the Menu key
2. Tap Settings
3. Tap Wireless controls
4. Tap Mobile networks
5. Tap Access Point Names
6. Press the Menu key
7. Tap New APN.
8. Enter your settings



FAQ

If you see missing apps from the market it is because XXJK5 is not an official firmware and the market is not showing protected apps.
To change this you will need to edit the build.prop file under /system and change the fingerprint.

If you are lazy you can do the following:

1) root the tab
2) install busybox from the market, open the app and install busybox from within the app.
3) install GST from the market
4) go top step 6 in the app "change your fingerprint" ad run the script
5) go to setting > applications > manage applications > ALL > find "market", force stop and clear data
6) reboot the tab, reopen the market - you should see all apps now.




Credit:
Tutorial By: Neuropass @Newage-os.com How to flash the Samsung Galaxy Tab FW to enable phone calls
Original Poster: clubtech @XDA
 
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coolairG1

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Feb 23, 2009
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Questions:

1/ Does the tab need to be rooted first?

2/ Does this method work for any U.S. and Canada Tab? Or is this for a specific carrier/brand? (I plan to buy a Sprint Galaxy Tab from a friend and it is rooted)
 

neuropass

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HI,

1. No you it doesan't need to be rooted because you are going to re-intall and all new firmware.


2. It sohould work for every device is US and Canada as far as i know. You might want to look a little deeper in the forum and see if you find other info. Succesfully tested with the following Carriers: Bell, At&t, T-Mobile, rogers.
 

Lindarose84

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May 4, 2007
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If anyone is brave enough to actually try this on their Sprint Tab please let us know how it turns out.
 

Lindarose84

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May 4, 2007
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Neuro - glad you edited your prior post to reflect that otherwise you would've had a lot of unhappy campers with shiny new bricks ;)
 
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neuropass

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I hit "thanks" button rather than "quick reply" lol

It won't brake the imei. It has nothing to do with it. I think you can brake the Imei only with a wrong unlocking network procedure.
 
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rsmurdoch

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Jan 18, 2007
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"and therefore enabling the phone calls option ( and 3G data + 850/1900Mhz WCDMA ) that has been purposely stripped out by certain providers, Ex: Bell, At&t, T-Mobile, rogers etc.."

I did read and your description says it does work voice and 3g so we all want to confirm this. And why are you making a tutorial on something you havent even tried

Sent from my Galaxy Tab
 

neuropass

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humm...
I have a Bell tab and flashed it with the procedure above. i posted this guide for people who are beginners with flashing stuff in order to help them and make the whole thing simpler to understand. The Providers I listed above are the ones that have been tested and worked with this firmware.

You need to dig into the forum and find out if it works on sprint tab. Or do you want me to do it for you??????
 

gerrylum

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I'm pretty sure this is just a tutorial for the same thing that's been around for a while which means you will NOT get voice+3G on T-mobile without the modem switcher or getting rid of your IMEI.
 

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    Below you'll find a "step by step" tutorial on how to flash your Samsung Galaxy Tab Firmware to the European version ( unbranded firmware ) and therefore enabling the phone calls option ( and 3G data + 850/1900Mhz WCDMA ) Tested and working for the following tabs: Bell, Rogers.



    What do you need?
    Download the following package:
    Code:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/444576369/Samsung_TAB_Euro_Flash_Package.7z

    What's in it?

    • Kies_2.0.0.11011_16_5.exe
    • Odin3 v1.31
    • P1000XWJJ4
    • P1000XXJK5
    • modem_bell_i9000


    Preparation:

    A. After downloaded the package and extracted with 7zip Install and then reboot: Kies_2.0.0.11011_16_5.exe (this will install properly drivers x86 or 64 depending on your OS configuration, needed for your Tab and Odin to communicate correctly ).

    B. Extract Odin3_v1.31_PITupdate and put the all the files contained in P1000XWJJ4 into Odin3 v1.31 source folder.




    C
    . Set you Samsung Tab into "Download mode" ( Hold volume down and power button until the device boot up. You'll see a yellow android sign and some warning text like :do not turn off target) and connect it to your PC with the USB cable.

    D
    . Start Odin3 v1.31.exe and make sure that the com post is yellow highlighted and check off Re-partition.

    E
    . Load the following files as shown in the screenshot below:



    F. Hit Start and then relax, hopefully it is going to be ok and in about 2. min and 50 you'll get a green highlight and pass stamp in the same Odin screen which will also reboot the Tab. It will be In Russian, but not to worry. keep reading below.


    G. Turn offf the tab and set it to download mode again. Transfer over the Odin folder the P1000XXJK5.tar file re-start Odin, Connect the phone.




    H. Leave the "Re-partition" unticked and load into "PDA" the tar file. Hit "Start" and wait again about 2min and 50 sec, you'll get the same green pass and the tab will reboot.




    I. This is the final step. now you are going to flash the tab with the right Modem files. Again like Put the Tab into download mode unpack the modem_bell_i9000.zip into Odin folder then start Odin up and select "phone". Load the modem.bin up and hit Start. Wait for the Green pass and you are DONE!!! :cool::D;)




    [note]In order to have Internet and mms going you need to set the right APN settings. Google your provider for specifics.[/note]

    Bell canada has the following Settings:

    Code:
    Name: Bell Internet
    APN: pda.bell.ca
    Proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
    Port: 80
    MMSC: http://mms.bell.ca/mms/wapenc
    MMS proxy: web.wireless.bell.ca
    MMS port: 80
    MCC: 302
    MNC: 610
    APN type: Internet + mms
    Authentication Type: none


    Are you wondering where the APN settings are?

    1. Press the Menu key
    2. Tap Settings
    3. Tap Wireless controls
    4. Tap Mobile networks
    5. Tap Access Point Names
    6. Press the Menu key
    7. Tap New APN.
    8. Enter your settings



    FAQ

    If you see missing apps from the market it is because XXJK5 is not an official firmware and the market is not showing protected apps.
    To change this you will need to edit the build.prop file under /system and change the fingerprint.

    If you are lazy you can do the following:

    1) root the tab
    2) install busybox from the market, open the app and install busybox from within the app.
    3) install GST from the market
    4) go top step 6 in the app "change your fingerprint" ad run the script
    5) go to setting > applications > manage applications > ALL > find "market", force stop and clear data
    6) reboot the tab, reopen the market - you should see all apps now.




    Credit:
    Tutorial By: Neuropass @Newage-os.com How to flash the Samsung Galaxy Tab FW to enable phone calls
    Original Poster: clubtech @XDA
    2
    So to reiterate, 3g/hspa AND voice work on this build without rotos modem switcher, and it is not breaking the imei??? I am using T-Mobile US. Thanks!

    Sent from my GT-P1000 using XDA App
    2
    new tab plus

    has anyone tried to make phone calls on the plus
    2
    Yes correct. I just made This tutorial to make the process clear seeing that all the procedures written here were all confusing.
    2
    humm...
    I have a Bell tab and flashed it with the procedure above. i posted this guide for people who are beginners with flashing stuff in order to help them and make the whole thing simpler to understand. The Providers I listed above are the ones that have been tested and worked with this firmware.

    You need to dig into the forum and find out if it works on sprint tab. Or do you want me to do it for you??????