We've been waiting for the updates for the Samsung Galaxy Tab for quite some time. The Android update has been around the whole world for several months, but fails to reach United Kingdom until the middle of this week. The latest version is for update for Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch (P1000) need to use Samsung proprietary software called Samsung Kies in order to update the tablet. The update is easy enough but I put up some of the screen shots of the update for guidance.
- Download and install Samsung Kies 2.0. (link)
- USB connector to PC. (comes together with the charger)
- Make sure your Galaxy Tab is fully charged.
1. Turn on Samsung Kies 2.0
2. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab to the PC using the USB connector.
3. Samsung Kies will automatically recognise the device and there would be an update pop up as follows.
PDA:JP9 / PHONE:JPZ / CSC:KP1 (CPW)
4. Push "Update".
5. A firmware upgrade caution will come out, and read all the information listed. Check the "I have read all of the above information"
6. Select all data you wanted to be backed up. (Highly recommended)
7. Wait until all the backup ended.
8. Follow the installation process one by one.
10. After the update reach 100%, your Galaxy Tab will show some codes and it will restart automatically.
11. The software will ask to apply all the backup that have been made earlier.
12. Wait until all the backup finishes, and the device is restart.
After the update and backup restore, you will now have a Galaxy Tab running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Notice that several icons such as the battery indicator, and browser button, are now green instead of blue.
To confirm the update, go to the home page of Galaxy Tab, click 'menu' button, select 'settings', and select 'device information'. Observe the android version 2.3.3. Enjoy.