Galaxy Tab 2: Update XXDMG6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is finally hit Samsung tablet, Galaxy Tab 2. We start seeing Samsung aggressively pushing out new firmware for their Galaxy devices after Galaxy S2 Plus and Galaxy Note 8.0. XXDMG6 is official JB firmware for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 inch tablet, GT-P3100 models. The official firmware is rolling out in France and expecting to spread in worldwide very soon. OTA update and Kies update are both available. For more firmware details, check out after the break.

The new firmware, coded XXDMG6 for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0., GT-P3100 model. In this firmware, no major changes but with additional features like lock screen widget, improved notification center for status button, multiple user accounts, daydream screensaver mode, new widgets from Galaxy S4 and more. Of course, we should see better Jelly Bean buttery performance and battery improvement increased. Drop us message if you found any better features and experience with this new firmware.

Bear in mind, this firmware is used for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 GSM model, it should works for all Galaxy Tab 2.0 with P3100 models. However, the modem may not works to get the 3G internet. Don’t worry your device will not brick. Hence, try it on your own risk. Anyhow, you can flash the correct and original firmware to Galaxy Tab 2.0 if this new firmware update not works for you.

How To Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to XXEMG6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

We have total 3 ways to update your devices officially. They are update via OTA (Over-The-Air), update via Samsung Kies and manual update via Samsung Odin. Update via OTA and Samsung Kies are the easiest ways for update yet you have to wait the release from Samsung (It could takes up to a month of waiting). Manual update with Odin is the fastest way to get latest update yet need some additional manual installation steps. We will cover all 3 update methods in our tutorial.

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start. (HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 (Ensure correct device model and firmware; Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number)
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 USB driver for Windows and install in your computer. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  5. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  6. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.

Reminder: Firmware upgrade should not delete your device data yet you may experience inconsistent performance after upgrade. Optionally, we recommend you to make a backup and do a clean upgrade. Ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.

Choose Your Update Methods:

Instructions: How To Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 via OTA

  1. Ensure you have stable internet connection (Wifi or data network) on your devices.
  2. Power up your device, go to android apps drawer, select Settings.
  3. Under Settings menu, select About device under System.
  4. Select Software update under About device.
  5. Select Update (Check for updates).
  6. You should see an update available, press OK to download and install. (Caution: Download with 3G will incur additional charges to your phone bill!)
  7. Your device will reboot automatically and complete installation.
  8. If you see “The latest updates have already been installed”, you have to wait for Samsung to release the OTA update.
  9. Check out manual updates which give you the fastest and latest firmware update.

Instructions: How To Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 via Samsung Kies

  1. Ensure you have stable internet connection on your computer.
  2. Download and install Samsung Kies on your computer.
  3. Power up your device and connect it to computer with USB cable.
  4. Open up Samsung Kies on your computer.
  5. Wait for Samsung Kies to detect your device.
  6. You should able to see New Firmware Upgrade is available at the home of Samsung Kies.
  7. Press on Firmware Upgrade button to proceed.
  8. Check the box to agree all the T&C about the upgrade and Press Start Upgrade to proceed.
  9. Wait download and installation to run. Do not disconnect your device at this moment.
  10. You should see your device running upgrade and reboot automatically.
  11. Upgrade is complete. (Check device firmware – Go to Settings -> About Device –> Android & Baseband version)
  12. If you see “This is the latest firmware” in Samsung Kies, you have to wait for Samsung to release the update via Samsung Kies.
  13. Check out manual updates which give you the fastest and latest firmware update.

Instructions: How To Manual Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 via Odin

If both OTA and Samsung Kies updates do not work for you, follow tutorial below to manual update your device with Samsung Odin. The firmware information is listed as below:

Firmware details:
Download: XXEMG6 firmware for Galaxy Tab 2 ( | 895.1 MB)

  1. Download and extract in a folder in computer.
  2. Download and extract to get *.tar or *tar.md5 in a folder in computer.
  3. Power off your device.
  4. Enter Download Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button.
  5. You should see a warning triangle sign, press Volume Up to continue.
  6. You should see Odin Mode at the top and Downloading… , Do not turn off target!!
  7. Launch Odin executable file by double-clicking on Odin3 v3.07 exe.
  8. Connect your device to your computer with USB cable.
  9. Wait until Odin to show an “Added” message at the lower-left message box.
  10. After your device is detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the *.tar or *.tar.md5.
  11. Make sure the Repartition option is not checked under Options & checked on Auto Reboot.
  12. Click Start button to flash *.tar or *.tar.md5 to your device. Monitor the flash progress on Odin.
  13. A green “PASS” message should show for a success flashing.
  14. Your device shall reboot automatically.
  15. Upgrade is complete. (Check device firmware – Go to Settings -> About Device –> Android & Baseband version)
  16. If you fail to flash *.tar.md5 firmware, remove the extension of *.md5 with only *.tar and try to re-flash again.

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  • androidteen

    Hi, thanks for your feedback.

  • Ishan Mishra

    Will the 3rd option work for the rooted tab 2 ?

    • androidteen

      Yes, it works on rooted tab 2.

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  • iifraz

    i flashed using odin but my tab has stopped on Samsung Logo, nothing happens after that. its stuck, please give solutions.

    • androidteen

      Did u do a clean wipe?

      • iifraz

        Thx alot , did that and got it working.

        • androidteen

          you are welcome.

          • sundeep sandy

            when i try to wipe its showing error help me

          • androidteen

            What is the error message. Kindly let us know more about your problem, so that we can help you promptly.

        • androidteen

          Like us or follow us on Google + if it works for u. You may rate this post as WORKING to support us and let more people know this is a working tutorial.

      • Nazri Ali

        how to do the cleanwipe?

  • droke

    I have never rooted my tab and its installed with the stock ROM, as this is a Stock ROM too, So what about CWM is it already there or there is a separate procedure for that? THanks in Advance.

    • androidteen

      Hi droke, there is separate guide to install CWM on your device. This post is to update to latest stock firmware.

      • droke

        Thanks for the info. Can you tell how to install CWM on this tab?

        • androidteen

          we will update you once we have published the post regarding of CWM on Galaxy Tab 2.

  • androidteen

    Here comes the root guide for your device.

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  • Joey M. Lozano

    I did this with a different version of Odin. And I found out that my device was with Unknown baseband. I am Philippines. I used the same firmware.

    Any ideas? Should I flash again with the prescribed Odin? Is the firmware above, unbranded?