Friday, 27 September 2013

Update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311 to Official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XWUAMH1 Firmware

The new Android 4.2.2 XWUAMH1 Jelly Bean firmware has been pushed out for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 by OTA. It comes to solve some minor bugs and issues which have been reported by the Tab 3 device’s users who had installed the previous Android 4.2.2 version. So, with this latest OTA update, Samsung removed them. This new update can be downloaded and installed as an OTA update if you’ve already received an automatically update notification or you can install the same by applying a manual flashing method. During this step by step guide,we will teach you how manually install the newest official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware build number XWUAMH1on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 model number T311. The main advantage for this method is that it can be used for un-bricking and un-rooting the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 device. 

Moreover, if you reinstall a stock firmware in Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 device,the warranty will be restored. The new update coming only for fix some bugs and no new features or apps are available with this version, that’s meaning you can install this version only if you want to have a more stable variant of Android 4.2.2. However, if you want to learn how to flash the latest stock Android firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, then follow the step by step instructional guide from below. This is an official firmware and not a custom ROM, so the tutorial isn’t so hard to complete only you have to be careful and to be an Advanced Android user who know how to use the ODIN software.

 Prerequisites and guidelines required:
  • The warranty of the Tab 3 8.0 device will not get void using this step by step method.
  • Moreover, if the warranty of the device has been previously lost, with this official firmware you’ll be able to restore it.
  • The guide works for both rooted and un-rooted Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 devices.
  • During the flashing procedure will be used the ODIN software which is and tool developed by Samsung.
  •  A Windows based PC, the USB cable and the TAB 3 device need to be near of you.
  • Disable or uninstall all the security tools from PC,, these kinds of programs can interfere with the installation process and can interrupt it.
  •  The installation process require a couple of minutes and in this time the device must have enough power left in its battery, so for ensure that, verify if there is more than 70 % power left, in other case if there is lower than this value recharge it by plug in the charger. An unexpected power off can brick or damage the device.
  •  Enable the USB debugging option from the next path: “settings -> applications -> development”
  •  Backup all your data stored into the device’s internal memory, even though the ODIN won’t wipe out the data, but remember that this is a manually method and never know what can happen. In some cases after apply the firmware the Tab 3 8.0 tablet might get stuck in a boot loop and for solve this issue a wiping out memory task is required and you’ll lost all the data stored into device’s internal memory. So, before move forward make a full backup for all your important data, configurations and applications.
  • All the instructions listed here and the files used in this guide work only with Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 model number T311, so knowing that make sure you don’t apply the same in any other incorrect variant of devices.
  •  This guide and the instructions listed here are provided for educational and instructional purpose only. So if you decide to apply them, you’re advised to be very careful and to do this only in your own risk. We, Android Source team cannot be held liable or responsible for any data lost or bricking/damaging the device during or after the installation tutorial.

How manually flash the stock Android 4.2.2 JB XWUAMH1 Firmware on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311

  1. Download and install the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 drivers on your PC, for that you can use Samsung KIES application. ( this step can be skipped if the USB drivers are already installed on your PC)
  2. Download the Android 4.2.2 JB XWUAMH1 Firmware for Galaxy Tab 3 file from here , and save it on your PC.
  3. Unzip the downloaded update file on PC’s desktop folder.
  4. Download Odin, save it in your PC, unzip it and install the same.
  5. Run ODIN app on your PC.
  6. Now, turn off completely the tablet.
  7. Make sure that the tablet is completely turned off.
  8. Boot the Galaxy Tab 3 device into Download Mode (To enter into Download mode, press and keep holding the next combination of buttons: Power, Volume Down and Home buttons.
  9. Next, connect the tablet to PC via USB cord while the ODIN is running.
  10. Now, take a look on ODIN app’ interface and make sure that it recognize the device, also the ID:COM section must turn yellow or blue color and in additional the “added” message must be displayed. In other case, close the ODIN app, disconnect the USB cable from the PC, reinstall the USB drivers once again and repeat the guide from the beginning.
  11. Next, from ODIN app’s interface, select the PDA option.
  12. Browse for the extracted firmware file and pick it from the desktop folder.
  13. Make sure that the re-partition and f.reset time options are not checked.
  14.  Next, make sure you’ve successfully follow all the steps.
  15. Click on “Start” button from ODIN.
  16.  Now, wait while the new Android 4.2.2 JB firmware named XWUAMH1 version is being flashed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 model number T311
  17. The installation process is done when the “PASS” messages will be displayed on ODIN app’s interface and the ID:COM area will turn green.
  18. Now, you can disconnect the tablet from the PC.
  19. Reboot the device.
  • If the Galaxy Tab 3 device will get stuck and it is entering into a boot loop you have to:
  1. Force booting into recovery mode
  2. From Recovery Mode select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  3. Return into main Recovery Mode menu.
  4. Select” reboot system now”
  • If the ODIN app gets stuck during the installation process, you have to:
  1. Disconnect the device from the PC by removing the USB cord.
  2. Force restarts the device.
  3. Reinstall the USB drivers once again
  4. Repeat the update process from the beginning.
Congratulations, the new stock Android 4.2.2 JB XWUAMH1 Firmware,is now successfully installed into the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0model number T311.


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