How To Update / Upgrade Your Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 To Android 2.2.1 Froyo Build XWKC1
For all Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 users I have good news. Now, you will be able to update your Samsung Tab WiFi P1010 device to the latest Android 2.2.1 Froyo firmware. It is a very important update, because the Android Froyo version comes with a lot of features. This update will improve your battery life and will solve the display orientation issue. The new Android 2.2.1 is named XWKC1. It is very important to know that you must to read carefully the instructions, to be able to update your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1010, because this is the WiFi only model. If you confused the P1000 model with P1010 model, you may brick your device. If you want to know how to update / upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010, read the following article and then you will be use the latest Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy Tab device.
Before to start the update, there are some things that you must to know and that you must to do:
you must to create a sync to backup all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, because you will lose after the update;
since the firmware update is a process that drains a lot of battery, before proceeding to install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010, make sure that the better level is at least 50%;
you also must to close all softwares, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflicts;
you must have a computer or a laptop with the following operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, and of course you must to deactivate the antivirus from your computer and you must to have administrator access, to be able to download and install the drivers ;
make sure that you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 USB cable;
don’t forget, if you have a locked Galaxy Tab, don’t try to do this update process, because you will lose the warranty.
Here are the steps for How To Update / Upgrade Your Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 To Android 2.2.1 Froyo Build XWKC1:
First, you must to download the latest firmware to your computer. You can download the XWKC1 firmware for Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 from here.
Next, you must to unzip the downloaded file to the desktop (if you will be asked for a password, type this password: androidadvices.com).
Now, you must to open the Odin.exe file to start the process.
Next, you must to check the following options: Re Partition, Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time.
Now, after you have checked the previous options, you must to holding the volume down button and the switch ON button to put your Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 device in download mode.
After you have enter your Samsung device in download mode, you must to connect to your computer using the USB cable. Also, you must to ensure that the ID:COM box is yellow, because this box shows that all drivers are loaded successfully.
Next, you must to enter the following options(please be carefully and don’t choose other options):
PIT – p1wifi_20110128_r10_00.pit
PDA – P1010XWKC1-REV03-ALL-low-CL946441.tar.md5
CSC – GT-P1010-MULTI-CSC-OXXKC1.tar.md5
Now, check again if the yellow light is ON, and then press the Start button.
Finally you must to wait until the Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 update process is complete (you will receive after 3-5 minutes a green Pass box).
And that it’s all. Now, you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 successfully updated to Android 2.2.1 Froyo firmware. Also, you may know that you can clear your cache, simply using the following code: *2767*3855#. To check if you have successfully update your device enter the following code: *#1234#. Don’t forget, for any questions and suggestions don’t hesitate and share them to us in the comments area below.