Update Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMC3 Official Firmware

samsung-galaxy-tab-plus-p6200Good day. Congratulations to all the Galaxy Tab Plus users. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXMC3 official firmware for Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus P6200 is now available. The XXMC3 Jelly Bean official firmware is now available for download from Samsung Kies or via Samsung OTA (Over the Air) update. Android 4.1.2 is start rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus  P6200 in several countries, Austria is one of them. The Jelly Bean firmware can be installed in the same Galaxy Tab Plus P6200 model from different countries as unbranded firmware with only the CSC change needed. If you are still waiting for the OTA update, you may check out our manual update tutorial after the break.

As you read through, we have prepared the step-by-step guide to manually update 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus P6200 with complete steps. Before the tutorial starts, it is advisable to read through all the tips below to have you prepared for the flash process later. A good preparation on your phone and PC ensure the safe flashing and avoid any damage to your phone. Please also be reminded to backup all your data including contacts, messages, video, photos etc as given below because these data will be wiped during this tutorial. It helps to restore to original condition in case any problem appears during/after the flash. Let’s get into the tutorial now.


Take Note: It’s always a risk to modify your devices and be warned that a failure may cause resolvable or unresolvable brick to your devices. We are not responsible for any damage to your devices. With the modification being applied, your devices warranty may void. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions.

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Take note: The tutorial and guides below is only compatible to Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus P6200 model. It will not compatible to other devices. Take your own risk if you attempt to apply it for different variant of models. Always check your device model carefully before start.

Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number

Pre-requisites & Important Tips (First Timer Must Read)

As a beginner or first timer, we fully understand your worries and concerns in risk of bricking your devices due to improper modification handling, such as flash custom ROMs, kernels, official firmware with correct tools. Thus, we are here to guide you on how to successfully install custom rom, kernel, or root with very details steps to minimize the risk. These steps meant to avoid you from mistakenly perform improper handling on your devices during the installation or modification process.

Take Note: Ensure you have prepared, installed and downloaded all essential tools and files before start. In general, we have listed down the basic knowledge and preparation that the first timer should ever learnt before any modification on your devices. Please read through the steps carefully and follow exactly each steps before you move forward.

1. Essential USB driver– To enable communication between your android devices and Windows. File transfer between computer and mobile devices is a must to have for ROM zip file and Google Application Package.

USB Drivers Download Page

2. Backup- It is advisable to have your important data backed up in case you may need to restore when anything goes wrong during the flash process. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

As alternative backup method, you need to manually synchronize or transfer your files with the respective official file managers.

Samsung Kies . Sony Media Sync . Motorola Device Manager . HTC Sync Manger . LG Mobile PC Suite

3. Setup ADB & Fastboot Driver- Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with connected Android-powered device. You must have both ABD & Fastboot to be installed to proceed further on the installation and flashing process.

How To Setup ADB & Fastboot Driver with Android SDK

4. Enable USB Debugging mode- As you are going to modify your devices, you may need to communicate, command and control the device via computer. Enabling USB debugging mode is to allow the devices to receive command from computer to perform the task.

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android 4.0+ Devices.

In Android 4.2+ version, you need to activate Developer Options before you can enable USB Debugging Mode.

How to Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

5. Battery Level– Battery level is critically important to ensure your devices are survived during the entire installation and modification process. During any installation or flashing process, higher battery flow could occurs. To avoid any unnecessary interruption due to battery level, we strongly recommend you to charge your device up to 50%. Do remember an unexpected shutdown during flashing might result in a bricked device.

How to Check Battery Level On Android Device.

6. MicroUSB cable – Mostly of the time you will need a microUSB cable for data transfer between computer and your device. Prepare one for it before proceeding.

Additional General Knowledge (First Timer Should Read)

We wish to comfort and gain your confident level to proceed further especially for beginner and first timer. As a summary, you should know essential general knowledge on what you going to execute in minutes later. We, TAR (TheAndroidRom) recommend some articles below for your references and information.

Benefits of Rooting and Custom ROM

Conventional Android users may just wondering the meaning of root, the benefit of rooting and the risk of root. These kind of question and enquiry just stop you from exploring more on the true purpose of root as well as its benefits. Nevertheless, we will have answered all your enquiry regarding to root and custom rom and give a brief explanation under this section. In order to have complete understanding of root, you may head over to our Benefits of Root page.

  1. Full Control of Android With root access
  2. Better Backup and Restore Methods.
  3. Improved Battery Life
  4. Heavy customization theme and applications.
  5. Fully tweaked and improved ROM.
  6. Install advance features from different ROM and models.
  7. Integration with other hardware like TV, USB OTG (On-The-Go), gaming console and more.

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Have all the preparation completed? Enough of understanding of what is going to be done? If you do, we shall move forward to the tutorial on next page.