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Topic # 110424 9-Oct-2012 14:15 Send private message

Hi there, have recently bought the Galaxy Tab 7.7 (P6800).  Think it originally came from Hong Kong. I got it at PB Tech.  

I'd like to upgrade it to ICS but want to make sure I don't break it.  Anyone got step by step instructions on how I can do it?  

Would greatly appreciate any advice, tips.  

Thanks.  

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  Reply # 698685 9-Oct-2012 20:11 Send private message

Download Kies from Samsung website to your PC - install.
Plug tab in and let it check firmware. Should be all good to get 4.04




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  Reply # 698697 9-Oct-2012 20:32 Send private message

It's about a 480Meg update so make sure the battery is charged .



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  Reply # 698860 10-Oct-2012 08:31 Send private message

OK, thanks very much.  Do I need to back up everything (docs, apps, etc) on the tab beforehand?  

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  Reply # 741479 8-Jan-2013 10:58 Send private message

durk67: OK, thanks very much.  Do I need to back up everything (docs, apps, etc) on the tab beforehand?  


Did you get this to work? I too have a Tab 7.7 from PB Tech and it does not see any available updates OTA and when I attempt to connect to Kies it gives this error. I've installed Kies on three machines now with the same result.



I performed a factory reset and connected it again, and got an extension to the previous error.


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  Reply # 741505 8-Jan-2013 11:22 Send private message

you need to install the driver too?




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  Reply # 741524 8-Jan-2013 11:48 Send private message

Kies provides drivers. I have tried other forum posts of trying install older trivers, taking it offline to try and force the old driver usage and a variety of other hacks.

So far I no luck.

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  Reply # 741544 8-Jan-2013 12:10 Send private message

lyonrouge: Kies provides drivers. I have tried other forum posts of trying install older trivers, taking it offline to try and force the old driver usage and a variety of other hacks.

So far I no luck.


I had the same issue with Kies when I got my Tab 8.9. It took me a while to sort it, did involve manually finding the current driver and selecting it. I'm at work at present, will have a look when I get home for details.

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  Reply # 741569 8-Jan-2013 12:52 Send private message

Thanks.

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  Reply # 741801 8-Jan-2013 17:58 Send private message

I was able to overcome the driver issue by installing the Mac version (after contaminating 3 PCs with Kies), however, still no firmware update available :-(


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  Reply # 742295 9-Jan-2013 14:53 Send private message

Throught it maybe carrier dependant. Tried Telecom and Vodafone SIMs but still no update.

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