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Update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 with XWUAMG3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung released the new XWUAMG3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware for Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310. Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 is one of the latest tablet from Samsung electronics and currently Samsung rolled out the new update on many of the countries. The new official update come with some new features and some improvements. This one id the Official update directly from the Samsung not the Custom ROM. If you want to update your tablet with this latest firmware then enable the WIfi on your device end update your tablet through OTA or you can also use the Samsung KIES application to get the latest firmware. If both the method are currently not working for you and want to update your tablet manually, then read the below tutorial to apply this Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware on your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310. As we mention above that this is the official firmware and no need to worry about your device warranty.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 which is a WiFi-only tablet and powered with 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front camera with 1280×768 pixels resolution. If you have the rooted tab then after applying this update you will lose the root access on your tab, you can always root your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 with the help of proper rooting method. So lets take a look how to apply this update on Galaxy Tab.

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Three Methods to Update  Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310

1. Use Samsung Kies Application to Update your device from your desktop. Read our full guide here how to use Samsung Kies to update Samsung Phone.

2. Update Samsung Android phone Via OTA Feature. To do this, go to your phone Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update

3. Manual method with ODIN application. Follow the below mention tutorial to manually update your device.

Disclaimer

Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.

b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Download the Latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

Update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 to Android 4.2.2

Step 1. Download the XWUAMG3 Android 4.2.2 Firmware for Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 here and extract the downloaded folder on your desktop.

Step 2. Download the ODIN flash tool on you desktop and extract the folder on your windows desktop.

Step 3. Both the important files are saved on your desktop. Switch off your Tab and wait for 5 to 6 seconds. Now boot your device in Download mode, to do this press and hold Volume Down + Power button together until you see a construction Android robot in tablet screen. Press Volume Up button again to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4. Now Tab is in download mode. Connect the tablet to the computer via USB cable. Now you should see the blue sign in Odin screen, that means your tablet is connected successfully and ready to update. If you don’t see the Blue sign , then try the different USB port on your PC, if still not connected then reinstall the USB drivers and reconnect your device.

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Step 5. Once the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 is connected with the ODIN application, do the following: (Do this very carefully otherwise you brick your device)

Select these files from the extracted firmware package(Step 1);

a- Select the PDA checkbox, and click the ‘.tar.md5? file
b- Tap the Phone checkbox, and select the file named ‘modem’ (ignore if such file is not found)
c- Choose the CSC checkbox, and click the file named ‘CSC’ (ignore if there is no such file)
d- Click the PIT checkbox, and choose the ‘.pit’ file (ignore if the file is missing)

[Note: Ignore the last three steps (b, c and d) if such files are not found.]

Next, ensure that the check boxes “Auto Reboot”, “F. Reset Time” and “PDA” are the only check boxes checked and the rest are not. And Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked on the ODIN application

Step 6. Recheck all the settings again and hit the Start button on ODIN application to start the firmware update process.

Step 7. Once the update process is finished on your tablet you will see the PASS message on ODIN screen. Now you can unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer

That’s it! Now Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T310 is running on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean firmware. Go to Settings > About tablet to verify this firmware update. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.

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