Users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will finally experience Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on their tablets thanks to an update from Big Magenta.
T-Mobile posted an announcement on their Support webpage that the update became available starting August 31, but users can opt not to get the update at all if they choose not to. Furthermore, they stated that the update will only be available if the user tethers the tablet to a computer through a USB data cable. That said, users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from T-Mobile reported that they were in fact able to get the update over-the-air.
T-Mobile provides users with step-by-step instructions on how to get Android Ice Cream Sandwich on their tablet using Samsung Kies. To do so, users need to have the latest version of Samsung Kies. After installing it, they can proceed with preparing their tablet to receive the update. On the home screen, users should go to the Menu bar and choose Settings. From there, they should go to Applications, then to Development, then to USB Debugging. Then, they should exist Settings. This is when they can plug a USB data cable into their tablet and connect it to a computer port. They should then choose Samsung Kies upon a phone notification and wait for the installation to commence and finish. Usually, installation goes on for several minutes, after which, they are free to disconnect the data cable and enjoy the update.
T-Mobile includes several reminders with these instructions. First, they remind users to back up all their data prior to the installation to prevent any data loss. Likewise, they need to have at least 50% of battery life on the tablet before the installation process is started. The upgrade also typically removes any customizations that users have done on the Home Screen.