Samsung and AT&T have finally released an update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 making it now run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This comes three month after the Verizon and Sprint model got the update. The tricky part is getting the update to the device since there’s no automatic way to do it since it has to be done manually.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update brings several new features to the device which include the following
- Customizable widgets
- Improved text input and spell-checking
- New dictionaries for better error correction and word suggestion
- Enhanced web browsing and personalization capability
- Improved email management
- New technology for better security options
- Google Now with enhanced voice activation
If you own the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 from AT&T here’s how to update your device.
You will need a PC or Mac running the latest Samsung Kies software. If you don’t have this software in your computer then you can get it from this link.
Note: Make sure that your device has more than 50 percent battery level. You should backup your important data first before making the upgrade.
- Launch Samsung Kies.
- Connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the computer.
- Make sure that Kies recognizes your device by checking the upper left-bar navigation menu. It should list your device.
- Once the software recognizes your device a pop-up will be displayed announcing a new firmware update.
- Click on the Update button.
- Read the Caution pop-up and press I have read all of the above information checkbox.
- Read the Allow saving of information statement and select Allow saving or Proceed without saving and then click Start upgrade.
- The update will be downloaded from Samsung’s servers which may take a couple of minutes.
- Kies will start updating your device. You will see the Android logo on your device screen during this step.
- You will see a window on your computer announcing that the upgrade has already finished. Click on Ok and disconnect your device.
- Once your device has rebooted it is now ready to use.
Once the update has been completed here’s some of the things to expect from your device.
- Paired Bluetooth devices will be removed.
- User created or custom APN’s will be erased. This has to be reconfigured.
- Home screens will be reset to the ICS default view.
- Application menu sorting, folders and home keys will be reset.
- Contacts within the contact groups will be removed but your contacts and contact groups will remain.
- Music playlists and settings will be reset.