Tutorial To Install Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 with Gingerbread 2.3.5

Sanjana December 31, 2011 0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 users have every possible reason to rejoice since your 7 inched Verizon wireless tab can now get updated. The updated version is stable and comes with a lot many additional features. The new update, Gingerbread 2.3.5 version comes as a relief for those eagerly waiting for it since all other devices have been receiving updates officialy or unofficially.

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The new update is applicable for Samsung Galaxy Tabs locked onto Verizon Wireless networks only. No other unlocked Galaxy Tabs will receive any updates from VZW. If you have already rooted your VZW Galaxy Tab, you need to get back to the original stock firmware and after that you will get update from VZW. If you have rooted your tab and applied this update, the rooting access will be revoked so you need to root your tab again by following the rooting procedure.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. This updation procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.

Upgradation in Gingerbread 2.3.5 for Samsung Galaxy Tab:

  • Better word selection and Copy functionality
  • Improved security that supports PIN Method which when used wont ask for any Symbol as numeric entry.
  • All downloads will be stored by default in a dedicated section called Download Manager Application.
  • Data plans can be easily viewed to avail for easy selection of the plan accordingly.
  • Widgets can be resized for better visibility of the widget placements according to our requirements.
  • Also applicable for Verizon prepaid plans.
  • The best part of this update is that the front facing camera can now act as Camrecorder.
  • Internet browser have been updated with new kernels to battle issues related to slow internet speeds.
  • Lots of security patches have been infused from Google


You must backup all the user data present in your tab since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update


Steps To Update Samsung Galaxy Tab with Gingerbread 2.3.5:

There are two methods to update, first is you can update in your home network and second is if you prefer to update via Wi Fi that is when you are out of your home circle. The total firmware file is about 70MB and the whole process would take around 20mins to update. We will go through both the steps below.

System Update Procedure:

Step-1: When you get the notification, click on “Install now” button. The device will power Off and turn ON automatically. You can also click on “Install Later” which will take you back to your phone home screen and you will receive an update prompt after 30mins as shown.

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Step-2: Tap on “More Info” tab to get more in depth information regarding the update then tap on “Restart & Install. Incase you loose the notification or it gets cancelled, navigate through the path “Homescreen > Settings > About Devices > System Updates”. Now select “Restart & Install” option so that the device will first power Off then power On to begin the installation process.

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Step-3: After updation is over,the device will restart on its own and your tab screen will look like this.

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System Update via Wi-Fi Procedure:

Step-1: Navigate to the path “Home screen > Applications > Settings > About Device > System Updates” and enable Wi Fi in your tab from the path “Settings > Wireless & Networks”. Now look for available Wi Fi networks to select it or manually add Wi Fi networks and you are done.

In case the upgradation process fails, your device will bounce back to the earlier older version of the firmware. The good news is there is absolutely no risk of any damage occuring to your device since its an Official Firmware release. Thus you can update your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.5 version by following the above mentioned steps carefully.

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