Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update I705VRBLL2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware now available in USA for Verizon subscribers. Many of us waiting for it and its finally available now. Just like most other branded official firmware this VRBLL2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware also not available over Samsung Kies, at least for now. However, if you have a Wi-Fi (recommended) or 3G or LTE connection, then go to Settings –> About device –> Software update for an OTA update. However, if you don’t get any OTA update notification or don’t have Wi-Fi connection (or 3G), can always download VRBLL2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware from third party source and update your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 to this firmware manually. This firmware will update your device from old Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware to newer and better Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. You can manually install I705VRBLL2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 using our detailed tutorial below. Please note, this is ODIN flashable firmware and not CWM recovery flashable. Apart from improving Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 existing performance, official firmware is also good option to unroot Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 or unbrick Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 if brick happen because of software issue. You can always root this firmware using a proper root method that available at Android Jinn or else where.
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 Rooting Tutorial: If you have found a rooting method of Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 but are confused whether to go for root or not then you should read: Benefits of Rooting Android devices.
In this article we will guide you to install I705VRBLL2 official firmware update in Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, model number GT-I705. You will learn all required instruction on how to update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 to VRBLL2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware. As this is a carrier branded firmware, please don’t try it on any unbranded Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. To install firmware, we will use a tool called ODIN that will help us to flash the stock 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware in Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 I705. However, in this process you may lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. Don’t worry! While going through this manual firmware update guide you will learn all required tips that will help you to backup your data as well as other important objects before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. If this firmware not look to you then you can always roll back to your previous firmware version as well as can restore all your backed up data.
Android 4.1.2 VRBLL2 Firmware Details:
Date: May, 2013
Region: USA (Verizon)
This tutorial is only for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, model number I705. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 Data & Settings:
Although installing official firmware automatically restore your previous phone data if your device in running on official firmware prior to flashing this firmware, however accident may happen. That’s why We always recommend you to backup your phone data and setting before following manual firmware installation guide, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
WhatsApp Messenger – Manually Backup WhatsApp Messenger Data.
Note: You can always backup your device data using Kies but we recommend you to backup data manually, so that if situation demand then you can easily transfer your data to any other manufacturer Android powered device such as HTC One or Xperia Z. If you have custom recovery installed such as TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery then use its backup feature which is better than any other backup we mentioned already as this backup create an image of whole system.
Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 USB Drivers
You need to connect your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 SCH-I705 to computer so that Odin can access it. However, it won’t be possible until you have proper driver installed. Technically, after you connect your device to Windows PC for first time, it will download and install the required driver but if it don’t then download it from below link.
Few More Important Tips!
- Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power, otherwise your device may see a hard brick if device turn off during installation. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
- Backup your EFS Folder to save IMEI number and other important data. [Guide]
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. [Guide]
- This installation guide use ODIN utility which work only in Windows OS. If you use Linux OS (such as Ubuntu) or Mac OS then use CrossOver Utility to run ODIN in your OS.
If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to flash Jelly Bean VRBLL2 Android 4.1.2 official firmware update for Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 I705.
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