Samsung has arrived with an exciting news for the owners of the U.S. Cellular branded 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab devices, which have been looking to upgrade their Froyo tablets with the next addition of Android OS. Unfortunately, you will get neither Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich OS nor the tablet based Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS. You can now upgrade your Galaxy Tab tablet to Android 2.3.5 or clearly known as Gingerbread flavor, bringing new life into your tablet. Along with the Gingerbread flavor, the new firmware update will bring the new build number SCH-I800.EJ06 and it is carrying the following enhancements and fixes for the Galaxy Tab.
# Addition of Bluetooth HID profile for supporting Bluetooth keyboards.
# VPN support.
# Modifications for Wi-Fi settings, Sound settings, Email settings, Messaging settings and Language & Keyboard settings.
# Improved volume control when playing a video or movie while listening with a headset.
# Google security patches – DigiNotar certificate revocation and Libpng security update.
# Remove auto accept of Bluetooth paring for Handsfree Profile (HFP). This vulnerability allows a nearby third-party to auto connect to Bluetooth HFP and potentially access contact data on the mobile device.
How To Download & Install Android 2.3.5
You will not be pleased to hear that the update isn’t rolling over-the-air. You’ve upgrade your Samsung Galaxy tab to Android 2.3.5 OS with the help of Samsung Kies client by attaching it to a Windows PC machine via USB cable. Download the required and follow the instructions provided here at below to upgrade your tablet device.
Download Software Upgrade Tool – USCC_i800_EJ06_SimpleDL.exe (215MB).
Note: You should take a full backup of your Galaxy Tab as the update is gong to wipe away the data on it.
# Download the tool USCC_i800_EJ06_SimpleDL.exe from the above link and install it on your Windows OS running PC machine.
# After finishing installation process, launch the “SW Upgrade icon” on your Desktop.
# Select the “Next” button until you see the following message in your PC.
# Power off your mobile device by long pressing the Power key button, then touch Power off button and select Next button.
# Connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab to the PC machine via USB cable.
# Now press and hold the Volume Down key until the Downloading screen appears (see below) and then release the Volume Down button –> tap Hold the Volume Down key until the Downloading… screen appears. Release the Volume Down, then select Next. button.
# Begin the upgrade process by hitting the Start Software Download button on the next step.
# Follow the on-screen instructions until it finish the upgrade process.
# That’s it. Enjoy the Gingerbread goodness on your Galaxy Tab tablet.
After finishing the Gingerbread upgrade process successfully, your tablet’s software build number should be shown as SCH-I800.EJ06
Source: Samsung Support Page