The official OTA for the GSM version of the original Galaxy Tab just started rolling out, and Chainfire over at the XDA forums has already pulled the update, rooted it, and made it available for your downloading pleasure. There are two different versions of the download - one with a new bootloader and one without. While I didn't read the entire thread, it appears that most users had better luck with the version that includes the bootloader.

If you're concerned about flashing a ROM that includes a new bootloader, fret not - it's signed, but not secured. That means you'll still be able to flash custom kernels, ROMs, etc.

For the full skinny, including download links and installation instructions, head over to the source thread on XDA.

[XDA via Phandroid]

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  • William F.

    I'm new to the Galaxy Tab updates/use. What's a bootloader and how will it effect my Tab? And if it doesn't work, how screwed am I?

  • noviar rosadi

    how to update my galaxy tab ota

  • Mark

    If they start with the original, when will it get to the new versions (i.e. SPH-P100)... I would like to watch Netflix on my tab....

  • scott

    I am going to download it

  • laith

    how can i update the OS of the galaxy tab to ice cream sandwich ? and is it ? what are the dangers of doing this ? please answer me :|

  • laith

    sorry .... "i mean is it safe? "*

  • sam07robbie

    where can i download latest version of os to my Samsung galaxy tab p 1000 please help guys

  • clive

    How can i update OS for my galaxy P1000

  • gorio

    my tab's still on froyo 2.2..i hope this would help..thanks!

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  • samrobbie

    i have problem with my samsung galaxt tab p1000 it gets switched off every now and than please help me out on this please guys ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,please

  • g

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    kindly provide me update

  • Latiffono1

    galaxy tab gt 1000 new update link  pls give me

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  • sandeep