22
Nov
2011-07-04 14h22_52

Update x2: The update is back on, and this time it shouldn't break anything. If you didn't pull it the first go around, you can go ahead and grab it in typical OTA fashion. If, however, you ended up with a Wi-Fi-less tablet after the initial update, you'll need to use the Kies desktop application to pull the the fix. [AC]

Here's the official word from Papa Sammy:

Earlier this morning, Samsung began releasing an over the air software update allowing Galaxy 10.1 users to upgrade to Android 3.2 while also resolving a Wi-Fi connectivity issues some Galaxy 10.1 users experienced following a previous software update. For Galaxy 10.1 users who are experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues and are unable to reconnect, the new software update may be downloaded and installed via Samsung's Kies desktop app.

Update: It seems that the update is breaking Wi-Fi, auto-rotate, and a few other things. If you haven't downloaded the update yet, I would advise against it until a fix is available. Otherwise, you'll be left with a Wi-Fi tablet and no Wi-Fi. Boo.

In response to the reports, Samsung pulled the update and issued the following statement:

"Samsung is aware of an issue that some Galaxy Tab 10.1 customers have experienced with today’s software update. We are working on a resolution and will provide more information shortly. In the interim we have chosen to discontinue availability of the update."

It looks like owners of the the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi are getting a nice surprise after booting up their Tabs this morning, as the official Android 3.2 update is now available. The update brings a few subtle changes, including the new zoom mode for non-tablet optimized apps, along with a handful of bug fixes and other tweaks.

The devs over at XDA have already extracted the update and posted it for download, though a flashable rooted version isn't available just yet. It's probably safe to say that one will land somewhere on the 'net within the next couple of hours, so if you're rooted, just sit tight for a bit.

To see if the update is available on your device, head into Settings > About Tablet > Software update and sign-in to your Samsung account. Alternatively, you can grab the download from here and install it through Odin.

[XDA: 1, 2; Thanks, Dima!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • tommy

    Installing as we speak.

    • Jon Garrett

      what does it include, whats in it that makes it worth the update?

  • matt

    you may want to mention as all the other blogs are that this update seems to be breaking wifi for this wifi-only device..........

  • Dan Bobke

    Same here...I will report anything new I see.

  • http://www.vogella.de Lars Vogel

    Hoping for Anrdoid 4.0 soon....

  • Dan Bobke

    So the update CRAWLS at about 35% - 40% - not sure what is in that part of the update but don't freak out...just let it ride.

  • Nightbox

    Got a 7mb update, but still Android 3.1. Anyone the same ?

    • http://www.thenextios.co.nr Hal Motley

      Me too. I won't bother with this mini-update for Honeycomb. Will prepare my 10.1 for CyanogenMod 9 though, which will be EPIC!

  • KonTemPt

    Updated and now wifi won't work. Tried everything to get it back but still nothing. Just an expensive useless screen now :(

  • Skibum

    Updated to 3.2
    Update took forever to install especially between 40-50%. I just let it do it's thing.
    Now on 3.2, wireless working as before. (I am using WEP if that matters)

  • corwin1681

    How typical of samsung. Everyone esle is working on releasing 4.0, and samsung releases 3.2, that came out half a year ago... and its broken. LOL.

    Next time get EEE Pad Transformer or Xoom

  • L boogie

    Wonder if Samsung is gonna kick out this update for the Lte version or just wait for Android 4.0

  • LordRasta

    The WiFi problem is with DHCP. You need to manually setup a static IP with gateway, netmask and possibly DNS. Hopefully that will get you back on the internet.

  • Brandon

    OMG! Finally. I've been searching for a page stating that its not to good to be true. Woke up and found a little 2.3 update on my screen..was like "WTF NO WAY!?" Searched on google for hours on it and people are just now posting about it.......

  • Dan Bobke

    Changing to static did fix the Wifi issue. I did update to Android 3.2 even though the update said it did not install...Samsung needs to get this right.

  • Richard

    wow, that's rather late, 3.2 for Acer Iconia a500 came out ages ago, so glad i never went with samsung.

  • Dan Bobke

    Unreal...did they not test this before pushing it out? It seems almost across the board it is breaking the device - I cannot believe they did this. They better have a fix soon.

  • Dan Bobke

    On chat with Samsung now...they say they are not aware of the issue. No f***ing way...

  • Dan Bobke

    So now they are saying they have the issue in their system and they are working on a fix...How is that fix going to be distributed when people don't know how to get on Wifi?

    • LordRasta

      That is the six million dollar question.

    • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

      Does the device not come with a USB cord that you can hook to your computer along with some software to manage the device?

      • Cameron Summerson

        Indeed it does. People panic and forget that Sammy can just push the fix via Kies.

  • Dan Bobke

    I opened a case with Samsung and they are acknowledging the issues. They will let me know by e-mail or phone when there is a fix - I assume they will do the same with others that contact them.

    I lectured them on communication - they need to openly and publicly acknowledge the issues and communicate with their customers. Ridiculous all around...

  • Jim

    Same issue here. WiFi only tablet. Update downloaded over WiFi, installed, rebooted, no WiFi, no auto-rotate. Static IP didn't work. Opened a ticket with Samsung. This is piss-poor testing by Samsung. WTF--it's their hardware. At the very least they should have tested the update for basic funtionality.

  • Geoffrey

    Same here. Update, no WiFi, No Autorotate. Samsung acknowledged issue. Said techs working hard to correct and committed 1-2 business days for fix. Wonder what else broke with this update. Message says update failed and to connect via Kies to update, but update did complete per "About Tablet". Connected to Kies and it said software is up to date, so WTF. Changed to Static IP and that worked to get WiFi up again for now. New "Zoom" function is working.

  • Goat

    Cool.. Waiting for new in Paris..

  • JoelM

    I got the new update installed just now and everything seems to be working, WiFi is working great as well.

  • Mark West

    To repeat a previous comment - this thing really crawls around the 34% mark... it is going but it is slow enough to make you want to hit the power button. Don't!

  • Zack

    Downloading now will let you know how it goes

  • Len

    What is the difference between 3.1 and 3.2 in galaxy tab 10.1?
    Is it worth the trouble to update? Or is it better to wait for ICS?

    • Zack

      Supports in app zoom. Faster launcher etc...

      • http://www.thenextios.co.nr Hal Motley

        I did find the launcher to be laggy at times and therefore somewhat annoying, especially if there is a live wallpaper present.

        But not enough reason for me update. Though do you have to make a backup and restore like custom ROMs?

  • http://www.shashwat.in Shashwat Nagpal

    why do they don't like people with 3G tabs?
    when is the update for 3G coming? any ideas?

  • owen

    Why is this not available in Canada? I've asked Samsung Canada but got no response, this sucks

  • Vikash11

    Have just trying to update my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that i bought in Hong Kong.The Update is available as from 30 Nov 2011.The update version is :PDA:KK1/ CSC:KK1(TGY) my current version is PDA:KI1/CSC:KI1(TGY).I try to update and every time its giving me this NOTICE: Please remove Market Shortcut and Widget and reinstall them after update.Despite i removed all widgets and shortcuts from the home screens(all 5 of them).Can anyone there help me please with this problem.