If you're one of the lucky few with a T-Mobile-branded Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, there's an update headed your way. It's based on Android 4.1.2, just like the last one was, but it adds one notable new feature: LTE. Yes, the tablet's latent LTE radio has been enabled with this update.


The new version of the software is starting to hit devices today, but mashing the update button won't help. It's going to be arriving in waves until all tablets have gotten the notification around July 19th. If you can't wait, the device can also be updated manually via Samsung Kies.

You're looking at a mere 69.8MB of data to turn on LTE, but actually finding T-Mobile LTE is more of a challenge. Still, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is ready for it now.


Ryan Whitwam
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  • MSmith79

    Why would the device not being rooted be a prerequisite? Can you unroot it and reroot it? What's the story behind it?

  • c00ller

    For a brief moment I wondered if this has possible implications for the Nexus 4, but that's almost certainly wishful thinking... The situation is different because this device is T-Mobile branded :(

    • BehemothDan

      I know what you mean. I am about to do the whole unlocking of the bootloader/rooting process for LTE. I wish they would just re-enable it, though I know it's ultimately some stupid crap with the FCC.