Heimdall firmware packages for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

I decided to start making Heimdall firmware packages for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. I’ll keep this XDA Developers thread updated as I find, test, and upload new firmwares for this device.

Flashing firmware packages using Heimdall

Flashing a firmware using Heimdall involves rebooting your device into “Download mode” (also sometimes call “Odin” mode, after the leaked Samsung flashing tool of the same name). On the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus you have to first shut your device down, and then boot while holding down the Volume down button.

If you’re on Linux you’ll have to make sure that your user has rights to write to the device. To do this, create a udev rule such as the following in /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules:

# Samsung
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666"

And then make sure to unplug/replug your device before trying to flash. Good luck! If you’re on Windows you’re going to need it (but it probably involves installing some USB drivers)…

About Heimdall

Heimdall is a free, cross platform, open source flashing utility for Samsung Galaxy-series devices. It supports the Galaxy S and S2 phones as well as various other models of phones and tablets. You can find more information about Heimdall firmware packages here on XDA Developers, or at Benjamin Dobell’s Heimdall website.