Software update: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (T859)

Understanding the Update

Beginning August 31st, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (T859) will have an optional manual software update to Android version 4.0.4 /Software T859UVLH6 (Ice Cream Sandwich) via Kies only.


  • Important: Beginning August 31st, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have an optional manual software update to Android version 4.0.4 /Software T859UVLH6 (Ice Cream Sandwich) via Kies and optional OTA download.


  • Note: This optional update will wipe the Home Screen layout.


You can update in one way:

Manual download to T859UVLH6: If you want to update to Ice Cream Sandwich, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See to confirm the version.


Software versions

Software version
Approval/Release Date

T859UVLH6 (Current)



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  • New Features & Improvements
    • Version Information
    • Improvements
      • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
      • ICS update will be required to use Media Hub after August 27th.
    • Prerequisites
      • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
      • At least 50% battery life



Resolution Steps

To manually install the update via Kies - Android version 4.0.4/ Software version T859UVLH6 ONLY, follow these steps:


  • Important: If you do not have a computer for the ICS update, there is no another option for this update at this time.


Installing Kies

  1. Download the most recent version of Kies by visiting (Select the SAMSUNG Kies version compatible with the PC).
    • Note: Save the file to a desired location - the Desktop is recommended for easy access.
    • Ensure you are on the most recent Kies version. If you attempt to check for Kies updates manually through the application, older versions may not recognize that there is a new version available. Compare your version number (found in Help > Kies Info) with that available through Samsung (click the file to download, on the download screen, the file name will include 2.x.x.x.xxxxx_, this is the current version available).
  2. Double click the Kies file. The program will self-extract, no action is required.

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  3. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.

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  4. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.

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  5. Kies will begin the installation. No action is required.
  6. When the process is complete, click Finish.


Prepare the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Plus

  1. From the Android home screen, press the Menu bar and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Applications.
  3. Tap Development.
  4. Tap USB Debugging.
  5. Tap the Home key  to exit the settings menu.
  6. Insert the USB data cable into the device and then into an available port on the computer.
  7. Select Samsung Kies at the phone prompt. The PC should recognize several devices and begin installation. This is normal and may take a few minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.


Upgrade the device to Android version 4.0.4/ Software version T869UVLH6

  • Important: Verify you have backed up all of your data, including the contents of the internal (non-removable) SD card, to prevent unnecessary data loss.
  1. On the PC, open the Kies application.
  2. Connect the device to the computer using the included USB cable.
  3. Once Kies recognizes the device, a popup window will appear.

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  4. Click Update.

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  5. Read the Caution statements and select the I have read... check box.
  6. If desired, select Allow saving to back up the device. If not, select Proceed without saving.
  7. Click Start Upgrade.
  8. The software will download to the PC, and then to the device.

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  9. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.

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  10. Device will power cycle; do not turn off device.

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