Android 4.0.4 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G – the morning after

Like many other Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners, I was unwilling to wait for the OTA update for Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4), so I went searching on the NET as soon as I heard that it had been released in Italy. I found these very simple instructions on youtube – there’s no point repeating them here. You can either watch the video, or go straight to the instructions if you’re impatient.


The first thing I noticed after the update was that my 3G no longer worked. Installing a new ROM had wiped out my manually-defined 3G network settings, but putting them back did not work. The WiFi worked OK, though. At first I though I may have erroneously flashed the ROM for the WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab (P7510), but that was not the case.

After struggling for about an hour (in which I re-flashed the ICS ROM twice, and considered returning to the previous ROM), it turned out that the ‘Mobile Data’ button was turned off in the notification area – and this is the only place from which you can turn it on/off. I could swear this button did not exist in Honeycomb.

The ‘Mobile Data’ button was off

I also noticed that the text-editing area in the Email app is now much wider and makes more sense than in the previous (Honeycomb) version, which was kind of cramped. I use that app a lot, so you’ll understand why I noticed this. And the eBook application no longer works – it says ‘service will be available soon’ when i try to launch it. Could it be network provider dependent?

ebook - service will be available soon
Service will be available soon

I will post any other new/strange thing I observe over the course of time.


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I have the same problems as you numerated above.My mobile data on the setting is on but the 3g is still not working.

  2. I upgraded to 4.0.4 now my ebook is not working anymore, i tred and its telling me what i dont understand, can you help.

  3. I’ve also done the update and now ebook doesn’t work. In the app store it says it’s no longer available. This is mad as the app came with the Tab

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