May 27, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab blank/black screen after reflashing - Fix!!

So i bought a Galaxy Tab the other day (Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000N). Was nice out of the box, but could be better in my opinion.. unfortunately i screwed up and the screen went blank. The device was on but i couldn't see anything..

The P1000N has slightly different hardware from the other variants.. another long story short, this model isnt the Euro, Tmobile, AT&T, CDMA version... its the Latin American version.

So... if you didnt know that already and somehow screwed up your device (The screen is blank/ black after flashing)
You need to download all these files:

https://sites.google.com/site/p1000firmware/ All the file sharing sites that used to have these files have been removed by the govt., so try this link http://bit.ly/mQEaHO

I've never tried my method with the link above so i dont know if these instructions are valid anymore.


Old Instructions:
Make sure you tick "repartition" is checked (Odin)
  • Then you put the device in download mode.
  • (Volume down + Power button together) - to enter download mode (the screen will still be blank)
  • Once Odin recognizes the device it should look like this: (with the yellow thing highlighted)


If your device is already in Download mode and the program doesnt pick it up, do it again (volume down + power button)



MAKE SURE Re-Partition is checked 




  • After it finishes it'll reboot, and you'll have your screen back/ should have your screen back
  • If after it restarts you get stuck at the Samsung screen, restart the device in Samsung's Recovery console (Volume Up + Power + Home Button) and choose wipe to factory default or whatever it says (factory default) then restart.

Let me know if you run into problems. BTW i was able to load Clockworkmod on it :-p

70 comments:

furu said...

EL ARCHIVO TIENE CONTRASEÑA 

Don G said...

The password is on Samsung's website where you download the firmware

Stevenlowzisern said...

I got the same problem when i was trying to update my fren's tab to gingerbread. guess gingerbread for p1000n is not out yet. Nevertheless, thank you so much man, you saved my life!!!xD

Don G said...

No problem, glad it worked..
Patiently waiting for Gingerbread myself.

Ehab said...

what is the password for the file? please, i didnt got it
thank you

Don Giovanni said...

Password: samfirmware.com

Don G said...

Password: samfirmware.com

Cícero Lourenço said...

Hello! I also with problems aflter trying to change the rom used in my Galaxy Tab. Now he does not start, when try to turn him on the only answer is the capacitive buttons that light up. Assistance wanted to convince me that it would be necessary to change the motherboard, which I think is crazy since there is no damage on the hardware.Could you help me? I know a little bit about this process, but have no success alone.

Don G said...

Okay, download this: http://www.multiupload.com/LCTD17WK3S
as well as Odin. Extract the firmware (.rar file, and then extract the .tar file)

After that follow the screenshots above. The Tab has to be in Download mode, even though the screen is blank, trust your instinct. Let me know if you run into problems

Ehab said...

Thank you so much,,

Ehab said...

sorry for that :)

Don G said...

Very simple.. goto this site: and download all four files in Odin. You dont need to rename anything. 

After that your Galaxy Tab will be back.

Im going to re-write the guide since this has worked 100% of the time

Joey Determan said...

My tab errors out at the boot.bin with that write operation failed

Don G said...

Im guessing you tried updating to Gingerbread?
Im gonna do a new topic for that soon

Joey Determan said...

actually i got it up to honeycomb, but the 3g didnt work for that so I restored, after the restore my accelerometer didnt work and i tried restoring via odin, one of the firmwares from samfirmware went through but i still had the blank screen. I have the sprint version btw.

Don G said...

Ouch.. i dont know how to fix those. The process is different. Different hardware and everything. Most i could suggest is go to www.samfirmware.com and get the files required to flash it (toolbox section) or visit xda

Marco said...

You're the MAN! Thanks buddy.

Brian Miller said...

I flashed to the Eurospecs so that I could make calls and am getting the black screen.  My lights come on at the bottom and when I push the power button 3 times it works as should.  Wondering if I do these steps I will have to reflash it for euro or it just fixes the load screen?

Harold Gómez said...

GREAT  it works!   I had some trouble "knowing" when the tablet is on download mode, but when I had it on download, the process worked like a charm.

Do you know if is possible to upgrade this version to 2.3?

Don G said...

Yes it is possible to upgrade to Gingerbread. Hardly worth the effort for the stock version tho. 

Follow the link here if you have a Galaxy Tab P1000N

Ankit Marwah said...

Hi, can you also write a step by step procedure to upgrade to gingerbread as the xda link you provided is quite confusing. It would be really helpful if you could give the links to the files as well.

Don G said...

Ok i wrote a guide. I sold my Tab so i dont remember the exact procedure but i made the official Gingerbread ROM with all the files before i sold it

Ankit Marwah said...

Can you share the links for the Gingerbread ROM ?

Don G said...

http://nontent.blogspot.com/2011/07/gingerbread-p1000n.html

Kevin J said...

So I am having the same thing happend happening to me but I have a samsung galaxy tablet 10.1  will these files be the same or is there another set of 4 files i need to find? if so where?

Don G said...

Honestly not sure... you can get the firmware here: http://www.samfirmware.com/fwandroid.htm
It (firmware) looks region specific though.. so i suggest XDA to be sureThe procedure i dont know "/

Mxdmr said...

Excelent!!!...it's alive again!!!...Thxs

S Tiddy said...

mine says failed in big red writing and its fully charged (have let it drain before as well) or it says nothing like it done nothing...        all threads completed (succeded 0 Failed 0)

S Tiddy said...

i dont no how to edit the post but i just fixed it... used the roms that destroyed it and mixed it with these ones and it fixed   ... gingerbread aswell :) thanks so much!

Patrickmo27 said...

I tried flashing my AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" and know all I get is the AT&T logo, I hear the Samsung Chime and then it stays in a Black screen when I touch it a white vertical line flickers on the top left side going down to the middle of the tab screen. Please help me.. Thank you

Don G said...

Calm down... just follow the instructions above to get the screen back up.

Patrickmo27 said...

Don I did everything like you posted and now nothing comes on the screen. Even when I press the power and down button no even the yellow triangle that used to show up. Please help

Don G said...

The firmware above is fot the Latin version.. I hope those weren't the files you used.. because it wont work. But in any case... you need the stock firmware for the At&t version and corresponding kernel.

The other instructions remain the same, it should work. Even tho Odin doesn't pick up the device, as long as its plugged into USB and you redo the steps it should eventually work.

Check http://www.samfirmware.com/android.htm for the model you have. I think the kernel is on there as well... not sure. But look for the at&t kernel, do everything over

Patrickmo27 said...

I got the SGH-I987 i´m going crazy. the screen won´t turn on. I went into the link you send and I didn´t find my model.

Don G said...

I dont know that model... 

As far as I know ALL Galaxy Tab's have a P1000-ish model number. If its the one with the black back it might be a newer model. They typically didnt come like that. 

I dont know if this site might be able to help, worth a shot though: 

http://www.thegalaxytabforum.com/index.php?/topic/3248-stock-rom-android-233-gingerbread-p1000xxjq1-p1000xxjq1-p1000xxjpz/

Chafeh22003 said...

PLEASE HELP ME
I tried to revive my P1000n with the files above and this the result from odin

Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..

File analysis..

SetupConnection..

Initialzation..

Set PIT file..

DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

Get PIT for mapping..

Firmware update start..

boot.bin



Complete(Write) operation failed.

All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

CrazyWhiteBooi said...

I followed the Odin3 steps, but now the tab does not want to switch on at all, cannot even to the (Vol down + Power) download screen any more.  The tab doesn't want to switch on at all.  When I pug the USB cable the screen just brightens up but doesn't show that it is charging.
Please advice...........

Don G said...

Hmmm, i've only been to this point once.... and you'll probably only see this happen once. 

Sorry, to say but i think the device might be bricked. 
BUT if you have the correct files for your tab you can probably still restore it.
Which version are you using?

Demon8199 said...

link not found..please fix it

Don G said...

I checked the links and they're fine..??

Ronny Rodriguez said...

Hi Don you save my life, I followed your procedure and my tab is back.
How Can I do a donation?

Don G said...

Sweet. Just click an ad and im good..

Quigly007 said...

ok it worked and i have clockwork also.  but my touchscreen still doesnt work. i am at the language selection screen and cant select anything. ideas?

Don G said...

Do it again. Its happened to me already but cant remember the exact procedure. But once you do it again with another rom it'll work

Quigly007 said...

does it matter that the Odin version I am using is 1.7? (version in screen shot is 1.3)
or that in the "" spot its comes up as ""
and there are 4 files and only 3 loaded in the 2nd screenshot, one is an .APK file i noticed. what do I do with that one?

Quigly007 said...

it succeeded again and resets after completion directly to the "Android system recovery" i can scroll through my options but the Home button is supposed to be the "enter" button and I cannot select anything.
I shut it off and power back up standard and it starts up normal and goes to language selection like I had previously mentioned.  but no touch.

If I power it down and then recovery power up it comes up into clockwork (upon completion and before powering down then back on the system recovery it reboots to is the standard blue text screen)

ugh. i feel like I am being redundant both in action and description. I know I am close... almost...... there.....

Don G said...

The version doesnt matter, at least not from my experience. I dont know what apk file your referring to?!

I think you should try a different rom. If clockwork recovery is working you can try loading the rom from that.
One rom which i know works is: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1124224&highlight=p1000l

Quigly007 said...

its the "SGT-Bootloader-Patch-v1.00-P1000_L_N_LATIN.apk"
in your instructions you say to download the 4 files and that there is no need to change their names.  
3 files are placed in Odin and the 4th is that one.
crucial step i'm missing?

Don G said...

I think that apk is supposed to used when changing rom's.. because some roms lock the bootloader (the stock version to be more specific)

After you get the touchscreen working u should run it.

Quigly007 said...

ok so i think i found my problem. 
I have a P1000NGSMH
and everything i seem to find is on the P1000NUBJP7
I just was trying to get rid of this damned Dictionary error message that kept popping up WAY to frequently. now I am knee deep in...

Quigly007 said...

and after looking farther and farther into it I have come to the conclusion it was already rooted when I bought it from a friend who didnt let me know it was.  it comes stock with froyo 2.2 and when i went to do all this jazz i remember it had Ginger 2.3 on it.  
I.E. already had root performed. 
how do i just start completely fresh?

Don G said...

The link i sent you couple comments up is Gingerbread.. and compatible with the P1000N

Work with those instructions

Quigly007 said...

thank you so much man. the last link you posted worked out great!!!
Can't tell you how stoked I was when the touchscreen worked!!!!!!!

awsome. back in action

Torben Zader said...

thank you so much! you saved my life at christmas

dgspai said...

Work on Galaxy Tab P1000L? Thanks!

G. said...

Yes

Morsapapa3 said...

SWEET MOTHER OF ZOMBIE JESUS I LOVE YOU!!! ITS ALVIE!!! THANKS!!!... but I still want to update to 2.3.3, any ideas about a very safa thats not the kies?... 

G. said...

sorry about the late response.. last time i checked this link has what you seek (Gingerbread + tweaks + Clockwork recovery:  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1124224&highlight=p1000l

ngarakai said...

hi, after getting myself into troubles, i finally found your blog. i have read all and try to download the files. but then, all the links you gave came to useless since megaupload.com is having problem now.

if you happen to keep all the files, can you please share it with me? thank you

ngarakai said...

hi, after getting myself into troubles, i finally found your blog. i have read all and try to download the files. but then, all the links you gave came to useless since megaupload have their own problem now.



if you happen to keep all the files, can you please share it with me?

thank you
 

G. said...

I dont have those files on my pc anymore.. I checked around the internet and all the alternative links have been removed :(

But see if this link works:
http://www.humberos.com.br/2011/08/p1000nubjp7-gingerbread-233.html

Hopefully it works for you

Hottredzz said...

please i need help my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is not coming on when it does the screen is blank any ideas what to do?

Napogutierrez said...

you are a lifesaver, thanks

Tushar said...

Hi..I have P1000NGSMH and has a severe problem of charging..when kept on charging it shows a cross on charging and does not charge and it does not connet to pc either.
When shown to service centre (tab used in india), they say its a motherboard problem and cannot be repaired in india!!
So do i have any solution??plzzzzz help urgnt..

Ayyazsk said...

HI, I have sprint Galaxy TAB 7 inch. I have tried to upgrade it to 2.3 but WIFI didnt worked well so i thought i should factory reset it. but when i did, it didnt turn on, and just showing black screen.

ricardo said...

i have problems

justin said...

The process keeps stopping at "SetupConnection" and the yellow thingy is highlighted which means odin sees the device. please what do i do?

G. said...

I dont know, i've never seen that type of error message.

Arbian_point said...

my samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 is not turning on it also not charging and if i connect it into a pc it shows samsung gt p5100 connected but i cant connect it into skies i also try the methods of power button +volume down button please help

bakinson said...

thanks so much, only your method worked in all materials i tried....good work