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Grab the TouchWiz update early from XDA

We have been waiting for the TouchWiz update for a few weeks now, but it has made its way out via unofficial channels. All you crazy hackers can install the ROM early thanks to XDA. Some of you might be thinking about skipping out on the update completely and based on the responses on the XDA thread, you will be missing out. Users are reporting that it is faster and smoother with improved widgets. That is right TouchWiz UX is actually faster than stock Android. I never thought I would see the day.

There are two methods of getting this done – Clockwork Recovery and Odin. If you do not know what these are, then you should probably just wait for the official OTA update to roll out. But if you really want it, then visit the XDA link below to learn how.

Clockwork Recovery

  1. Copy pershot’s to /sdcard
  2. Power off your device
  3. Turn on your device by holding the power button and the volume down key at the same time
  4. Select the recovery option by using Volume Down to switch option and Volume Up to select
  5. Do a full wipe
  6. Choose a zip to flash from sdcard
  7. Once installed reboot system
  8. Wait 5 – 10 minutes for it to boot (be patient)
  9. Done! 😀


  1. Power off your device
  2. Press and hold the Power Button and Volume Down button until you reach the Recovery/Download chooser.
  3. Press Volume Up to enter Download Mode
  4. Start Odin.exe on your computer
  5. Untick the ‘Auto Reboot’ option.
  6. Press the PDA button and select the *****.tar.md5 file
  7. Plug your Tablet into the PC (Odin should now show connected)
  8. Press Start button in Odin
  9. Wait until it shows All Threads Completed… Do not unplug or fiddle with anything!
  10. Once completed unplug your device and press and hold the power button to power off.
  11. Use the method in step 2 to boot up your device but this time select Recovery Mode instead of Download Mode (Volume down switches option, Volume Up selects)
  12. In Recovery mode do a Factory Reset/Wipe (if you don’t have Clockwork recovery this will do a SD card wipe as well)
  13. Reboot your device
  14. Done! 😀


  • Email app doesn’t let you sync (Gmail still works fine)
  • Samsung apps app wont start due to no sim card


All credit goes to the fine people at XDA. If you have any questions, just go to the source link below.

Source: XDA

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