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How to enable voice calling on AT&T Galaxy Tab

Written By: James Rintamaki on June 1, 2011 13 Comments

Want to enable voice calling on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab?  All you need to do is download a few files and run through a few hoops and you’ll be good to go.  All credit to figuring this out goes completely to clubtech over at XDA – I simply just took a few screenshots to make a slightly easier step-by-step guide:

 

  1. Download the necessary files and extract them:
  2. Turn off the tab, plug it in via USB, and press and hold the Volume Down button then press and hold the Power Button until you are in download mode (once in download mode, release the buttons):
    tab download mode
  3. Run Odin and make sure you see the port number listed in yellow on the top (in my case, “0:[COM8]”):
    yellow port number
  4. Check “Re-Partition”, “Auto Reboot”, and “F. Reset Time”.  Then, load in the various extracted JJ4 (the Russian ROM) files for PIT, PDA, PHONE, and CSC:
    jj4 setup
    1. PIT:  P1_add_hidden.pit
    2. PDA:  P1000XWJJ4-REV03-ALL-CL639474.tar.md5
    3. PHONE:  MODEM_P1000XXJID.tar.md5
    4. CSC:  GT-P1000-CSC-SERJJ2.tar.md5
       
  5. Now click start.  It will take a few minutes to flash the files, during which, you’ll see a progress bar on the tab itself:
    jj4 in progress tab

    as well as some text output within Odin:
    jj4 in progress odin

  6. Once it’s done flashing, you’ll hopefully have a green success notification in Odin:
    jj4 success

    and your tab will have restarted and now be in Russian:
    jj4 tab russian

  7. Turn off the tab again (press the power button, select the last option, then the left option):
    russian power off 1russian power off 2
    and restart in download mode again (hold the Volume Button and Power Button):
    tab download mode
  8. Now, either open Odin again (if you closed it), or click Reset.  If you do not have a Yellow Port number displayed like in 4 above – close Odin, unplug and re-plugin the tab, and open Odin again.  Uncheck “re-partition” and check “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time”.  Click on PDA and load the JK5 file (P1000OXAJK5.tar) and click Start:
    jk5 setup
  9. As before with the JJ4, you’ll hopefully have a green PASS notification in Odin:
    jk5 odin success
    and your Tab should restart (in English) and be able to make voice calls!:
    english calls 1english calls 2
     
  10. At this point, however, it’s possible that HSDPA is no longer enabled.  If you know you are in a HSDPA area and you can’t seem to get HSDPA speeds or the HSDPA icon, you’ll want to flash the canada bell radio bin by following the same procedure above for JK5 (reboot into download mode, uncheck re-partition), only this time loading in the modem_bell_i9000 file for PHONE (modem.bin):
    modem bin setup

If all went well, you should now be able to make calls and use data on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab!  Again, total credit goes to clubtech over at XDA for figuring this out, thanks clubtech!

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13 Responses to “How to enable voice calling on AT&T Galaxy Tab”

  1. Anonymous on: 10 July 2011 at 7:25 am

    Will this work on a TMo?

  2. Erik on: 15 December 2011 at 3:46 pm

    This is great but I have a question, do you need to pay for a voice plan? I only have a data plan with my ATT for my galaxy tab so does it mean that even if I install this feature I will not be able to make phone calls unless I pay for a voice plan?
    Thank You,
    Erik

    • James Rintamaki on: 19 December 2011 at 10:38 am

      @Erik, yes, in order to make voice calls you will need to have a voice plan (either prepaid, postpaid, etc) added to your simcard/account if you don’t already. (though, you may automatically be signed up for their pay per minute voice plan depending on what sort of data sim you may be using? either way, best to double check with at&t!)

  3. izzet on: 18 March 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Hi
    Would that work for galaxy 10 tablet rgardless of the carrier? i downloaded a dialer and tried to call but got a message that this functionality is restricted
    Thanks, izzet

    • James Rintamaki on: 21 March 2012 at 6:14 am

      @izzet – no, the tab 10.1 does not support voice dialing. The closest thing you’d be able to do is get a VoIP app and call using a data connection.

  4. Anonymous on: 31 October 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I tried this steps but i downloaded them to my computer but if i click thae run i can not see that box with yellow my tab screen i can not see if its downloading no bars

  5. Anonymous on: 31 October 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I tried this steps but i downloaded them to my computer but if i click thae run i can not see that box with yellow my tab screen i can not see if its downloading no bars

  6. Alex on: 11 January 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Hi James, thank you for such a detailed guide & your hard work making it. I have a Samsung Galaxy tab 7.0 G-P1000M, orginally from Bell/Canada, but I got it unlocked.

    I’m trying to download the files, but its no longer there. Please, please, can you help with firmware & modem files. Odin I do have.

    Thank you very much!

  7. ryan on: 1 July 2013 at 11:30 pm

    There are problems with the first couple downloads. Please fix

  8. kohls on: 18 October 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking
    issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

    • James Rintamaki on: 20 October 2013 at 6:22 am

      thanks for the heads up, I’ll give it a look!

  9. Halil on: 22 March 2017 at 2:55 am

    HI, I have bought a Samsung tablet in Dubai and when open the dial pad to call it’s ask to register AT&T, Please assist how to unlock my tab?

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