Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100 Factory Reset, Insert SIM, microSD Memory, Charge Battery

Actually there is another version for this Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 device. This one that we wrote is the version with mobile provider data network capabilities (3G): the GT P5100 version. Another version is the one which only has Wi-Fi connectivity: the P5110. Though, without doubt, you can still use the tutorial at this page as both Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100 or GT P5110. The difference only on the matter of inserting the SIM card on its slot.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100

Just wanna let you know that the internal memory storage available for this Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is about 16GB and also 32GB (depend the version that you had). BTW, the number 10.1 means the tablet has 10.1 inches diagonally display. If you wanna expand the storage there is a microSD card slot ready to be used, and it can be inserted with up to 32GB memory.


SIM Slot and Memory Slot on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100

First of all, to make you easily on finding the location of SIM card slot and also memory card slot, please take a look the figure below. The SIM card slot is pointed on number 8 and for the memory card slot, it's on number 11. All provided on the top side of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (in landscape orientation from rear panel view).

SIM Memory card  Slot Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100
SIM card Slot and Memory Card Slot on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100

Insert SIM & microSD Card on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100

The slot for SIM card has a cover. To insert the SIM card (the P5100 supports for mini SIM card and Standard SIM card, depend on your region with your mobile provider), just use your fingernail to open the slot's cover: the tiny gap is the key, insert the gap with your fingernail, then pull it out until the cover detach. Make sure the cut-edge of the SIM aligns on left top, then push the SIM card to the card slot with gold contacts facing down. Attach the cover back to seal the SIM slot compartment.

Insert SIM microSD Memory Card Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100
Insert SIM Card, Insert microSD Memory Card of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT P5100

Inserting the microSD or microSDHC (support both of the card with maximum 32GB) can be done with following ways: Open the cover of the memory card slot with your fingernail (use the line-gap. Ensure that the memory card is facing down, then push the card to its slot until it's locked. You might need to format the SIM card first before you able to use it. The GTab 2 10.1 only supports FAT file format though.

In a way you wanna remove your memory, make sure you unmounth it first via storage settings. After that, open the cover, push the memory card until it's unlocked, then pull it out using your finger. Done.

Charging the Battery and Perform Factory Data Reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

As usually, charging the 7000 mAh battery need to be done to power up the dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM on this tablet. There no ways Android 4.0.3 ICS can work if there isn't this assembled Lithium Polymer battery in it. The battery is non-removable. If the battery somehow is leak out, go to Samsung Service Center to replace for the new one. It it still in warranty period, you shouldn't worry about being charged.

Power Reset Button Charge Battery Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Power / Reset Button  Charge Battery Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

To charge the battery, you only need four things: the device tablet, the USB cable, the Adapter, and the last Power supply (electricity). Just connect four of the like the figure we gave you above.

And finally, in case you need to fix any frozen issued that frequently occurred on your tablet, that it's can be resolved, by traditional ways such as rebooting / restarting the phone (Press Power button for about 10 seconds, this would give you force restrat), or freeing storage space, you can do this final step: doing Factory data Reset (known also as Hard Reset / Master Reset). Go to Applications > Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset > Reset device > Erase everything.

To Turn on the phone, just press for about 4 seconds the Power keys. See the image above: number 12.

Source: Samsung.Com


  1. Hi
    I have a G-P5110 , there is no SIM card slot only SD slot.
    How canI put my mobile phone SIM card in ????
    Please can you help ?

    1. @maggsy: It might that your P5110 has no SIM card aka Wi-Fi only type.

  2. Can't find SIM card slot on G-P5110 ????
    HELP !!!!

  3. So looks like I've been sold wifi only device p5110, believing we were actually been sold the p5110"sim" device one.
    Any thing be done about this or would i just have to try sell this one and re purchase the one i believed i was being sold?

    1. Yup, P5110 is Wi-Fi only type. It has no SIM card: resell and repurchase with P5100 (Wi-Fi + 3G SIM card) will be the only option you can do.

  4. guys is there any way to restore my photos located on the tab memo card after restoring the device to the factory setting?!
    please answer me ASAP

  5. sim card slot of galaxy tab 2 p5100 damaged how to replace it pls

  6. Eu esqueci a minha senha padrão do galaxy tab 10.1 e agora pede a conta e senha e não sei elas quero saber o pin do backup como faço

  7. Hello,
    My sim card slot is damaged too. I know how to replace it but can't find where to buy it! Any idea pls?

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