Samsung Galaxy Tab has been a year old now and has also seen quite a lot of development, thanks to the developers who are working on getting the latest Android version working on the device. As you must be seeing here on this blog, there are quite a lot of devices getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean custom ROMs. A few may also receive official updates. However, I do not think Samsung Galaxy Tab would be one among them and hence you may need to install a custom ROM to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your device.
The custom ROMs are not fully working and are currently available only for Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi Only (GT-P7510) and Wi-Fi+3G (GT-P7500). Yet another build for Verizon LTE (SCH-I905) is coming soon. You can check the original thread for updates on this ROM. Also download the ROM zip file from the thread as you will need it while installing.
Backup Data & Prerequisites
The few points listed below will help you backup your data on Galaxy Tab. You need to wipe data to update your firmware and hence it is always a good idea to backup before you proceed with any updating activity on your device.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Make sure you have the recommended drivers installed.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk.
Steps to Install Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Tab
- I assume that you have installed ClockworkMod Recovery and downloaded the ROM zip file from the thread as mentioned in the beginning of this post.
- Copy the ROM zip file and Gapps zip file to your SD card.
- Turn off your tablet.
- Boot into recovery by holding the volume down key while the tablet starts up. Then press the volume down key again to toggle the selection to the left. Press volume up to select it.
- Select “Backup and restore” and select backup. This will perform a nandroid backup which can be used to revert back if you do not like this ROM.
- Now wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache from the recovery mode.
- Go back and select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have downloaded. Select it and flash it in the next screen.
- Repeat the step to flash Gapps zip file.
- Go back and select “Reboot system now”.
In this way you can easily install Jelly Bean on Galaxy Tab 10.1. If you face any issues, feel free to comment below 🙂