The official Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) release from Samsung, for the company's Galaxy Tab 7.7 (P6810) was released last month and now members of the XDA forum have revealed they were successful in transferring Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), based on the CyanogenMod9 (CM9) ROM, the same product. The new ROM brings features like animation, wallpapers, fonts, Google Now, a lock screen and Google Ears. However, some features like boot animation and the HDMI dongle may not work. In the case of the former though, the tablet is booting even if the animation doesn't display.
Check out the instructions below to install the Jelly Bean ROM but IBTimes UK recommends all users keep Nandroid back-ups before isntallatin. In addition, we caution users this ROM works only with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 (model number P6810) and users should never Format/System in CWM Mounts and Storages since the tablet may be damaged.
Steps to Install Jelly Bean Based on CM9 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
- Install ClockWorkMod (CWM) Recovery
- Download ROM and copy file to SD card on tablet
- Turn device off and put it into CWM Recovery Mode (simultaneously press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons. Once device powers on press Volume Up until it boots into CWM Recovery)
- Select Wipe Data > Factory Reset and click Yes to confirm data wipe
- Browse to SD card containing saved ROM file. Select and confirm start of installation
- After installation, reboot system. The device should boot into the new ROM
Congratulations... the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is now running Jelly Bean with CM9 ROM.