Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
CM10.1 custom ROM based on Android 4.2.1 released for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

Although Samsung has listed the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as the next Galaxy device that will receive the Jelly Bean upgrade, there is no official word yet on the release date.

Senior XDA developer, aorth, has released unofficial builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 (CM10.1) for the international 3G version of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with model number P6200. The custom ROM brings Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Galaxy tablet which is currently running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) software.  

The developer notes that most of the features are working but a few bugs are found since the CM10.1 is in its development stage. The developer advises users to back up all important data before installing the custom ROM. Head over to the development page to learn more about the ROM.        

Bug issues

1) USB mounting of internal storage, HDMI out and IR Blaster do not work

2) Playback of DivX/ Xvid MPEG4 video using the Android video player

3) Mounting removable SD card as mass storage on the computer

4) Bluetooth

5) Phone calls are crashy

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus users, who are looking to update their devices with CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM, may follow the guide below. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are advised to verify the model number of their tablets since the Jelly Bean build works only with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200. Installing the ROM on any other variant may brick the device.    

Pre-requisite

1) Download and install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus on your computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging mode. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]

3) Create backup of all your important data.

4) The tablet should have ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed. The aforementioned custom ROM may not work with TWRP recovery or any other similar custom recovery.

5) Ensure the battery of the device carries above 80 per cent charge.    

Steps to install CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200  

1) Download CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to your computer 

2) Download Google Apps package

3) Connect your Galaxy tablet to the computer using USB cable and copy both the downloaded zip files to the SD card of your device

[Note: Do not extract any file.]

4) Unplug the USB cable from the tablet and turn it off  

5) Boot into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus logo appears on the screen. Once you get to see the logo, release the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume Up button for a few seconds until you see CWM recovery screen

6) In the recovery mode, perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM which you can restore later in case the new ROM does not work. To do so, select Backup and Restore then select Backup again on the next screen. Return to the main recovery menu once the backup is completed

7) Perform data wiping task by selecting Wipe Data/Factory Reset; then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Wait for a few minutes until the data wipe is completed

8) Using the Volume buttons scroll down to 'Install zip from SD card'. Select it by pressing the Power button. Now select 'Choose zip from SD card' and locate the CM10.1 Jelly Bean ROM which you have copied to the SD card. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen

9) Once the ROM is installed, repeat the same procedure to flash the Google Apps package

10) After the installation process is completed, perform data wiping task again. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Wait for some time until the data wipe is completed

11) Return to the main recovery menu and select 'Reboot System now' to reboot the device and boot up into the customised ROM. The first boot will take some time, so be patient

CM10.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM based on Android 4.2.1 is now installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200. Navigate to Settings>> About Tablet to verify the software running on your device.  

[Source: Android Jinn]

This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM
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