Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100/P5110 users can now enjoy the latest KitKat features on their tablet, thanks to the release of Android 4.4.2 CyanogenMod 11 based OmniROM. It is the new KitKat custom ROM that was announced at the Big Android BBQ (BABBQ) by @XpLoDWilD, @Chainfire, @Dees_Troy and team.

The ROM is said to be fully functional except for a couple of broken features. Interested users can follow our step-by-step guide to install Android 4.4.2 OmniROM on their tablet via custom recovery.

Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100/P5110 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat with OmniROM [How to Install]

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

Known Issues or Bugs

  • No Keyboard visible by default: As a workaround, skip all settings on first boot and go to Settings /language and input /default input/ and disable hardware keyboard.
  • Screenrecorder not working

Pre-requisites

  • The Android 4.4.2 OmniROM and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the Galaxy Tab 2 P5100/P5110 models only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
  • Verify that your tablet has access to latest custom recovery tools such as TWRP v2.6.3.0 and higher or CWM v6.0.4.5 and above.
  • Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing tablet setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
  • Verify correct USB drivers for the tablet are installed on the computer (download Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 USB drivers).
  • Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on the tablet, by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (NOTE: Tap the device's Build Number seven times to unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options under Settings.) Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
  • Make sure the device has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
  • Ensure the tablet is unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and rooted with latest ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery (v6.0.4.5) installed. If you are installing the CWM recovery for the first time, check out the video tutorial below, courtesy of The Android Soul:

Downloads Required

Steps to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Tab 2 P5100 / P5110 with OmniROM

Step-1: Download Android 4.4.2 KitKat OmniROM for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to computer

Step-2: Download Google Apps package

Step-3: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 to computer via USB cable. Without extracting, copy the downloaded firmware zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of the tablet's SD card.

The CyanogenMod 11 based Android 4.4.2 OmniROM can be installed on the Galaxy Tab 2 using either CWM or TWRP recovery. Follow any method based on the recovery mode installed on your device.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat via ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery

  • Power off the tablet and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
  • Now press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together, until the Galaxy Tab 2 logo appears on screen.
  • Then release Power button, but continue holding the Volume Down button for a few more seconds to boot into recovery mode. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
  • Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress) and choose Yes on next screen to confirm the action.
  • Return to CWM recovery main menu and select Mounts and Storage > Format / data and click Yes on next screen to confirm.
  • From the main menu of CWM recovery, go to Advanced and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then hit Yes on next screen to confirm.
  • Select Install Zip from sdcard and then click Choose zip from sdcard. Browse to the location of the OmniROM firmware file which you copied earlier to your tablet's SD card. Choose Yes on next screen to confirm the ROM installation.
  • Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps as well.
  • Once Google Apps is also installed, select "+++++Go Back+++++"and reboot the device by tapping reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy Tab 2 P5100/P5110 is now running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat via OmniROM. Go to Settings > About Tablet to verify the firmware installed.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat via TWRP Recovery

  • Power off the tablet and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
  • Now press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together, until the screen turns on.
  • Then release Power button, but continue holding Volume Down for a few more seconds to boot into TWRP recovery. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
  • Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do so, tap on Wipe and scroll down to the bottom of the screen and do a Swipe on "Swipe to factory reset" option.
  • Now perform a System format by selecting Wipe > Advanced Wipe and then tap on System option. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe on "Swipe to Wipe" option.
  • Tap on install and navigate to the OmniROM zip file you copied earlier to your tablet's SD card. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe to confirm the action and begin installing the firmware.
  • Repeat the previous step to flash Google apps as well.
  • Once Google Apps is also installed, select reboot and then tap on System to reboot your tablet. Your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy Tab 2 P5100/P5110 is now running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat via OmniROM. Go to Settings > About Tablet to verify the firmware installed.

[Source: XDA]