There’s no more official update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000, it’s stuck at the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, so what to do to taste latest Android versions? Of course, you can now just use custom ROMs for it that can be installed via a custom recovery like the ClockworkMod custom recovery. Here’s a step by step guide to install the ClockworkMod recovery on Galaxy Tab P1000 via a Technomancer’s kernel.
Take a look at the guide to install the recovery but first do keep in mind that your Galaxy Tab must be on stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the tablet’s battery should be charged and you need a Windows PC. Be sure to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Technomancer’s Kernel with ClockworkMod Recovery 5 (cwm-5-p1.tar) to your PC.
Step #3: Unzip the downloaded Heimdall Suite 1.3.2 file on PC, you’ll get a folder named Heimdall Suite containing required stuff and drivers.
Step #4: Turn off your tablet.
Step #5: Reboot the tablet into download mode, to do so reboot the tablet by holding down volume down and power button while plugging the tablet to the PC using USB cable.
Step #6: On your computer, open the Heimdall Suite folder and there run the zadig.exe file, it will install the USB drivers for device, select “Options”, then select “List All Devices”, a drop-down list will show up, from the list you need to select the “Samsung USB Composite Device” or “Gadget Serial” and then select Install Driver (Note: Now a prompt may show up saying the installer is unable, if it appears, select install this driver anyway).
Step #7: Once drivers are installed, unplug the tablet from your PC.
Step #8: Turn the tablet off again.
Step #9: Repeat the step 5 to plug the tablet again to PC in download mode.
Step #10: Untar Technomancer’s Kernel, you’ll get a file “zImage”, copy it to the Heimdall Suite folder.
Step #11: Run the command prompt and navigate to the Heimdall Suite folder, if you’re using the Windows 7, you can directly open the command prompt from the Heimdall Suite folder, to do so, open the Heimdall Suite folder, then right click on the mouse while holding down the shift button on the keyboard, a menu will appear from there select open command prompt here.
Step #12: Enter the following command to install the kernel:
heimdall flash –kernel zImage
It will show a installation blue line on tablet, once the installation is done, the tablet will reboot itself.
That’s it, you’re done, the ClockworkMod recovery is now installed on your tablet.