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Upgrade Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10 [How-To]


Almost everyone who own an Android smartphone or tablet, want to taste the latest Android version, the Jelly Bean and if you own Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, you can easily enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now via CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) that recently released by the recognized XDA developer member codeworkx.

The ROM brings a faster performance and gives you completely stock Android experience but it’s preview build of CM10, so bugs can be excepted, the home screen will always be in landscape mode and the screen many a times does not respond to touches for unlocking, you’ll have to reboot the tablet to fix it, however the developer will fix this issue as soon as possible. Read on how to install CM10 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, the build is for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 model number P3100, P3110, and P3113, so don’t try on any other model.

Before you get started, first make sure CWM recovery is installed on your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, you can follow our this guide to install CMW. 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 get damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here [XDA LINK] and Google Apps from here.

Step #2: Place .zip files to the internal SD card.

Step #3: Turn the device off.

Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down power and volume down buttons.

Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

Step #7: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM .zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.

Step #8: Install the Google Apps .zip file by repeating step 7.

Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

That’s it, enjoy Android 4.1, whenever you need to go back, put tablet in recovery and restore the backup. Do comment below for queries, you can also visit the original thread of XDA link give in step 1.

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