How To Install Android 4.0 ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 firmware
Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 is undoubtedly one of the best Tablets, its stylish light weight and powerful and no doubt it enjoys a large user base. Having said that, it enjoys a good deal of support at the XDA forums wherein lot of android ICS custom ROMS have been developed and out of all those , AOKP ICS is comparitvely more stable. And hence here we come up with the detailed tutorial to install ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 AOKP version !!
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Android ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 version you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) !
2.Minimum 60% of your Tab battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Make sure that you have installed Samung drivers on your computer.
Download 32bit drivers here
Download 64 bit drivers here
5.Sync your contacts with gmail.
6.Enable USB debugging mode(Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
Following is the Detailed Method to Flash / Install ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 :
Now firstly, you need to download the ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 file. Download From here -> Download ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 version.
Now with this ROM ,we may not get the default Android apps like Google Maps,Google Music etc pre installed. If you need these apps , you need to flash this Gapps Galaxy Tab P1000 file. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps OR else you can download them from Google Play (Android Market)
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your device Galaxy Tab P1000. Now the first thing to do after this is boot into the CWM Recovery.Use the 3 button combo to enter CWM recovery.In order to do the same, do press the Volume down Key and OK button simultaneously and then press the Power Button too.Now, when you get the Warning message just press the Volume Down Key to enter the Recovery mode.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up(on the right side) /Volume Down Button (on the left side) respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 version, go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the ICS file and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 version .
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” to. Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the ICS Galaxy Tab P1000 .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.