In the electronic world, tablet market has been growing significantly. The devices like Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note 800, Asus transformer pad infinity, Kindle fire etc. becoming popular among the people. To compete with other models, manufacturers are boosting their tablets with latest software.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which supports Wi-Fi and comes with pre-installed ICS, has already been updated with latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. But with release of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 looks little old. Though Android 4.2 is not altogether different OS, it has some improved features in it especially for tablet. Features like daydream, new lock screen, photosphere, gesture typing etc. are included in this OS for both tabs and mobiles. But multi-user support is only given for tablets. The official firmware will come little late. So by that time you can fulfill your wish of Android 4.2 through custom ROM.
Cyanogenmod, one of the famous name in android development, has come up with Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. This Cyanogenmod 10.1 custom ROM is available for both GSM and Wi-Fi variants. It includes all the features from Jelly Bean 4.2 along with some additional feaures.
Further reading of article will help you to install Cyanogenmod 10.1 based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
Disclaimer: The steps mentioned in the given article are considered as risky and may cause damage to your tablet. It is recommended that you should not follow the given article if you are unaware of all these things. Carefully follow steps at your own risk. We or developers cannot be held responsible for any damage cause to your tablet.
The given article is strictly intended for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for model numbers P5100, P5110. Dont implement it to any other tablet or variant. Else permanent damage can cause to your tab.
- Ensure that your tab is charged at least up to 70% so that installation will proceed without any interruption.
- Take a backup of your personal important data like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to the external memory card since all your data gets wiped during installation of ROM.
- A custom recovery like Clockworkmod recovery (CWM) or TWRP must be installed on your tablet. Without this you cant flash a custom ROM.
Procedure to flash Cyanogenmod 10.1 on Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1:
- First download Cyanogenmod 10.1 package for your tab from official source page. Here are the downloading links.
- Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GSM) P5100.
- Cyanogenmod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) P5110.
- Also download Gapps Package for your Jelly Bean 4.2.
- Click here to download.
- Save both these downloaded file to external memory card. For that connect tab to PC via USB cable, keep USB debugging on and then copy these file to the memory card.
- Disconnect tab. Switch off the tab. You need to boot into recovery mode for flashing the ROM. To do so, press & hold volume up + power button simultaneously until you boot into recovery mode.
- It is recommended to take a backup of current system. So take a nandroid backup by selecting backup & restore option and then backup. This nandroid backup will be saved in the external memory.
- Now, select wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition to wipe all the data & caches on the tablet.
- Next, select install zip from sdcard and then chose zip from sdcard. Select Cyanogenmod 10.1 zip file and confirm it by selecting yes in next step.
- This will take few minutes. In the end you will again land into recovery mode.
- Now repeat the above step for installing Gapps package. (I.e. select install zip from sdcard followed chose zip from memory card and then select Gapps package.)
- After successful installation of both ROM and Gapps, select +++++go back+++++ and then reboot system now.
Nice work!! Cyanogenmod 10.1 based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now running on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Do let us know how it is working.
Tip: If you want to uninstall this ROM and return back to the stock one, you can easily do it just by booting into the recovery mode. Select backup & restore option followed by restore & chose your latest backup to restore.