Install CyanogenMod 13 Galaxy Tab P1000

Install CyanogenMod 13 Galaxy Tab P1000

You have the first generation of Galaxy Tab P1000 and would like to install the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow into it. Thanks to feroxxx who has built unofficial release of CyanogenMod 13 / CM13 for Galaxy Tab P1000 and posted it to XDA Developer forum. This article guides you how to install CyanogenMod 13 Galaxy Tab P1000.


To follow this tutorial, you need to have the following requirements:

  1. Unofficial CyanogenMod 13 / CM13 image for Galaxy Tab P1000 that can be downloaded at this site.
  2. Open GApps for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Download it from this website.
  3. CWM or TWRP recovery installed on Galaxy Tab P1000.

I had previously installed CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4 KitKat) into my Galaxy Tab P1000. I just upgraded from CM11 Android 4.4 to CM13 Android 6.0.

Install CyanogenMod 13 Galaxy Tab P1000

Copy the files into the SDcard of the Galaxy Tab. You can use AirDroid app to copy files from computer / laptop to Android device wirelessly or use Android file transfer program to copy the files. If you already have CyanogenMod installed in your Android device, just plug the USB data cable to computer / laptop. Computer will automatically detect the Tab as storage.

After copying the files, reboot into recovery mode, Wipe data / cache / Dalvik, then install or flash the CM13 image. If you install it through CWM recovery, you need to install it twice because the first attempt is failed so re-install it on the second attempt should install the TWRP recovery. The device looks stuck on this step, wait for about 10 minutes or more then force to power it down by pressing and holding the power button. Then power it up. It will boot into TWRP recovery. Run Wipe again and then install the image. It should be successful here. Reboot the device. You might surprise that it reboot into TWRP recovery again. Do not panic. Just reboot again. After this it should boot into the new CyanogenMod 13.

Since it is unofficial release version so it may be so buggy and laggy although almost the apps should be working.

I have created a video on how to install CyanogenMod 13 into Galaxy Tab P1000 in the following video.

Hopefully the video is clear enough for you on how to install CM13 into Galaxy Tab P1000. CyanogenMod really makes this old tablet excellent again.