Update Galaxy Tab P1000 to Android 4.3 / CM 10.2

Glad to hear that my old Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 (the first Samsung’s Tablet) received CyanogenMod 10.2 nightly build which is based-on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Although the tablet has been more than 2 years old with me (released on October, 2010 – almost 3 years ago), but the device runs flawlessly till now.

UPDATE: There is unofficial release of CyanogenMod 13 which is based-on Android 6.0 Marshmallow available to download. You can follow our tutorial on how to install CyanogenMod 13 on Galaxy Tab P1000.

UPDATE: CyanogenMod 11 based-on Android KitKat 4.4.1 for Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 is ready. Go to this post (Update Galaxy Tab P1000 to Android 4.4 Kitkat) if you want to jump to install Android KitKat on Galaxy Tab P1000.

Previously I had rooted the device using ClockworkMod and installed the CyanogenMod 10.1 custom ROM (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). So if your tablet has not been rooted yet, try to search on how to do it.


Galaxy Tab P1000 Android 4.3

This post show you how to upgrade/install/flash Galaxy Tab P1000 to Android 4.3 via CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM.

Download the following files

1. CyanogenMod 10.2 for Galaxy Tab P1000 from http://get.cm/?device=p1 (select the version 10.2-xxx.zip file)
2. Latest Google Applications (GApps) from http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/Google_Apps (http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip)

Flashing instructions

1. Copy the downloaded files to the SD card of the Galaxy Tab P1000. You can use USB cable or a software like AirDroid to copy the files from computer to the device.

2. Turn off the device then press & hold Volume Up + Power button to reboot into Recovery mode.

3. Inside the Recovery mode, create an Android backup of the current ROM. Select “backup and restore > backup“. This saved ROM is located in the SD card and can be restored anytime.

4. Perform a full wipe on your device. Select “wipe data/factory reset” then select ‘delete all user data‘. Then “wipe cache partition” select ‘Wipe Cache‘. Then, select “advanced > wipe dalvik cache” select ‘Yes — Wipe Dalvik Cache’ to confirm.

5. Return to the main menu then select “install zip > choose zip from sdcard” and choose the cm-10.2-xxx.zip Android 4.3 custom ROM you have copied earlier on the SD card. Apply the same method with the Google Apps package.

6. Once the installation is complete, go back to the main menu and select “reboot system now

7. The device will reboot itself and may take up to 5 minutes to reach the home screen.


Galaxy Tab P1000 Android 4.3

Viola! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 GT-P1000 is now running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean thanks to CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM.