How to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 10.1

How to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 10.1

Here are the step by step instructions on how to flash the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 ROM. The steps are pretty easy once you have ClockworkMod installed and even that is not too difficult.

Step 1: Install ClockworkMod recovery if you have not already.
Step 2: Download the appropriate ROM for your device under the DOWNLOADS section. Also download the latest Google Apps from the same section.
Step 3: Boot into recovery by holding the volume down key while the tablet starts up. Then press the volume down key again to toggle the selection to the left. Press volume up to select it.
Step 4: Select backup and restore and create a backup. Navigate with the volume buttons and select with power button.
Step 5: After the backup select wipe data/factory reset.
Step 6: Select wipe cache partition.
Step 7: Select advanced and Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Step 8: Select install zip from sdcard, choose zip from sdcard, and find the ROM that you downloaded.
Step 9: Then do the same thing but for the Google Apps file that you downloaded.

Reboot your tablet and hope that everything worked out. If your tablet takes more than 10 minutes to start up then something might have gone wrong. You can restore the backup you made in recovery to go back to your previous setup. If you receive a popup that asks you to accept Google Now, then decline it because it will force close.

You will also need to enable the keyboard in the settings by disabling a hardware keyboard. This will need to be done each time the tablet restarts.

To fix the keyboard, go to Settings > Language & input > Default [English (US) – Android keyboard (AOSP)] > Swtch Hardware to OFF

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  • Qbancelli

    Youu have to be insane to install this now.

    • DIg

      Works well. Using it now. Netfilx/youtube dont play. Maps fcs alot. Other than that its insanely fast and awesome.

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  • Bob Reed

    They will be pushing out ICS in a matter of weeks to Verizon users. Still, I’d do this if it weren’t for that weird startup glitch described in the article. I don’t much care for Verizon and would do almost anything to remove their apps from my tablet.

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  • pmilton

    Will this work for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 also?

  • pmilton

    And also: Should someone who is asking that question even attempt to install this? ;-p

    • wireless G

      No to both.

  • John

    I’ve been toying with the idea to install JB, but haven’t found clear information about:

    1. Does this procedure apply for a GT-P7510 running Android 3.2 (stock, with TouchWiz)?
    2. Doing a full backup with CWM before flashing the JB rom should get me covered if I find the need to get back to stock? (I use the camera from time to time).
    3. Should I expect many of my current apps to fail on the JB rom?


    • John

      After some more reading I now can answer myself:

      1. It seems to (I’m in the middle of a backup and no problem as of now).
      2. It should, as I found on a video that demonstrated it clearly.
      3. Of course, the wiping part will delete everything.

      Let me add that I had a problem ( with the latest CWM I found on droidbasement; I could get the screen showing properly with the file ClockworkMod_Recovery_v5.5.0.4_P75xx.tar from . I used Odin3 to flash it, since my GT ships with Odin3 for download mode.

    • John

      (Update to older comment, below)

      Just some bad news: The CWM I used from was not able to install the JB rom :( (assert error 7 as warned by Maplesyrup on XDA, attributed to a non-correct version of CWM for the device). I flashed the one from droidbasement and got to install the JB rom (by trying very hard to read on the moving text)… but at boot time Android had the exact same problem as CWM :(

      The good part is it seems to work ok for creating and restoring backups :).

  • fbramm

    This shit doesn’t work don’t try it friends