The CyanogenMod team may have released their first public build of CM9 for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but the 10.1 has been noticeably absent from the nightly builds of CM9 that came out after.
We have had unofficial releases of CyanogenMod 9 builds for months on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but today we get our first ROM from an official channel. Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod founder who now works for Samsung, released the pre-alpha version of CM9 for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 today via a post on Google+. You can download the files here.
The installation is quite simple. Just flash the recovery image in fastboot and then the .zip file.
There are two versions of this ROM, one for the 3G model and one for the Wi-Fi model. Make sure that you download and flash the correct one. The latest versions of this were compiled earlier this month on February 3rd.
The bugs are similar to the ones prevalent on the Galaxy Tab 10.1: camera is broken, screen goes black before orientation change, and other various bugs. Battery stats do work on this build according to the post on XDA.
Want a taste of CM9 and Ice Cream Sandwich before either of them officially come to the Galaxy Tab 8.9? Download and install the ROM from the source link below.
Another XDA member has compiled a CyanogenMod 9 ROM. The big difference this time is working 3G on 3G Galaxy Tab 10.1s. There is a bug where the signal bars do not display any signal, but the 3G data should still work. Like the other KANG CyanogenMod 9 ROMs, the camera is broken. So Skype video calls definitely will not work on that ROM.
Again this is for 3G models of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-P7500). If you decide to use this ROM make sure to make a backup in ClockworkMod before wiping and flashing.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be getting the official CyanogenMod9 ROM soon, but this is what is known as a KANG ROM. Basically it is somebody else’s code compiled by another person. The official ROM should be released shortly and this particular ROM is not supported by CyanogenMod. Make sense? Good.
Here are my first impressions. The boot animation is terrible, but hardly an issue. The actual ROM is smooth and apps seem to work fine, except the camera.
Go ahead and download this ROM from XDA.