Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Custom ROM
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 Android 4.2.1 update is now available, but as a custom ROM by CyanogenMod — not an official firmware update. CM10.1 for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 can now be download which will allow you to experience Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on your tablet and try out all the new features of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, like User Accounts, Photo Sphere etc. CM10.1 is a custom ROM, based on AOSP release of the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. You can now install Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 using the tutorial below.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean custom firmware using ClockworkMod recovery. We also have some good backup tips for your tablet and some important points that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Be warned, that this tutorial will wipe all your existing installed apps and personal settings. Let’s continue below to the tutorial.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Custom ROM Details:
NOTE: Since this is a nightly build, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.
Want to install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? We have a tutorial for that at Team Android! Read here for the tutorial.
UPDATE: CM10.1 with the latest Android 4.2.2 is now available for this Android phone. Read here for the tutorial.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.0.4 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 (WiFi + 3G) to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM.