When it comes to tablets, the iOS powered iPad is the undisputed king. There are many Android based tablets but iPad still rules the market. To give a tougher competition to iPad, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab. And subsequently it’s successor Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 was also released. It has a Dual-core 1 GHz processor with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 runs on the Android OS v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which is up-gradable to Jelly Bean. The users having the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 are still waiting for the official Jelly Bean 4.2 update.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

However, the CyanogenMod team has released the official CM10.1 (Jelly Bean 4.2) builds for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. While it is mostly stable, there are a few issues plaguing users. Some have reported that the camera isn’t working properly, and some are also having problems mounting the SD card. However, the ROM has come a long way since its initial release a few weeks ago.

Given below is a simple step by step procedure to install Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

Disclaimer: Perform the following procedure at your own risk. If the device gets bricked, the writer or the owner of the site will not be held responsible.

Requirements:

  • A rooted Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
  • ClockworkMod recovery (No other recovery is supported).
  • CM10.1 zip file.

Steps:

  1. Download the CM10.1 zip file and place it on the root of the SD card. Root of the SD card means not in any folder but the SD card itself.
  2. After copying the file on SD card, switch off the phone.
  3. Now enter the recovery mode.
  4. In the recovery mode select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option and wipe the cache.
  5. Next go to “Advanced” and wipe the dalvik cache.
  6. Now select the “Install zip from SD card” option and choose the file downloaded in step 1.
  7. After a few moments, the process will be completed.
  8. On reboot, the user will have Jelly Bean 4.2 installed on the tablet.
  9. Enjoy !

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