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.
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.
- A rooted Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
- ClockworkMod recovery (No other recovery is supported).
- CM10.1 zip file.
- 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.
- After copying the file on SD card, switch off the phone.
- Now enter the recovery mode.
- In the recovery mode select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option and wipe the cache.
- Next go to “Advanced” and wipe the dalvik cache.
- Now select the “Install zip from SD card” option and choose the file downloaded in step 1.
- After a few moments, the process will be completed.
- On reboot, the user will have Jelly Bean 4.2 installed on the tablet.
- Enjoy !