With the advent of the second generation of Samsung's Galaxy line of tablets, we will certainly be seeing a lot of releases from the developer community. Brilliant as they are, new Android devices are sure to receive custom ROMs straight from the developers' kitchens. Let's face it, installing custom ROMs is one of the main reasons why we even consider to root our Android devices.
This time around, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Wi-Fi GT-P5113 has recently received a Jelly Bean-based AOKP ROM. The tablet, which came out just this year, is not assured of an official Jelly Bean update from Samsung. Owners may be twisting and turning while waiting for an announcement. You might have seen articles circulating about a supposed update for the tablet which was slated this month. Since it didn't happen (but hopefully it will soon), you can try the AOKP Jelly Bean custom ROM for the meantime.
The AOKP Jelly Bean ROM boasts both the ROM's and the OS's features, such as the smooth-as-butter interface, advanced voice recognition in Google Now, and advanced customization options.
This guide shows you how to upgrade the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via AOKP Jelly Bean ROM.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wi-Fi only, U.S. variant), model number GT-P5113. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5113 (Wi-Fi only, US Variant) with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- Your tablet's USB cable.
- Download the following to your computer:
- AOKP Jelly Bean ROM package (aokp_p5113_Aug-27-12.zip, md5sum: 460ef333a9dc12c812935081fcb8dc26)
- GApps (Google Apps) package (gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip, md5sum: f62cfe4a827202899919fd932d5246d7)
- Make sure your tablet's battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the AOKP Jelly Bean ROM package and the GApps package to your phone's SD card.
- Turn your tablet off and boot to ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons together until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 logo appears on the screen. You can release the Power button but keep holding down the Volume Down button for a few more seconds to boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
- NOTE: You can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an item or option in recovery.
- Make a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. To create a backup, got to Backup and Restore and select Backup. Go back to the main recovery menu after backing up your ROM.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen. Wait for the process to finish.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card and navigate to the AOKP ROM file. Select the file and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM on your phone.
- Once installation of the ROM is done, install the GApps package in the same manner as in steps 5 and 6.
- After completing the installation of GApps, select Go back and choose Reboot system now. This will reboot your tablet to the newly installed AOKP Jelly Bean ROM.
Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Wi-Fi GT-P5113 is now running on a Jelly Bean-based AOKP ROM. This will surely keep you busy with all the features this ROM has, making the wait for the official Jelly Bean update from Samsung a bit bearable.