Galaxy Tab 7.7 has joined the Jelly Bean party, as tablets are growing in popularity and demand
Tablet devices have been hogging the limelight with Nexus 7 and Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 leading the way. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the latest to join the Jelly Bean party, as tablets are growing in popularity and demand.
Thanks to XDA Developers member locerra, Galaxy Tab 7.7 gets the unofficial CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) based Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update with butter smooth interface and extensive customisation options. Powered with a dual-core processor and a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, the powerful tablet is easily one of the most desirable gadgets. Besides, the addition of phone capabilities on the tablet brings more joy to tech enthusiasts.
The CM10 based ROM is still under development and may contain untested bugs or broken features. Hence, it could be unsuitable for everyday use. If you want to experience the transition from Android 3.2 Honeycomb (factory-installed) to refreshingly new Jelly Bean OS, then you should give it a shot.
Key Points to Note
The ROM and the instructions provided in this guide are applicable to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 model numbers GT-P6800, GT-P6810 and SCH-I815 only. It is incompatible with any other device and may cause irreparable damage to the unit, if you forcibly try to install the ROM on such devices.
The instructions given in this guide are meant for reference purpose only and do not cover any warranty claims involving device damage or issues arising out of using this Jelly Bean update. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
- You need any of the three variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800, GT-P6810 or SCH-I815) with ClockworkMod recovery installed.
- An USB cable to connect your tablet to a computer
- Download either of the following ROM packages corresponding to your tablet's model number:
1. CM10 for the I815 package
2. CM10 for the P6800 package
3. CM10 for the P6810 package
- Download the GApps (Google Apps) package
- Ensure that your tablet's battery is charged at least 75 percent to avoid unexpected device shutdown during the ROM installation process.
- IBTimes UK advises users to backup apps, important personal data and settings to avoid data loss while installing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware.
How to Install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update on Galaxy Tab 7.7 Using Unofficial CM10
Step 1: Without extracting, copy the CM10 ROM and the GApps package to your tablet's SD card.
Step 2: Power off the tablet and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery through a button sequence. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons together until the screen powers on. Once the tablet is on, release the Power button but continue to hold the Volume Up button until the tablet boots into ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 3: Perform a NANDroid backup of your existing ROM. To do a backup, click Backup and Restore and tap Backup. Wait until backup process is complete.
Step 4: Hit Wipe data/factory reset and click yes to confirm action on the next screen. Wait until the process completes.
Step 5: Choose Install ZIP from SD card and then tap choose ZIP from SD card. Browse and locate the ROM package and select it. Finally, confirm the action on next screen to begin installing the ROM on your tablet.
Step 6: After the ROM is installed, install the GApps package by repeating step 5.
Step 7: Once GApps is installed, tap Go back and hit Reboot system now. Now, your tablet will reboot into the newly installed ROM.
You have now successfully installed the CyanogenMod 10 based Jelly Bean ROM on your Galaxy Tab 7.7.
[Source: Android Authority]
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