Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If you want to upgrade to the latest Android OS you will have to install Custom ROM or wait for official release.
In this post we will go through the guide to install Clockworkmod recovery on Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 to flash Custom ROM via Technomancer’s kernel.
The guide is only for Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 and will not work on any other device. You can find model of your device by going to Settings >> About Tablet.
We cannot be held liable for any loss or damage done to your device while following the guide.
Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Tab P1000
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Make sure that your device is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Download Technomancer’s Kernel with ClockworkMod Recovery 5 (cwm-5-p1.tar) and Heimdall Suite 1.3.2 (heimdall-suite-1.3.2-win32-.zip). Install Microsoft C++ Redistributable to run Heimdall Suite on your computer to run.
Extract contents of Heimdall Suite 1.3.2 to a folder “Heimdall Suite” and switch off device.
Enter into download mode. Press and hold Power and Volume Down buttons to enter your device into download mode. Connect your device to your computer via USB cable.
Double-click “zadig.exe file” found in “Heimdall Suite folder” to install USB drivers for your device. From drop-down list select “Samsung USB Composite Device” or “Gadget Serial” and then choose “Install Driver”. (If you get a message saying that “installer is unable to verify the publisher of the driver”. Select “Install this driver anyway.”)
Unplug device and switch off.
Reboot device into download mode once more by pressing and holding Power and Volume Down buttons.
Untar Technomancer’s Kernel to get file “zImage”. Copy “zImage” file into “Heimdall Suite” folder. Make sure that the file is the same folder as “heimdall.exe”.
Open a command prompt on your computer. Change directory location of “heimdall.exe”.
Type the following command –
heimdall flash –kernel zImage
to flash kernel to your device.
Once kernel is flashed your device will boot automatically.
ClockworkMod Recovery is installed on your Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000.