Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7310, that launched back on 2011, can now be updated to the latest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean but not officially. The tablet is powered with dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM but comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb out of the box and recently see Android 4.0.4 ICS official firmware update. So, Samsung won’t going to release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean release for this tablet anytime soon. Custom firmware or custom ROM is the only option for you to update your device to latest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. So, if you want to go beyond that Android 4.0.4 ICS and willing to taste the latest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean then we have a solution for you. CyanogenMod Team, the famous custom ROM builder, released CM10.1 ROM which is based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. You can ready through this article to know step-by-step process to download and install it on your Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7310.
Few notable Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean features are multi-user support, gesture typing, new quick settings option, lock-screen widget, new camera app, photo sphere, improved Google Now, new daydream feature, miracast display and more.
Note: This CM10.1 Nightly is an Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean based ROM, and is also an under development build which may contain bugs and issues. All issues will be resolved as development progress. CM10.1 ROM is known for hundreds of customization and special theme engine that stock ROM don’t offer.
- It boots
- Cameras (both)
This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, model number P7310. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About tablet. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android tablets]
- Backup your EFS Folder. [Guide]
- You already have USB Driver Installed for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]
- Your device is rooted [Guide] and have ClockworkMod Recovery Installed [Guide].
If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to move the next page of this guide where we compile an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to flash Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7310.
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