How to Install ICS on your Galaxy Tab 7.0

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  1. Petegunns

    Petegunns Well-Known Member

    (P1000 SCH-I800 SPH-P100 SGH-I987)

    Obviously many of you with this device are already running ICS or CM9/CM10 nightlies, but for those who missed the upgrade boat while several links were easily available, this thread will hopefully give a central location for step by step instructions, & resources. By the way, this process is all Odin & CWM - no Heimdall.

    As with all such threads, your decision to follow any instructions is, and always will be done at your own risk.

  2. Petegunns

    Petegunns Well-Known Member


    Getting started: First download and unzip this folder (Odin). Then, download the following files, and place them in an easily accessible folder, and name the folder "SD Card"

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    Phase 1 - (SGTab Odin folder)

    Use Odin to flash rooted stock rom to SCH-I800.
    Uncheck everything except "Auto Reboot" Place tar file (stock-ef17-kernel-root-cwm-v2.tar) into PDA field
    Click the "Start" button. If all goes well, you will recieve a "Pass!" notification.
    Close out of Odin as your device begins to reboot.
    The Tablet now will have a rooted Stock Gingerbread image with a earlier CWM build.

    Phase 2 - Odin Updated CWM

    Place cwm- into PDA field in Odin, and as in Phase 1, uncheck everything except "Auto Reboot"
    Click the "Start" button. If all goes well, you will recieve a "Pass!" notification.
    Close out of Odin as your device begins to reboot.
    You should now have an updated CWM recovery.

    Phase 3 - (SD Card folder)

    Place contents of the "SD Card" folder (which you created earlier) on your micro sd card. Again, the files are as follows:

    1. update-cm-7.1.0-VZWTab-KANG-1101-signed - CM7.1
    2. teamhacksung_vzwtab-ota-eng.BUILD3 - CM9 ICS
    3. update-cm-9.0.0-RC0-p1c-UNOFFICIAL-BUILD10 - CM9 ICS update
    4. camera-fix - Final CM9 update which does as it says and takes care of minor camera bugs.
    5. gapps-ics-20120215-signed - Google Apps (Optional)

    Phase 4 - Flashing

    Reboot into recovery (With device completely off, hold power & volume up buttons
    simultaneously for several seconds then wait for CWM recovery screen.

    Navigate to menu item and select "- install zip from sd card" (using the volume rocker button to move, and the power button to select)

    Navigate to the menu item and select "- choose zip from sdcard"

    Navigate to "" and select.
    Your device will now be flashed to CyanogenMod 7.1
    Additionally, this ROM installation will convert your partition type from RFS to EXT4 automatically.

    Reboot the device to make sure all is well.

    If you would like to continue to ICS, reboot back into recovery, and flash item #2 of phase 3.

    Reboot, and you will have an early build of ICS loaded on your device. However, you are only almost there...

    Reboot into recovery once again, and follow the above procedures to flash the remaining items of phase 3 (in order).

    *Note: From items 3-5, you may choose to only do a reboot into recovery between flashes to accelerate the process
    (from main CWMmenu, navigate to "- advanced" and select. Then select to reboot into recovery)


    Additional information, and some of the reference for creating this guide came from:
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  3. Irishfae

    Irishfae Member

    Thanks for the fantastic post!

    I will admit to be extremely behind the times. But I'm catching up slowly.
    I do have a few question though.

    1) I'm looking to put CM10 on my device, but both your guide and the one you linked (geekniggle.blogspot) have you first installing CM7 and then bumping it up to CM9. Why install CM7 before upgrading to CM9? And if I have to do 7 to 9, would I have to do 9 to10?

    2) I've completed phase 1 with Heimdall (I'm currently running Galaxy Cubed 3 on my tab), would I be in trouble if I switched to Odin for the rest of the phases or should it not matter?

    Thanks a million!
  4. rycolaa

    rycolaa New Member


    After doing everything except #3 of phase 3 since it seems to not work for me. I seem to be stuck in a boot loop because whenever I boot, it automatically brings me to the CWM recovery.
  5. Petegunns

    Petegunns Well-Known Member

    I'm going to do this instagram style... @Irishfae you put CM7 on your tab first because it converts it to ext4 which is essential for ICS. Then you can install CM9 over top of that. With a CM10 install, an error will occur, but just try again immediately afterwards and it will be good.

    For your second question - all you would need Odin for (in view of the fact that your device is already rooted) is to flash the latest CWM. From there, just flash CM7, then continue to CM9... then CM10 if you prefer (I find CM9 more tablet friendly for this device though)
  6. Petegunns

    Petegunns Well-Known Member

    @rycolaa... the whole process is a bit finnicky, - I know for me, I had to try again and again to get it to install initially.

    As far as CM9 installs - the latest stable release on the Cyanogen Mod website should be sufficient.
  7. wwillnow

    wwillnow New Member


    I have a Samsung Galaxy SPH-P100 and I made it through Phase 1, 2, and 3 but when I started Phase 4 (the file) I get a Error Status 7. I'm not sure what to do but I'll give as much info as I can if I can find some help with this.

    Thanks!!! :D
  8. technologiq

    technologiq New Member

    I found that I had to install a newer version of ClockworkMod to install that file.
  9. etsok1

    etsok1 Member

  10. shrshrtwo

    shrshrtwo New Member

    my sch-i800 cant open on recovery mod

    jast can open download mod
  11. garvus

    garvus Member

    Ok do I am supremely greatful for this post and that it is still around. But 4shared WILL NOT let me download the files. Ive downloaded their citris browser and everything. No go. Can you help , alternate download space, ideas?

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