Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Tab P1000. Yes you heard it right! The latest Android L is now available for Galaxy Tab GT-P1000. The main thing is that it is not based on any ordinary custom ROM but its the famous Omni ROM. All thanks goes to hygo, the recognized member from xda who made all the efforts to develop this beautiful ROM. After flashing this unofficial firmware you’ll not only experience the Android Lollipop features but also the Omni extra features which will improve the overall performance of your tablet. As you all know Samsung unfortunately stopped rolling out official updates after GB for Tab P1000. So instead of using the same old Gingerbread OS you can switch to this latest Android Lollipop and experience the amazing new features. In this article we’ll be discussing a detailed step by step process on how to install the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based stable Omni ROM on Galaxy Tab P1000.
Try every step mentioned below at your own risk. If anything goes wrong then neither we nor the developers of this ROM will be held responsible for that. Although it is very unlikely that your Galaxy Tab P1000 will get damaged still I recommend you to apply everything given below correctly and without a single mistake. Also note that this Omni custom ROM must be flashed only and only on Samsung Galaxy Tab having model number GT-P1000. Do not apply this ROM on any other device except the one mentioned as it might brick your tablet. Better check your device’s model number from Menu->Settings–>About Tablet before proceeding further.
- Ensure that your galaxy Tab P1000 is charged at least up to 60% so as to decrease the risk of interruption during the flashing process.
- Backup all your tablets data and settings including contacts, messages, call logs, memos etc. to your tablets SD card or on your PC for more safety. Do not ignore this step as everything gets wiped in the last step of this procedure.
- Also make sure you’ve installed mobile specific drivers on your PC. This is recommended so as to recognize your Galaxy Tab P1000 when connected via USB data cable. You can install them by installing Samsung Kies or manually install them from the link given below:
- Make sure your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 is rooted. Also a custom recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) or TWRP must be installed before proceeding further. If you haven’t done it yet, don’t worry just refer our article given below:
- You need to backup EFS folder present in your tablets system directory. This folder contains all your tablets specific information such as the IMEI, wireless devices MAC addresses, product code, and much more. So a backup of this folder is essential. There is always a risk that this EFS folder might get corrupted. If so happened, your device will be completely useless & will no longer be recognized by your carrier. Refer our article to backup and restore EFS/IMEI data:
That’s all! Now head on to our actual article on how to install Android 5.0 Lollipop Omni ROM on your Tab P1000.
Procedure to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Tab P1000:
Step 1: Download all the zip package files in a specific folder on your PC. Do not extract them.
Step 2: Now connect your Galaxy Tab P1000 to computer using USB data cable, enable USB debugging mode and copy the downloaded files on your tablets SD card.
Note: If computer doesn’t recognize your Galaxy Tab P1000 then re-install the Samsung USB drivers from the link given in Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists then replace USB data cable or use a proper working USB port.
Step 3: Now safely disconnect your tablet from PC. Switch it off completely and boot into recovery mode. For that simultaneously keep pressing and holding Volume up+ Power button till you land into recovery mode.
Note: Touch won’t work in recovery mode. So use Home button to navigate up and down and use Search button for selection.
If you are already using a custom ROM then the first thing you need to do is take a complete backup of the same. This backup is called as Nandroid backup and is the backup of your tablets entire operating system & is always helpful during the failure while flashing process or during any problem with the ROM, so that you can easily restore your saved previous ROM.
Refer our detailed article for taking Nandroid backup:
Step 4: For taking a nandroid backup of your current ROM, use Home key and navigate to the ‘backup & restore’ option on the recovery mode itself and on the next screen select ‘backup’ option using Search button. This will make a complete nandroid backup and will be saved on your tablets SD card. Refer screenshots.
Step 5: Now you need to wipe the data and cache partitions from your tablets internal memory. For doing so, navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using Home key. Select it using Search button. On the next screen press Yes option to start the wiping process. Similarly navigate to the ‘wipe cache partition’ option and select it to wipe the caches. Note that this step will clear entire data from your tablets internal memory including contacts, messages, apps, memos, call logs etc. So a complete backup of everything must be done before attempting this step (Refer Pre-requisites section).
Step 6: Return to the main menu and select the Advanced option located on the recovery mode itself. On the next screen select Reboot Recovery option. Wait until you boot again into recovery.
Let’s move to the actual flashing process now.
Step 7: Now using Home key navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card’ option. Select it using Search button. Then on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will show you all the files and folders present on your external SD card. Then navigate to the Omni 4.4.4 ROM which you’ve copied earlier. Select it using Search button. On the next screen select ‘Yes’ option to start the flashing process.
Note: After sometime the tablet will automatically boot into TeamWin (TWRP) recovery. Be patient and wait until the flashing process completes. In this TWRP recovery touch works so no need to use any keys for navigation or selection.
Step 8: Now in TWRP, tap on the Wipe option. On the next screen select the Dalvik cache, cache, system and data options. Then Swipe to start the wiping process. This step is essential to solve the boot loop issue.
Step 9: After wiping everything as mentioned return back to the main menu of TWRP recovery. Now select the Install option present there.
Step 10: On the next screen navigate to the Android 5.0.2 based Omni custom ROM and select it. Swipe to start the actual Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Omni ROM flashing process.
Note: It is recommended to flash the Omni 5.0.2 ROM two times for successful installation.
Step 11: Similarly flash the Google Apps package as well as SuperSU.zip file as you’ve flashed the ROM. Just remember not to wipe data/cache after that.
Step 12: After implementing everything as mentioned above, just reboot your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 by selecting reboot option from the TWRP recovery mode. Note that the first boot takes more time to start than usual.
Note: If you want to restore back your previous saved Rom, then you can do that by going back to the recovery mode by pressing & holding Volume up + Power Button simultaneously and selecting Restore option. Then select the saved ROM you want to restore.
Finally! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 has been successfully flashed with the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based Omni Custom ROM. You can confirm that from Menu->Settings->About Tablet. Enjoy the combined features from latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop as well as Omni custom ROM. Don’t forget to share your experience after using it. Lastly if you have any doubt or query regarding the article given above then without hesitating inform me through the comments. I’m always here to help you out. Till then enjoy! 🙂