Here’s a screenshot showing the current version the ROM running in my Galaxy Tab. Also notice that the UI is green instead of the original Holo blue. CM themes work on the latest CM10 preview!
A little more than a month ago I tried to install CM10 preview build for the original Galaxy Tab (P1000). Unfortunately, wireless tethering doesn’t work on it. Since wireless tethering is very important to me – I use my Galaxy Tab as a mobile hotspot for my phone – I had to go back to CM9… until now.
So, yesterday I went back to the CM10 preview thread to check its status and I was greeted by a new build (Build 4). As usual I used XDA’s search in thread function for wireless tethering and found one post that says it still doesn’t work. I kept my hopes up though and found that the HumberOS build along with a matching kernel has the feature that I need. I have experience with HumberOS ROMs and have used it until I switched to pure CM9 so I didn’t think twice about installing that version.
Hello again Jelly Bean!
This version looks and feels a lot smoother. It still lags (and I expected that) but it’s a lot more usable than the first builds that I tried. Nevertheless it seems stable enough as long as I don’t overclock. I tried overclocking a few times and my Galaxy Tab rebooted without warning. Of course, it’s not completely bug free like how the Gallery force closes when I try opening a high resolution (around 4000 x 5000) image which used to work well on CM9 among a few other things I’ve seen. Well, It’s a preview after all and so I can’t (and shouldn’t) complain.
I wouldn’t recommend the ROM to be used as a daily driver but, if you wish to do some tinkering, head to the link to the HumberOS article I posted above. I expect you to know what you are doing of course. I can’t be held responsible for whatever happens to your precious device.
Cdesai, a CM device maintainer for the Galaxy Tab, has released a preview of their CM10 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM. I have tried it and took the screenshot above. As for every preview ROM, it is not yet ready for daily use. I wanted to test it a little longer but, unfortunately, I needed WiFi tethering which wasn’t working properly in this. Until WiFi tethering works, I’m sticking to CM9.
Want to try it yourself? Head to cdesai’s CM10 for the Galaxy Tab thread in XDA. Like I said earlier, this is a preview and therefore it isn’t feature-complete. There’s bound to be several unsquashed bugs. Not recommended as a daily driver but it could work as such for some.
CyanogenMod 9 has now release RC1 for a huge number of devices including my trusty one-and-a-half-year old Galaxy Tab! It is a lot more stable and everything seems to work now including Facebook integration in Accounts & sync which did nothing before. If you want a taste of CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich in its RC1 flavor head on to CyanogenMod’s RC downloads page and search for your device. Galaxy Tabs are marked as P1 (based on the model number of P1000). Other variants of the Galaxy Tab would have letters at the end such as P1l and P1c (P1000l and P1000c respectively) so make sure you’re getting the correct ROM by looking at your device’s model number which is found at the rear of the Galaxy Tab and other devices without removable back covers or under the battery in others.
Don’t know how to flash your device? Refer to my former post that will point you to some resources on how to do so.
Enjoy your CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich while we patiently wait for CyanogenMod to port Jelly Bean to our devices!
A screenshot from my Galaxy Tab showing an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich nightly ROM provided by CyanogenMod9.
If you’re a new visitor of my blog you probably didn’t know that back in late 2010 I was chosen by Samsung to be one of their Galaxy Tab Ambassadors in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. I received a P1000 unit just before the year ended and that’s when I started promoting the first Samsung tablet which I became quite fond of. I still use it today but it has gone through a huge facelift.