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[How To] Update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″ to Android 4.4 KitKat. Available for both P3110 and P3100!

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Android 4.4 KitKat Update Galaxy Tab 2 7 inch

Although very much a work in progress,  the KitKat update is now available for download and installation on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch, unofficially.

This is the unofficial CM11 ROM, which brings the Android 4.4 to Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch. As regards official CM11 form the CyanogenMod team, it shouldn’t be very far, but can take 4-5 weeks.

And, if you are thinking about proper official KitKat update from Samsung, don’t think too much as that will probably not happen.

Bugs/Issues?

This Android 4.4 ROM is in very early stage of development. As of November 14, 2013, these bugs were present:

  • Graphical glitches
  • External sdcard
  • On with-sim Tab 2, P3100, 3G might now work right now.

Btw, WiFi works and everything else is good. SO, go ahead and try this one out!

Let’s see how to install the custom Android 4.4 KitKat update on your Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch.

WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be GT-P3100 or GT-P3110!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other android tablet of Samsung or any other company. You have been warned!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN..

You must do this pre-installation stuff before attempting to install the ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 in order to avoid any complications later, and have a smooth and successful process.

BACK UP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

CHARGE YOUR DEVICE

If your android device powers off due to lack of battery while the process is underway, it could damage the device.

So, make sure your device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

EXAMPLE VIDEO

If you haven’t used a custom recovery, either CWM or TWRP, before, to install a .zip file of a ROM on anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that, given right below, to get familiar with the process.

Just fyi, the video below shows installing a .zip file (of recovery) on Galaxy S3, but it doesn’t matter as the process remains exactly same. So, once you are finished with video, jump to downloads and step-by-step guide below.

GALAXY TAB 2 7-inch ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT ROM

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DOWNLOADS

Download the files given below and transfer them to a separate folder on your tablet and remember the location. Don’t transfer the CWM recovery file, it is required on PC to be installed with Odin PC software.

  • Android 4.4 KitKat update – unofficial CM 11 file (rom file):
    Download Link for P3110 or P3113 (WiFi only edition)
    File name: cm-11-20131114-UNOFFICIAL-p3110.zip (172.56 MB)
    (btw, you can always find the latest rom file here – link. Useful in case the link above is removed)
    - Download link for P3100 (3G edition) – (Link removed, will be updated soon)
    File name: cm-11-20131114-UNOFFICIAL-p3100.zip (175.91 MB)
    (btw, you can always find the latest rom file here – link. Useful in case the link above is removed)

Reminder: Before you proceed, make sure you’ve transferred the files you downloaded above to a separate folder on your Galaxy Tab 2 tablet, except the CWM recovery file which is required on PC to be installed with Odin PC software.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Make sure you have backed up your tablet adequately (including important data stored on internal memory).

  1. You need latest CWM recovery installed for Android 4.4 ROM. To install the latest CWM recovery that you downloaded above, using the guide given in PART II on this page. Meaning, follow the PART II and use the latest CWM recovery file you downloaded from above. (Use the CWM recovery file meant for your tablet’s model no.)
  2. Boot into recovery mode. For this:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Press and hold  Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together and release them as soon as you see the Galaxy Tab 2 logo.
      └ In Recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power button to select an option.
  3. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  4. Perform a Factory Reset (This will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm factory reset (screenshot)
  5. Install the ROM file first. For this:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the ROM file your tablet as per model no.For P3110 and P3113, select  cm-11-20131114-UNOFFICIAL-p3110.zip
      For P3100, select cm-11-20131114-UNOFFICIAL-p3100.zipSelect Yes on next screen to confirm installation of the file.How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  6. Now similarly flash the gapps-kk-20131031-ODEX.zip, as you did in step 4.
    └ Make sure to first flash the ROM file and then the Gapps file.
  7. Now, reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.

Note: In case your device gets bootloop (stuck at logo while rebooting), just do a factory reset (step 3) and you will be fine.

That’s all. Your tablet will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be tablet’s first boot after installing Android 4.4, be extremely excited for this!

Feedback Us!

It was easy to install Android 4.4 KitKat, right? Let us know how it tastes to you.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

Via XDA (CodyF86)

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  • Ross Atenveldt

    The link for cwmr-6.0.4.4-p311x.tar does not work.

  • pranay

    dear sir, i am unable to install the zip file. when i install 4.4 on my tab 2 p3110, it shows installation aborted. im connfused what to do next. plz help me. my email id is pranay.kothari17@gmail.com

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Make sure you’ve got the latest recovery as said above in the post.

  • denis

    dear sir, i am unable to install kitkat 4.4 cm-11-20131114-UNOFFICIAL-p3100.zip . when i install 4.4 on mu tab 2 P3100 in recovery mode it shows signature verification failed & installation get abort. plz do the need full and guided me for that. my email id is dennismuriel@gmail.com

  • Rishabh Mishra

    this i s th escreen shot plz help

  • Rishabh Mishra

    hi i am in a great problem,…….i installed the unofficial update on my GT-p3100 and the installation was aborted …………..with code 7 and now i can not go back to my original samsung….plz help that i can istall it on my device

  • Jon Pacas

    Gdpm sir codyf86, thanks so much i have now my cm 11 UNOFFICIAL 20131125. Thanks so much but this iz the latest of kitkat 4.4?

  • Seshi.paritala kanna.paritala

    there is a problem in
    audio drivers its annoying while playing games like nfss and real racing 3,gta3
    plese fix it everything else is perfect exept these

  • Synchronized™

    Someone please upload the ‘gapps-kk-20131031-ODEX.zip’ please. Because i cant download it

  • Synchronized™

    Latest ClockworkMod-Recovery for GT-P3100 = https://www.file1.info/KOvwan6
    You’re welcome :)

  • Daniel

    Latest ClockworkMod-Recovery for GT-P3100 :- https://www.file1.info/KOvwan6
    You’re welcome :)

  • http://www.maiochristopher.webnode.com.br/ Chris de Lucas

    For example, I have the CyanogenMod ROM android 4.3, if I install this ROM android kitkat and not like I can go back to android 4.3 ROM without resetting to factory settings? Note: I already have the files of the two ROMs, the 4.3 and 4.4. I dadoa app that does not want to lose. But do not want to backup

  • anup

    https://www.file1.info/D3444Tp

    above link works for P3100 (latest cwm recovery files(

  • eman

    Cant download. File not exist. Download Link for P3100 (3G edition) File name: cwmr-6.0.4.4-p3100.tar (6.74 MB)

  • Jorge Valenzuela

    Installation Aborted? and I’m running the latest clockworkmod

  • viral

    Worked here, thnx

  • Sagar Hmg

    Is there a non-odin method ?

  • gilang
  • Bolívar Emmanuel Germanotta

    It’s frozen:

    Mise à jour d’Android

    Lancement des applications

  • James Marquez

    File has been deleted. Android 4.4 KitKat ROM for P3113

  • tarun

    P3110 kitkat ROM deleted

  • souleymane sidibe

    Hello!
    the Android 4.4 KitKat update rom file for the P3100 model is not found

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      uh-oh… gotta check.

      • souleymane sidibe

        ok thanks!

  • vobo

    dev-host p3100 (3g) file not found

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      wait… will get you new URL soon.

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