Samsung refuses to update - so switch to CyanogenMod07 March 2014
In general I like the Samsung device, in this case a older Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GSM (p5100) is affected, which just refuses to work with the Google+ app! And Samsung refuses to fix this, which is really annoying. So I had to switch to a custom binary like CyanogenMod, that I used already for years on other devices.
To flash that device, first download the appropiate ingredients:
- the CynogenMod Image and Google_Apps directly to the SD-Card of your tablet and
- the custom recovery to your Linux-Box
Than follow these steps:
- Power off the tablet.
- Connect the USB adapter to the computer but not to the tablet.
- Boot the Tablet into download mode by holding Power + Volume-Up.
- Then, insert the USB-cable into the device,
and flash the recovery!
$ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --no-reboot
A blue transfer bar will appear on the tablet confirming the recovery being transferred.
Unplug the USB cable and manually reboot the tablet into ClockworkMod Recovery Mode by holding Power + Volume-Down. Once the device boots into the ClockworkMod Recovery, use the physical power / volume buttons to
- Backup your the current installation,
- to install the custom image,
- as well as the Google_Apps from your SD-Card.
Afterwards - still in the recovery mode - select wipe data/factory reset and clear the cache/dalivk-cache
And that’s it, you are done - best done one hour before holiday starts.
More Infos: In the CynogenMod Install Guide for the Samsung GalaxyTab 10.2 you find detailed help and troubleshooting.