Saturday, August 11, 2012

Galaxy Tab 10.1 ICS update...

It's been a long time coming and due to a rotten Apple in the barrel who knows when the US OEM version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available.

The guys over at XDA-Developers are gods! They released a rooted version back in January which I installed a month ago and loved it. Right away I noticed a performance boost, look and feel was like it was made for a tablet and overall, a very cool look. The only annoyance is the camera does not work. At first I thought it would not be a big deal but after a week I start missing the capability to snap shot of the dogs during funny moments. So I decided to patiently wait for the OEM version.

Last week Samsung released ICS to the UK market and I knew someone would hack it and post. On day two I found a post and prepared for the update but decided to wait a few days to see what else popped up on the forum. I don't know if Scaryshark's instructions and rom will work or not but his user name gave me second thoughts. I hate sharks, remind me of salesman! ;)

Thursday the post I was waiting for appeared. Simple process that follows exactly what I have been doing to flash the ROM using ClockworkMod Recovery . Thirty minutes later I have the OEM version of ICS with working camera, WhoooHooo!

I manually reloaded my apps. I think there is a way to restore them but I like the idea of starting out fresh. I always seem to have apps that I tried and forgot laying around.

Now to wait for JellyBean!!!! The non-OEM version is available but no working camera, I think ICS will keep me happy for a while.

If you have Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi I highly recommend updating to ICS.




  1. This is informative. I'm a little hesitant at first but after reading positive feedbacks, I'm now ready to update my Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi to ICS. thanks for sharing Richard.

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  2. Yes, ICS is very stable on the 10.1 tab and I liked it very much. I did not run into any issues. I am now running android 4.1.2 Jellybean on the Tab with no issues.