Root, Flash CWM and Install CyanogenMod 10.1 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000

Here’s a quick tutorial to root, flash CWM recovery and install CyanogenMod 10.1 on Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 on android 4.2.2. Galaxy Tab P1000 is one of the first released tabs from Galaxy series and now there have been lots of new versions to this device such as Tab 7.1, Tab 10, 10.1 etc. Though it’s a first built device, this tab has been used by millions and lately I join the club.

Galaxy Tab P1000 Root

Yesterday, one of my relatives approached me to install latest android 4.2.2 jelly bean on his Galaxy tab p1000 and I started to search for the rooting tools, recovery files and ROMs over various forums. But what I found is that most of those posts were truly imitating some authority tutorials and couldn’t find the complete tutorial.

If you are one of the desperate searchers, here’s the ultimate guide to root, recovery and install CM 10.1 on your galaxy tab. Here I shrink the 3 guides together for easy access. As usual, the first step is to root your Galaxy Tab P1000 running on Gingerbread and rest are flashing CWM recovery and flashing the ROM. Here we go.


  • Rooting voids warranty and we’re not responsible for any malfunction that may happen to your device through this process. (Don’t worry, keep your side safe. We’ll take care further).
  • Backup all important data in your device memory such as contacts, images, etc.
  • Enable USB debugging as follows Settings > Application > Development > USB Debugging.
  • Download Samsung Kies [Link] to install necessary drivers on your PC.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 Running on Froyo (android 2.2)

  1. First of all, allow access to unknown apps from application settings
  2. Now download and install Z4Root tool [Link]on your galaxy tab.
  3. Now run it and choose “Permanent Root” option and hit enter. You’re done.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 Running on Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x)

  1. Do the same as mentioned in first step above if you didn’t do it already.
  2. Now download  “DooMLoRD’s Easy Rooting Toolkit” [Link] on your computer. Extract it and connect your Tab to PC with USB cable.
  3. Now under extracted folder, open “runme” file and wait until it detects and flashes your tab. Done.

Now you have rooted your Galaxy Tab P1000 in the easiest manner. There’s also another method to root your tab with the help of Odin and CF root file. But this method seems to be much easier than the latter . In the next step, you will be learning how to flash a custom recovery on your Galaxy Tab P1000. As usual, here we choose ClockWorkMod recovery and here it is.

How to Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery on Galaxy Tab P1000 – Recommended

  • Install ROM Manager app from play store [Link]
  • Open ROM Manager and choose “Flash ClockworkMod Recoveryoption
  • Just follow further instructions and now you have successfully flashed CWM recovery on your G Tab.

How to flash CWM Recovery on Galaxy Tab P1000 via Odin – Alternative Method

  • Download Odin [Link] and recovery flash-able tar file [Link] to your computer.
  • Now install Odin and make sure you have installed all necessary drivers for your tab on computer. Download links can be found at requisites section.
  • Switch off your device and enter your tab into Download Mode by pressing volume down key and power button simultaneously.
  • Check if Odin detects your tab. If done, you will get “added” message on the display box. Also the ID:COM section will turn yellow.
  • Now click on “PDA” button and choose the flash-able tar file which you have downloaded in the first step.
  • Make sure “Re-Partition” box is unchecked. Else your tab will be bricked for sure.
  • After doing all these steps, click start button and let it reboot your device. Done!

So far, you have rooted your Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 and flashed CWM recovery to install custom ROMS. It’s time to forget your stock ROM and get ready to accept CyanogenMod’s powerful custom ROM. See below to flash it.

How to Install CyanogenMod 10.1 on Galaxy Tab P1000

  •  First download CM 10.1 ROM [Link] and GApps [Link] from here and copy to your tab’s device memory.
  • Now switch off your tab and enter into recovery mode by pressing Home Button+Volume Down+power buttons.
  • There, wipe all cache such as data, cache partition etc. Now choose install zip from sd card and choose the downloaded CM 10.1 ROM.
  • Do the same with GApps. (But don’t wipe cache).
  • After flashing both files, press “reboot system” and let it reboot.

You’re all done. Through this 3 in 1 ultimate guide, you have rooted, flashed CWM and even installed no.1 custom ROM CyanogenMod 10.1 on your Galaxy Tab.  Note that the mentioned CM ROM is not a stable one and you may feel some bugs in it. As  far as I tried, the bluetooth and USB tethering are not working in this last update. But use the latest update from the ROM list to reduce bugs.

You might be seeing the wonder circle of CyanogenMod in the next screen. Taste the ROM. Feel the ROM and let us know what you think about this article and drop your comments/doubts via comment section.


  1. Lars says

    Hello Sidharth, thanks for your tutorial! I use your “How to flash CWM Recovery on Galaxy Tab P1000 via Odin – Alternative Method” but when I load your provided .tar file with the PDA button Odin shows only a red “FAIL!” after doing these steps:

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Thank you very much for ANY help on this!

      • Lars says

        Thank you for your answer. I had the latest official OS from Samsung on it.

        Now I only see the “Telephone !—> PC” sign and can not directly see which OS I had before.

          • Lars says

            I already made it by myself: I used the firmware (P1000XWJQ8_P1000XXJPZ_P1000DBTJQ1_HOME.tar.md5) and the .pit file from that, instead of the files provided here. Now I have 2.3 Gingerbread on my Galaxy Tab. So far I will not update to 4.2 – that was to much frustation for me… ;)

  2. Luiz Gusavo says


    Odin is not recognizing my galaxy tab p1 (froyo – 2.2.2).
    I’ve made all the steps but nothing…

    There’s no “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery” option also on ROM Manager 2.x.


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  4. Floh says

    Hei from Finland,

    I followed your tutorial and everything works fine until “choose install zip from sd card “. Now my tab says “E:Can’t mount /sdcard”.

    Any idea what went wrong and how to solve it?

  5. says

    :=) personally my feelings about this blog post is without a doubt compelling since I am using Odin 3.07. What I took away from this best about this article is My PDA Button is always in disabled state. I feel this is some issue when we use Odin 3.07 with Windows 8.1. Can you assist?.

  6. stanley says

    Tried upgrading my gt-p1000 but I only ended having problems. The screen was only displaying cynogenmod but fulling booting to fully.

  7. Omar HC says

    Hola alguien me podría ayudar?
    me sale fail :/
    sera porque antes de esto intente instalar el clockworkmod recovery a través de rom manager?( el cual no me funciono)
    espero su ayuda gracias.

  8. anilkumar sharma says

    hi,ihave a samsung galaxy gtp-1000 tab,but before sum tym i dont know what i m done with this tab’setting or thr was a viruse i dont know coz i m not that much known person of phones. last tym when i used the fone then i remember tht i m doing sum this root thing on an app called hide it pro.after tht night next morning i chkd my phone it was not in working condition its not got start.after trying several tym its start then i formated memory & factory data reset.after this most of apps,pics videos my contacts r gone but thr is sum pics,videos& apps r still thr.i tried hundreds of tym to delet them or to move them.but they are not going.but every tym im start the phone thr r a eror msg tht show force close eror for every thing even it not support maps,search play store navigation,whats app fb nothing is work but calling is working & also net is working.pls give me sum sugestion what to do i show this mob to local mechenics they done all tht odin stuff but not successd even they didn’t understud prob. pls guide me.

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