[Guide] How to flash / install CyanogenMod 10.1 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

The first full size Android tablets were introduced running  which was later succeeded by . Android ICS fixed a lot of the issues in Honeycomb while combining the Google’s smartphone and tablet platforms and in this proceed it made Honeycomb devices.

One device which got caught up in this redundancy was the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (P7310) which was the Korean manufacturer’s flagship Android tablet when it was first released. It has since been succeeded by newest devices and Samsung unfortunately decided not to upgrade the device past Honeycomb.

Luckily the developer community didn't feel the same way and have decided to bring  to the Galaxy Tab 8.9 through an unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM. If you own a Galaxy Tab 8.9 and want to upgrade it to the latest version of Android, you can follow our step-by-step guide on how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

[NOTE] This is an early experimental build and certain features may not be working correctly. You may not be able to revert back to CM9 or CM10 after installing this mod either.

[NOTE] Make sure that you have at least 50% of battery charge on your device. If your battery runs out during the flashing process it could permanently damage your device.

[NOTE] Make sure you have backed up the data on your device before you proceed

[DISCLAIMER] The following process may result in loss of data or device malfunction if not performed carefully. Please do not proceed unless you are aware of these risks. DJ’s Mobiles nor the developers of this mod are not responsible for any issues you may face from following this guide so proceed at your own risk.

  1. Download the following files from XDA Developers and place the files on the internal memory / SD card on your device.
    • Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
    • Google apps for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
  2. Install ClockworkMod Recovery on your device and reboot your device into CWM recovery
    • Perform a wipe data / factory reset
    • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe
    • Select Install ZIP from SD card
    • Select Choose ZIP from SD Card
    • Point to the CM 10.1 package you placed on your device in step 1 and wait for the file to be flashed to your device.
    • Once completed point to the GApps package and wait for it to be flashed to your device.
  3. Reboot your device
When the device reboots you will be running Android 4.2 based on the unofficial CM10.1 on your Galaxy Tab 8.9 (P7310)

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