Install Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread On Samsung Galaxy Tab

Interested in playing around and install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your Samsung Galaxy Tab? Your search ends here. An android developer has come up with CyanogenMod 7 based Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread ROM for Galaxy tab that shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo.

Note that the build is very new and still in beta stage. Hence one should expect lots of bugs and features missing. Try and play around at your own risk.

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INSTALL ANDROID 2.3.2 GINGERBREAD ON GALAXY TAB

Here is our step-by-step guide on installing CyanogenMod 7 based Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread ROM on Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk. We are not liable if your get your device bricked during the process.

PREREQUISITE

1. You need to have Heimdall suite installed on your computer. For the unaware, Heimdall is a cross-platform open-source tool used to flash firmware onto Samsung Galaxy S devices. Download Heimdall on to your computer. Note that you need to have Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributables installed on your Windows computer to install Heimdall.

2. Make sure that your Galaxy Tab is fully charged before proceeding.

3. Download CM7Gingerbread ROM for Galaxy Tab on to your computer and extract it’s contents.

4. We assume that you have setup ADB in your computer which means that your Galaxy Tab is communicating with your computer via USB connection without problems. If you haven’t done it yet, follow the instructions below to make a USB connection. Else jump to “Flashing Instructions”.

INSTALLING DRIVERS

– Put your Galaxy Tab into Download mode. To do it, press and hold “Volume Down” + “Power” button simultaneously for few seconds until device boots into Download mode.

– Plug-in your device to computer using USB cable.

– Run “zadig.exe” included in the “Drivers” subdirectory of the downloaded Heimdall suite.

– From the menu chose Options -> List All Devices.

– From the USB Device list chose “Samsung USB Composite Device”.

– Click “Install Driver”.

That’s it, You have now successfully installed Drivers for your device.

FLASHING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Open the downloaded and extracted Heimdall folder and run the executable “heimdall-frontend.exe” file. If you get “The program can’t start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer” error message, then this means that you have not installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributables on your computer as described in the prerequisites section above.

2. Put your Galaxy Tab into Download mode. To do it, press and hold “Volume Down” + “Power” button simultaneously for few seconds until device boots into Download mode.

3. Plug-in your Galaxy Tab to computer via USB cable.

4. Click “Browse” and select the ROM file in the downloaded and extracted “cm7beta.zip”.

5. Then click “Start” button.

6. Wait for the process to complete. Don’t do anything when flashing is going on.

Your Samsung Galaxy Tab will reboot automatically after the installation is complete. After reboot, you will see the new Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread installed in it. Enjoy!

To report bugs to the developer, head over to the developer’s thread and join the discussion.

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12 Responses

  1. Dicky says:

    hihi can you saw the videos you make samsung galaxy tab to gingerbread 2.3.2 i don’t know how to do know to follow and pls hurry up update the videos thanks

  2. Matt says:

    wow.. these instructions are TERRIBLE. First of all they say put the tab in recovery mode and then give instructions (which include the extra unneeded step of holding the home button, which there isnt one) and then specify the tab will be in download mode. those are two very different things. they dont specify which of the lines to place the rom file in… looks like its back to google

  3. Josh says:

    I really want Gingerbread cookie, mmmm mmmm yummmm

  4. bab says:

    hi, i did the same, but my mobile is turned off, and it never restart, in system shown message “completed successful”, later for long time i left the my tab connected to the system and watching whether it will restart, finally no response, then i tried to switch on the tab, its not switching on, wat the solutions for the same, people who given guide below, can they explain why it happens and give the solutions plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

  5. bab says:

    hi, i did the same, but my mobile is turned off, and it never restart, in system shown message “completed successful”, later for long time i left the my tab connected to the system and watching whether it will restart, finally no response, then i tried to switch on the tab, its not switching on, wat the solutions for the same, people who given guide below, can they explain why it happens and give the solutions plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

    guys please dont try this without an clear video guide, other u will be stuck like me……

  6. Dicky says:

    I still can not do it who can send me the videos website by email plsss DickyOhYK@live.com or DickyOhYK@gmail.con thanks plssss helpppp meeee i dun know how to update my phone

  7. ade says:

    Ha Ha … someone nuts playing jokes. Either he dont know what is he trying to tell or just thought all alex are as smart as him…

    BTW…. thanks

  8. dkszone says:

    Thanks for notifying errata. Article is corrected now.

  9. Alfirus says:

    If i’m not mistaken, 2.3 already officially released. Any one succeeded upgrade samsung tab android from 2.2 to 2.3?

  10. Ako Si Ayis says:

    you need to charged 4 hours to finish update according agent samsung it should work