Android Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy Tab 7

After a long break, I thought I wanna write about Android. This time it’s Ice Cream Sandwich on a Galaxy Tab P1000. As always, for smartphone hacks, everyone should first go to and have a look if one of your gadgets has sub-forums. There’s a specific thread for Galaxy Tab 7 First generation and ICS love is there.

This blog post is a confirmation that ICS works beautifully and incredibly fast and snappy on a Galaxy Tab P1000. It is as if you are having a multi-core Android device. Have look at [ROM][ICS] AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) for P1000/L/N here. Follow the installation routines and you’re good to go.

Here are the steps I took to get ICS working:

  1. I reflashed the Tab with a Gingerbread ROM and ClockworkMod Recovery using ODIN
  2. Downloaded Milestone #4 ROM for P1000 which is listed on the thread
  3. Downloaded Gapps from the link on the thread
  4. Downloaded a ClockworkMod flashable kernel for P1000 from the link on the thread
  5. Went into ClockworkMod Recovery (Power + Volume Down)
  6. Mounted USB Storage and copied ROM, Gapps and Kernel packages
  7. Unmounted USB Storage and flashed ROM, Kernel and Gapps last
  8. Wiped Cache, Data and Dalvik Cache
  9. Rebooted the system
  10. I got an incredibly smooth ICS working on the Galaxy Tab
  11. The ROM's performance was the best of any ROM I tried but the kernel kept nullifying the RIL stack, I downloaded HumberOS P1000 Kernel here and the problem disappeared
Performance throughout the whole experience immediately alleviated by the ROM, not only the slick UI/UX had a welcomed boost but the Tab's performance itself is just amazing. I was on a rooted Stock Gingebread version previously and this update made my day!

Graphics & 3D performance are amazing, everything is GPU Accelerated so it is a very smooth experience indeed. Gmail for ICS is also very relaxing!

ICS SettingsGmail for ICS