How to Install New ROM on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

For those of you who want to install a new ROM on your rooted Galaxy Tab 10.1, I made a quick video tutorial.

Basically the steps are pretty simple as follows:

1. Download the desired ROM you want to install and copy over to the internal storage of your Tab 10.1

2. Reboot by holding down Volume down button and Power button together and let go when you see Android logo.

3. Hit Volume down button then Volume up button to enter into ClockworkMod Recovery.

4. Choose “Wipe/Factory Reset” then hit the Power button.

5. Choose “Yes” and hit the Power button.

6. Choose “Install zip from sd card” then hit the Power button.

7. Choose “choose zip from sd card” then hit the Power button.

8. Choose the ROM zip file you want to install, then hit the Power button.

9. Choose “Yes” and hit the Power button.

Your Tab 10.1 should now install the new ROM, it should take about 5 minutes. After it installs, reboot and enjoy your new ROM on the Tab 10.1.

If you have problems such as being stuck in boot loop for some reason, go back into ClockworkMod Recovery then go to Advanced and Wipe Dalvik Cache as sometimes this needs to be wiped for some ROMs.

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25 Responses to How to Install New ROM on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

  1. armand liviu says:

    This procedure can be used to reflash with original ROM (if I had the .zip file with it)?

  2. John says:

    did you install the touchwiz or the starburst. rom

  3. Mustafa says:

    Thank you, excellent Tutorial

  4. earth says:

    Dear MAX,

    I have SS P7500 and root and install new rom, but now my TAB can not work, when open it show ” Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1″ and can not do anything.

    I try to Download mode ==>odin but I can not run any ROM
    I try to recovery-cwm==> Zip from SD CARD it didn’t have zip file

    Can you help me PLS.

  5. aMz says:

    I have problems when it reboot automatically. it blocked and show error android picture. what should i do??help me…

  6. Jibran says:

    hi, i have rooted my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 and then installed StarBurst ROM for Galaxy Tab 10.1 Rom. now when i install ungrades automatically….. screens becomes black and no response from tablet.i had to restore it then it worked, i have tried this many times. My question is we cant get automatic upgrades after rooting and installing anew Rom?? any solutuion or suggestion. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Please do not install any updates, you might be better off installing a ROM with the updates, otherwise it causes havoc on your Tab 10.1, perhaps make you lose root and worse.

  7. Mike says:

    I can’t even get the new rom copied. SD doesn’t show up

  8. Dejan says:


    First of all i want to mention how a great job you are doing admin.
    i succesfully rooted my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 gt-p7500 thanks to you.

    however when i wanted to put starbust on mine tab somehow i couldn’t connect anymore with mine internet ???

    do you have an answer for me about that all wise one 🙂

    also i seem to have problems overclocking i have all the files that i need on my tab but i do not know how to open setcpu or how to convert it into an app?

    sorry if my questions sound a little bit dumb but i am not that good with computers


  9. Ron says:


    I’ve done the unthinkable, i’ve wiped my Galaxy Tab clean, there is no Rom nothing on it now. How do I go about putting a Rom, any type Rom back onto my Tablet? Please help.

  10. chief says:

    Please help. I am unable to find Rom manager in my app store. Does this mean I can’t go into clockworkMod recovery. I didn’t find this out until after I tried to root my tab. Now I’m stuck with a very unstable tab and I don’t know how to correct it.

  11. Piseth says:

    Does installing new ROM erase all the programs and data on our Galaxy Tab 10.1? Is it like formatting and reinstalling?

  12. Selina says:

    Hi i rooted my tab 10.1 but when i wanted to overclock, my tab 10.1 GT7500 ver it cannot connect to 3G and same to the Paris ROM unable to connect to 3G. Pls,Can i have your advice?

  13. rainMON says:

    Need your help, I followed the procedure but now I’m stuck with just an ANDROID logo after I tried to install a custom ROM. Is there a way for me to copy a new ROM from clockwork recovery mode, meaning can I plug my tablet to my computer and copy a new ROM to the SD card. I may have put in an incompatible ROM by mistake. Thanks in advance for your help.

  14. 1337GameDev says:

    Also, dont forget to wipe cache and dalvik caches aswell when installing roms. dalvik is used for java and can carry some extra unwanted info with it. so make sure to wipe this as well.

  15. jermaine says:

    my galaxy tab 2 10.1 shows triangle between two devices and firmware update encountered an issue. please select recovery mode in kies and try again . Now my tab is not rooted was trying to root it and this is the end result any tips and will not power off or go into recovery mode.

    • admin says:

      You will need to download a tar recovery or kernel from xda and use odin to flash in that mode, this is for 10.1 not tab 2 10.1.

      • jermaine says:

        ok thank you i will try but the recovery i used in rooting the tab will not work i even tried the one for the first galaxy tab now the computer will not pick up the tablet

  16. jermaine says:

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    MD5 hash value is invalid
    recovery.tar (11).md5 is invalid.
    can you help me every time i root this is what i get

  17. Polynesia says:


    When I try to install this TouchWiz UX ROM, I get an error:
    assert failed getprop ro.bootloader == p7100BUKB7…

    Thank You for your Help.

  18. Martijn says:

    You are my God.
    Thanks for letting me upgrade, getting rid of my laggish sluggy sloooow grand-ma laggy worthless piece of Samsung-software version I had where even typing had such a lag you could bake a cake between key strokes.
    Thanx again, I love the new rom!

  19. Loa Tat Ann says:

    Can it work in TWRP??

  20. faruk says:

    my rom does want to says ”assert failed: getprop (”ro.product.device”) == ”p4”
    what must i do??help please

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