Upgrade Galaxy Tab P1000 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean via ParanoidAndroid ROM

If you are one of the early owners of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000, you may have boasted your tablet to your peers back then. With a 1.0 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM, the original Galaxy Tab was one of the hottest gadgets in 2010. Although it had Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box, the tablet has been receiving custom ROMs that allowed owners to upgrade it to Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, and now, Jelly Bean.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is today’s fastest and smoothest OS and not many devices are released to the market with this OS onboard. Cases like that call for custom ROMs and today, your Galaxy Tab will be drenched in all the goodness that Jelly Bean has to offer via the ParanoidAndroid ROM.

Released by XDA Developers member henryedwardrose, the ParanoidAndroid ROM for the Galaxy Tab is a hybrid of phone and tablet UIs. The ROM is highly customizable to suit your preferences, UI-wise.

This guide shows you how to upgrade the Galaxy Tab P1000 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean via
ParanoidAndroid ROM.


  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, model number GT-P1000. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.


  • A Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
  • Your tablet’s USB cable
  • Download the following files to your computer:
  • Make sure your tablet’s battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
  • Backup all personal data on your device to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.


  1. Copy the ParanoidAndroid 2.20 ROM package and the GApps package to your phone’s internal SD card.
  2. Switch your tablet off and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons until recovery boots.
    • NOTE: You can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an option in recovery.
  3. Make a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. To create a backup, go to Backup and Restore and select Backup.
  4. Skip this step if you’ve installed a ROM based on CyanogenMod 10 (CM10).  If you have installed a non-CM10-based ROM prior to this ROM, do the following:
    1. Select Wipe data/Factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
    2. Go back to the main recovery menu. From there, select Advanced and select Wipe Dalvik cache. Confirm the action on the next screen.
  5. Select Install ZIP From SD Card.
  6. Select Choose ZIP From SD Card and navigate to the HER-pa_p1-2.20.zip file. Select the file and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM to your phone.
  7. Once installation of the ROM is complete, install the GApps package in the same manner as in steps 5 and 6.
  8. After installing the GApps package, select Go back and select Reboot system now. This will reboot your tablet to the newly installed ParanoidAndroid ROM.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the ParanoidAndroid 2.20 ROM to your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. How does the ROM perform and look on your tablet?

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