Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 5.1 Lollipop (CyanogenMod)

With thousands of Lollipop custom ROM to choose from, users always prefer CyanogenMod. Today they released Android 5.0 Lollipop based ROM for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 tablets.

Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

If you have made your mind to give your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 a taste of Lollipop, then carefully go through the steps mentioned below. Be advised that a little mistake from your side can brick your tablet, so proceed carefully.

This ROM is only for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 and practicing it on any other device can be fatal for that tablet. [Verify your tablet model from Settings –> About Phone]

Safety Guidelines

  • Make sure your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 tablet is at least 73% or charged.
  • Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your smartphone. [If not, enable from Setting –> Developer Options]
  • Download Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 drivers on your computer.

Files Required

The CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop Custom ROM mentioned in this post belong to its respective developer. We are just covering tutorial to help you in its installation which is well-written and very easy to understand. However if you damage or brick your phone, AndroidsDNA.com cannot be held responsible.

How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

Step 1: Download the custom ROM and GAPPS. For easy browsing, place both the downloaded zip files on desktop of your Computer.

Step 2: Connect your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to your computer to transfer the download zip files to your phone SD card. [Make sure latest drivers are installed, otherwise your PC won’t recognize your tablet]

Step 3: Turn Off your tablet and boot it to recovery mode. For that, press and hold “Volume Up + Volume Down + Power” buttons simultaneously until you see boot menu. [You can’t use touch in recovery mode, so use Volume Up and Down buttons for navigation and Power button for selection]

Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.

Step 5: Go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1. Once ROM flashing is completed, repeat the same step for GAPPS.

Step 6: Repeat the above step for Google Apps (GAPPS) installation.

Step 7: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu by selecting “+++++Go Back+++++” option  and reboot your tablet by choosing “reboot system now” option from main menu. For the first time, your tablet might take little more time than it usually takes, so don’t be panic as it is normal and will be only for 1st time.

Congratulations! Your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 should be now updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, thanks to CyanogenMod CM12.1 Custom ROM.