22 April, 2012

CWM Recovery for your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 [Hacks]

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GALAXY-Tab-2-10.1 clockworkmod recovery
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can now be updated to the latest ClockworkMod custom recovery available for download. There has already been a number of custom ROMs available for this tablet, including Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM. To install this, you need a custom recovery like ClockworkMod. The complete tutorial to install ClockworkMod Recovery is now available for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 / P5110 / P5113 models.
Custom recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs and firmwares on your tablet, root Galaxy Tab 2 and install other system mods and tweaks. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution.


  1. Before you can actually start this process, it is really important to note that whether your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is rooted.
  2. Make a backup of your important data, apps and settings of your Tab 2 just to ensure that these data won’t wipe out during the update of Touch CWM Recovery. Below you will find some list of important data which are required to backup – SMS, MMS, Bookmarks, Contacts, Images, Songs, Videos, Call Logs, MMS and APN settings, etc.
  3. Minimum 70% of battery is required to finish the installation process so put your device in charge if it’s battery life is less than that of recommended one.
  4. You also need to disable all the security suites whatever installed on your Computer as well as in your device to avoid the interruption can cause during the update.
  5. You are also need to enable the USB Debugging on your Android Tablets simply by following the path ‘Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging’. Check the USB Debugging option to enable it.
  6. Also, ensure that you have downloaded and installed proper device drivers on your PC. If not than may be you should follow the link below in download section:

Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100/P5110/P5113 to CWM Recovery

Step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to custom ClockworkMod recovery. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:

  • This ClockworkMod recovery tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 / P5110 / P5113. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the tablet.
  • This tutorial will NOT wipe your data.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Go to Settings > About tablet on your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and check your model no. It should be P5100, P5110 or P5113 or do not proceed.

Steps to Follow:

Step 1 - Download ClockworkMod Recovery package for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to your computer from here:
Step 2 - Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to install CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) P5110.
Step 3 - Switch off your tablet. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Up (right button) and then press the Power button together till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Volume Down to confirm and continue to enter into Download (ODIN) Mode.
Step 4 - Make sure you have your Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) USB drivers installed on your computer as given above.
Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your tablet to your computer while it is in the Download Mode.
Step 6 - If your tablet is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number in ODIN. This step might take some time.
Step 7 - Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your tablet:

  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select the CWM package file (GT-P51XX_ClockworkMod-Recovery_X.X.X.X.tar) you downloaded in step 1 for your model.
Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.
Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your tablet will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your tablet from the computer.
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