How to Update Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 with AOKP ICS Android 4.0 Firmware

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Hats Off to the AOKP (Android Open KANG Project) who have developed many ICS Android 4.0 custom ROM firmwares which are just awesome. So, on similar lines in this article we will be checking out on how you can easily install the latest ICS Android 4.0 firmware in your Original Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 for which unfortunately SAMSUNG has refused to come up with an ICS firmware. Please note that this firmware which we will be talking of is a custom ROM firmware and not an official firmware released or leaked from SAMSUNG.
Note: Please note that this procedure will not work for the TABS which have model number as P1000L/ N / CDMA / P1010 Wi Fi Only versions. If you still continue to apply this update then there is a high probability that the device may get bricked.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Pre Requisites:
  • Your Galaxy Tab P1000 needs to be rooted and without rooting you cannot proceed for applying this firmware. You can use the Super One Click ROOT application for rooting your tab. This tool is a PC based tool and is a very safe tool indeed.
  • The minimum free space in your tab’s internal SD should be at least 3 GB.
  • All the data present in your phone should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, the KIES won’t recognize the device as it’s a custom ROM firmware.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 80% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Irrespective of the current firmware you are ON, you need to ensure that you have rooted the same as this firmware can only be applied on the rooted firmwares.
  • Now, you need to enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy Tab P1000 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.
USB debugging
Procedure to Update Galaxy Tab P1000 with ICS AOKP Android 4.0 Firmware:
Part 1:
  • First up you need to Download the “” Package from here to your computer and connect your Galaxy Tab to the computer to place this downloaded zip file in your tab. Ensure that you are not placing the file deep into the sub folders or else it will not get detected.
  • Now, remove the connected USB cable and turn off the device so that the device can be entered in the CWM recovery mode. In the recovery mode, you need to select “choose zip from internal SD Card” and select the zip file which you have placed in the device “”.
  • Once you are done with this, select “ ++++ Go Back ++++” and choose reboot system now for restarting the device.
So upon successful completion of the above steps, you can now proceed to the next step mentioned below.
Part 2:
  • Download Stock Safe PackageOvercome Kernel and Overcome 7 Series ROM 4.1.1 Wipe Edition Package from here to your computer.
  • First up you need to extract “ file” to any folder of your choice and then you need to turn Off your Galaxy Tab P1000 so that you can then enter the device in the Download mode.
  • The download mode in the Galaxy Tab P1000 can be entered by holding the volume down button and then switch ON the device as shown in the below picture.
Enter into download Mode
  • Now, open the extracted folder of “” and open the Odin 3 v1.7 executable file in your computer and connect your Galaxy Tab to the computer with the help of original USB cable.
  • Once you connect the device, you will see that the ID : COM section will turn Yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been installed successfully and you are ready to proceed to the next step.
Connected Phone
  • Now, in the Odin you need to click on the respective tabs and select the files as mentioned below.
PIT – gt-p1000_mr.pit,
PDA - GB_Stock_Safe_v5.tar,
Phone – If you’re a North American T-MOBILE Tab user, look for the “T-Mobile Modem” folder and select the “modem.bin” file.
If you’re an AT&T (USA), TelCel (Mexico – if you’re not using the GT-P1000L Tab) and Telstra (Australia) user, look for the “JK3 Modem” folder and select the “modem.bin” file.
  • After selecting the files, you need to click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update and once the firmware is updated successfully, the device will be restarted.
  • Once the firmware is updated successfully, the device will be restarted and then once you see the home screen in your tab, you can then remove the connected USB cable.
Tip: Due to some reasons if the update process gets failed or interrupted, then you need to apply the update again by following the steps again from the start. Don’t forget to restore the backup which you have taken in the initial steps.
So there you go, you have now successfully applied the update of  ICS KANG Android 4.0 firmware release in your Galaxy Tab P1000. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process for applying the update.

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