Install Android ICS 4.0.3 on Samsung Galaxy 7 Tab P1000 - AOKP ROM

Today I will guide you How to install Android ICS 4.0.3 on Samsung Galaxy 7 Tab P1000 through AOKP Custom ROM. As we all know that Samsung Galaxy 7 Tab P1000 was previously thought to get an official ICS update but till now no news has come. So we decided not to let you guys wait for too long for experiencing this awesome OS, and here we are with the “unofficial” Android ICS 4.0.3 ROM. This is an AOKP ROM Frimware and as it’s unofficial you need to read the note and disclaimer carefully. Also, don’t forget to read the bug and problems which you are subjected to face after installing this ROM.


  • Don’t try centering the clock on home screen, if you will try doing that the clock will disappear.
  • Don’t play a lot with brightness, may result in graphic problem.
  • Torch won’t work of your Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000.
  • Horizontal “recent menu” will use up only small place on your screen.
  • There can be some other bugs too.

Note: As this is an unofficial ROM, so as soon as the ROM will be flashed your device’s warranty will end there itself, but you can retain it back using the STOCK FIRMWARE. Perform every step mentioned in the tutorial carefully because one wrong step can brick you phone. You are also subjected to face the bugs mentioned above. Perform backup of everything present on your phone because everything will be lost after the completion of this tutorial. Last but not the least, if you don’t have the proper knowledge of the things included in this tutorial then better don’t perform this because you may face some really harsh consequences like bricking off your device.

Things Required Before Flashing your Galaxy 7 Tab

  • You need to have an original Samsung Galaxy 7 Tab P1000 device.
  • Backup everything including contacts, SMS messages using Gmail Sync Contact and SMS Backup Application here.
  • Backup call logs, APN settings, notes and other important things.
  • Fully charge your mobile phone because to perform this, your phone needs to have at least 60% remaining battery.
  • Now enable USB debugging by going to the following path Settings > Applications >Development > USB Debugging.
  • Your tab’s drivers are needed to be installed on your computer.
  • Your device should already be rooted with CWM Recovery present on your phone.

Disclaimer: We have already mentioned everything you can face during this process in the “NOTE” section, please re-read it. And if anything happens to your device we are not at all responsible for the damage done to your phone.

Tutorial for Installing Android 4.0.3 ICS on Samsung Galaxy 7 Tab P1000

  • Step 1Download the custom ROM of ICS 4.0.3 from official XDA developer’s thread.
  • Step 2 – Switch off your device and start in CWM mode by pressing and holding the Vol+ and Power button together.
  • Step 3 – Now select the “wipe data/factory reset” option and when warning pops up select “Yes”.
  • Step 4- Now select the “Install zip from sdcard” option and then choose “choose zip from sdcard” option.
  • Step 5 – Now browse to the ZIP i.e ROM File, which you have transferred eariler on your device.
  • Step 6 – Let the process complete.
  • Step 7 – When the process gets completed, just tap the “reboot system now” button.

Voila! You are done. Now when your device will start it will start up with Android v4.0.3 (ICS) OS and your warranty will end up there itself. And if you face any problem during this process try re-doing this process and if the problem persists, then please contact us.

Author’s Bio: Arjun is an energetic blogger who writes Game Reviews and Latest Game News.


  1. This is one of the challenging and nice post.I like your blog quality.Thanks for share with us.

  2. on step 5 i couldn't locate anything inside the sd, do i have to put it in any specific format?

  3. Hello Dan Have you downloaded the file from Xda Developer Site?. After downloading the file, copy the file into SD card of your device. Then you can see the file in your SD and select the file to complete the process.

  4. Hello, it works in a galaxy tab 7 in spanish? (Mexico)

  5. how can i flash my samsung galaxy tab p1000.

  6. Hi, thanks for the info. I have install pics on my p1000 smoothly, only one thing I try to install any app from Google playstore , all can downloaded and installed but I could not see it in app drawer, try to locate manual also could not find it too, but when I check to play store web its status are "installed". Any advice about this?


  7. This is a terrific post. Thanks for the tutorial. I followed all steps, and have run into a problem at the point where I install the new rom. I downloaded it from the site linked and put it on my internal memory (both zip file and unzipped files) but when I select it at boot options, receive an 'E:signature verification failed' error. Is this anything you've seen before and can assist with?


  8. Hello you must root your tab and also install clockworkmod recovery on it. Then only you can flash zip android ics rom on your tablet otherwise you will get above error which you mentioned.

  9. Please advise if this steps would work for Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus 7" version? If not, any advise to accomplish installing ICS? thanks

  10. Above steps doesn't work on your Galaxy Tab Plus 7 version. If you willing to try it then your tab will be bricked. So stay away from it. With few days we will provide you tutorial for installing android 4.0.4 ics on your device.

  11. Hi,
    I did all the steps you mentioned. Everytime I reboot the GT, it will only display the GT logo and Samsung in the bottom. It's halted. Any thoughts. Thanks.

  12. let me know clearly what you have done. Is you device is rooted and installed clockworkmod recovery on it? Flashing process done successfully?

  13. Very well guided by you, to install ICS in galxy tab p1000..
    thanxs a ton..

  14. I'll not get into great detail on the trials I needed to get ICS up and running. I used a combo of different pages to get the process right. CWM itself is the critical part to be performed long before ICS is installed. Even rooted, I could not use the version of CWM to flash ICS...CWM had to be updated first, and this was not clearly pointed out in many of the discussions on ICS ROM install pages.

    After that, the install was easy...

    Issues I encountered after are of concern. While ICS worked fine with the hardware (no issues I could find outside of external memory being mapped to a different spot in the directory structure, and something about permission settings (I need to read some on that)...a couple apps would not load and maps with navigator, youtube as examples of errant crashing.

    Other apps like aCar...because of the directory structure, I could not get it to read my saved just did not see it.

    But the critical ones for me were Nitrodesk Touchdown, interface issues up the dual pane, upper menu bar icons no longer there. While I could read the contents of email, functionality that I liked previously was completely lost. Similar issues were seen with Astro File Manager.

    And Titanium Backup was completely files are ok, just that it does not recover them...I suspect this might be because of where the external memory is, and perhaps something to do with permissions.

    I haven't given up on it yet...but I rolled back to gingerbread for now...I JUST did that before making comments here...I will verify if my backups are good to rule that out...and look at the apps to ensure there is nothing wrong there either...

  15. After upgrade successfully.. can't find any file explorer..any help ?

  16. Go to Google Play store and download any file explorer app.

  17. My SGT7 is running Overcome 4.1 edition with android base 2.3.6 GB, are you recoment to install ICS?, and if I install AOPK build #40 does my phone feature and navigation still work as it should now, thanks in advance.

  18. let me tell clearly are you running present Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or Gingerbread 2.3.6 ?