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How to install Android 4.4 KitKat on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Authored by: Quentin Ducreux L. — Feb 10, 2014

If you want to get the latest version of Android on your ancient tablet, here is the tutorial on how to install CyanogenMod 11 / Android 4.4 KitKat on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0.

Galaxy Tab 2 7
© Samsung


Installing a custom ROM can be risky, especially if you don’t follow the tutorial step-by-step. You could wind up with a useless brick if you're not careful. Backup all of your data before getting started, neither AndroidPIT nor I will take responsibility for any damages that might happen.

This is the non-official version of CyanogenMod 11, which is still in development. The version could still contain bugs. Its installation and usage are therefore recommended for advanced users only.

What you will need

  • Charge your tablet to at least 80%
  • Check to make sure you have the correct build number (to do this go to your Settings and then About Tablet).
  • The installation could cause a loss of data, so make sure you backup everything beforehand.


  CWM Recovery CyanogenMod 11 / Android 4.4 KitKat
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3113


If your tablet is already rooted and equipped with a custom ROM, you can go directly to the next section on installing CM 11. Otherwise, perform the following steps:

1. Identify the correct build for your device and install the corresponding file. Copy the CM 11 / Android 4.4 file as well as the Google application to the root directory of your tablet (without putting them in a folder).

2. Decompress and install Odin on your computer.

3. Launch Odin on your PC and turn off your Galaxy Tab 2.

4. Start your tablet in download mode (hold the power, volume down and home buttons for about ten seconds).

5. Plug your tablet into your PC, Odin should recognize it and display the words ID:COM in the top left corner on a yellow background.

6. Click on PDA and look for the CWM file that corresponds to the build number of your phone, and then check the ‘auto reboot’ box. Do not touch anything else!

7. Restart your tablet in recovery mode (power, volume up and home) and then go to the next part of the tutorial.

Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat / CyanogenMod 11

You are now in recovery mode, if you chose a different custom recovery to CWM (like TWRP), the names of the menu items might be different, but you'll figure it out.

1. Choose backup and restore and then select backup.

2. Once the backup is complete, choose wipe data/ factory reset.

3. Select advanced and then wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache.

4. Choose install zip from sdcard, then choose zip from internal storage.

5. Go to the file with the CyanogenMod 11 / Android 4.4 ROM and validate. Validate yet another time with yes.

6. Do the exact same thing with the Gapps file.

7. Return to the main menu and choose reboot now.

After a few minutes, your tablet will start again with Android 4.4 KitKat, congrats!

Quentin is Editor-in-Chief for Since his first video game console, a NES, he's been a tech enthusiast. Now that he owns or think he owns all the test devices in the office, he's always trying to find the best apps, the best mods and the last secret about the next Android update.


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  • Vaishnav Balakrishnan 5 months ago Link to comment

    I have samsung galaxy tab2 .........i have installed clockwork mode too ...but when I'm tried to install 4.4 kitkat ...its getting error ...same thing i tried wit 4.3 jelly bean .....too .....i don't wats de problem cn any1 cn solve it

  • doesnt matter 11 months ago Link to comment

    Total noob here. But I've been up at this all night and giving up for now. Here's what I want and what I have, followed by where I'm stuck:


    1) Mirror Galaxy 2 7.0 p3113 tablet to Chromecast
    2) Need Kit-Kat (or so I've read, even after tab's been rooted)


    1) Tab successfully rooted
    2) Odin run successfuly


    1) Placing the above mentioned files related to KITKAT and GAPPS inside the Tablet's root directory does nothing as it relates to any of them being available during the recovery mode

    2) All I know to do is extract the files into the P3113 when its USB connected. Is this right, wrong? Little of both?

    3) When I restart in recovery mode after "completing" the first 7 Installation steps I don't get an option to backup and restore.

    4) All I get is an option to reboot system along with the options to wipe cache/partition.

    If you need to know more I'll answer anything to the best of my ability.


  • ishtiaq ahmad 11 months ago Link to comment

    i am new on this platform and i need help. can someone tell me how to install any android O.S on my samsung tab 2 p3113, please?
    i have deleted it by mistake and now when i switch it on it shows samsung name on the screen all the time.
    much appreciate.

  • jairo sls Apr 17, 2014 Link to comment

    Hola pueden revisar el cwm del p3113
    el archivo debería tener extensión .md5 y ese rar no sirve por más que uno intente agregarlo con Odin.

    Por favor revisen ese error, o al menos dennos otro método para actualizar el cwm

  • Kamal Bhandal Feb 11, 2014 Link to comment

    plz tell me complete steps to do update to my build no.plzzz

  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Feb 11, 2014 Link to comment

    why are you using non official builds when we can use the official ones???
    (except for P3113, but does that even exist, I have never seen it, or is that once again some of that american "extras"???)

    • Tony Sharp Feb 14, 2014 Link to comment

      I just tried to install one of the official nightlies and it didn't work. I got an "error executing updater binary in zip" message. A lot of people have gotten the same message. I've since reinstalled a 10.2 nightly I managed to save before they were taken off the site. I might try this non-official one later.

  • Kamal Bhandal Feb 11, 2014 Link to comment

    my build no. is p3100ddcmg1....what should i do ?