[GUIDE] How to GB(root) ICS and JB a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 [SHW-M180S] from korea
I'm writing this guide because I think that there is not clear and concise information on how to flash diferent and up to date ROMs on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 [SHW-M180S], the korean version.
All the info I've found was very fragmented and also is the inconvenient that the TAB is exclusive for Korea, so all the info was in korean.
Diging around and with extra help from forum member SmaRkieS
whom I want to give a big thanks, I was able to root my tab and also upgrade it to ICS and JellyBean.
I'm going to separate by Android versions.
- Gingerbread (Root):
Well, if your TAB is Android 2.3.6 UC27 it's very possible that you cannot root it by this two methods http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...73&postcount=2
So, I've found that there is an Android 2.3.6 UC27 ROM which is rooted. To flash it (same procedure for all the other roms for this TAB) use Odin 1.85 Just downoad this ROM (Android 2.3.6 UC27), run Odin and check that is like this
Click the PDA button and select the ROM you downloaded and click Start. Let it finish and the TAB will reboot and Gingerbread rooted ROM will be installed
Here is an Odin tutorial
And here you can find all the Stock ROMs
: Please, be aware that from this point, you will not have mobile data working. Since ICS, Google developers have disabled the option to write the APN settings due to security reasons, so, you will only have phone calls working but no mobile data.
This rom will enable your tab to 10 point capacitive touch screen.
This is ICS AOPK 4.0.4
You have to flash it with the Odin method. When it finish and the TAB reboots, I recomend to turn it of and enter the revovery mode by pressing vol up+power and do a full wipe.
First time I flashed this ROM it takes hours to boot, and by hours I mean 5 or 6. I did the full wipe and let it boot by night, next morning the TAB have booted and was asking for the initial setup. So don't despair, it will finally boot. I promise.
Do not flash this ROM if you don't have previously flashed ICS!
This is JellyBean 4.1.2
EDIT: I've found a much much better working Jelly Bean ROM, here you can download it and flash with Odin:
To flash it, first do a nandroid backup (for your own safety), then full wipe and finaly use same Odin method as in the others to flash the ROM.
Anyway, you can go to http://main.develoid.com:81/samsung/...Tab/SHW-M180S/
and dig in to the folders to find the ROM you want.
Hope this tutorial will be useful to all of those ones, as me, that own a Galaxy TAB Korean version and are not koreans and were having problems finding how to root or upgrade and all the info is in korean.
By the way, excuse my english because I'm from Spain and I'm sure I did a lot of mistakes.
Thanks for watching!!!