How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 Custom Firmware

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is now available to install on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 via CM12 custom ROM. This CyanogenMod 12 custom firmware is an unofficial release which is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and comes with various CM12 features and customization tools that are very close to AOSP ROM. But as this firmware has been developed by third party developers, not officially released by Samsung and is in its beta stages so some bugs or not working features are expected.

If you want to get this CyanogenMod 12 custom ROM based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 then we’ve a step-by-step guide on how to update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to this latest mobile OS with CM12 ROM. You’ll need a custom recovery like CWM in order to install the ROM and Gapps zipped files on the Galaxy Tablet.


This tutorial contains the download link for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based CyanogenMod 12 custom firmware can be used with Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other or incorrect variant, as a result your device might be damaged. Make sure to check the model number of your device before proceeding.

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 during or after the installation of the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop CM12 Unofficial Custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • Make a proper backup of all your important data and settings on your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 using a recommended custom recovery.
  • Download and install correct USB drivers for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy Tab 2 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options. Here you can check the USB Debugging option.
  • Verify the battery level of your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, it should be charged at least about 80% before going ahead to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Install CyanogenMod 12 Unofficial Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Custom ROM on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100:

Step No 1:- First of all, download the CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM and Google Apps .zip files from the above given links on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Step No 2:- Connect your tablet to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.

Step No 3:- Copy Android 5.0.2 CM12 Lollipop custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

Step No 4:- Now, disconnect the Galaxy Tab 2 from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step No 5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.

Step No 6:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > wipe dalvik cache.

Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.

Step No 7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.

Step No 8:- Navigate to the Android 5.0.2 CM12 Lollipop ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 will be rebooted and may take about five minutes to boot.

That’s All! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 custom ROM.

Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or problem regarding the above tutorial to update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to CM12 based on 5.0.2 Lollipop.

1 Comment
  1. Reply Loris MargescuMar 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Hi, what i have to do with the Google Apps .zip files?

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