You can always count on the Android ROM development community to extend a device's relevance in the tech world. Take the OG Galaxy Tab for example - this little guy was the first Android tablet to hit the scene (running a phone-specific version of the OS, no less). It has been around for about a year and a half now, and there's no hope that it will ever officially be updated to anything past Gingerbread.

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However, thanks to the CM team, OG Tab owners (both the GSM and CDMA variants) can now enjoy the first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich on their old-school seven-incher by flashing the new nightly builds.

Definition: A "nightly" is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day's worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

Considering the new CM build servers are almost ready to start pumping out CM9 builds every nine minutes, we should be seeing these, along with nightlies for all other supported devices, on a regular basis.


GSM Galaxy Tab - P1000, SGH-T849 (T-Mobile), SGH-I987 (AT&T).

CDMA Galaxy Tab - SPH-P100 (Sprint), SCHI-800 (Verizon).

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/palody Pal

    Stuck on Froyo for the T-Mobile version. Will confirm that CM9 works on it first, but this is pretty exciting news.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Froyo?? I wasn't aware of tablets running Froyo - are you sure about that?

      • Bojan

        Yes, it was also launched with Froyo in Europe.

      • Johannes

        the Gingerbread Update got realesed ~2 months ago, but I can update from Overcome as well, right?

    • Alroger Jr

      Yes, SGT7 original came with Froyo. You must follow instructions to get to Gingerbread first... then go to CM9.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/wwjoshdew Josh

    I have a WiFi only 32 GB Galaxy Tab and I've been using the p4wifi nightly build... Am I wrong?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Hey Josh,

      1. This is for the very-very first, OG Galaxy Tab that was 7". You seem to have the 10.1. The OG Tab came out with Gbread back in the day.

      2. Originally there was a mistake and we categorized p1 as Wi-Fi, while in reality it's the GSM version. It's all been fixed now.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/wwjoshdew Josh

    Ok, THAT makes more sense! That's freaking awesome. Now I wouldn't mind owning one of those. lol

  • Alroger Jr

    Funny, only American models mentioned (never heard of those). Main keyword here is P1000!

  • Alroger Jr

    What's OG, as in OG Tab owners?

  • Paul Nicholls

    Does anybody know whether this is an MTD ROM or not?  The unofficial builds on XDA switched to MTD recently, but I'm not sure whether that was their decision or upstream (CM).  Would be good to know before I flash, so I know whether I'll be able to go back to my current ROM if it goes belly-up (without having to do a full restock/repartition etc).

    • Paul Nicholls

      A quick peek inside the update zip suggests that it's BML, but has scripts which allow it to install on MTD-partitioned devices - so it'd seem to pretty much be the best of both worlds.  About to try flashing it, fingers crossed!

  • Goldenpins

    They just released a nightly for TF101 yesterday. Been forever since they updated it.. must be the new servers they added. Hopefully they can get a stable build of CM9 for the original transformer . 

  • Shawn Alty

    Ok so, I just uploaded update instructions as well as information about supported devices (hint: all but wifi) for the Galaxy Tab devices.

    The GSM version is compatible with the ATT, TMO, and international one
    The CDMA version is compatible with the Sprint and Verizon ones

    GSM instructions here - http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_(GSM):_Full_Update_Guide
    CDMA instructions here - http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_(CDMA):_Full_Update_Guide

  • Sstockton23

    Anyone know the fix to the generic bluetooth mac address of 43:29:B0:00:00:00????

  • Mc

    Hi, help please. I have a sam galaxy tab p100. I know its running under gingerbread os. But I noticed that each time I scroll up and down to the screen to whatever apps or prog, a line like a cursor appears but not often, its usualy appears on the upward position right side. Can anybody tells me what is wrong, because I think this is what you so called bug. Please help. [email protected] for great reply. Thnks.