Samsung abandoned development for the Galaxy Tab Plus long time back but thanks to XDA, we are still able to get our hands on some amazing firmwares, one of them is the Android 6 Marshmallow ROM. While the ROM is not very stable and still in experimental phase, it is good enough to see what XDA developers has in store for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus.
Remember the hybrid Jelly bean firmware we mentioned for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7? The developer behind it has ported it for the Galaxy Tab Plus. It works on the both P6200 and P6210 tablets.
The Cyanogen Mod team has already started porting the CM10 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus tablet and it runs fantastic on it. The CM10 brings near Android stock experience and tons of other goodies.
USB connection kit from Samsung is great but forces the user to hold it in awkward position, especially if you are watching the movie while holding the Tab Plus in your hands. An xda user bought himself a cheap third party USB host adapter and glued it all together to one lump. The adapter is actually meant for use in P1000 but works fine in Tab 7.0 Plus. He then paired it with a tiny microSDHC reader. Here is how it looks like.
Many opt for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus instead of Tab 10.1 because of the portability factor. As the Tab Plus is narrower, it has a great potential to be the best note taking tool out there and that is why perhaps Samsung offers a conductive stylus for the users that are into scribbling and note taking. Here is a review from an xda user whose wife bought him this stylus.
She bought it for me for a gift and at first I was skeptical because I had not used one before. But I quickly adapted to it and now the stylus goes with me everywhere I go (it works great on my Atrix and the touch screens at work).
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a perfect upgrade for those who yearned for more power and pixels on the first generation Galaxy Tab. It has higher resolution screen, better display (AMOLED) and improved built quality as well. Samsung was also able to bring the price down to 345 grams, which is lower than its predecessor.
If you thought iPad is better than Galaxy Tab tablets in gaming, this exhaustive list might change your mind. All of these games work like a charm on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus.
Across Ages DX
Blood and Glory
Castle of Shadows
Deadspace (chain fire, nvidia)
Destroy Gunners SP
This is a guide on how to use CWM (ClockworkMod Recovery) with your Galaxy Tab Plus tablet. Put the installation zip file on your tablet’s external SD card. If you don’t have an external SD card, you won’t be able to install this. MicroSD cards are cheap. If you have a tablet that costs 399 USD, you can afford to spend a few extra dollars on a microSD card. Just get one. Not only is it required for installing this from the factory recovery, but it makes a great place to back things up to. A nice 16GB card is suggested. 32GB is better. You’ll need AT LEAST 1GB for this recovery. If you have a previous version of CWM already in-place, you won’t need the storage card.
While custom ROMs are great, you will find soon find that in order to get the tablet serviced by the service center, you must be running the official firmware. My friends have sent me the link to the official US firmware.
1. Download and install LATEST SAMSUNG KIES
2. Transfer the root.zip (link) to the EXTERNAL CARD on Galaxy Tab Plus
3. Turn off the Galaxy Tab Plus
4. Enter Recovery
– Hold Volume UP button + Power Button
– When TAB turns ON, RELEASE POWER BUTTON (Keep Holding Volume UP Button)
– Will Enter Recovery
5. Select install update from EXTERNAL Storage