I can't stand Samgsung's bloated customization of Android. It's slow and horrible.

Is there a way to get a custom rom for it? It doesn't have to be honeycomb or icecream sandwich. All I want is the original android system and basic google applications.

Particularly the Calendar and Contacts app are painful to look at. I would like to replace those with the originals, made by Google.

Is this possible? How?

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    Which exact model of the Tab do you have? There are at least 5 different models in the USA: two GSM-based (AT&T SGH-I987 and T-Mobile SGH-T849), two CDMA-based (Sprint SPH-P100 and Verizon/US Cellular SCH-I800) and the WiFi-only model (GT-P1010.) There are some other international models as well. Each model is slightly different hardware-wise, so the custom ROMs are usually not interchangeable across them. – Chahk Dec 20 '11 at 18:38
  • I have GT-P1000, bought in the UK without a carrier. It's WiFi and GSM. – JulianG Jan 1 '12 at 9:32

There are quite a few Galaxy Tab roms on the XDA forums, here, most of them with instructions on how to do it.


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