This is a custom ROM that we are yet to cover at all. The name Zap Blaster immediately caught my attention, and after doing some quick research, I found out that it’s called Zap blaster because of its Overclocking capabilities. That was enough for me to begin writing, because that’s the kind of thing I love.
It has been known to issue out some lag to begin with on the boot sequence. Once you get past that you are good to go.
As you probably know, there are several versions of the galaxy Tab 10.1. The developer has said that this ROM was originally built for the GT-P5113, but confirmed to work on GT-P5110 and GT-P5100.
We have very specifically labelled what tablet this is made for. Do not try to use it for anything else. That kind of laziness will get you in a lot of trouble. If you have something else and can’t find a tutorial we can attempt to try to find one for you. We love to give!
So we are installing a custom Rom which means you have already rooted your tablet. If that is the case the best way for you to back everything up is via Titanium backup or by performing a Nandroid. The usual way isn’t a good idea this time around because this is now in the aftermarket area. As such, things are different. Luckily for you guys, most things have an answer for so it’s just a matter of following what we tell you. Don’t try to shortcuts because they never work out and if you aren’t sure of anything, it’s always better to ask us and not delve into something you don’t fully understand.
Save yourself enough battery power. All electronics should have a meter showing you how much is left. This procedure doesn’t take too long so only around 60% is enough power. Keeping in mind that we all have used our phones for different amount of times and because of this our battery performance will differ. Try and remember back to the days in which you first bought it and remember what the difference is between now and then with how long it lasts. All times we give are for a fairly new-ish time period. If yours is lagging then you will want to boost it, up to around 70 or 80% just to be safe. There’s nothing worse than running out half way through because it can cause bricking. That’s the last thing you want to do. Worst case scenario is that happens and you need to find a solution. There are solutions around the web for this kind of thing for most tablets coming from the Galaxy range. One of the benefits from having a popular device is that developers love to create things for them. When you are shopping always keep that in mind if it’s making changes you like doing.
As with many installations of this type, there will be a factory reset required. Normally this is what we do if you need to get yourself out of a hole. This time it’s mandatory. Because we are doing this everything will be wiped from the Tab. That means you will lose everything unless you back up. By using the applications mentioned in the above paragraph you will easily be able to store your data and settings so that they can be put back on once we finished here. There is no other way to do this without having to follow that step. Technically, you could perhaps attempt it, but the risk of encountering an issue is very high. Every step given is there for a reason so don’t abuse the guide.
1. Download the Zap Blaster v1.5 Android 4.1.1 ROM to the desktop of the computer.
2. Connect the Tab to the computer via USB cable. Now transfer the file which you downloaded over to the Tab. You may run into problems here without the correct drivers which is why I included the driver link above.
3. Power down the tablet now.
4. Boot it back up in recovery mode. The developer recommends TWRP for this. Other blogs have this guide with ClockworkModm however, from what I’ve seen the developer say, that looks like a big mistake. They strongly recommend TWRP.
5. From inside TWRP recovery it’s important to do the wipes such as Wipe data/cache/dalvik (factory reset)
6. Now navigate to flash zip from SD card and install the zip which you transferred.
Head back to the main recovery screen and select reboot system now and you’re on your way.