How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (P6800 and P6810)

To flash custom ROMs, you’ll need a custom recovery that offers more functionality than the stock recovery.  You can make backups, wipe data/cache and have many other features that will be new to your device.  If you want this on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, read on and you’ll be rocking ClockworkMod Recovery (a very popular custom recovery) on your device in no time.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  You’ll need to be rooted before you can install custom recovery on your device.  If you aren’t already rooted, use our guide on the same to help you.

2.  Back up anything you feel is important before you begin.

3.  Make sure that you have the necessary drivers installed on your Windows PC before you start; this will prevent any problems during the procedure and avoid bricking your device.

II.  Necessary Downloads

1.  Odin 1.85.rar

2.  CWM-P6800-20120710.tar {For the 3G version} [Download link available in this post]

3. CWM-P6810-20120710.tar {For the wifi-only version} [Download link available in this post]

III.  Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Galaxy Tab 7.7

1.  Power down your device.

2.  Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons until you are asked if you want to continue.  Now press the Volume Up button.

3.  Extract the Odin 1.85.rar file you downloaded above to a folder on your desktop.

4.  From the extracted folder, double-click on Odin3 v1.85.exe to run the tool.

5.  Click on PDA button, locate CWM-P6800-20120710.tar or CWM-P6810-20120710.tar depending on your device model and click on OK to load it on Odin.

6.  Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.  Odin should now recognize your device and light up the ID:COM field yellow to signify this.  If not, reinstall the proper drivers and try again.

7.  Make sure that the Re-Partition and Flash Lock are unchecked; this is important as you might brick your device if these options are ticked!

8.  Click on Start.

Once Odin says PASS and your device reboots, you should have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your Galaxy Tab 7.7!

IV.  Accessing ClockworkMod Recovery

1.  Power down your device.

2.  Press and hold the Volume Up + Power buttons.

V.  Flashing Custom ROMs (Optional)

If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the next procedure to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • Willem Huurman

    Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
    but can not get together. I choose any version already used. as my tab
    7.7 is on my computer recognized it and in Odin 1.85. If I
    restart your computer and put the tab in the Boot Tab 7.7 then says to DOWNLOAD
    my computer dierkt that he does not recognize usb Apparat. as I afterwards Odin
    1.85 shows that my tab 7.7 either. I follow all stappemn as described WHO CAN HELP ME BE BUSY ALL DAY AND TRIED EVERYTHING HELP!!