AOSP ROM for Galaxy Tab E – Vanilla Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T560NU

Download AOSP ROM for Galaxy Tab E

Samsung might have stopped churning out updates for the Galaxy Tab E but XDA developers is still busy developing for this relatively new android tablet. If you are looking for AOSP ROM for Samsung Galaxy Tab E, something that is vanilla and comes debloated, this is the ROM you should install on your tablet.

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Galaxy Tab E official ROM download link (4G LTE version T377AUCU3BRD1) for getting 4G LTE speeds back

Looking for the official download link for the 4G LTE T377AUCU3BRD1 variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E tablet? This tutorial is great for those as well who are stuck at 3G HSDPA speeds and 4G LTE speeds are not coming back.

Download Galaxy Tab E official ROM

You would not have much luck finding this ROM if your tablet is stuck in factory binary mode. A good fellow has uploaded it google drive which otherwise costs about 5 dollars.

Download link.

However, if you are looking for a less bloated version of it, follow these steps.

After flashing this firmware, you will be able to get the 4G LTE speed back. It takes about 20 minutes to boot afterwards – no need to worry.

1) Boot into Odin Download Mode
2) Open ODIN and Load BL, AP, and CP only (Leave out the CSC)
3) Under Option tab ensure Auto Reset, Nand Erase, F. Reset Time are the only options selected.
4) Flash
5) Tablet boots into recovery, Perform a data and cache wipe
6) Reboot and wait the 20 minutes for the tablet to boot
7) I also went into Developers Options and deselected Auto Update System. Not sure if this is for OTA’s or not, but hoping

Download TWRP for Galaxy Tab E SM-T377P/SM-T560NU

If you are looking to flash a new ROM or some mod on your Samsung galaxy Tab E, model number SM-T377P / SM-T560NU, you will have to install TWRP on it. So what is TWRP? It is a custom recovery that opens gates for installing third party firmware. Just keep in mind that after installing TWRP on your Galaxy Tab E tablet, you will no longer be able to avail warranty on it.

Galaxy Tab E

Download link for TWRP:

SM-T560NU: https://twrp.me/devices/gtelwifiue.html
SM-T377P: https://twrp.me/devices/gtesqltespr.html

How to install TWRP on Samsung Galaxy Tab E?

For this, you will have to download ODIN on your windows computer. Mac/Linux are not supported. You can download ODIN from here.

* Enable Developer Mode on your phone and unlock the bootloader from the Settings, if not done already.
* Download a recent .tar archive from the links above for your device.
* Reboot into Download Mode [Press Power+Volume Down+Home].
* Flash the tar archive using ODIN by clicking AP and selecting the .tar file you just downloaded.

It should now reboot. That is it. You have successfully installed TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy Tab E android tablet. You can now install any third party ROM on it.

Download Android 6 Marshmallow for Galaxy Tab P1000

Galaxy Tab P1000

The P1000 is the first generation android tablet from Samsung in the Galaxy series. Thanks to CyanogenMod, one was able to enjoy Android 6 Marshmallow on it. Samsung had abandoned it but the community didn’t which is why even after nearly a decade after its official release, it is still somehow able to get relatively new operating system.

The Android 6 ROM is working surprisingly well on with almost everything working as well. It is suggested to complete wipe of data, cache and system before installing the firmware.

Here are the installation instructions:

1. Install ROM zip, you will get a warning about partition size change of system if its the first time you flash, just flash it a second time to confirm the change, this will erase your data partition.
2. Install gapps from here. Do not reboot – install gapps first. If you skip this part, you will have to hard reset again for getting gapps running. You cannot install them later.
3. Reboot

What is working?

RIL
Wifi
BT
Sensors
GPS
Camera (use third party such as open camera
Internal SD
Audio + vibrate
buttons
USB storage
External Storage
SELINUX

That is it. You are now running Android 6 Marshmallow on your Galaxy Tab P1000.

Kids Mode for Galaxy Tab 3 with Android Kitkat available for download [T31x]

Kids Mode for Galaxy Tab 3

If you have kids playing with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, you might want to have this kids mode feature that lets kids play with the tablet without deleting or modifying anything. Kids mode allows parents to control applications and media and even set time limits for each day. This is only for stock Galaxy Tab 3 stock kitkat ROM. Only for T31x variant.

This mod for Galaxy Tab 3 comes with kids camera, media viewer and sound recorder. It also has kids launcher and parental controls. You can of course, download more applications to be included Kids Store or allow access to any downloadable application from the Play Store.

To flash it, download the package from here; put them in root of internal storage and flash it in TWRP Galaxy Tab 3 custom recovery. It works only with Android 4.4.2 operating system and it won’t even work with the android 4.4.4 OS.

After installing the package, you will find its icon in app drawer of your Galaxy Tab 3.

Download Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Lineage OS Android 7 Nougat to get latest android

Download Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Lineage OS

LineageOS 14.1 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 which brings android 7 Nougat to the android tablet. Here are steps on how to flash this android nougat ROM via ODIN onto your tablet.

Make sure you have a full backup because just in case you something fails. Here are the steps to flash this via ODIN.

Reboot your tablet into download mode. Do this by first switching off the phone, then pressing and holding the volume down + home button together and then pressing the power button. Press volume up button to enter download mode.

Open ODIN on your computer. You’ll see the ID:COM box turning yellow with a COM port number upon successful connection with the tablet.

In ODIN click the BL button, select the bootloader firmware. It’s a tar file.

Make sure Auto Reboot & F. Reset Time options are selected in ODIN

Click on the start button. When the process is completed your phone will reboot.

Just keep in mind that custom kernel, mods and xposed are not supported.

Installation instructions:

Download the zip file of ROM
Install a compatible Recovery (This will not work with the P900 recovery)
–I have built a new version of TWRP with the MM kernel. MTP, Vibrations, ADB now work and there are performance increases.
Perform a nandroid backup of your current ROM (optional)
Wipe data/factory reset
Flash LineageOS
Install the Google Apps addon package http://opengapps.org/ (Optional)
Reboot

Use micro SD for storage in Galaxy Tab S3 [SM-T825/T820]

Samsung had the guts to release its powerful tablet, Galaxy Tab S3 with mediocre storage but what the fans even more furious was their decision to remove adoptable storage function from android. This means, you were not allowed to move applications and games stored on the internal storage of your Galaxy Tab S3 to micro SD card. Fortunately, an XDA developer user found a way to do.

Galaxy Tab S3

For this, you will need to have Galaxy Tab S3 TWRP custom recovery installed on your device. Then, install adoptable_storage_enabler_ashyx and then this, no-verity-no-encrypt_ashyx. After this, reboot your tablet and look for a popup in notification bar that says "new SD card detected".

After that, click on “Set up” > “use as internal storage” > next > erase and format > Next and you’re done.

Optional – Move/Migrate existing data via "Settings —> Device maintenance —> Storage —> Storage Settings (three dots) —> SD card —> Migrate Data (three dots)".

After this, any application or game that you install will be installed automatically on the micro SD card.