Android 7 Nougat ROM is available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7310. This tablet was long put into unsupported list by Samsung but thanks to XDA, one is able to get latest android on it. It comes pre-rooted so there is no need to root Tab 8.9 again. It even comes with busy box installed along with initd scripts. Before you move ahead and install this ROM, keep in mind that Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android 7 Nougat ROM is meant only for the Wi-Fi model which bears model number, GT-P7310.
A custom kernel is also installed along-side this new android 7 ROM for the Galaxy tab android tablet. One of the best features of this new kernel is the ability to overclock Tab 8.9 to squeeze out more performance. It is also possible to overclock the GPU for better gaming performance. Here is the complete list of the kernel.
CPU overclock (1.2Ghz – 1.4Ghz)
CPU voltage control
CPU temperature readings
GPU overclock (400Mhz)
L2 cache optimization
Updated WIFI driver
Everything is working except for the camera but since not a lot of us use camera on our tablets, this bug really won’t bother us that much. Here are the installation instructions to install this ROM.
* Backup all data. This is not needed if there is nothing important on your tablet.
* Install TWRP 3.0 or newer
* Wipe cache, dalvik cache, system, data
* Install the ROM. You can download it from here.
* Optional steps: Install gapps pico and phh Superuser from here.
* Boot the ROM. Enable on screen keyboard by toggling "Show input method".
While Samsung abandoned the Galaxy Tab 8.9 long time back, XDA community is still very well supporting it. A developer has released nameless ROM for all variants of Galaxy Tab 8.9 including P7300, P7300B and P7310. The only thing that is not working is HDMI output functionality but other than that, everything is working like a charm. To install you will need to have TWRP or CWM a k a clock work mod recovery on your Tab.
To install, follow these instructions: Download ROM from here and copy it to your device; Boot to recovery; Factory Reset/Wipe Data; Format System; Format Dalvik Cache; Install ROM; Install Gapps and Reboot.
It shall be noted that while the ROM works fine on P7310 but 3G is not working on it.
Samsung abandoned the development of Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet with the release of Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (whose development was stopped after release of Tab 3 7.0). However, folks at XDA kept supporting this abandoned tablet by churning out Android 4.2.2 for it and whatnot.
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Samsung did not sell a lot of Galaxy tab 8.9 tablets and due to that it never released Android 4.2.2, let alone Android 4.1.1 jelly bean for it. XDA is here to rescue and they were able to get everything working except for HDMI output. Even the keyboard dock works with it. This is a CM10.1 build so you get very fast and stock Android experience.
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If you have been yearning for a clean, no-nonsense ROM for your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 that runs and feels just like stock Android, a k a, AOSP, your wait is over. Thanks to folks at XDA, we now have a ROM that is super stable for every day use. Also, everything works out of the box. So expect, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS, audio, camera etc to work right out of the box after download and flashing this ROM on your Tab 8.9.
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CM10.1 is an open source replacement ROM for the Android phones and tablets. It looks and feel very much like stock Android and is much faster than the stock factory firmware. Cyanogen Mod 10.1, popularly known as CM10.1 is out for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and almost everything is working, including GSM calls. Of course, to flash it, you must have Clock Work Mod recovery installed for the Tab 8.9.
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Samsung might have abandoned the Galaxy tab 8.9 users, but XDA has got their back. Many developers have churned out Android 4.1.2, also known as, jelly bean firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet. This one is AOSP which has been ported from Motorola’s XOOM. It is bug free and everything just works on it.
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To flash any sort of custom ROM like the AOSP Android 4.1 jelly bean ROM for the Galaxy tab 8.9, you need to have some sort of ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM). With the ClockworkMod Recovery, you will also be able to install myriad unofficial updates that keep popping up on XDA and sources like sammobile. Here are how you can download ClockworkMod Recovery to your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet.
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Good folks at Sammobile have released Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet. To flash it, you must have stock CWM on board. The best way to have that is by flashing an official firmware for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 which will restore stock CWM.
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If you like to travel in fashion, Zenus makes some pretty cool cases for the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. Last week, I bought myself the Zenus Masstige. The case is not really cheap, but then, the quality is not compromised. Here is the review of it for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.
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The LTE version of Galaxy Tab 8.9 was launched in America around an year ago. It is now available in Germany for less than half of its US price. While it still comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, it is still a solid tablet for doing everyday tasks. Find its unboxing after the break.
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By performing root on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE version, you will be able to modify things to a different level. For example: you will be able to overclock / underclock it. First, make sure you are running the latest version of Kies. Download from Samsung’s website and then, follow these steps.
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Someone at xda forums has made the factory, stock ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. This ROM has to be flashed by using an application called ODIN and is compatible with the Wi-Fi model only. After flashing, you will be running Android 3.2 honeycomb operating system.
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While it will take some time for the Samsung to roll out ICS (Android 4.0) theme for the Galaxy Tab 8.9, an xda user has already developed a theme that brings ICS look and feel. This theme is compatible with Wi-fi only version of the 8.9 Tab (P7310).
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Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been out from quite some now and people have now started developing custom ROMs for it. The ROM that is gaining the most popularity is the Overcome ROM. This ROM is fully Deodexed ROM, zipaligned and is based on Android 3.2 firmware.
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