27 May 2015

Install Cyanogenmod custom rom on samsung galaxy tab 3 SM-t311 lt013g

Samsung galxy tab 3 8.0 SM-T311 is a mid range tablet from samsung with exynos 4212 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz dual core with mali 400 gpu.It has 1.5gb of ram with 16 or 32 gb internal storage  expandable up to 64 gb with micro sdcard slot.Primary camera on the device is 5mp shooter which can record videos upto 720 at 30 frames per second while the secondary camera is 1.3mp.Device has a screen size of 8 inches with 800x1280 resolution resulting in a pixel density of 189.It has android 4.2.2 jellybean os on board and finally it is powered by a 4450 mah li-ion non removable battery.

Since it has a samsung touch wiz user interface it lags a lot with that mid range specs and some time its too annoying that you would go for a custom rom instead.If your tablet has a model number SM-T311 then we have Cyanogenmod custom rom for you.

As this tablet comes in 3 different variants you have to make sure that you are using a samsung galaxy tab 3 with model number SM-T311 before flashing Cyanogenmod custom rom on this tablet.To check your device model number first.To do this go to settings and then head over to about device and you will find your tablet  model number and confirm it as SM-T311.This is tablet is also called as "lt013g".
  • Charge your tablet to at least 80% so that you don't run into any problems.
  • Backup all your apps and data on your tablet to external sdcard or computer as flashing Cyanogenmod rom will erase all the app data on your device including contacts.
  • Enable usb debugging on your tablet.Of course you dont need to do this for sure but enable it.
  • Download Cyanogenmod rom (CM 12.1) and gapps if you need them.
  • You must have a custom recovery installed on your tablet.

Flash Cyanogenmod custom rom on samsung galaxy tab 3 lt013g:

Cyanogenmod custom rom on samsung galaxy tab 3 sm-t311 lt013g

Cyanogenmod custom rom :
Cyanogenmod is one of the best custom roms available in android development ecosystem.They support lot of devices.This rom is based on android open source project with lot of added features.This is android 5.1 lollipop rom and is not official yet for samsung galaxy tab 3 sm-t311 but all features of CM 12.1 are present in this rom
Cyanogenmod cm12.1  rom on samsung galaxy tab 3 lt013g

  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.
  • Performance control:A default cpu manager app to control frequencies and governors.You can adjust cpu frequencies and also set them on boot too.

  • Trebuchet: This is the default launcher that ships with cyanogenmod rom.But if you flash gapps then you might loose this.It doesnot have too many features like nova or other launchers but its simple and fast.
  • Software Updates: Cyanogenmod rom is uaually available in three types one is nightlies which gets updated with new features every night and are quite stable for daily usage.second one is the snapchat which is monthly build version which will be stable version and other one is the release candidate.Some times nightlies are considered must stable than the snapshots. 
  • Status bar:Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Double tap on status bar to sleep device and also network speed indicator for on going traffic info.
Flash Cyanogenmod rom using twrp or CWm recovery:
  1. Download  cyanogenmod lollipop rom lt013g and transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  2. Power of the device completely.
  3. Press volume up,power button and home key simultaneously and once you see boot loader screen release buttons.
  4. Using volume down as a navigation button move to recovery and click on power button to confirm action.
  5. Once you are in twrp or CWM recovery backup existing rom first.It might about 5 minutes for backup to complete.
  6. Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache.You may not need to wipe system.
  7. Flash ROM and then gapps.
  8. Reboot to system.Wait at least 20 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore ROM features.

Final words on CM 12.1rom on galaxy tab 3 SM-T311:

This is a simple tutorial guiding you to install Cyanogenmod custom rom on sasmung galaxy tab 3 SM-T311 (lt013g).As this rom is meant only for this variant of the tablet don't try to flash it on other variants as it might cause lot of errors or even soft brick it. This rom is still in alpha there may be more bugs than expected.If you facing any issues while flashing this rom  just leave comment below we will sure look into that.
Install Cyanogenmod custom rom on samsung galaxy tab 3 SM-t311 lt013g Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 16:40 Rating: 5 Samsung galxy tab 3 8.0 SM-T311 is a mid range tablet from samsung with exynos 4212 processor cloc...

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