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Install Android 4.4.2 CM11 to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311 3G KitKat Custom Firmware

Want to try out the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311 3G? We have just the ROM for you — CM11 (CyanogenMod 11) — brings you the new KitKat update unofficially for your Andorid tablet. Samsung seems to have no plans of launching the official Android 4.4.2 updates this month for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, so this is where how you can install and experience KitKat yourself. All you need is to have a rooted Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311. You can update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311 to Android 4.4.2 CM11 KitKat custom firmware using the tutorial below.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android 4.4.2 CM11 KitKat ROM on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311 with complete steps using CWM recovery. We also have several tips on how to backup your tablet data and also some more tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. You will have to wipe your previous personal data and apps as usual when installing custom ROMs. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.

Android 4.4 CM11 KitKat

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 4.4.2 CM11 KitKat ROM Details:

For those who are new to CyanogenMod, please read the following:

CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices (See above for supported devices & how to install CyanogenMod on said devices). Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, T-Mobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.

NOTE: This CM11 custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat can be installed on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T311 — the WiFi + 3G version.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this CM11 ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your tablet now. We will be waiting for your feedback! Please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 backup data to Motorola Xoom.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You may need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T311 to Android 4.4.2 CM11 KitKat custom firmware.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.


  • I already try this one.. and it seems very bad, first time I installed it I was very happy but then after I check all the stuffy option I was embarrassed. . Lack of options well maybe it’s unofficial firmware.. and I spend about 3 hrs to put back my default OS which is JB. Samsung kies no help anymore. So I google search it and finally fixed my tab. And im still waiting for the official firmware release.

  • My tab 3 8.0 t311 is was installed in android kitkat 4.4.2 , but it not well work properly in my tab, prob come in touch, data mobile not working in time, sometime data mobile will switch on it no not shown on bar, net not start..plz help..

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