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HOW TO: Install Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 LTE Android 4.4.2 CM11 KitKat ROM

CM11 for Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 LTE can now be downloaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. CyanogenMod 11 team has been working hard to bring the new KitKat update for every Android device, phones and tablets, both! We have already covered the CM11 custom ROM for the WiFi only tablet and WiFi + 3G variant. To get Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 LTE, all you need is to have a rooted Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315. CyanogenMod ROM contains a long list of system-level features and tweaks while providing you with the best of apps and the stock Android experience. You can update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 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 T315 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

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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-T315 — the LTE 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.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 T315 to Android 4.4.2 CM11 KitKat custom firmware.

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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.