You can now Install CM13 Android 6.0 on Galaxy Tab S 8.4. CyanoGenMod 13 is releasing patches of updates. It is trying to target many devices at the same time. For Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.4 the CM13 firmware update has not reached yet so users can still get the updates through some simple steps, you just have to follow the steps, get the custom ROM software installed on your device and follow the further steps.
This is Custom ROM tutorial, which means that your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 should be rooted and have a custom recovery installed in it. You Install CM13 Android 6.0 on Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with the help of step-by-step tutorial below. If you are new installing custom rom, then it is recommended that you read each and every step very carefully. Also read the following tips before installing CM13 on your Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Drivers:
You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.
Make a Backup of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4:
It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Install CM13 Android 6.0 on Galaxy Tab S 8.4. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:
- Backup your Android Apps -> How to Backup Android Apps
- Backup your SMS Messages -> How to Backup SMS Messages
- Backup WhatsApp Messages -> How to Backup WhatsApp Messages
- Backup Contacts and other Google Data -> Go to Settings > Accounts, then sync with Google
- Backup Photos and Music etc. -> Connect your device to your Computer with a USB Cable and copy all the content from your device.
- This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, DO NOT ry this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
- Make sure your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is Rooted and has ClockworkMod or TWRP Custom recovery installed. We’ll go with the ClockworkMod in this tutorial.
- Your device must be at least 70% charge to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.
How to Install CM13 Android 6.0 on Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Step 1: Download the following files:
- cm-13.0-20160210-UNOFFICIAL-klimtwifi.zip (For WiFi Variant)
- cm-13.0-20160221-UNOFFICIAL-klimtlte.zip (For LTE Variant)
- Download GApps
Step 2: After that, connect your tablet with your computer with the help of the USB cable and move the downloaded files to your device.
Step 3: Unplug your device and then turn it off.
Step 4: When it is turned off, boot it in to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Button simultaneously.
Step 5: From recovery, first of all, clean up the storage system of your device; so, just select wipe data/factory reset as show in the image below.
Note: The CWM Recovery in your device may not be as same as shown in the images here. However, functions are almost the same in every version of CWM Recovery.
Step 6: After that, select install zip from the recovery menu.
Step 7: Followed by choose zip from sd card and select the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1. Installation will start.
Step 8: Wait for the installation to complete. Once it is complete, repeat the last 2 steps to flash GApps or Google Apps. Or you can follow the tutorial below:
Step 9: After you’re done with everything, go back to the recovery menu and select wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache.
Step 10: In the end, from main menu of recovery select reboot system now.
Note: First boot will take a bit of time, so just be patient. If your device gets stuck in bootloop, turn it off, boot into recovery mode, perform a factory reset and wipe cache. Then reboot it. Hopefully it will turn on!
Your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will now be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow based CM 13 Custom ROM.