Galaxy Tab 8.0 (Wi-Fi) N5110 is among the lucky few Jelly Bean devices to receive the latest KitKat update, thanks to the release of Android 4.4 based unofficial CyanogenMod 11 ROM by XDA recognised developer, sbrissen. As the ROM is still under development, it may feature a few untested bugs that should be fixed in the upcoming stable builds of CyanogenMod official release.

According to the developer, the unofficial CyanogenMod 11 ROM for Galaxy Tab 8.0 is fully functional with the exception of Bluetooth Voice search. Though the ROM is yet to receive a few of the coolest native features from CyanogenMod, its full feature upgrade is expected to happen with the upcoming official release for this ROM.

Interested users can follow our step-by-step guide to install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Tab 8.0 (Wi-Fi) using CyanogenMod 11 ROM. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

Pre-requisites

    • The unofficialCyanogenMod 11 ROM and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the Galaxy Tab 8.0 N5110 model only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
    • Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing tablet setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
    • Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on the tablet, by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (NOTE: Tap the tablet's Build Number seven times to unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options under Settings.) Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
    • Make sure the device has at least 80% battery charge t o prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
    • Ensure the device is unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and rooted with ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery or TWRP.
    • If the device is stuck at booting or experiencing boot loop issues, perform Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache a few more times before rebooting.
    • Allow newly installed ROM to stabilise for five minutes before you start working on it.

Downloads Required

Steps to Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Tab 8.0 (Wi-Fi) N5110 with Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 ROM

Step-1: Download Android 4.4 KitKat CM11 ROM for Galaxy Tab 8.0 Wi-Fi to computer

Step-2: Download Google Apps package

Step-3: Connect the Galaxy Tab 8.0 to computer via USB cable. Without extracting, copy the downloaded firmware zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of the tablet's SD card.

The CyanogenMod Android 4.4 KitKat ROM can be installed on the Galaxy Tab 8.0 using either CWM or TWRP recovery. Follow any method based on the recovery mode installed on your device.

How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat via ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery

    • Power off the tablet and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
    • Now press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together, until the Galaxy Tab 8.0 logo appears on screen.
    • Then release all three buttons at the same time to boot into recovery mode. NOTE:In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
    • Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress) and choose Yes on next screen to confirm the action.
    • Return to CWM recovery main menu and select Mounts and Storage > Format System and click Yes on next screen to confirm.
    • From the main menu of CWM recovery, go to Advanced and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then hit Yes on next screen to confirm.
    • Select Install Zip from sdcard and then click Choose zip from sdcard. Browse to the location of the CM11 firmware file (cm_n5110-ota-sbrissen_11-11.zip) which you copied earlier to your device's SD card. Choose Yes on next screen to confirm the firmware installation.
    • Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps as well.
    • Once Google Apps is also installed, select "+++++Go Back+++++" and reboot the tablet by tapping reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your Galaxy Tab 8.0 will reboot and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy Tab 8.0 (Wi-Fi) is now running on Android 4.4 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11 ROM. Go to Settings > About Tablet to verify the firmware installed.

How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat via TWRP Recovery

Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Tab 8.0 (Wi-Fi) N5110 with CyanogenMod 11 ROM [GUIDE]
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    • Power off the phone and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
    • Now press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together, until the Galaxy Tab 8.0 logo appears on screen.
    • Then release all three buttons at the same time to boot into recovery mode. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
    • Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do so, tap on Wipe and scroll down to the bottom of the screen and do a Swipe on "Swipe to factory reset" option.
    • Tap on install and navigate to the CM11 ROM zip file you copied earlier to your tablet's SD card. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe to confirm the action and begin installing the firmware.
    • Repeat the previous step to flash Google apps as well.
    • Once Google Apps is also installed, select reboot and then tap on System to reboot your tablet. Your Galaxy Tab 8.0 will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy Tab 8.0 N5110 is now running on Android 4.4 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11 ROM. Go to Settings > About Tablet to verify the firmware installed.

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[Source: XDA]