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Root your Samsung Galaxy Tab4 SM-T-231

I recently bought this Galaxy Tab4 and opted to use without a sim. However, the notification “Insert your SIM”, was driving me crazy and I decided to remove this system notification, but needed to root my device before that. If you wish to root your Galaxy Tab4, use the following given steps :

1) Make sure all the samsung drivers are installed in your PC

2) Boot the device into download mode by holding Power+Vol down+home and connect to computer using the USB cable.

3) Install Odin 1.85 ( Download options can be found here )

4) Download the openrecovery-twrp from this URL here

5) Open Odin, select PDA and then select the just downloaded file – openrecovery-twrp-2.8.0.1-degas.tar

odin-tab4

Make sure to untick every option as given in the above screenshot.

6) Once the PDA along with the file is selected, hit the button ‘Start’

7) Once this is complete, power-off the device, and then press Power+vol up+home to boot into twrp recovery menu.

8) select the option –  reboot > system and then move across the slide option to install root.

9) As your device is rebooted open superuser installer app and follow instructions to update the App from PlayStore and then install SU binary updates and finally then reboot.

The above steps will ensure the Device is rooted.

Now, to remove that agonizing notification “No Sim inserted”, do the following steps :

  • Download the free “Notifications Off”  App from Play store
  • Once it is installed, open the App and search for “system ui” and then un-check it and save your settings.

Vanished ! 😀

 

Error when flashing Samsung Note 2 with CyanogenMod?

When trying to flash your phone with CyanogenMod are you facing this error :

Error executing updater binary in zip (path to zip)

I got this error when trying to flash my Samsung Note 2 n7100 with Cyano 11. Was trying this on TWRP 2.6 recovery tool. I wasn’t able to flash successfully neither was able to get out of the bootloop.

It was some issue with TWRP, as it was not able to execute the binaries in the downloaded image.

If you receive this error, try flashing using ClockworkMod recovery tool. Using Odin, you can flash in ClockworkMod to your device, just like how you did it for TWRP.

Once your phone is connected via USB, run Odin as administrator and select the PDA archive and give the path to CWM file which you have downloaded.

odin-menu

 

Find this link useful to download CWM for note 2 :

http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/GalaxyNote2/CWM/Note2-CWM-6.0.4.3-GT-N7100.tar

Once the archive is selected click on start and wait till the installation is complete. Now you will be able to boot into CWM recovery instead of TWRP and you can flash CyanogenMod without any issues.

joee

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M7 based on Android 4.4.2 Released for supported devices

CyanogenMod, the popular open source OS for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform is out with yet another milestone release. CyanogenMod pushes newer releases on a nightly, milestone, and “stable version” schedule.

CyanogenMod
CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod Team has started pushing the latest milestone release CyanogenMod 11.0 M7 to the download servers for the general public. The latest version of the CyanogenMod is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is now available for download for all compatible devices.According to the team, the new release runs on Android 4.4.2 and the 4.4.3 based milestone release M8 will come sometime in July because the android 4.4.3 KitKat source was release only a week back and they didn’t want to rush it in the stable release. But the 4.4.3 source has been merged into CM for nightlies. You can try the CyanogenMod nightly builds if you’re interested in getting your hand on Android 4.4.3 right away.

In terms of the changes, the M7 builds include an overhaul of the theme chooser, revamped calculator app, improved performance on low memory devices, and many more. The team has also revealed the changelog for CyanogenMod 11.0 M7 which includes:

  • Common: Theme Chooser UI Overhaul
  • Common: Calculator app redesign
  • Common: Performance Profiles
  • Common: Improved theming performance on low memory devices (~512MB RAM or less)
  • Trebuchet: Move settings to new slide-out panel
  • Trebuchet: Consolidate settings for home and drawer options
  • Media: Add FFMPEG support (expanded media format support)
  • Bluetooth: Improved support for new car audio systems and docks
  • Various small bugfixes, global and device-specific

With the latest build, Cyanogen has announced support for new devices that include the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (mondrianwifi), Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE (n5120) and LG G2 Docomo (l01f).The CM Team also mentioned that the non-device specific code was branched on May 22nd and Device specific code was branched on May 31st. The team has also tipped those who jump between nightlies and M releases to pay attention to the May 22nd branch point.

Updated builds can be grabbed from CM Updater on your CM running device as an over-the-air update or directly from CyanogenMod website for manual flashing. CM 11.0 M7 is available for around 40 devices and is the most stable AOSP (Android Open Source Project) fork available.

So Happy flashing guys!

Source : CyanogenMod Blog