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Sep 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 Gains Official CyanogenMod 11 Support, Say Goodbye to Magazine UX

Before the super-hyped Samsung Galaxy Tab S AMOLED tablet doe, Samsung put most of its hopes and dreams of becoming top slate vendor on the Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO lineup.

The lineup was unveiled back at CES 2014 and was marketed towards business users, as a worthy laptop replacement. After all, the tablets were powerful and fast and came with useful features such as multi-tasking and being able to set up separate profiles.

The Magazine UX interface annoyed a lot of people

However, one thing that users complained about was the inability of getting rid of the Samsung’s latest TouchWiz interface version, called Magazine UX. Soon after the slates launched, it became apparent that there was no way users could opt the UI out of their lives. However, for those of you who still crave the near-stock Android feel, we have good news. As of this week, the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 is now officially supported by CyanogenMod 11. Owners of the maxi tablet can now download the software and enjoy the pure taste of Android, without Samsung’s own interference mixed in the soup.

CM11 is only available for the Wi-Fi version of the tablet

The new CM11 nighty build that has been made available for download currently supports the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi only). For the time being, owners of the LTE model will have to wait until a similar build is rolled out for their respective device. Installing the ROM, users will be able to take advantage of the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat software. The build also offers features like CM theme engine, “Heads Up” notifications or spam notification filtering. We know the allure of Android 4.4.4 KitKat sounds pretty good to your right now, but before downloading the build, keep a few things in mind.

For starters, this is the first CM11 ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and it’s also a nightly build. This means it won’t be extremely stable and you’re bound to bump into a bug or two on the way (or even more). Some of them might not be bothersome, but others might put a damper on things. So if you’re not 100% sure your overall productivity or well-being won’t be affected, we suggest you abstain from making the transition to Cyanogen.

If this is not the case and you want to go ahead, you can go ahead and follow this link in order to download the CM11. As a side note, we should remind you, you’ll need to flash the Gapps package to gain access to the Play Store, Gmail Maps and all the goodness of Google apps.

CM11 is now compatible with Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1
Image credits to Samsung


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