CyanogenMod lands on Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi & Tab S 8.4 LTE

December 11, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

CyanogenMod has been known for supporting smartphones, tablets and other Android devices long after the manufacturer and/or carrier has decided to end support. By way of creating a custom ROM that is based off of AOSP. The ROM is the same on each device, more or less, but it means that your older device can still run the latest and greatest version of Android. However, with devices like the Galaxy Tab S, you’ll lose a lot of the features that are part of Touchwiz. For example the camera, multi-window, and others. A bit unfortunate, but that’s the risk you take when flashing CyanogenMod onto your device.

This week, CyanogenMod began rolling out official nightly builds for the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE. Now keep in mind that these are the Galaxy Tab S, and not the Galaxy Tab S2. It’s also just one of the two WiFi models, and just one of the two LTE models. So before downloading the latest nightly to flash  onto your tablet, be sure you have the right device. Otherwise you could massively mess up that device. The Galaxy Tab S was released in 2014, and were the best tablets Samsung had ever released. In 2015, Samsung followed up with the Galaxy Tab S2, still the best tablets Samsung has ever made, and that Super AMOLED display is amazing for watching videos, and consuming media. Especially with it being as lightweight as the Galaxy Tab S and Tab S2 really are.

CyanogenMod builds can be downloaded from CyanogenMod’s website. Make sure you also download the appropriate Gapps along with them. CyanogenMod cannot bundle Gapps with their build, so you’ll have to flash them separately. Not a big deal, but something that many people do forget to do, unfortunately. Remember, in order to flash CyanogenMod you will also need to be rooted, which will indeed void your warranty. So if you are not ready to void your warranty, we urge you not to flash CyanogenMod. Additionally, any damage caused to your Galaxy Tab S while flashing CyanogenMod, Android Headlines is not responsible for.