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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 26, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Gets Android 4.2.1 in Unofficial CM 10.1 Nightly

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was one of Samsung's flagship Honeycomb devices, but with the latest focus being on Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1, the device seems to have fallen out of favor in Sammy's court. Not so here at XDA, though. Fortunately for the owners of the device, XDA Senior Member C-o-M has ported the latest Android 4.2.1 to the tablet in form of an unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly ROM. Do note that this is an experimental build. Several core features...

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Former Writer · Sep 28, 2012

Unofficial AOKP Lands on the Galaxy Tab 8.9

Even though the wild summer of Jelly Bean is coming to a close, there are still some devices getting Jelly Bean AOSP compiled for their devices. For the most part, we are removed from the pre-alphas and preview builds that saw more issues than features, and builds are actually becoming pretty solid. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 users now have one such AOKP build. The ROM was compiled by XDA Senior Member dan-htc-touch and posted for all to enjoy. It's not...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 4, 2012

Fix Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 Battery Drain on ICS

Many Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 users who have flashed custom ICS ROMs report problems with battery drain. Some cases have been so bad that the battery has been draining from 100% down to 0% within just two to three hours. Many users were speculating problems in the ROM or kernel with high CPU usage causing the drain, but it has been found out to be an issue with the battery calibration. Luckily, this can be fixed by calibrating the...

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jerdog · Aug 29, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi Receiving Rooted ICS Treatment

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has recently received the ICS update, and now its little sibling can join in the family fun. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi now has an update to ICS available via KIES for those who have chosen to remain stock. For those who prefer to take full control of their device, XDA Senior Member safariking has put together a package that you can flash via ODIN. The package has been rooted, deodexed, and zipaligned for your...

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Former Writer · Jul 24, 2012

AOSP and CM10 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1

Two weeks ago, Jelly Bean source code was released. Since then, it's been a frenzy on XDA as developers have worked hard to get the newest version of the OS ported to their devices. In that time, over two dozen devices have received Jelly Bean to some extent, and many more are bound to follow. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are among the latest to get Jelly Bean. However, unlike many devices, the Galaxy...

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liwen · Dec 27, 2011

Galaxy Tab 8.9 Gets ICS Alpha

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, in most respects, is the same as the Tab 10.1, but a bit smaller. They both have WXGA 1280x800 displays with a duak-core CPU and 1GB of RAM, plus they run on Android Honeycomb. And now, thanks to XDA Senior Member nycbjr, there's an Alpha build of Ice Cream Sandwich available for the Tab 8.9. Being Alpha, a lot doesn't work, like 3G, the camera, and voice search, but the other core functions like WiFi and...

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liwen · Dec 23, 2011

Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Rooted, Promptly Overclocked To 1.9 GHz

The LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9, sold by AT&T in the US and Bell in Canada, has been rooted by well-known forum moderator Da_G. He even managed to create a kernel that overclocks the processor, usually at 1.5 GHz, to over 1.9 GHz. Before you go on to root (and possibly overclock) your device, note that this is for the LTE version packing the Qualcomm processor. The WiFi version, equipped with a 1 GHz Tegra 2, has already...

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