Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Cyanogenmod 12.1 ROM Download
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Cyanogenmod 12.1 ROM Download

Samsung’s one of the highest selling tablet, Galaxy Tab 3 has finally received Cyanogenmod 12.1 Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update. Although this is an Unofficial update coming from XDA developer, DarkFrenzy. As Samsung won’t be releasing any update for Galaxy Tab 3, this is the best way to taste Android Lollipop 5.1.1 in your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. However, if you are not much into Custom ROMs and all, you don’t need to worry as we have tried to explain the entire process in a very simple way such that even a non-technical guy can flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 ROM in Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.

This ROM is Ressurection Remix which uses Cyanogenmod sources. All the flaws of Cyanogenmod are fixed in Ressurection Remix ROM. You can customize everything is Ressurection Remix as it has options to change everything in single click. Each and everything can be customized seperately.

Features of Ressurection Remix 5.5.8 (CyanogenMod 12.1)

  1. Navigation Bar
    -Enable/Disable Navbar
    -Navbar Ring Switch
    -Navbar Ring Targets
    -Navbar Button Customization
    -Navbar Dimensions(Potrait & Landscape)
  2. Statusbar
    -Brightness Slider
    -Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
    -SuperUser Indicator Switch
    -Carrier Label
    -Carrier Label Switch
    -Carrier label Colour
    -Quick PullDown Switch
    -Smart Pulldown Switch
    -Clock Customizations
    -Time & date
    -Clock Colour
    -Day & date Toogle
    -Center Clock/Right Clock Choice
    -Battery Bar customization
    -Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Potrait and more)
    -Battery % Text
    -Network Traffic Indicator
  3. Theme Chooser
    -RR exclusive PITCH BLACK THEME
    -Toast Animations
    -ListView Animations
    -System Animations
  4. Gestures
    -Gestures Anywhere Feature
  5. App Circle Bar
    -Choose apps in App circle
    -Trigger Width
    -Trigger Hieght
    -Trigger Position
  6. Recents Panel
    -Clear All button Switch
    -Clear All Tasks Switch
    -Clear All Button Location(Top right,Top Left,Top Center,Bottom Left,Bottom Right,Bottom Center)
  7. Clock Widget
    -CLock And Alarm Customizations
    -Weather Panel Customizations
    -Calender Events
  8. LockScreen
    -Lockscreen Shortcuts
    -Choose upto 5 Shortcuts
    -100+ Icons for Shortcuts
  9. Quick Slider Shortcuts
  10. Notification Drawer
    -Weather Display Switch
    -Quick Settings
    -Choice to Add 20+ Tiles
    -Enable 2/3/4 Tiles per Row
    -Enable Disable Birghtness Slider in Notification Panel
    -Advanced Location Settings Switch(Choose Battery saving/Device Only/High Accuracy Directly in Notification Panel)
    -LongPress Toogles to Enter Settings
  11. Buttons
    -Backlight Timer
    -Backlight Strength
    -Navigation Bar left/Right handed mode Switch
    -Power Menu
    -Power Menu End Calls Switch
  12. Home Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
    -Home Button Wake Up
    -Home Button answer call
    -Long Press Actions
    -Double Tap Actions
  13. Back Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
    -Wake Up device Switch
  14. Menu Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
    -Wake Up Device Switch
    -Short Press Actions
    -Long Press Actions
  15. Search Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
    -Wake Up Device
    -Short Press Action
    -Long Press Action
  16. Volume Buttons
    -Wake Up Device
    -Playback Control
    -Keyboard Cursor Control
    -Swap Buttons on Landscape mode

Bugs in CM 12.1 ROM for Galaxy Tab 3

Seeking of video is slow and loading of video is slow in mx player

Fix: 1. set hw+ as defaul decorder in mx player setting

Fix: 2. enable “Use AwesomePlayer (deprecated)” option from the developer setting.
(Best is to choose first fix). * Enable “Disble HW Overley” option from the developer setting

About CyanogenMod 12.1

CyanogenMod is an alternative operating system intended to replace the one pre-installed on your smart phones and tablets. If you’ve got an older device that isn’t getting updates anymore, or if your device seems unusually slow, or maybe you’re sick of spyware, adware, and other unwanted garbage on your phone that you can’t remove… Maybe your device is missing features or has been otherwise artificially limited in functionality. Perhaps you just could use a boost in performance. Or maybe you’d like to be more confident that your operating system has included some of the latest bug fixes. If so, CyanogenMod might be for you. You can also check ways to make Android phone faster to speed up your phone without rooting it.

Resurrection Remix the ROM has been based on CM,slim.omni and original Remix ROM builds, this creates an awesome combination of performance, customization, power and the most new features, brought directly to your Device

Note: Devs-Lab won’t be responsible for anything that happens to your phone during this Process. If you don’t know about Custom ROMs & Rooting, Check What is Rooting & Custom ROMs to learn about it. We will surely help you under such situations but please follow each steps as mentioned.


  1. Root & Install Latest 2.8.7 TWRP Recovery in Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.
  2. Check the battery percentage of the phone, it should be at least 40%.
  3. This ROM is only for Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.. Please don’t try this on any other smartphones.
  4. Backup all your data: Contacts, Photos, Apps & other files. (Although you will not lose other files except contacts & Apps, but its better to be on the safer side)

How to Flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 ROM in Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Step 1. Transfer the downloaded CM 12.1 zip, in your Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T217S

Step 2. Turn off / Switch your Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T217S

Step 3. Press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together till the screen turns up you see the Samsung logo, and then release the Power button but keep the Volume and Home buttons pressed until you see the TWRP menu.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 CM 12.1 TWRP Recovery
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 CM 12.1 TWRP Recovery

Step 4. Do not forget to perform a nandroid backup. Goto backup option in TWRP and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe right to backup.

Step 5. After performing the ROM backup, go back to the TWRP main menu and tap the wipe button.

Step 6. Then, select Advanced Wipe, as well as Dalvik Cache, System, Data, and Cache (Don’t select Internal storage) (Refer: How to Install Custom ROMs in Android)

Step 7. Next, swipe to confirm. Wait for the wiping process to complete.

Step 8. Next, Goto TWRP main menu & goto Install option.

Step 9. Locate the CM 12.1 downloaded zip file & tap on it. Now swipe to Install the ROM.

Step 10. From recovery select “reboot” and enjoy.


1. What about Google Apps?
The ROM already includes all the latest GApps. Don’t flash Gapps from any other zip & it may lead to random FCs.

2. How to Install XPOSED?
Xposed Framework is already included in the ROM (Active) so you don’t need to flash any Xposed Framework zip. Just install Xposed Installer APK normally.

Download TWRP & CM 12.1 ROM Galaxy Tab 3:

Custom Recovery

RR v5.5.8 (Cyanogenmod 12.1) ROM for Galaxy Tab 3: Download

After Installing the ROM, you can checkout our huge list of best CM 12.1 Themes to save your time searching for the best CM 12.1 Theme. Thanks for XDA Senior Developer, DarkFrenzy for such an awesome gift for Galaxy Tab 3 users.

  • Mark

    Will it work on Galaxy Tab 3V SM–T116NU

  • Dmitriy

    This is for Tab 3 2016 (SM-T217S)

  • Pranay Oswal

    Does this ROM work on Samsung Tab 3 SM-T211 ?

  • Edate Net

    Hola, me pasa el mismo error, en tu T210 pudiste instalar el ROM ? he leido muchos foros con ese problema , sin lograr solucion

  • DAMN

    It doesn´t work with Sm-t210.

  • ramesh natsyana

    recovery not coming

  • Blair Randolph

    will it work on smt210?

  • Reaper Xrapid

    Would it work with my SM-T210R 4.4.2 samsung tab 3 7.0?

  • Giovanny V.

    just installed this on my spring version
    installed correcltly but no gapps where installed

  • Mark

    Will this work for SM-T217A?

  • No doubt it will be!

    • Sandeep Nayak

      cudn’t flash the rom showing error.. tried with latest TWRP … running the optimization package and have deleted some unnecessary system apps post root. (little stable now) , will attempt another flash tomorrow.


    will it be faster than the stock rom on t211 tab 3

  • Heleno Junior

    t210 ?

  • Diablowzzzz senpai

    sorry wrong type

  • Hiroine

    how about for the sm-t110, can i use it?

    • AmiKKR

      same question….im trying 2 install will c after flashing

  • NieL

    Try kingoroot on pc

  • NieL

    Is it compatible to my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V SM-T113NU ?

  • Shibashis Mondal

    Then, how to root sm-t116ny and install cyanogenmod on it?

  • Shibashis Mondal

    Will it work on samsung galaxy tab 3v SM-T116NY ???
    Please reply fast.

  • Shibashis Mondal

    Will this work on galaxy tab 3 v sm-t116ny?

  • Aakarshit

    will this rom work on samsung galaxy tab 3 7.0 lite?
    please reply fast

  • Perform a factory reset.

  • Joseph JR Papa

    Problem!! The data connection has stopped working on my tablet with its Tmo Sim. The sim is not broken, but for some reason the mobile data connection will not work on this tablet. I have used the sim on this tablet before the ROM was installed, but now it doesn’t work please help!!! Wifi works fine by the way.

  • Damien Swedes

    Will it work with T217A?

  • At the end.

  • Garima Tewari

    wheres the zip file??

  • Glad you didn’t get trapped. You can ask us anything related to anything to Tech (Android, PC hardware, iOS) & we have experts in every field to help you out. And guess what, it’s free! ^_^

    • Christiaan van der Westhuizen

      Thank you!…very glad i found your site!…you guys are truly professional!!(i will gladly donate to your site when i need your help!!) Cheers

  • T211 sources aren’t available for Lollipop. Nobody can build it unless Samsung releases the source code for it. I doubt they will release it as the device is old & they have lot more device to work on.

    • Christiaan van der Westhuizen

      Thank you for the info!!, now at least i know those sites on the internet that promise this Rom for this device…for some money…they are totally fakes…!!

  • Nope.

  • Christiaan van der Westhuizen

    Can you make it for SM T211 White 16gb please please please ?…a lot of us have this device…you will be a star☆☆☆☆☆☆☆!

  • Aman Gupta

    Will it work on tab 3 neo sm-t111

  • It’s for T217 Tab 3.

  • It’s for T217.

  • ¿Puede indicar el código exacto de su dispositivo? Dudo que sea T217

  • Sorry, it won’t work. It’s for T217. There’s no Lollipop ROM for SM-T210.

  • Jihad

    Will this rom work on sm-t210 ?
    Gr8 work by the way
    Pls reply soon

  • Evelyn R

    necesito ayuda, traté de instalar esta ROM, pero apareció “error executing updater binary in zip”
    ¿me podrían ayudar con eso? es URGENTE

  • Evelyn R

    I have a question, when I try to install this ROM on my sm-t210, I’m done with error 4. What can I do ?.

  • Evelyn R

    Hi, I’m new to this site and I have a question, when I try to install this ROM on my Galaxy Tab 3 sm-t210, I’m done with error 4. What can I do ?.

    Greetings from Chile.

  • I guess no!

  • Si prega di verificare l’articolo aggiornato.

    • trinitron1

      Thank you very much!
      Therefore the Resurrection Rom 5.5.8 you’ve added in this post, does work in Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T211?

      • I’m sorry but this ROM is for T217. T211 doesn’t have any Lollipop ROM.

        • trinitron1

          what a mess, I’ll go to kill myself 🙁

  • Please check, updated.

  • Lee Watson

    Will samsung kids mode work after this update?

  • trinitron1

    grazie mille per non aver pubblicato il mio post
    era una cosa così sgradevole per voi che io abbia scritto che la rom non funziona sul sm-t211 e che avrebbe fatto piacere a noi tutti che voi possiate trovare una soluzione al problema?
    scusate il mio inglese pessimo

  • trinitron1

    SM-T211 TWRP
    checking for MD5 file
    Skipping MD5 check: no MD5 file found
    Error flashing zip Installation aborted

    Please fix it, SM-T211 without a custom rom is an old tired snail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mohamed Shawky

    Says no md5 file

  • Krishna Vasnani

    Says no md5 file any solution to this please

  • Darcodf

    Funciona no Galaxy tab SM-t113nu ? por favor me respondam.

  • Dhyaneshwar

    does it works on sm-t211

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Mostly, it should work!

  • Lol

    Says on smt210 update signal 4 when flashing rom if u see this comment plz tell me how to fix this

  • Shiva

    Where is the check sum file

  • The Mechanic

    Don’t work on SM T210.
    The ROM don’t have MD5 archive.


    hallo ive done what u said on my sm t111…………..

    Itis stuck in the bootup showing>>>>>>Samsung
    GALAXY Tab3neo

    • Kreas Derp

      Bootloop my friend, try flashing your stock rom or your backup

  • tab smt210

    Md5 problem i try flash it on my tab 3 smt210
    Need help how to fix this problem

  • Hosh

    Anyone can help me remove virus and malware for SM T211 ;(

  • Hussain sajid s

    Helooo broiz,if this ROM work on Samsung galaxy tab 3v,I need custom ROM and gapp for for this tablet,plz help

  • Boy

    I installed it cry is missing no md5 in zip?

  • Thanh

    Does it work on galaxy tab 3 smt-211

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      You can try. Make sure to take system backup before trying anything.

      • Shiva

        Are … reply where is the .md5 file

    • shiva

      Have you tried please type the outcome

  • abdullah

    Will it works on galaxy tab 3 sm t210 please reply


    is it right for sm-t 113 ?

  • rashid mashaka

    Smt211 says no md5 help please…….

  • Cob

    No MD5 in zip, won’t install for me.

    • for me too,
      plese solutions

  • Joam280

    hello, then it works with the galaxy tab 3 t210 ?

    • Zago


      • azz

        dont work on my samsung SM-T210

  • Renz

    Will this work for SM-T116NU?or is it just a waste of time?

  • Chris Sparks

    Another bug is that when I go to shutdown it ends up going into recovery mode. I am not use TWRP because it failed to install, but I am using CWM v6.0.4.8

  • Chris Sparks

    Can I get the source code that built this version of Cyanogen Mod?

  • runoo

    มันจะทำงานบน T211 หรือไม่

  • thomas

    does it work von T210?
    I have an error flashing the rom
    updater process ended with signal 4
    any resolution hints?

  • Tomislav

    Doesn’t work on my t-211! Error reported on sd card! What shouuld I do next? I’m very excited about this rom, and I wish to port it. Tab 3 is great tablet, but stock rom is very laggy! Please help!

  • MegaStick (Youtuber)

    I try this rom on my samsung galaxy. 😀

  • Ashish

    I am trying this on samsung tab 3 sm-t210 … will it work or will it be complete waste of time?

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      I think it will work!

      • Chris Sparks

        It works but it has some strange buggy display refreshes

  • rflpazini

    I’m trying to install this on SM T210!!

  • asad anjum

    Can it works for galaxy tab 3 smt211.
    Please reply please please please
    I really very excited to flash this rom in it

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      It should work!But I would recommended you to take entire backup from recovery before doing anything. If anything doesn’t work, restore the backup!

    • thecreative

      Asad is it work?

  • yo mama

    does it work on tab 3 smt210

  • kadian


  • loreyczr

    where is the download link for cyanogenmod?

  • You

    i tried succeeded in ROOTing by CWM but stucked on installing your ROM(cm-12.1-lt02ltespr) it says “error on sdcard/sdcard1/cm12.1-lt02ltespr” i dont know what to do now? Any help will be very appreciated.

  • Javier Figueredo

    will this work on Samsung galaxy tab3 SM T211 ?

  • sadman

    Will it Gonna work on SMT116NU??

  • Hannah

    will this work on Samsung galaxy tab3 SM T210 ?