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.

Features of CyanogenMod 12.1

  • All new Material design Interface.
  • Much more clean & smooth
  • New Sytem UI and more Customization
  • All the bugs of CM 12 (5.0.1) is fixed in CM 12.1 (5.1.1)
  • New Notification bar with drag down feature for more options.
  • Better Theme App.
  • Better Performance, Battery & features.

Bugs in CM 12.1 ROM for Galaxy Tab 3

  • Major Bugs:
    1. Camera is not working.(Camera App Force Closes)
    2. Screen Flickering
  • Minor Bugs:
    1. You will see the screen rotates to landscape mode while locking the device. (if you are in landscape mode it will rotate to portrait. if in portrait, to landscape mode).
    2. If you try to seek while watching videos using HW in MXplayer it will take sometimes to come to the seek place. (so use HW+ or SW Decorder to fix this bug).

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.

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

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.

Last updated on: May 6, 2016 @ 6:53 pm
  • 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

  • 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 ?