Android 4.4.4 + Root for Galaxy Tab 10.1! [Omni]

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If you are still on ICS or Jelly Bean with your Galaxy Tab 10.1, it’s probably the time to consider updating to latest Android 4.4.4 + root.

For this purpose, you can try Omni ROM, which is closest custom ROM you will find to stock Android 4.4.4.

Also, Omni ROM brings several features to the table including customization options for your status bar, quick settings, navigation bar, Power Menu, and some more. You will also find Active Display, OmniSwitch, and some more.

For tweaking performance, you can use Omni ROM’s built-in Performance menu to overclock up to 1.6Ghz. However, I find Tab 10.1 running the fastest at around 1.4Ghz.

Also for UI, you can try using Nova launcher (free on Play Store), then set all animations to “super fast” in Nova settings.

Coupled with those settings, your Tab 10.1 should now be flying compared to ICS or Jelly Bean.

I know many of you probably have your Tab 10.1 in your closet somewhere. If that’s the case and you have kids, definitely upgrade to Android 4.4.4 and let your kids have an extra tablet to play with. As for me, I am re-using my Tab 10.1 to replace my Note 10.1 as Live view for my Canon 7D DSLR (hence why I updated.)

But I will try to update this site more often when I get a chance and also will post some tutorial guides for newer Tab 2/3 soon! (I don’t have Tab 2 or 3 but surely can post some tutorials for you.)

Download:

Download Android 4.4.4 Omni ROM for P7500/P7501
Download Android 4.4.4 Omni ROM for P7510/P7511

Download Android 4.4.4 Micro Gapps

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR CWM TO LATEST CWM v.6.0.4.3 or TWRP TO LATEST TWRP v.2.6.3.3 or higher to install KitKat ROMs.  If you don’t know how to do this, see How to Install KitKat ROM on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

To install ROM, reboot into recovery, backup ROM (have at least one backup!!!), wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot.  That’s it!
(If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extras:

Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!

Q&A:

Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)

Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.

 

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116 Responses to Android 4.4.4 + Root for Galaxy Tab 10.1! [Omni]

  1. VIncent says:

    The download links are not links. Otherwise, I am interested. I find on 4.04 with Ganbarou our galaxy tab 10.1 (v1) is not flying. Thanks!

  2. Aqurry says:

    Super! Don’t forget our tab 10.1!

  3. Marcus says:

    I switched to ART but the process “com.android.systemui” keeps crashing. Any idea how to fix that?

  4. kathem says:

    would it possible to fix the hd video glitch while watching youtube or Netflix ?

  5. DJ says:

    I installed this last night and now my “home” button doesn’t work. I have a bluetooth keyboard and it doesn’t work with it either. Any ideas?

    • DJ says:

      I got it fixed. I just did a factory reset and flashed the ROM again.

      • peter says:

        Hi. Seems your bt problem got resolved by doing a reset. Did you try the audio via bt?

        New rom seems to be a hugh improvement in comparison with the samsung version. Many thanks Max for extremely helpfull video.

  6. Murkusu says:

    What about YouTube movie in 1080p?

  7. Eric Davey says:

    Great ROM. Under settings I dont seem to have the Performance or Developer options.

  8. jonsky says:

    i cant find the Omni ROM’s built-in Performance in menu?…

  9. DJ says:

    I installed this the other night. My “HOME” button doesn’t work though. I have a bluetooth keyboard and it doesn’t work with it either. Even tried downloading a home button. Seems the rom doesn’t recognize HOME. I’ve tried all the launchers, have it set for NOVA right now.

    Any ideas?

  10. Ian says:

    Thanks Max. Great ROM!

  11. robertm says:

    I have the Original tab 10.1, and it connects to my bluetooth receiver (rocketfish), but the sound will just still play through the tablet, not stream via bluetooth..any ideas?

  12. robertm says:

    Thanks for deleting my previous post. As I stated, i am running Omnirom 4.4.4 on the Galaxy tab 10 (gp 7510)
    I can connect to the music receiver via bluetooth (a Rocketfish), but the tablet is not switching it’s audio to Bluetooth, it still plays the music through the tablet’s speakers.
    Does anyone else have this issue?

    • Max Lee says:

      Looking into it.

      • Ricardo says:

        I do have the same problem. My bluetooth devices connect fine (headset, speaker), but the tablet does not stream the audio via bluetooth.
        Omnirom 4.4.4 on Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GP7510).
        Any ideas?
        Than you!
        Ricardo.

  13. herrmartell says:

    Hey man. I can’t find in your video or description how to root the gt on 4.4.4

    I’m already running CM11 on mine.

    Could you help me here? Thanks!

  14. Mainak says:

    OTG is not working ;(

  15. Dwight Nelson says:

    I load the 4.4.4. ROM and upgraded from a previous Cyanogenmod ROM with Android 4.2.2
    This ROM is much nicer but I have noticed if I turn on aeroplane mode it does not keep the correct date and time. Anyone experience any issues with the date/time?

  16. smudley says:

    Max, will this work on a SCH-i905 Verizon 4G?

    Thanks!

  17. Mel says:

    Hi Max,
    I tried installing the OMNI ROM but it couldn’t completely boot up after that so I tried flashing the Nightly ROM, which is now ok, except that I can’t now detect my P7510 when I connect it via USB to my computer. Any suggestions how to overcome this?

  18. Ray says:

    Hi Max
    What is the difference between Omni Rom and Nameless Rom?
    I have installed latest Nameless Rom and so far very nice, thanks.

  19. Jatin says:

    Hi Max,
    NEED HELP VERY BADLY..
    I followed all the steps till wiping of data , but after wipe,when i try to install there is no file shown in sdcard.. I saved all the files on sdcard/download with twrp. but now nothing is shown there….. after reboot i checked that the files are still there… but in root/download… i again rebooted in the recovery mod, again go in install and check in root ,and still no file/folder is shown there.. plus all my apps and settings are wiped….
    plzz help me .. previously i rooted my tab by your help video and every thing was fine but now i got this problem
    I have galaxy tab p7500

  20. jain says:

    I installed Nameless ROM and failed to install gapps now on my every restart There is a message as”unfortunately the process com.android systemui stopped”shown . wat to do? Plz help me.
    I have a plan to install omni row which is the best option? Is there any tool to install gapps other than this ?

    • JAIN says:

      i have been using my p7500 on omni rom for the last 2 months ,Its works quite fine (omni), starting it shows some lags but now its ok
      camera is updated with zoom and some graphic effects
      main climate and notification bar
      clock and alarm bar is updated
      new gester control
      new music player with good music effects
      amazingly fast
      look every thing new
      personalized setting menu

      except
      battery runs out fastly
      no audio bluetooth support
      no direct pendrive plug in
      icon
      no youtube streaming
      poor network
      no charging indicater
      no voice typing
      system restarts freequntly

      if anybody wants any user experience i can explain you with video …….

      j k jain
      new delhi

  21. Mahesh says:

    I installed the KitKat ROM on my P7500. Installed w/o any fuss and is working like a charm! Thanks OMNI team!!

  22. Jayant says:

    Hi max ,
    Thanks for giving me kitkat experience on my tab.Omni is cool but ICS was good(for me).
    I don’t liked it. all the icons are changed.. My old music player was so good than this apollo..
    The old ICS browser was also cooler than chrome .. I tried to find out some other browser but they are so slower than ICS official browser.. Plus most of the apps are crashing.
    The omni’s camera crash any time..
    Is there an way of getting back to ICS,
    please max I need your help ..

    If i just install the ICS rom as shown on your site will that work?
    HELP ME …. 🙁

  23. fer says:

    Do you know if there is another kit kat ROM that does support hw accelerated video? Youtube seemed to work fine on the original Samsung firmware…

  24. JATIN BOORA says:

    Hi Max,
    I need a favour ,can you tell me from where I can get Chainfire3D,for galaxy tab p7500.
    I tried to download it from a lot of site but none is working….
    Plus sometime it crashed my rom & and I had to reflash rom. …
    So if you can help me then it will be a great favour for me ..
    Thanks in advance…

  25. Juanita Lanaux says:

    Hi,

    I want to verify before installing…will this work on the sgh-t859? It is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G wifi. I don’t want to brick it, so I am asking first. :()

  26. Ray says:

    I am very confused…this rom is a ” nameless HOMEMADE” then their is an “OMNI HOMEMADE” then their is later versions of “OMNI NIGHTLY” all for p7500 and they are all different and mostly incomplete and not worth using.
    I am not been nasty but could you explain what is going on here and which of these is the active one?
    I flashed nameless HOMEMADE which was reasonable, then I flashed a later version ONMI Nightly and it has different features and lacks many interface stuff which makes it quite unpleasant to use.
    Will stick with CM 10.1 until something good pops up for our trusty P4…if ever

    Thanks for the effort you are putting in to keep this great tab going…will never buy another.

  27. Michael says:

    I have installed omni several times, but no matter what I do, play store force closes when I try to install any apps. I have tried the mirco, stock and 4.4.3 gapps. And because of the sd card issue on kitkat, I am kind of in a pickle now, because clockworkmod doesn’t see my nandroid backup and I can’t get back. Any suggestions? Thanks

  28. Fabrizio says:

    Hi,
    I have a P7500 Tab, before i flash omnirom 4.4.4 :
    1) All hardware works with this new rom? Rear Camera with Flash Led, BT, Wifi, Front Camera ?
    2) There is something i should know?

    Thanks at all.
    Fabrizio

    • Fabrizio says:

      Installed a week ago… All works well

      No buetooth test done yet.
      Battery life seems wrost.
      However a new tablet is come.

  29. Harold says:

    I keep trying to install omni 4.4.4 on my tmo galaxy 10.1 and it keeps coming back with an error ( status 7) when I try to install the newer roms. any help?

  30. Murray Greenfield says:

    Thank you, thank you. Have just installed the Android-4-4-4 omni rom to my 10.1 3G tab, it installed without a hitch. My Tab has gone from a slow, freezing, buggy touch wiz bloated, close to useless device to, well a new Tab. Every thing works, I am so impressed. The funny thing is my Galaxy S5 still is only running 4.4.2, Waiting for the 4.4.3 update let alone 4.4.4.

  31. onine six says:

    i installed and i cant get wifi to work it connects but wont let me log into my gmail or the app store installed 3X please help!!!

  32. Murray says:

    Have had the OMNI ROM version on my P7500 3G tab for 3 weeks now, had no problem installing, every thing worked from go. Even when new has my tablet run so good, not a frozen screen or a crashed app. Clocked at 1.4. If I never see TouchFizz again I will be happy. Still waiting for my S5 at get off 4.4.2

  33. Viv says:

    Hi,

    First off – worked like a charm, no issues installing whatsoever, so a MASSIVE thank you!

    However, now –

    1. My Bluetooth doesn’t work, in that I pair it with audio devices, but the audio is still going out of the device speakers
    2. I cannot see the performance tuning menu item in Settings

    Please advise.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work!

  34. xam says:

    Max, will this work on a SG Tab 2 P5100 3G?

  35. jorge lopez says:

    hi, I install this room and I’ve had two problems
    1. I have no usb connection, i check the USBdriver folder and is empty,
    2. i trying to install google-apps an error saying insufficient space is generated
    How can I repartition my memory card to expand the capacity of the system?

    can i configurate my samsung gear on my tablet 10.1?
    thank you

  36. Kaoss says:

    Cannot see the performance menu either

  37. Kaoss says:

    HD video also will not play in any streaming app or browser. Anything under 480p works fine though. 720p lags so much it’s simply not watchable. Any fixes?

  38. Jr says:

    Hey Max,
    do you have anything for the Bluetooth on Kitkat 4.4.4, i downloaded the ROM it and it works awesome, just cant get my Bluetooth to work, it comes on and i can hear the Bluetooth kicking on through the head set but cant here any audio from the head set, when i go to YouTube it doesn’t switch to Bluetooth. The audio only comes on, on my galaxy 10.1.

    thanks for the awesome job on getting this info out, your ROMS and tutorials are awesome!

  39. Ben says:

    thx for the great tutorial, now i’m using the super nice and smooth omni rom :))
    BUUT i have the same trouble with bluetooth. connection is confirmed by bluetooth speaker (bose soundlink mini), but music is still playing over tablet :((
    any solutions yet? that’s absolutly neccessary for me.

    could you please help me (and the other guys abouve).

    thank you so much!

  40. SON SUNGHO says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
    YOU ARE BEST!!!
    I AM KOREAN!!!
    FIGHTING~~~

  41. Richard says:

    Thank you, great rom.
    USB problem solved by USB Sharp app from app store.
    Was able to overclock by following your July 14th advice!
    Can you solve the blue tooth problem? I can connect a blue tooth mouse that works, but
    my audio device shows a connection, but no sound gets through.

  42. Fabrizio says:

    HI at ALL
    Someonw knows if a TV connection by an MHL cable is working with this rom ?

    GREAT WORK!

  43. Sam says:

    Hi Max,

    My 3G P7500 currently on ICS with calling enabled. Can I enable calling on KK 4.4.4 ? If I have not satisfied can I switch back to ICS?

    PLEASE advise me.

  44. André says:

    This ROM is definitely a great piece of work. Many thanks for making it available.
    However, there is one small issue: round about one day after flashing (Gapps Micro)
    more or less all app installations from Google Play ended up in an error message
    saying “package file invalid”. Does anyone face the same issue? Is there a solution
    available?

    • Fabio says:

      Hi,
      I’ve the same issue. After several wipes I discovered that the reason is the limit of the memory. In fact if you uninstall some app you are allowed to install new apps…Honestly I don’t know why it happens because OMNIROM doesn’t make any HD/SD partition….I ask for the same support….Max can you help us?

    • Shreyash says:

      Guys i faced the same problem last night. All i did was reflashed the rom with gapps standard and DID NOT change the runtime to ART. i guess art runtime is not supported with this ROM..

  45. prabhat says:

    after updating my Tab(GT-P 7500 3G) is not detected on PC…. Please help.

  46. MarkCJ says:

    Hi – I’m trying to install Omni but get an error message. I’m wondering if it’s because I don’t have the newest CWM. I have v. 6.0.3.1 and your page states that I need v.6.0.4.3. Yet, on the ClockworkMod site the newest version I see for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 6.0.3.1. I also don’t see any version of TWRP available for the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

    Is there a version of TWRP or a newer version of CWM available for the Galaxy Tab 10.1?

    thx!

    • Martin Krcho says:

      I have the same problem. I have to stick with the Cyanogen recovery because the current Android installation is screwed up. Have you tried with version 6.0.3.1? Where can I get version 6.0.4.3 or newer for GT-P7500? Thanks

  47. Dante says:

    Would this wirk on my Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D?

  48. Navin says:

    I installed Omni 4.4.4 using instructions above. Experiencing HD playback issues via Youtube and want to know if this is a HW issue or if there is a fix. I had no issues on stock firmware, but that was 2.2

  49. Luke Skywalker says:

    Hi Max, thanks for the ROM & tutorial video, it really helps me a lot as this is my first time rooting a device.

    USB SOLUTION:
    For those of your that are still looking for a solution on how to enable your pc to detect your device here goes:
    Go to Settings -> Storage -> 3 dot menu -> tick MTP.
    profit!!!
    (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2716016)

    • Johnny9 says:

      Thank you so much for this answer. I thought this was the problem but couldn’t find the settings!
      (Probably never would have thought of using the three dots to get there)
      Thanks so much, again.
      The Force Be With You!

  50. Sam says:

    Really new to this. I’m still on the original firmware and it’s lagging pretty bad. Gonna attempt to upgrade this to 4.4.4. Do I need to root first or can I just go ahead and install the rom? Any help would be appreciated. Tnx.

  51. Brad says:

    No Bluetooth audio with Omni. Havent reflashed yet, but this is an issue. Any fixes?

    Also, Maps 9.0 will not work with tab due to Neon. Uninstall and install 8.4.1 fixes.

  52. Robert says:

    Hi, I have galaxy tab 10.1 (GT-P7500) 3G, But I am not sure to start. When I go to recovery mode, I still have the origional “android system recovery 3e” how do I update this one. If you can, please send me step by step link. My samsung tab running 4.0.4. Thank you.

  53. Ben says:

    Hello will this install work the the samsung note 10.1 GT-8013?

  54. Daniel says:

    Im having some screen flicker on games after doing this. Using 7500. Overclocked to 1.4ghz

    Any thoughts?

  55. Daniel says:

    Another thing. I remember when I got my 10.1 early 2012. I had dice player and with that I could watch hd movies without any lag.
    I don’t know if it’s omnirom but all hd video stutters after a couple of seconds. I’ve tried my player pro, vlc and dice player. Dice doesn’t even play the videos anymore.
    Is it the rom or what do you think?

  56. Adny says:

    Working, but I dont like it…

  57. Alex Chong says:

    Max lee Cm11 vs omni vs nameless who is the winner?

  58. Marshall says:

    Hi, will this work on the Google I/O version of the P7510 or only the retail version?

    Thanks

  59. Rob D says:

    I accidentally wiped the storage folder that had the gapp file in it and now I am not able to install the OS, I can’t find a way to tell the tab to find it externally or copy it over to the tab p7510
    Please help

  60. Sam says:

    Yeah, so….. Bluetooth? Any ideas? Lol

  61. John says:

    This ROM is awesome! Great instructions and it saved a tablet I was going to turn into a paper weight. The only glitch is no bluetooth. If anyone has a fix for it please share. Otherwise, this is the fastest and most efficient this tablet has ever been.

  62. arvind says:

    I was upgrading my tab p7500 to 4.4.4 when I reboot it then it stuck in omni logo how much time it will take or it has been brick . please help me.

    • John says:

      The first time I rebooted it took quite a while so don’t give up on it. I think I actually went and did something else for a while then went back. It only does that the first time you reboot.

  63. Paulosh says:

    I’ve got an important question. How can I root my tab if it has no sdcard (no slot in my version)? Is any tip to use a computer or smthg?
    Thanks
    P.

  64. Gabriel says:

    Fuck you with that shit ROM your trash. NOT THAT downloading DOOM!
    This Chinese shit did not say that it contains bugs and bugs, addition to a heavy interface. IF YOU WANT TO FUCK A ROM YOUR TABLET, download THIS GARBAGE OMNI ROM 4.4.4. DETAIL: SCREEN YOUR WILL BE FLASHING, BRIEF WILL BE A WASTE. TO “ANGRY BIRDS” GO CATCH THIS GARBAGE!

    My tablet caught, no longer recognizes the USB, you can not recover the DEVICE. There is no way to install anything. Before posting something like these ROMS bug filled, SAY THAT IT CONTAINS BUGS! HOW TO SOLVE THE TABLET NOW? I have already installed DRIVES, SAMSUNG KIES, THE FUCKING ALL AND NOTHING!

    Not decline THAT CONTAIN BUGS AND WHY ROM BUGS!
    Not decline THAT CONTAIN BUGS AND WHY ROM BUGS!
    Not decline THAT CONTAIN BUGS AND WHY ROM BUGS!

  65. John says:

    Hi,
    I did upgraded my P7500 to OMNI 4.4.4, but now I have a scrolling issue whenever it goes into sleep mode, i did run the bootloader to fix the scrolling issue for the installation but now whenever this makes me having to keep the screen active or else I have to restart the tablet over and over again, please help.

    • Rick says:

      Dear John:

      I’m having the same problem that you had with the the screen scrolling when the OMNI 4.4.4 goes into sleep mode. I’d appreciate knowing if you found a solution to this issue.

      Thanks!

  66. Nilesh says:

    Hey Max, Thanks for that detailed video. I developed one problem following this update. The front camera is not working and there is no option either to enable that. What should I do?

  67. Ormia says:

    After installing OMNI rom, I cannot see/access performance options in the system settings. I would like to try overclocking. Any thoughts?

    • Ormia says:

      Ok, I solved it on my own. I activated the developer’s options by hitting the “build number” in “about tablet” seven times.

  68. uday says:

    DEAR MAX I FOUND YR VIDIO VERY INTERESTNG. I HAVE ICS STOCK ROM ON MY 7510 ROOTED WITH TWRP 2.22. IAM REALY TEMPTED FOR THE SAID KITKAT. NOW HOW CAN I UPDATE MY TWRP TO LATEST VERSION PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE PROCEDURE. AWAITING YOUR HELP EAGERLY.

  69. mashal says:

    Please a proper version for galaxy tab 3 7 incher please

  70. Larry says:

    I’m getting “package file is invalid” and I’ve tried reinstalling GAPPS but to no avail. The only thing that’s worked is uninstalling some apps and then I can install one or two more without the error. The odd part is that I have gigabytes of free space – strikes me as some kind of memory issue. Any solutions? I’m not running Art.

  71. Roosh says:

    PLEASE HELP!
    Everything is fine until I hit reboot after extracting done in TWRP. It’s stuck in loading screen for hours and hours. I have tried your suggestion:
    If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)

    I have done the advanced wipe/ systems numerous times, still gets stuck on bootloop. I have spend 3 days on this and can’t get it working. I even tried using Odin 3 to unroot or at least go back to original ROM, but ODIN gets a fail!! every time.
    I bricked my tablet, please help!!

    Thanks!

  72. shin hee yi says:

    Hi
    I have successfully install the rom but I could not find google store app.

    who do I fix this ?

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