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By gr8nole, Recognized Contributor on 22nd December 2014, 01:42 PM
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Support is discontinued. Between the 6 different variants that I made this recovery for, it has been downloaded less than 500 times total over a 2 month period. That tells me that this device is simply not popular enough for continued support.

Here is TWRP 2.8.3.0 (unofficial) for the Galaxy Tab 4, 8in (T330 & T331 & T335 & T337T & T360 & T365).

This has been briefly tested by @Rusell, but please be aware that there may be a few bugs still. I do not own this device, so please be very specific when reporting any bugs you may find.

This is not a "direct from source build" (I will eventually switch to that method), but instead, it is a port from my Tab 31x version using stock Tab 4 zImage and DT image.

NOTES:
  • The new MTP feature of TWRP may cause issues with ADB access while in recovery. You may need to toggle "Disable MTP" a from the "mounts" menu to get ADB access.
  • 64gb sdcards are reported to not work in this TWRP
  • All versions of TWRP occasionally give the "can't mount /system" error. If you get this error, simply reboot recovery and try again.

Click HERE for the latest version.

Please report any bugs here in this thread and attach the recovery.log. Advanced --> Copy log to SDcard --> Then attach the log to your post.

Credits go to:
@Rusell for initial testing
and of course the Team Win group

Supplied in 3 formats:
  • Odin flashable tar.md5 (for first time installation)
  • Recovery flashable zip (requires a custom recovery to currently be installed)
  • .img file (for those who use Flashify or other direct methods).

Instructions for ODIN:
(use the one with "tar" in the name)
  1. Download ODIN on your computer.
  2. Power off the device.
  3. Restart in "Download Mode" by holding the "HOME" button, "Volume Down" and "Power" all at the same time (for about 5 seconds).
  4. Hit the "Volume Up" to enter download mode.
  5. Start the ODIN exe program. Un-check Auto Reboot. See notes about ODIN below.
  6. Connect the device via USB to your computer. Verify the device shows as "Added" in the Message box. If it doesn't show then you need the Samsung USB drivers (just install KIES to get them).
  7. Select "PDA" then choose the recovery file you want to flash.
  8. Hit "START". Wait for Odin to finish (~10-15 seconds). The message area will display "RES OK" when finished.
  9. Restart directly to recovery mode before rebooting into OS.(Hold POWER, Volume UP, and the HOME button all at the same time. When you see the Samsung Logo, let go of the POWER button, but keep holding the Volume UP and HOME until you see the recovery screen).

After you get the custom recovery working, you can flash the latest SuperSu zip to get root.

Notes about ODIN
--Make sure that "Re-Partition" is NOT checked.
--Auto Reboot can be un-checked if TWRP doesn't flash correctly on your device. Some have reported that un-checking Auto Reboot fixes this issue. If you un-check Auto Reboot, you will need to reboot the device yourself (refer back to step 9).


Flash at own risk!!!!
I take no responsibility for anything you do to your device. Flashing any custom recovery will trip KNOX.

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Click HERE for the latest version.

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[RECOVERY] TWRP 2.8.3.0 for Galaxy Tab 4 8 inch, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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Status: Beta

Created 2014-12-22
Last Updated 2015-02-23
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CHANGELOG


2.8.3.0

All versions - fixed color
See TWRP site for other changes



2.8.2.0

T330

v2 - Disabled screen timeout to prevent freeze ups. You may (or may not) still see the setting, but the screen will not timeout.

v1 - Initial release


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T331
test1 - Initial test -working


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T335
test1 - Initial test -working


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T365
test2 - WORKING

test1 - not working



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Other 8 inch Tab 4 variants.

If you want this for your tablet
, you must post your stock recovery.img and test for me. It should be easy to make for T331, T335, etc... as long as your bootloader isn't locked.






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BUG:
When making a backup (Around 42%) The tablet just crashes for a second and shuts down.


Forgot to mention that my screen timeout is disabled....
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Originally Posted by Rusell

BUG:
When making a backup (Around 42%) The tablet just crashes for a second and shuts down.


Forgot to mention that my screen timeout is disabled....

I need recovery log.

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I need recovery log.

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Re-installed recovery now it is working well. However this time i am backing up on my external SD, maybe i didn't have enough space in my internal storage.

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BUG (Again )
When the screen times out, you can't wake up the device it just deep sleep. I'm going to try to pull out a recovery log.
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Originally Posted by Rusell

Re-installed recovery now it is working well. However this time i am backing up on my external SD, maybe i didn't have enough space in my internal storage.

---------- Post added at 09:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:31 AM ----------

BUG (Again )
When the screen times out, you can't wake up the device it just deep sleep. I'm going to try to pull out a recovery log.

New v2 uploaded. http://d-h.st/bpb

I added a flag to disable the screen timeout. Let me know if it works.
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Originally Posted by gr8nole

New v2 uploaded. http://d-h.st/bpb

I added a flag to disable the screen timeout. Let me know if it works.

screen timeout is not disabled.but that's the only bug i found.
Who else owns this device other than me?


NVM in the settings it says it is set for 60 seconds but it never times out.
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Unhappy i beg you
can anyone please port a recovery to smt331
anyone i mean that should be custom like my favourite cwm
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New v2 uploaded. http://d-h.st/bpb

I added a flag to disable the screen timeout. Let me know if it works.

gr8nole,

hi, in boardconfig

TW_NO_SCREEN_BLANK := <true or comment line with # or omit for false>
TW_NO_SCREEN_TIMEOUT := <true or comment line with # or omit for false>

to completely slay screen time-out and lock

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