Gnabo ROM for Galaxy Note 10.1! [Quad Multi-Window/Air Command]

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For this week’s Galaxy Note 10.1 ROM of the Week, check out Gnabo ROM!

Based on latest Android 4.4.2, Gnabo ROM is available for GT-N8000, GT-N8010, and GT-N8013 models.

With Gnabo ROM, you will be able to enjoy some of the latest Samsung features along with tweaks like quad multi-window and Air Command, along with floating S-Pen windows.

You will also find Tab 4 launcher along with Tab 4 browser.  The Tab 4 browser is pretty cool as you can 4 different instances at the same time, allowing you to open the same browser when you are multi-tasking using multi-window.  This really hits the spot for me as before I would use the default browser, Dolphin, and Chrome browsers to have them multi-tasking at the same time.

Other nifty features include S5 lockscreen effects, S-Pen power saving mode, and some more.

Overall, Gnabo ROM is a really fun ROM and going to let you enjoy the latest Samsung features without buying the latest tablets.  So, give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

NOTE: Please DOUBLE-CHECK the files and installation instructions before installing!!!


Download Gnabo ROM for Galaxy Note 10.1 (for all GT-N8000, GT-N8010, and GT-N8013)

Download Bootloader for Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000

Download Kernel for Galaxy Note 10.1 (for GT-N8010 or GT-N8013)

Download Wifi Fix for Galaxy Note 10.1 (for GT-N8010 or GT-N8013)

Download Phone Removal for Galaxy Note 10.1 (for GT-N8010 or GT-N8013)

Download SuperSU

For installation directions, MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE CWM Recovery FIRST!!! Please download latest CWM for your Note 10.1 HERE and install it with ODIN.

Once CWM recovery or higher is installed, simply reboot into recovery, make a backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset.

For GT-N8000, install ROM, install Bootloader, install SuperSU, and reboot.

For GT-N8013 or GT-N8010, install ROM, install Kernel, install Phone Removal, install SuperSU, reboot, and sign in.  If everything is working fine, reboot into recovery, install WiFi Fix, and reboot.

(If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Mounts & Storage, formate /system, then re-install ROM and the rest.)

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

Extra MODs:

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: 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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119 Responses to Gnabo ROM for Galaxy Note 10.1! [Quad Multi-Window/Air Command]

  1. Amr says:

    HI MAX, wish you are doing fine…
    I have downloaded the ROM and while installing the file it says “(BAD) Instillation Aborted”
    Tried more than 3 times to install it but no hope!!! there is something in the Zip file same as Gapps…

    Moreover There is no link to download the SuperSU.

    i have a feel that it is better than Omni and i can’t wait to Try this ROM.
    Appreciate your attention

      • Amr says:

        well i’ll give it a try Thanks for your fast reply…
        Anyway i’ll update the page, if you don’t mind to help me get this nice ROM…

        • Amr says:

          honestly i don’t know what is wrong anymore…
          i have download it twice and it gives me the same message. however i’ll not give up and thanks for the superSU link.

          • Amr says:

            i figure out that i was using an old CMW and now i have installed a new CMW v6.0.4.4.
            however each time i tried to access the Storage/SDcard2 it says that E:Can’t mount /Storage/SDcard1….

            I have tried also to go to Mounts and Storage Menu i choose
            mount /Storage/SDCard1 it says that Error Mounting /Storage/SDCard1

            BTW my SDcard is working properly and i just format it while i’m doing OMNI instillation…

            Thanks a lot

            • Max says:

              Try formatting your sd in fat32.

              • tito says:

                of couse I did click download rom,….but then ? every time I click it goes to some software like driver updater,….thanks for your help….Titolionos

              • Amr says:

                Hi Max, i just like your fresh video of facebook.
                i have done the formatting Fat32 and still i cant take backup or image to external sdcard. same error.
                i even update the CMW from v6.0.4.4 to v6.4.6 and it does the same error.
                please advice and thanks for help us

      • vibha says:

        Hai max iam using note 10.1 GT-8013 how to install kit kat 4.4.4 tell me plz

    • tito says:

      Where do I have to “click” to download the rom? because I tried every possible word, but it gets me to software to be paid,….thanks

  2. Derrick says:

    I love this ROM. The only problem is, my WiFi doesn’t work. I tried the WiFi fix for the n8010 but it still doesn’t work. Any ideas??

  3. Amr says:

    Hey MAX finally i’m using Gnabo ROM the interface is awesome ” like it so much man” keep up the good work :)
    however i’m having a challenge currently with recovery-clockwork-touch-
    this version is not able at all to see the SDcard or USB to backup to external SDcard or Usb. or even if i would like to install from them later on.
    I copied the ROM in to the internal phone to install it and i was doubting that it will work. There is any work around i should do… this is the last request.
    many thanks

  4. Anthony says:

    Hi Max
    I just upgraded to the Gnabo Rom and LOVE it. its freaky fast . I did everthing in order
    and worked perfect . thanks so much. I did notice that my 10.1 is no longer rooted. can I root
    the same way as before?

    thanks for your help

      • anthony says:

        I installed the update super suv2.00 and so far , so far. tablet is still same. maybe i should reinstall cwm recovery and supersu zip file?

        • Max says:

          You don’t see SuperSU app after installing the zip file?

          • anthony says:

            i flashed the su zip file twice and the app never appeared ? weird. so i looked on the google market and installed it from there…and voila!!! root function granted. so far,im sooo amazed how much faster this rom is compared to the hyperdrive rom i was using before!! Thanks for all your help Max!!! High on Android rules!!!!

          • EROD says:

            Max, Thanks for all your work it has really guided me through the noobness of rooting! However I am having this same issue and I installed the SUPERSU update and the error I can see the app but when I open it “There is no SU Binary installed, and supersu cannot install it” I believe i have lost my root and i have not been able to re-root following your guide. I am running the GNABO rom 4.4.2 note 10.1 2012 n8010- any help would be greatly appreciated.

            • EROD says:

              **Disregard: The fix I did for this was uninstall the SuperSU through application manager. Rebooted into recovery wiped Dalvik cache flashed – then rebooted. When I rebooted the app was not there however. After reattempting the method I thought to go into app store “downloading SUPERSU” (enabled app) and then it appeared in my icons. When I opened it, it asked me wether I wanted to use CWM method or normal method to reset the binary. I tried the CWM method but it failed and I had to reboot, then I tried the “normal” method, nothing happened however I did a root check and it was rooted again I was able to use rooted apps no problem. (titanium backup and download drivers with viper)

  5. Shaun says:

    Quick Question: You say to make sure CWM recovery or higher is installed, but i can’t for the life of me find that. If i follow this link from above

    Scroll down to flash over CWM: and pick N8010/N8013 (mirror) the version number is …

    If i follow the link on the XDA page to … I can find the recovery but it’s .img not a zip, so im a bit lost ??

    Thanks in advance for your help

  6. Gus Jackson says:

    Gnabo V5.5 is absolutely stellar. Mikyno at XDA has really nailed it. My flashing path:

    1. Install PhilzTouch CWM on N8013 using ODIN.
    2. Download all zips needed for Gnabo from XDA forum.
    3. Boot recovery, goto storage and mounts, and format /system
    4. Wipe data/factory reset.
    5. Wipe cache.
    6. Wipe Davlik
    7. Install Gnabo V5 zip
    8. Wipe cache
    9. Wipe Davlik
    10. Install Gnabo V5.5 zip
    11. Install Kernal zip
    12. Install SuperSU zip
    13. Install phone removal zip
    14. Reboot and do setup (wireless won’t work here) get as far as you can.
    15. Reboot into recovery.
    16. Install wireless fix zip
    17. Reboot and finish setup. (wireless working fine)
    18. Enjoy Gnabo…..what an excellent ROM.

  7. josh says:

    Hai Max,
    i have some questions, im using the n8000,i’ve have flashed gabo rom today,but there is something odd

    1. I installed the rom and the super SU just fine, but can’t install the bootloader for the n8000, but the strange thing is the rom works.(is this okay?)
    2. All the features and 3G is fine, but i can’t switch on the wifi.

    please help

    I’ve been a fan from our sites since the galaxy keep up the good work pal.

    • josh says:

      Misspelled your sites..
      Sorry for my bad English..haha

    • Max says:

      You need to install the bootloader, what is the error you getting?

      • josh says:

        it just freezes when i started to install the bootloader
        no notifications on the screen
        after i click install the zip, the text Finding update package,openig update package, and installing update “Bootloader ND5 ‘KitKat’” appeared and then it freezes
        at first i thought its still loading and then i waited for a whole night and the screen is just the same as i left it

      • TITO Linos says:

        Hi, I asked u if gapps are already fine and installed in the gnabo rom,.. Some people was complaining the lack of it! Thanks!

      • ah2zee says:

        This exact same thing happen to me. I install bootloader but still I cant switch wifi on? Did u figure out this fix.

  8. angel says:

    Last rom i had had the ability to multi window any app is there a way to enable it with this rom?

  9. Shaun says:

    Hi Max, I’ve been looking around for the gapps link, is this the right one ?

  10. TITO Linos says:

    Some people said that in this fantastic rom google apps are missing, I do not see the zip with all of the apps! Thanks

  11. Steven Chew says:

    For installation directions, MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE CWM Recovery FIRST!!! Please download latest CWM for your Note 10.1 HERE and install it with ODIN.
    I am having a N8000 and followed your link to update CWM recovery but there are so many types such as touch, ohme touch. Would appreciate if you could advise me as to which one to pick . Thanks

  12. Damian says:

    Hey Max..
    If i install this rom on my gt-n8000 along with the bootloader and everything’s required. Can the device get hardbricked if something went wrong? Also will I have a problem changing to another rom because of the bootloader change?

  13. Mahmoud says:

    Is this Rom compatible with GT-N8020 ” LTE version” ?

  14. Charles says:

    Im new to this. How is each one of these steps performed. Do I use Odin or is this copied onto my notes hard drive or external drive directly? Are there suppose to be more zips besides the ones provided in this thread (Flashing Path #2), If so can you provide me a link to them please?

  15. waljan says:

    WiFi does not work in this damn ROM … I did install the bootloader and wifi fix :((((

  16. Katalin says:

    Hi Max !
    I install gnabo rom v5.5 and i can not edit sidebar to add some apk like wps, skype, viber and others. I can not move the sidebar on left side. She not have trigger. You can do something for that? Lot of thx!

  17. said says:

    If I have the team win recovery, will it work?

  18. said says:

    If I have the team win recovery, will it work???

  19. joe says:

    Q. evrything works except my wifi? i tried bootlader and it freezed i installed wifi fix to, it didnt work?
    max help now pls….thx

  20. Ankit says:

    Hey max , a problem when I’m trying to flash this ROM with cwm 6.0.4,6 it’s not allow in me , it says at the end (BAD), did everythin wipe data , cache done but still on my gtn8000., why?

  21. eddie says:

    just flashed my note10.1 N8013 and must say im lovin the ROM thanx ,
    gus jackson thank u too very good stetp by step guide..

    why the phone removal ZIP?
    does that affect CALLING/TEXTING APPS?
    because pinger/magic jack wont boot, other than that is GOOD.
    please excuse my NOOB question..

    • eddie says:

      hey max,
      i also just noticed g note 10.1 n8013,
      wont charge while device is off…
      any fix for this?
      would b highly appreciated.

      • eddie says:

        or has anybody had a battery issue not charging while OFF?
        and now it only charges up to 71% wtf..

        please help MAX..

  22. Jonathan says:

    when i flash another rom will my bootloader go back to the normal one?

  23. Jonathan says:

    Can you please answer my question about the bootloader; this is the only thing i’m waiting on before I install your rom. Thank you so much.

  24. Cris says:

    My touch stop working after installing this rom. I went back to stock 4.1.2 and touch is still unresponsive. what to do ?

  25. Cris says:

    my version is GT-N8010

  26. Jonathan says:

    I’m not putting it on mine it’s a wifi version; not going to change the bootloader if you are having all that trouble Cris. Maybe a good thing that Max didn’t answer me. If I had a 8000 I might would install it then.

  27. Mark says:

    Great Rom, works brilliant on my 8010. Really fast! Thanks Max.

  28. Johnny says:

    Installed this 1st time. All working well. As easy as any custom rom really. I used the latest version of TWRP recovery it works well. I used it as I’m most comfortable with it.

    If I do come across any issues I’ll be back, but so far so good.

    I’m on an n8013 in UK if that helps anyone.

    Thanks to everyone involved in developing this rom.

    Ps my battery charges all the way.

    • eddie says:

      my battery fully charging too, just not while in off mode…
      but other than that is working great..

      • Johnny says:

        Yeah I have spotted a problem with the battery.

        It charged to 100% . I have used it all day and it’s still saying 100%.

        Plugged in charger and it tells me I’m fully charged.


        It’s a great rom but this might be a deal breaker.

  29. Johnny says:

    OK, of it’s own accord the battery indicator suddenly started working. I have no idea what happened but it jumped from 100% to 37%. I have charged to 100% again and it seems to be draining normally now. I’ll keep an eye on it.

    If that is fixed I’ll be keeping this one a while:)

  30. carl says:

    Rom works great on my 2012 gt-8013 but carnt get the mirror screen function to find any devices like my chromecast etc. Chromecast app works ok. My battery stayed at 100% for 2 days until I rebooted now showing correctly. Does the check for updates function actually download and install the updates? This is a great rom and has bought my device up to date. Its a shame Samsung forgot its customers.

  31. Katalin says:

    Hi max !
    Somethings new about my post ? Thx for ROM. No problem until now.
    For all the people : if you will folow step by step to install this ROM you can not make something wrong!

  32. said says:

    why is touchWiz always forcing close? and android processore too? please help! 10x

  33. Shay says:

    I’ve been running this for about 2 weeks and I’ve noticed that any video I play has a stutter. Doesn’t matter if it’s on a website or app. Please help

  34. maria says:

    please help me
    n8013 model. when I try to install the rom it says: (bad) installation aborted. I’ve updated the CWM , i really dont know what to do. Do i need 5.5v of the rom?

  35. Andres E. says:

    Hello, I trying to install it but I get this message: format() expects 5 args. got 4
    E:Error in /storage/sdcard1/
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.
    press any key to continue.

    I format my sd and still the same problem.

    Another thing, when I try to restart I get this message:
    Root access is issing. Root device?

    - No
    - Yes – Root device (/system/xbin/su)
    - No

    I say yes and jus restart but just can I see the logo Samsung GALAXY NOTE 10.1.

    Can you help me please?

  36. Vikas says:

    I tried this and after I rebooted my device got stuck on the Samsung screen but didn’t start.

    What do I do now?

  37. Amal Samanta says:

    Hello Max,
    Thank you very much !! I installed Gnabo Rom on N8000 but WiFi not working. It works only thru SD Card. I did load GT-N8013-KK-Wifi but still it is not working. Please please guide me. I like this Rom very much and have got a back up in TWRP made.
    Thank you very much in advance.

  38. glitchgod says:

    Is there a theme for this its a great ROM but ungly as hell

  39. Amal Samanta says:

    Dear Max,
    I tried to do a fresh install as advised by you but with TWRP– but while installing flash BL ND 5 zip it says zip signature not found and installation failed.
    Could you please advice.
    Thanks in advance,

  40. Randy says:

    One little problem. I cannot see my sdcard content. The ROM let’s me use /sdcard/0 folder. But it can’t allow me to access /sdcard.
    One more thing thanks for the ROM I’m loving it.

  41. Amal Samanta says:

    Dear Max,
    I tried reloading on my GT N8000 a fresh installation through TWRP by deselecting signature verification of zip files Gnabo Rom v5zip,update Superuser SU v2.0 zip,flash BL ND5 zip and GT-N8013-KK-WiFi Fix zip. I could flash the Gnabo rom but again with out the WiFi. Please advice.
    Thanks in advance

  42. Snapz says:

    Superb ROM thanks for the great job with V6.
    Running very well on my n8010 with only very occasional hiccups.
    One odd item is the eBay app search function will not work as expected… on entering text and pressing search it just opens a new search dialogue box with no results displayed!
    All other apps seem to handle text perfectly.
    I suspect it is a glitch with the text entry box handling?
    That said thanks again for the ROM.

  43. stefun says:

    Hey max,

    I really interrested to install Gnabo ROM on my GT-n8020 . Because it is not for this model what can happend? Have it the funktinallity of the GT-N8000 without LTE or does nothing work for me?

    Thanks for reply

  44. edgar robles says:

    Hi Max, I installed the rom without issues, thanks…..

    How many space does it require cause the sdcard memory is almos full (1.5 gigas free of 16 gigas)

    thank u

  45. Sunny says:


    Awesome rom. Took me a while to get into cwm recovery but I got everything working. However, I am still having two problems. 1) When I press CTRL on my keyboard, nothing happens other than a, z, x, c, v lighting up, so Im unable to use special characters. Second, my wifi works but once I reboot it does not automtically reconnect. I hve tried to install the wifi fix but everytime I do, the cwm recovery freezes. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

  46. jay wright says:


  47. SamS says:

    if anyone could make a vid tutorial or step by step guide to install from the scratch to N8000.

    im lost when trying to read what to do… do this and that, make sure to… dont forget… im lost. didnt get it.

  48. Ed says:

    Hi Max,

    Thanks for the instructions.

    Im trying to install Gnabo on my GT-N8010 but I cannot seem to find CWM
    The link you have provided only has version

    Any help would be very much appreciated.



  49. uzeer says:

    thanks a lot bro your videos always helped a lot
    I got this in one try thanks again. :)

  50. Claudio says:

    I try to shut down the tablet and its reboot ,what can I do ?

  51. Marvin says:

    Wow..this is a great Rom..I have the N8013 and everything is working flawlessly. I was s little nervous at first because there was alot of steps but I guess im no longer a noob! Just do what Max says and you will be fine.

  52. Carlos says:

    Hello Max,
    Excellent ROM, I have installed 6.5 version on GT-N8000 but, WiFi don’t switch on, Any fix?
    thanks, from Colombia.

    • Carlos says:

      Hi Max and other friends,

      I solved my problem with wi fi, install an official rom n8000 with odin, that way I recovered the original bootloader.

      I think the problem is to install the bootloader; the first installation install the three files, but we just install the rom and upgrade super user.

      Even the bootloader never finish installing on my N8000

      Thanks, I test it and I am telling you how it goes.

      good ROM

      Greetings from Colombia

  53. Sunny says:

    I installed the gnabo rom and everything, however not my device is not being recognized by the computer. I have tried different pc’s with different wires and I have of course installed the correct drivers. If you can Max, please let me know how to fix this.

  54. Sean Barnhart says:

    Do you have a kernel for this ROM that can be overclocked? Tegra won’t work cause the current kernel isn’t overclockable. Thanks man

  55. Marco D. says:

    GT-N8000 – Viber 5.0.2 is closing when making or receiving a call. this happened on Gnabo 6, 6.5 and 7.
    anyone has a solution?

  56. Marco D. says:

    GT-N8000 – Viber 5.0.2 is closing when making or receiving a call. this happened on Gnabo 6, 6.5 and 7.
    anyone has a solution? i believe it is not a viber issue but rather another dependency.

  57. Devon says:

    This is no jokes the most frustrating rom i have installed on my N8000. i have repeatedly tried all steps mentioned to get my wifi to work, no success. some apps just dont connect to the internet when connected to 3g. it lags. i’m so frustrated. looks like it has alot of potential but at the moment it doesnt nothing more than frustrate me.

  58. Fggm86 says:

    i cant get access to my external SD? keeps saying it cant mount
    everything else is working great so far thanks.. im using the 8013

  59. David says:

    Hi there,

    First of all, thanks for the rom. Great job.

    I myself am having a problem, such as other users for what I could see, which is that WiFi is not working at all. I have a n8000.

    By the way, when installing the bootloader from CWM the tablet restarted just after selecting “install”, so it might not have been installed properly.

    Anyway, I tried to install the WiFi fix for the other versions (even though it’s not the same version as I have) but it didn’t solve anything.

    Any ideas please?

    Thanks! D.

  60. Fernando says:

    Hi… thanks for the rom! I’ve been using it for a month now, works good, sometimes little bugs, but sporadically, and one that’s constant is that the battery always show at 100%, but is not, I think that’s the only thing I’ll change…
    thanks again!

  61. Indosolo says:

    Hi Guys,

    I have installed the Rom and after the first installation, the Rom was very instable. It sometimes reboot automatically without any reason, further I have noticed that the action memo app does not work properly after opening the app and try to opening this memo. When action memo opens the memo it goes blue and when I want to edit the memo the pop up will come up with “Action memo stopped” and shuts down Action memo.

    Now I have re-install the Rom again and it seems to be more stable than before. Until now no reboot.
    However, I still encounter the action memo crash. Anyone the same problem? Is there a fix for this?

    Btw, Max thank you for the great ROM and installion guide. I really am happy with the ROM (ecxept for the Action memo crash) hope you can help me with this.

  62. Kmizeta says:


    I’m too with the action memo issue that Indosolo describes above. Is there any way to reinstall this app?


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