If you're rooted, try the Slim 6 stable rom. The rom is Android 6.0.1 without anything extra. Slim 6 is smooth as glass, fast as a bat out of blazes and very easy on the battery. If you had a lot of apk's to make all of the above happen in Android 5 or earlier, they are no longer needed. I was thinking of upgrading to a new tablet. After upgrading to Slim 6, I decided it wasn't worth the effort.
If you want to update repairs on your tab pro 8.4, try www.Ifixit.com.
Hi. I recently found my Tabpro 8.4 wouldn't fully charge, it would go up to around 65% and then plateau infinitely. I almost gave up on it until I finally pried it open.
It's damn hard to open, the back cover has a perfect fit. Unlike the larger version (10.1? can't recall), it's not only the leather-like part that comes off, the sides comes off as well in a single piece. You need to slowly, patiently build a gap between the screen and the border (a rather soft pliable plastic) using some soft plastic (though less pliable than the border :) ). I used a medium fine guitar pick. It scratched some of the chrome coating in two places, but nothing bad. The fit after I replaced it was still perfect.
Then I removed a tiny sticker over the battery terminal, unplugged and plugged it back in. The terminal is plugged by vertical pressure, you lift it up to remove and then just press it down back in place. It's also a tight fit, you wouldn't imagine it could come loose, but it did the trick for me. I placed the sticker back, reattached the back cover and resumed charging up to 100% very quickly.
I have had one of these since they came out and I love dearly... but it's starting to show age and damage. I'm thinking about replacing it but none of the current Samsung offerings really catch my eye. Any recommendations?
Hi guys, I had the same problem with my battery so I'm gonna try your suggestions about opening the back and reconnect the battery.
I have another issue with my Tab Pro, all of a sudden I cannot drag down my notifications at the top of my screen. So I don't have easy access to my settings and notifications. I did not install anything new at that time and then when I try to drag down to see my notifications, it doesn't work anymore. So for the meantime I found an alternative solution and installed this Drop Down Status Bar app. When I click this app on my screen, that's the only time that my shortcut settings and notifications drops down. However if I am on FB, Instagram or any apps that is open, I need to go to my Homepage first to click the Drop Down Status Bar app to open my notifications at the top. Unlike before whatever apps you open and you need to check your notifications bar, all you have to do is drag down the top of your screen.
Hoping you could help me with my shortcut settings and notification bar issues. I would really appreciate it a lot :)
Thanks to all of you for posting your battery issue and solution! It worked for me, too!
Zox., 18 Oct 2016I have the same problem. I disassemble my tablet and deconect batery. And afther 1min i connec... morei did the same thing since we had the same problem, now it's perfect! Tab is amazing!!
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2016hm..i'll try :P so,my tab pro for unknown reasons, keeps restarting if battery gets low and i... moreI have the same problem. I disassemble my tablet and deconect batery. And afther 1min i connect battery. Now it works perfectly without restarting anymore. I hope it will help you. You can find on youtube how to open your tab and decconect battery.
Here are the instructions to root, backup, and install CM13 on your tab pro 8.4. Mine runs better than ever now. This tablet is still a viable machine and will be for some time with the right software.
Brane, 07 Oct 2015Got my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 in June. Great tablet but lately it turns itself on and off and noth... moreI solved it by removing the battery cable at the back then putting it back in. It works perfectly!!!
AnonD-173439, 10 Feb 2016want to know are there any issues by using this tab and does this tab be better than tab s, thanxThe tablet does overheat after a while is use and has bubbles in the top corner, also the battery can be temperamental and sometimes change slowly, I would get the tab s over this because of the samples display and finger print scanner
Ive seen lots of battery running low quick posts causing reboot issues what solved it for me was replacing its battery with a oem new battery like for 12 bucks on ebay
AnonD-173439, 05 Mar 2016thanx indeed to reply me...I've been having the same problem too. Got so mad I restarted it and switched it off. Now its lying somewhere in my wardrobe until i can get a new battery or another one.
I've had the same problem as everyone. After a year of using the tablet, the battery stopped working eventually. I bought a new battery for 30$, replaced it myself. And installed CM 13 on it. It works like a charm on Marshmallow. I enabled the battery Efficiency option. Now it works better than the stock Touchwiz version.
AnonD-173439, 27 Feb 2016thank u to reply me, but may u please tell me the main issues that u think is important to tak... morehm..i'll try :P so,my tab pro for unknown reasons, keeps restarting if battery gets low and if im using the camera sometimes or playing a game. it has something like bubbles on the up left corner and sometimes after many restarts i couldn't find my language keyboard :P so i had to download another from playstore. the weird here,it's that when it's charging, it works fine.
tab s,looks better and has better screen. but i've seen from other users that it's restarting too. but i didn't read any other serious problems. http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_s_8_4_lte-reviews-6435.php take this link if u want to read other users opinions. maybe it would be better if u would search for it by yourself :)
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2016as you can read at all these comments,tab pro faces many problems which are making worse its u... morethank u to reply me, but may u please tell me the main issues that u think is important to take in by ur point of view in both devices....
AnonD-173439, 10 Feb 2016want to know are there any issues by using this tab and does this tab be better than tab s, thanxas you can read at all these comments,tab pro faces many problems which are making worse its use.. i think tab s is better but it has problems too. you can read some users reviews and make your decisions.