How To Get Kids Mode On Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

The very feature I loved on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the Kids Mode, that Samsung loaded in any of its device for the first time ever. Kids Mode is actually a cool feature, that seems to be a remedy to a number of worries that the Galaxy device owners may have. Specially, when your kids always want to use your device and you’re worried about their access to your important data on the device, and afraid of getting it affected, Kids Mode can prove itself to be of a lot help.

Turning on the Kids Mode on your Galaxy device launches a Kids Launcher, that specially is designed with a Cartoonic look to tempt the kids. It has got its very own camera and gallery application, that comes with some amazing and cool features including different scenes, different frames that may attract the Kids. Samsung has also loaded a number of nice applications that can teach the Kids quite a few things by keeping their interest alive in the application by providing enough fun. Kids mode has a complete parental control that allows the parents to set the access limits for the files/folders/applications while a kid is playing with the device in kids mode.

This feature is available in the Galaxy S5 and some other devices that came after the GS5, like Galaxy Tab 3 lite for now, or might be available in some more latest devices, but how about getting it on your Galaxy Tab 3? Galaxy Tab 3 surely is Samsung’s most widely used tablet device all around the world, and if you use one, that is also being used as a toy by your kid, you may want to add a little privacy by installing Kids Mode and giving the limited access to your kid. Although Samsung introduced a Kids version of the Galaxy Tab 3, but when you can get all those modifications easily, then why to waste money on a device separately?. Well, this job has been done by XDA dev gr8nole, who has ported in the Kids Mode for our beloved Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. It requires a few minutes and some attention to get installed, scroll down and learn how you can install it on your Galaxy Tab 3.

Early Preparations:

  1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210/SM-T210R/SM-T211/SM-T217S. Do not try this on any other device as it may result in bricking it.
  2. Your device must be running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware with stock TouchWiz launcher.
  3. Your device’s battery must be charged enough to perform the flashing. Say it, at least 80%.
  4. Your device must a custom recovery installed. Install using the following guides.
      1. Install CWM/TWRP Recovery and Root Sprint Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T217S [How To]
      2. How to Root and Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T211
      3. Install CWM/TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210/210R

How To Install Kids Mode On Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0:

      1. Download file.
      2. Copy the downloaded .zip file to your Galaxy Tab 3’s internal storage.
      3. Now boot into recovery mode on your Galaxy Tab 3, make sure that you’ve installed CWM or TWRP using the guides linked above.
      4. In order to boot into recovery mode, turn off your Tab 3 completely first. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Key. You should be able to see the custom recovery interface in a while.
      5. Once in CWM or TWRP recovery, select “Install / Choose Zip from SD card > Locate the file > Select / Swipe Yes to flash”.
      6. It will quickly flash the Kids Mode in your Galaxy Tab 3.
      7. Once flashed, wipe cache and dalvik cache from the recovery.
      8. Reboot your Galaxy Tab 3.
      9. Find the Kids Mode in the app drawer.
      10. Launch and create your kids profile and let the kid enjoy in his own world now.
      11. That’s all.
    1. KidsMode
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That’s all. If you’re impressed by this great feature, do not forget to donate the original developer for his hardwork. Thank you all.


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  • Danny

    I have tried over and over to install this for my kids but when it comes time to reboot the device (last step) the app is never there. My only suspicion is that when TWRP is suppose to be installing the file is says md5 file not found and it skips the search for it. The only md5 file that I have seen is the recovery.rar.md5 file used during Odin and when I used Oden everything went as instructed . . . the only thing that has not happened is the app appearing on my device. Please any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • @disqus_uAApaeHuey:disqus you can’t flash a .tar.md5 or a .tar file in recovery. You always flash .zip files in recovery and the above file is a zip. When you rebooted your device after flashing the .zip file, did it ask you to choose launcher? and what’s the model number of your device?

  • @disqus_uAApaeHuey:disqus The application is for 4.1.2 ROM actually, I wonder if you’re running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and trying to install this on the newer firmware, that might be the culprit, otherwise it can be the recovery as well. Let me know what firmware version are you running at the moment.

    • Danny

      Yep I’m running 4.4.2. Is there a solution for this? Or am I just out of luck?

      • @disqus_uAApaeHuey:disqus Out of luck! Let’s hope that the developer updates this application to work with 4.4.2 as well.

        • Danny

          could I downgrade to 4.1.2? Should I? If so, recommendations on where to receive instruction?

          • @disqus_uAApaeHuey:disqus no, downgrading is not a good idea at all.

          • Danny

            Okay, thanks again for the help

        • Lee Watson

          By any chance is there a soloution for this yet?

  • meaganashley

    Will this work on Galaxy Tab 2 (model SCH-1915) running Android version 4.1.2?

  • mike

    im running 4.4.2, is there an update to this yet?

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