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Looking for something cool but not overly useful to do with your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? Might as well check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" retail mode that has been loaded onto it since Samsung saw fit to leave it on there. As you can tell from the video above, it's as you would expect -- just a demo video of what the device is capable of in addition to showing off the new TouchWiz UI. Here is how you can do it:

  • Update your Galaxy Tab if you haven't
  • Go to Categories > Utilities
  • Install the 8.9" retail mode app
  • Launch the app, press OK and then enter the password 5444
  • Check the "Service Enable"  box -- it will be on a new screen, and then press the lock button.
  • Demo will start shortly.

That's it. Sit back and enjoy the video and know you'll soon be getting the new TouchWiz UI you see before you.

Thanks, Will!

 
There are 17 comments

dskwerl says:

Any chance the new TouchWiz UI is coming to the original Galaxy Tab? Gingerbread is wonderful on it, but I've always wondered what Honeycomb would be like.

No.

Croak#AC says:

If we're really lucky, Ice Cream Sandwich will make an appearance, but don't hold your breath.

Edwill86 says:

Is this only for the vzw version or for both the vzw and wifi only?

i did it on my wifi, but i don't see why it won't work on a vzw model.

Edwill86 says:

Found it on my WiFi only.. took me a sec to figure out it was in the Samsung apps market.

rog152 says:

I am having a hard time with the instuctions. My tab does not need updating and where are the utilities mentioned, in the market? I do not see it in my market anywhere.

gaydroid says:

I am having the same issue. There are no updates for my 32GB tab 10.1 and I cannot find categories or utilities. Any suggestions?

When I opened up Samsung Apps, it prompted me to update. I did, and it brought a new interface. Then you can look under categories.

DaEXfactoR says:

Where do you findcatefories?

gaydroid says:

I found it in the samsung apps, but not i'm prompted to enter a password and I have no idea what kind of password to enter. Any help?

For others: Go to Samsung Apps - Categories - Scroll down to utilities and then click the retail mode one, it's free. Install it.

The password is 5444

Edwill86 says:

Chris you need to re do if directions.

Open Samsung apps store then follow the directions provided in the article.

DaEXfactoR says:

OK, Samsung Apps>Category>Utility>Install Retail Mode for Galaxy Tab 8.9.

6tr6tr says:

What version of the Kobo Reader is that? I downloaded the latest in the Market and it doesn't have the page-flip animations.

charley says:

That's actually the google books app. What's nice about the readers hub is that all books from all apps will show up in one place.

charley says:

double post