How To: Use CyanogenMod 13 To Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow On Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100/P5110/P5113

CyanogenMod 13 To Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was launched by Samsung in May 2012.  It initially ran on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich but was later updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  That was the last official update for this device, and it doesn’t look like Samsung has included this in the devices to be updated to Android Marshmallow. However, you can now unofficially get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by flashing a custom ROM.

The CyanogenMod custom ROM works with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Previous versions were able to update the Galaxy Tab 10.1 unofficially to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Android 4.4 KitKat and also Android 5.0 Lollipop.  The latest version CyanogenMod 13 can update the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

If you want to use CyanogenMod 13 to update a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100, P5110 or P5113, follow along.

Prepare your device

  1. This ROM is only for a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100, P5110 or P5113, using it with other devices could brick the device. Check device model number by going to Settings> About Device.
  2. Charge battery of your device to at least over 50 percent to avoid running out of power before ROM finishes flashing.
  3. Have TWRP Custom Recovery installed on your device. Create a Nandroid backup.
  4. Back up the EFS partition of your device.
  5. Back up important contacts, SMS messages and call logs.

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.


Install TWRP Recovery:

  1. Open Odin.
  2. Put your device into download mode by turning it off then turning it back on by pressing and holding volume down, home and power at the same time. When the device boots up, press volume up to continue.
  3. Connect device to the PC. You should see the ID:COM box on the top-left corner of Odin turn blue.
  4. Click the AP tab and then select the twrp recovery.tar.md5 file that you downloaded. Wait for Odin to load it.
  5. Make sure your Odin screen matches the one below. Only tick F. Reset Time.
  1. Click start button to flash the recovery.
  2. When you see the process box above the ID:COM box in Odin show a green light flashing is over. Disconnect the device.
  3. Turn the device off and boot it into recovery mode. Do this by pressing and holding the volume up, home and power buttons till the device boots up.
  4. Reboot your system using TWRP recovery’s reboot option.

Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow:

  1. Download the appropriate CyanogenMod file for your device from the following links:
  1. Download zipfile for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  2. Download file.
  3. Connect your device to your PC and copy these files to your device storage.
  4. Disconnect device and turn it completely off.
  5. Boot into TWRP recovery by pressing and holding the volume up, home and power buttons.
  6. In TWRP recovery, wipe cache and dalvik cache and perform a factory data reset.
  7. Select Install then select the CyanogeMod 13 file that you downloaded. Choose yes to flash.
  8. When the rom is flashed, follow the same steps to flash Gapps
  9. When Gapps is flashed, follow the same steps to flash file.
  10. When all three files are flashed, reboot the device.

Have you installed Android Marshmallow with CyanogenMod 13 on your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1?

Share your experience in the comments box below.


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