You can now Update Galaxy Tab 2 to Marshmallow with CM13. Accept it that Samsung is pretty old and outdated in the market of latest versions of tablets and android devices and Samsung now officially don’t release any updates for Tab 2. But there is still hope only if you dare to. Now the fate and performance of your Samsung lies in your own hands. If you want to improve its performance, get with exciting features and advanced Marshmallow CM13 firmware then this tutorial is what you need. By getting the update on your old school Tab S4 you can tweak the some features, enhance its performance and upgrade its and option of personalizing the user interface options. Hope you want to experience the exciting updates up and running on your device.

CM 13 firmware is anticipated to be better and expected to bring improved functioning of apps and software to the gadget. When a latest update is released and is compatible with your device, it is wise to take a leap of faith and try it. Chances are that you will get better performing device that ease your life. In this post, we will see How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 Custom ROM. There are some things that you should make sure before getting on with the update. Take a look at them below.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Drivers:

You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.

Make a Backup of Galaxy Tab 2:

It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 Custom ROM. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:

Pre-Tutorial Stuff:

  • This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, DO NOT try this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
  • Make sure your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is Rooted and has ClockworkMod or TWRP Custom recovery installed. We’ll go with the ClockworkMod in this tutorial.
  • Your device must be at least 70% charge to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
  • Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.

How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 Custom ROM

Step 1: Download the following files, depending on the model of your device.

  1. Download CM13 (P3100)
  2. Download CM13 (P3110)
  3. Download CM13 (P3113)
  4. Download CM13 (P5100)
  5. Download CM13 (P5110)
  6. Download CM13 (P5113)
  7. Download GApps

Step 2: After that, connect your device with your computer with the help of the USB cable and move the downloaded files to your device.

Step 3: Unplug your device and then turn it off.

Step 4: When it is turned off, boot it in to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Button simultaneously.


Step 5: When your device successfully boots into recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup by going to Advanced > Backup and Restore > Backup to /sdcard.


Step 6: Now clean up the storage system of your device; so, just select wipe data/factory reset as show in the image below.


Note: The CWM Recovery in your device may not be as same as shown in the images here. However, functions are almost the same in every version of CWM Recovery.

Step 7: After that, select install zip from the recovery menu.


Step 8: Followed by choose zip from sd card and select the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1. Installation will start.


Step 9: Wait for the installation to complete. Once it is complete, repeat the last 2 steps to flash GApps or Google Apps. Or you can follow the tutorial below:

Step 10: After you’re done with everything, go back to the recovery menu and select wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache.


Step 11: In the end, from main menu of recovery select reboot system now.


Note: First boot will take a bit of time, so just be patient. If your device gets stuck in bootloop, turn it off, boot into recovery mode, perform a factory reset and wipe cache. Then reboot it. Hopefully it will turn on!

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