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Update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 to Android 6.0.1 CandySiX Marshmallow Custom ROM

CandySiX is the first custom firmware for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 that brings the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on this device. This is a great ROM if you want to enjoy the latest Android OS on this device. There are also some great features to play with you like to customise your device and play with the multiple features. There are still some bugs because this ROM is still in its beta stage. If interested in Android 6.0.1 for other tablets, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 to CandySiX Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your tablet.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install CandySiX Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 with complete steps using CWM recovery. We also have several tips on how to backup your tablet data and also some more tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. You will have to wipe your previous personal data and apps as usual when installing custom ROMs. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.

 

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

CandySiX Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM Details:

This amazing CandySiX custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A quick list of the main features in CandySiX is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100:

  • Battery bar
    LCD denisty options
    Lockscreen shortcuts
    Multi-window
    Omni switch
    Status bar customization
    Custom lockscreen wallpaper/see through/blur
    Headsup toggle
    Quick setting customization
    Tons of qs tiles
    Quick setting pull down options
    Force expand notifications
    SystemUI tuner to CandyInterface
    Time context headers in panel
    Lockscreen weather
    DarkUI switch
    Navbar customization:
    Navbar button color
    Slim-Dim
    Navbar DPI
    DT2S on Navbar

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this CandySiX ROM based on the latest Android 6.0.1? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your tablet now. We will be waiting for your feedback! Please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 backup data to Motorola Xoom.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You may need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 to CandySiX Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware.

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Saad Khan

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