Install Marshmallow CM13 on Galaxy Tab 3

Looking for Marshmallow update for your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3? Currently, the company is not giving Android 6.0 updates for its tablet 2, but don’t worry folks, you can still update your device to Marshmallow. All thanks to the unofficial update, which is available in the form of custom ROMs, you can update your favorite tab 3’s operating system to Marshmallow now.

Galaxy Tab 3 CM 13

Google has released Marshmallow update for the Android device back in October, since then it has been passing onto various devices that support Android. Still, many popular devices didn’t get Marshmallow update.

If you want to update your device to Marshmallow, you have to download custom ROM based on your choice. You should be download ROM that supports your tablet model number, for checking this go to Settings > About tablet.

The Marshmallow update of your device will give you stock UI, better data usage information of your app data. It also offers better app control, which leads to a faster performance and long battery life for your device.

Android 6.0 also comes with Now On Tap option in Google Now, which reads the content on your screen and feed it to Google Now and then sends suggestion based on that. It is really a good feature.

Requirements

You are going to need a custom recovery such as TWRP, PhilZ, CWM etc. you can click here to get your tab 3 PhilZ recovery. You can also install some other recoveries like TWRP, CWM, etc.

Once you install the custom ROMs, you’ll get stock UI Android designed by Google, which is way better and good looking than Samsung’s UI.

Supported Devices

Galaxy Tab 3

Don’t try this on any other device with different model number.

Download Marshmallow Custom ROMs

Find the Marshmallow ROMS with their download link below. You’ll also find the link of ROM’s development page, where you’ll get the latest download link of ROM, the current list of any bugs if available along with the list of features.

Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 Wi-Fi (for model no T310)

1. CyanogenMod 13 (CM13, Unofficial)

2. Resurrection Remix

Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 3G (for model no T311)

1 CyanogenMod 13 (CM13, Unofficial)

2 Resurrection Remix

Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 4G/LTE (for model no T315)

As of now, no Marshmallow ROMs are available for Galaxy Tab 3.8.0 LTE, come back later for this. Sorry for your loss, friend, but will update as soon as i got info about that.

Install Marshmallow CM13 on Galaxy Tab 3

Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link below to guide on installing a custom ROM.

Be sure to also download and install Marshmallow Gapps from here.

Step 0. Make sure you have installed a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM. With Stock recovery, it is not possible to flash a custom ROM on your Android.

Step 1. Download the custom ROM and Gapps file on your PC.

Step 2. And then copy the files in your device’s SD card by connecting it to the PC via USB cable. Remember the path where you save those files.

Step 3. Now you need to boot your device into recovery mode. As you have already rooted your device, just use Quick Boot app from play store to do the rest of the task until your device goes into the recovery mode.

You will enter recovery mode soon, and should see TWRP or CWM recovery. If you see 3e recovery, then you need to install TWRP recovery for this. See the link above step 1.

Step 4. [Optional] Once in TWRP/CWM, create a backup of your device. Use the backup option for this in recovery. This backup is really a lifesaver!

Step 5. Do a Factory Reset.

  • In TWRP, tap on Wipe, then advanced wipe, and now make sure you have selected these partitions: dalvik cache, data, system and cache. Then do the Swipe action at bottom to confirm it.
  • In CWM, choose wipe data.factory reset option. Confirm on next screen.

Step 6. Now, install the ROM file.

  • In TWRP, on homescreen, tap on Install, and then locate the ROM file and tap on it. Then do the Swipe action at bottom to begin flashing the update.
  • In CWM, choose ‘install zip ..’ option, select file and confirm by selecting Yes on next screen.

Step 7. Now, install the Gapps the same way you installed Marshmallow ROM on your device. Go back to recovery’s homescreen to get to install option.

Step 8. When it’s done, restart the device using the option called reboot.

That’s it.