The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet has some of the best custom ROMs on the open market available to install. In this list, you will find the official CyanogenMod team’s latest work in the CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM, the official CandySix team coming together for a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, everyone’s favorite Resurrection Remix builds and work from Omni and SlimLP too!
A custom ROM for your mobile phone is what a body kit and tune up is to a car. Like car enthusiasts, we also have Android and smartphone or tablet lovers who are looking to customize their devices to suit their needs and ideas. Combine that with the idea that many of these advanced Android users who are geeks enjoy trying new ROMs, and you have got plenty of talented third-party developers out there creating these bits of aftermarket firmware for you to try on a device should it prove popular enough. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has proven to be one of those devices.
Beanstalk ROM v6.13:
The Beanstalk ROM is based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates with a lot of UI and performance customization options. Beanstalk also contains the official Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s multi window preview which you can enable from the Developer Options. It comes with a fully working Samsung TouchWiz like multi window feature.
Features: based Android 6.0 Marshmallow, PIE, built in task manager switcher, on the go mode, app circle bar, quicker system animations, option to enable all widgets, LCD density, clock and date options, 3 minit battery mod, contextual header, do not disturb options, show notification count,
Download: Beanstalk ROM v6.13
The CandySIX v1.1 custom ROM is also based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with stock a Android user interface and features. The CandySIX custom ROM contains a custom kernel for better and smooth interface, this kernel also affects the performance of the device so you can play high graphics games smoothly and lag free.
Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, layer support, battery bar, LCD density options, status bar customization, quick settings customization, force expanded notifications, darkUI switch, advanced power menu, extra IME options, more animations, DT2s on navigation bar, volume rocker, long press and double tap options, slim dim, nav bar
Download: CandySIX v1.1 ROM
CyanogenMod 13 ROM:
Most of the custom ROMs are built using this custom ROM (CyanogenMod ROM builds), and you can install an official CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM on your tablet. The CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is the latest version of the Android OS.
Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, custom DPI, status bar tinting, lock screen short cuts, developer options enabled by default, CPU control to overclock CPU, custom boot animation, theme engine with one theme pre installed.
Download: CyanogenMod 13 ROM
The OmniROM is a simple custom ROM with lots of Omni-features like the Omni switch and Omni control. You can use these features to take over your device with just some swipes and gestures. Omni features are really helpful features with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s material design.
Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, ambient display, live display notification ticker, proximity speaker (loud speaker turns on automatically when you remove your phone away from your ear), reorder items under notification drawer settings, storage notification enhancements (mount/unmount in status bar), battery saver color selection, gesture lock screen, membar added to recents screen, battery light 100% charged level.
Download: Omni ROM
Resurrection Remix 5.0.2:
If you want me to recommend you one custom ROM to try after the best CyanogenMod custom ROM, then I will recommend you Resurrection Remix custom ROM. Like CyanogenMod, this custom ROM is also a stock Android interfaced custom ROM. The part that separates it from CyanogenMod is the fact that it comes with more UI tweaking features than a CyanogenMod custom ROM.
Features: based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, Navigation bar, enable disable nav bar, status bar customization, carrier label, notification count, time and date, clock color, center clock and right clock alignment choice, battery bar customization, gesture anywhere, gesture lock screen, app circle bar, recents panel clears all task alignment, lock screen customization, quick slider customization, notification drawer.
Download: Resurrection Remix 5.0.2 ROM
The SlimLP is also a good custom ROM for a quality Android 5.1 Lollipop’s stock interface and features experience. We know this true because the SlimLP custom ROM is also made from CM ROM builds. The difference between SlimLP and CyanogenMod is the developer has included some customization options that no other custom ROM have in it.
Features: based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, call recording format, restart the system UI to developer settings, as tile, as part of reboot menu, call recording enabled, smart call, smart mute, flip phone to mute, double tap to wake up device, double tap on the status bar to sleep device, task manager, heads up and power menu on notification drawer.
Download: SlimLP ROM
Candy 5 v4.1:
The Candy 5 custom ROM is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, which is the latest Android OS and comes with the beautiful material design and smoother system animations. The Candy 5 custom ROM is also a highly customize-able custom ROM for your tablet. Additionally, it also comes with CyanogenMod’s theme engine with lot of themes.
Features: based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, candy interface, wake options, custom notification lights, lock screen notification per app, rotation 360 degrees, battery percent, disable Ime selector, full sweetener pack compatible, Dark Candy5 ROM option, gesture anywhere, battery bar, kernel adiutor, all of CM’s latest feature additions, heads UP, visual improvements, theme engine, ambient display.
Download: Candy 5 v4.1 ROM
Unofficial Blissmallow ROM:
The Bliss series of custom ROMs are one of the most smoothest custom ROMs ever for lots of devices, but unfortunately the official Bliss team doesn’t support your tablet. Don’t worry, though, because one of the developers from the XDA developers website successfully ported this custom ROM or your tablet with all the features intact as they were.
Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, app circle bar, trigger width, height and position in the sidebar, clear all recent apps button, clock widget, clock and alarm customization, calendar events, weather panel customization, CM theme engine, clock customization, stats bar tinting, toast animations, list view animations, system animations, battery text, time and date.
Download: Unofficial Blissmallow ROM