Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 finally gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Users can now enjoy the Android M features on their tablet. All the credit goes to frhatfrat, a senior member from the XDA community. In this guide, we’ll go through step by step process on how to update Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based CM 13 ROM.

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Galaxy Tab P1000 stopped getting updates after Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Although it did receive many unofficial custom ROMs. But unfortunately most of them had bugs and lagging issues. In case if you are looking for Galaxy Tab P1000 best custom ROM, your wait is finally over. Today we bring you a completely stable Cyanogenmod 13 custom ROM especially for your Galaxy Tablet. Without waiting any more, proceed to our guide on how to install the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based CM 13 ROM on Galaxy Tab GT-P1000.

Related: Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Tab P1000.


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This process is risky and might damage your tablet. Neither we at Droid Thunder nor the developers of this ROM will be held liable in any manner whatsoever for the same.


Install this CM 13 ROM only on Samsung Galaxy Tab having model number GT-P1000. If you try to flash this update on any other device or variant, then it might brick your tablet.


  • Charge your Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 at least 50% in order to reduce the risk of interruption.
  • Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs and notes etc. as everything gets wiped in this installation process.
  • Install mobile specific drivers on your PC in order to recognize your Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 when connected using USB cable.
  1. Download latest Samsung USB Drivers.
  • Root Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 and install CWM or TWRP recovery before going further. Refer out tutorial:
  1. How to Root and install CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000.
  • Also backup EFS folder present in system directory. This folder contains IMEI, wireless devices MAC addresses, and product code etc. If this folder is deleted, then your tablet will no longer be recognized by carrier.
  1. How to backup and restore EFS/IMEI on Android Phones.

That’s all! Now head on to our guide on how to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow CM 13 ROM on Galaxy Tab P1000.

Steps to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy Tab GT-P1000:

Step 1: Download CM 13 ROM.

Step 2: Also download Google Apps.

Note: Do not extract the zip file.

Step 3: Power off your Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 completely.

Step 4: Boot the tablet into custom recovery mode. For doing so, press and hold Volume up key + Power button till you land into recovery mode.

Note: Touch won’t work in recovery mode. So use Home button to navigate up and down and use Search button for selection.

As soon as you enter the recovery mode, the first thing you need to do is take Nandroid backup. This is the backup of your tablets entire operating system. Refer our detailed guide for taking Nandroid backup:

  1. How to take Nandroid Backup of any Android Phone.

Step 5: After taking Nandroid backup, let’s wipe data and cache partitions. For that, navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using Home key and select it using Search button. On the next screen press Yes option to start the wiping process. Similarly navigate to the ‘wipe cache partition’ option to wipe the caches.

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Note: This step will clear entire data from your tablets internal memory. So make sure that you have backed up everything before implementing this step.

Step 6: Go back to the main menu and select the Advanced option. On the next page, select Reboot Recovery option.

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This will restart your tablet back into recovery mode.

Step 7: Let’s flash the CM 13 ROM now. For doing so, click on ‘install zip from SD card’ option. Select it using Search button. On the next page, select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will show you the files present on your tablet. Just navigate to the downloaded CM 13 ROM. Select it using Search button. On the next page, select ‘Yes’ option to start the installation process.

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Be patient and wait until the ROM installation process completes. As soon as the process finishes, a successful message will appear on the screen.

Step 8: Similarly flash the Google Apps (containing Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps etc. ) as you’ve installed the ROM.

Step 9: After performing every step as given above, just restart your Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 by selecting reboot option from the recovery mode.

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Note: The first boot will take more time to start than usual.

Finally! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 is successfully updated to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based CM 13 Custom ROM. Go to Menu->Settings->About Tablet and verify the same. Enjoy the combined features of Android M as well as CM 13 custom ROM. Don’t forget to share your experience after using it.

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