We have compiled a list of the best custom ROMs out there for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. A custom ROM is a new ROM that is made by third-party developers. The idea behind a custom ROM is to give you a chance to run unique features that better suit what you want on a device. When you buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung and open it out of the box, you all have the same UI and same features by default. The new custom ROMs change all that. Furthermore, these ROMs can sometimes increase your device performance.
Files You Need
- You must have a custom recovery installed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device.
- Some custom ROMs might also require root access on the device, or give you root access on the device.
AOSP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
If you would like your ROM to be pure Android and running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the latest AOSP custom ROM is the best ROM for your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device. The AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM works great for the P7510, P7500, SGH-T859 model number. You can read more about it from the official XDA Developers thread available from the download link below.
Features: busybox, init.d scripts, CMFileManager, CPU overclock, CPU Voltage control, GPU overclock, Dynamic fsync, F2FS, SELinux, Voodoo Sound, USB Charging, Video, Audio, Bluetooth, WIFI, GPS.
AOSP Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
If you don’t want to run pure Marshmallow, why not give the pure Lollipop a try? The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is probably the version of Lollipop most people are using across all devices. That is when talking about Lollipop only. In truth, most people on Android in general are still using Android KitKat. Knowing that, you should find Lollipop is technically more stable than marshmallow at this point, although that will change soon with the next major Marshmallow update.
Features: busybox, CMFileManager, DSP Manager, CyanogenMod audio/video frameworks, Privacy Guard, Long press recents to switch to previous app, Long press back to force kill app, Advanced reboot menu, Clear all recents button, Left navigation bar buttons, USB Charging, SELinux, Dynamic fsync, CPU Voltage control, CPU OC (1.2Ghz – 1.6Ghz), GPU OC (400Mhz), F2FS, Voodoo Sound.
Omni Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM
The Omni ROM is a common name in the custom ROM world and that goes for all OEMs — I was just writing on the Omni ROM for a HTC device a few hours ago. There is some debate whether this is made by a senior member at XDA Developers or the Omni team themselves. You can read all the details coming from the downloads link that takes you through to the XDA thread on the ROM. Make sure you read up on the installation instructions that are listed on the same page.
Features: CM12 File Manager, Bash shell, CM12 discontinued Koush derived superuser, CM12 volume long press music track control, CM12 camera power button shutter control, CM11 Calculator (uglier but much more functional), Nano text editor, CM11 Forward ported custom host name, CM12 ad hoc wifi detection, CM12 openssh command line utilities, CM12 trebuchet launcher.
You cannot go wrong if you install a LiquidSmooth ROM is my favorite Moto. These ROMs are a top quality custom ROM and come with great features, put together by great developers and best of all: they run smoothly.
Features: SlimPIE, Slim Recents, Notification Reminder, Custom Carrier label, ADB over network, Advanced Reboot, Liquid Dungeon, Custom Tiles, Incoming call in background, Stylus Support, Notification Drawer Style, Quick Unlock, Volume rocker wake, Privacy Guard, Status bar date style, Quiet Hours, Lock screen Style, Hardware key rebinding, Smart Pulldown, Glowpad Torch, Listview Animations, National Roaming, flip to Mute/Reject Call, Hide USB debugging notification, Stylus Gestures, Lock screen pin shuffler, Status bar Brightness control, Safe headset volume, Status bar clock style.
If you want to get to know your developers, the nameless ROM is a great choice of custom ROM to install on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device. The Nameless ROM team make themselves available to message for any time you have a bug to report, making you feel like you are part of the development of the ROM.
Features: requires root access, based on Android 4.4 KitKatm nightly build.
CyanogenMod custom ROMs need no introductions since they are some of the most popular custom ROMs available in the industry. You can learn everything you need to know about CyanogenMod 10.2 by checking out the official website. They can give a list of the features that come with the 10.1 build and those same features will be on your CyanogenMod custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device.
The second coming of the CleanROM custom ROM is fast and smooth to use on your device. The name ‘clean’ comes from wanting to clean up the stock ROM by giving it some performance enhancements. As such , this ROM should give you a ROM that is very close to stock but with improvements compared to what the official Android developers gave you out of the box.
Features: odexed, Fast, Smooth, and Stable, Go Launcher HD, Fully Odex, Removed Most Samsung bloatware, File Manager HD, Zip Aligned.
The SlimSaber custom ROM comes with the SaberMod to give you better performance and smoothness. You will get one of the most light-weight ROMs if you install the SlimSaber ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device. Additionally, you get a bunch of features that make it different from any other ROM available for this device.
Features: The Real Dark Slim, Expanded Desktop, List View & System Animation, Notification Power Widget, Profiles, RAM Bar, Widgets Viewpager, SlimPIE, LCD Density Changer, Navigation Bar & Ring, Privacy Guard, Quick Settings, Theme Engine, Performance Settings.