The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, 10.1 and the 8.4 variant all have some crackerjack custom ROMs available to install for any time you wish to get away from that factory feel. Most people with Samsung devices are interested in installing a custom ROM to successfully debloat the device by removing the stock apps Samsung want you to have to boost their own services.
If you feel that should be a free choice on your Samsung device, you can flash one of the ROMs below and remove them at will.
Files You Need
- You need to root your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.1, 8.4 or 101 tablet before you can install many of the custom ROMs on the device.
- You will need to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro of your model number before you can install any custom ROMs on the device.
- Most custom ROMs do not come pre-loaded with the Google stock applications. You can install the Google Gapps package after your ROM and get the Google stock apps working on your device.
- You are voiding the warranty of your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro any time you unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery, root and flash a custom ROM on the device.
Lets start the list with a custom ROM which is not really a custom ROM, it is a modified and tweaked Galaxy Tab S stock ROM. This ROM is modified, tweaked, zip-aligned, deodexed and debloated so it will give much better performance than before. This custom ROM is also optimized to give you better battery backup so you can have more fun with your tablet than before.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, deodexed and zip aligned, deodexed and debloated, rooted with SuperSU, Samsung Galaxy S5 boot and shutdown animations, better RAM management and storage management, better battery backup, removed Samsung galaxy apps (can install using apk).
If you want that simple and stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow user interface and features then you should try out this CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM on your phone. This build of CyanogenMod is unofficial that means this custom ROM would have some sort of bugs in it so its better to keep a look at them before installing it on your tablet.
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Adaptive display, live display, custom dpi, ambient display, tinting status bar, CPU control, USB debugging enabled by default, modified Google Now launcher, clear all tasks button in recent apps, CyanogenMod Ester egg, batter battery life, smooth and fast.
Resurrection Remix 6.1:
The Resurrection Remix custom ROM can also be called as the remixed version of CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM. The Resurrection Remix custom ROM is based on CyanogenMod builds but with some new and amazing features and performance tweaks which you will definitely love. There are also some user-interface tweaks in this custom ROM which you won’t find in CM ROMs. This custom ROM also has OTA update option which will keep your phone updated with latest RR builds.
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, performance profiles, volume keys control music while sleep, Cm audio FX app, home button wake option, double tap to wake and double tap on status bar to sleep, long press actions, gesture anywhere, 3 finger gesture to take screen shot, multi window, 4 way reboot menu, customize-able power menu.
Temasek custom ROM is based on CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies builds which makes this custom ROM the latest custom ROM of all. Temasek ROM ave some extra features than CM builds for better performance and battery. Temasek custom ROM also have settings with which you can easily overclock your tablet’s hardware (overclocking may damage your device badly, use it at your own risk).
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, customized kernel for better performance and battery, enable disable hardware keys if you don’t need them, slim recents panel, lock screen gesture, Omni switch, PIE control, app bar, app circle bar, gesture anywhere, heads up notification, network traffic meter, DPI settings, animations and many more.
GraveD’s ROM V3.0:
GraveD’s ROMV3.0 is the Galaxy Tab’s stock ROM which is tweaked to give you better performance than before. This custom ROM is slimmed down by removing lots of Galaxy apps which you’ll never need in any situation. Doing so makes this ROM slimmer than others. This custom ROM also tweaked to give you better multitasking because this custom ROM have a better RAM management than before. This custom ROM will give your tablet a new life and you a little more fun.
Features: Android 5.0 Lollipop based, removed approx 300 Samsung’s essential apps which comes stock with the device and can’t be removed, deodexed, zip-aligned, rooted with SuperSU, added custom kernel, added Dolphin browser, installed WPS office so you don’t need to, added Xposed framework and lots of AOSP stock apps.
Liquidsmooth V 4.1:
Liquid smooth ROM do exactly what its name is, the performance of this ROM is real good with lots of sacrifices apps and settings. If you want a ROM which will help you to do your work faster and easier than this ROM is specially made for you. This custom ROM is stripped really badly that it have now lots of space free on your tablet than before. This ROM is really fast and likely one of the smoothest that you can think of — just take a look at the features below.
Features: AOSP based, Android 5.1 Lollipop interface, theme chooser, customized quick settings, delta updates, advanced reboot, battery icon options, advanced reboot, HSPA icons, status bar clock and date customization, gesture anywhere, long press back key to kill app, forward lookup, updated to material theme, speed dial, vibrate on answer, flash G apps from SD card.
crDroid Kit Kat:
crDroid ROM is the perfect ROM for Android smart phones and tablets I’ve ever used on my smart phone. This ROM has a perfect blend of UI tweaks and performance, nothing more or less. The one thing you will miss with this custom ROM is the Android 5.0 Lollipop’s animations and beauty, but if these things don’t bother you in your device, then this is the perfect custom ROM ever built for your tablet.
Features: Android 4.4 Kit Kat based, slim PIE, dynamic system bar, hover, halo, status bar tweaks, recent panel settings, app bar, gesture anywhere, wave lock blocker, power menu, navigation bar modifications, DSP manager, stereo winder effect, screen recorder installed, 3 finger gesture for taking screen shot, lock screen shortcuts, lock screen customization, status bar tinting, Google Now modified launcher.