[AOSP]Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700


In this guide you will be able to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700. The ROM is an AOSP update and can be easily installed on your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700 using custom recovery. Previously we have posted guides on the other Galaxy devices with Marshmallow update, you can check them here for your reference, in this guide we are going to follow the same procedure mentioned before for other devices.

There are multiple benefits of installing custom ROM on your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700 provides a variety of customizations which unfortunately can’t find in the stock firmware. The custom ROMs gives you freedom to overclock CPU, install tweaking mods and tons of other software to enhance device performance further you can install themes to customize the device look. Just go ahead and install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700.

Note: The Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM for Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700 is currently in the testing stages and you may experience some bugs along most of the features might not work fine. This not an official update from Samsung but it’s a custom ROM from third party developers so check twice before installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow via AOSP on your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700.

Also read: Install Stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Tab 8.4

How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes installing Custom ROMs. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.


  • Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
  • Download and install latest USB drivers
  • Your device should have a working latest TWRP or CWM recovery installed

Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow build specified for your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700 from the below provided link

Download Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM

Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow Gapps

Process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700

In this tutorial we are using the TWRP recovery flash process.

Connect your device to PC and transfer the ROM zip and GApps on your device storage.

Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).

Once your device enters into recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.

Once the Nandroid process completes, navigate and select wipe data/factory reset.(this will erase your data)

Now it’s the time to flash the Marshmallow ROM on your device. Choose “Install” >> navigate to the folder in which you have copied the custom ROM zip file and select it.

Slide across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.

Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of Android 6.0 Marshmallow Gapps.

Wait for the installation process to complete. The first boot up may take 5-7 minutes.

If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue 

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow via AOSP ROM on your Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700. Experience the latest features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your device. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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