How to Install AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Galaxy Note 2 N7100

The trustworthy and open source Android 6.0.1 AOSP Marshmallow is now available that works perfectly with Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Many users have tested the ROM on their Note 2 devices and found it very stable. You can also check our Custom ROMs section if you wish to taste 6.0.1 ROMs for other phones. Now you can easily update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware by following the given tutorial. Keep in mind that this custom ROM is not officially released by Samsung so you will need to have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP pre-installed on your phone in order to flash AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware and Google Apps package.

Go ahead to the given detailed step-by-step guide and begin installing AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Always remember to backup all your existing data.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 7100 Custom ROM Download


The AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Check the model number of your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 from Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 during or after the installation of AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM. Proceed at your risk.


  • Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • The Galaxy Note 2 N7100 should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
  • The bootloader of your Note2 must be unlocked.
  • Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 is at least above 80% before going ahead.

Required Files:

How To: Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to Android 6.0.1 AOSP Marshmallow Custom ROM

Step No 1: – First, download AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM for Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on the desktop of the PC.

Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.

Step No 3: – Transfer AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

Step No 4: – Unplug the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.

Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform a wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe Dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced> Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Note: – Wipe Dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors during ROM installation.

Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.

Step No 8: – Navigate to the AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 will be reset and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above given detailed guide.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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  1. AOSP 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM for the note 2 is fine – and tiny, but the problem comes up with the apps.
    the two links to the apps on next page (e.g. provide only the playstore. But who want to be without maps?
    but when i choose the there is only nano and full package. but full make my launcher unusable (“pixel launcher stopped”)

    is only for Lineage/CM and not for AOSP ?

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