The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Nexus 10 won’t be released by Google because of device’s age, which is past the time software support is provided. So, you have to look at custom firmware market for this, and luckily for you, there are many great Marshmallow ROMs available for the Nexus 10, that get you stock 6.0 experience almost the same way Google’s update would have gotten.
Needless to say, as this is a custom ROM, you need a custom recovery like TWRP to be able to install this Marshmallow update. Even though it’s unofficial Android 6.0 update, it runs pretty good, and if you ever wish to roll back to official firmware, simply install that to remove custom ROM and TWRP — your Nexus 10 will be back to stock.
The Nexus 10 CM13 is also available, and we’d say you start your Android 6.0 update experience with that only as CM13 pack really useful selected features and is one of the most stable ROMs.
With Nexus 10 Marshmallow upgrade, you get all the cool features like Doze mode, advanced app permissions, RAM management, Now On Tap, etc. all of which make Marshmallow very appealing and exciting to use.
You could expect your Nexus 10’s battery life to increase by good 20% on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, whichever ROM you decide to install from below.
There are various solid code tweaks employed in Marshmallow update over Lollipop that result in very stable performance that is much speedier than before. You are gonna love the Nexus 10 on Marshmallow update, so give it a try now.
Required? First of all, install the Nexus 10 TWRP recovery, and then use it to install the Marshmallow custom ROMs provided below.
Nexus 10 Marshmallow Update
- Nexus 10, codename manta
- Don’t try this on any other device whose codename is different than the one specified above.
Download Marshmallow Custom ROMs
Find the Marshmallow ROMs along with their download link below. Also linked is ROM’s development page, where you could find that ROM’s latest download link, current list of bugs (if any) and list of features and all other info about the ROM.
1. CyanogenMod 13 (CM13)
4. Omni ROM
How to Install
Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link below to guide on installing a custom ROM.
Be sure to also download and install Marshmallow Gapps linked below as these contain Google Apps like Play Store, Maps, etc. that are missing in the ROMs by default.
Need help? Let us know if you need any help with this via comments below.