In this guide, we are sharing steps on how to install OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7. OmniROM is one of the most popular custom ROMs. Now the fans of the custom ROMs will be happy to know that OmniROM have released the latest custom firmware which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7. This latest custom ROM comes with a lot of cool features, customizations and performance enhancements like hardware button behavior, you can customize the rotation modes, long-press actions for the Home and Recants buttons, Multi-window, Color-changeable, Flippable Quick Settings, Daydream enhancements and much more.
Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 was launched in 2016 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and later upgraded to Android Nougat. Now you can upgrade your tablet to latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS and can experience the features of amazing Oreo. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM which is developed by XDA Senior member, scanno in XDA forum. All credit goes to him to develop this awesome custom firmware which is stable and enhance your system speed. Your Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 should be rooted, and a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) should be already installed on it to flash this OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM on your device.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 to Android 8.1 Oreo via OmniROM. The ROM is still under development but you can use it as a daily driver without any problem. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you want to install OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and instructions are given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7. Check the model number of your Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Install OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo on Galaxy Tab S2 9.7:
Step No 1: – First, download OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM for Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 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 OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo 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 Tab S2 9.7 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 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 while 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 OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom 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.
Step No 9: – Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 to the latest OmniROM Android 8.1 Oreo ROM.