Galaxy Note is the latest among a spate of Android devices to get a Jelly Bean custom ROM upgrade. The 5.3-inch tablet gets a boost to its operating system with a smoother interface, improved notifications, offline voice typing, advanced voice recognition and more, thanks to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
With due credit to XDA senior member, toxicthunder, Half Illusion (AOKP/CyanogenMod 10) based Jelly Bean custom ROM is available for Galaxy Note N7000. The custom ROM blends CyanogenMod's slick and fast interface with AOKP ROM's popular customisation options. The release is not an official Samsung update for Jelly Bean. Hence, the custom ROM may have bugs and issues, while some of its native features may not work as intended.
- The custom ROM will work only with the International model - Galaxy Note N7000. It is incompatible with any other model and may damage your device if you forcibly install this ROM on such devices. Please check your device's model number through Settings > About Phone and confirm its compatibility.
- IBTimes UK advises its readers to backup important personal data (including APNs) to avoid the risk of losing data during the process of ROM installation.
- Please ensure that CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) ROM and ClockworkMod recovery are installed on your device before you continue with the Jelly Bean update.
Here is a step-by-step guide to install Half Illusion ROM (AOKP/CM10) on the Galaxy Note N7000 [Courtesy: The Android Soul]
How to Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Note N7000 via AOKP/CM10
- Download the updated version of the AOKP custom ROM from the XDA Developers' official thread
- Download Google Apps package here
- Without extracting the files, copy the two zipped files downloaded in previous steps to the root folder of the internal SD card on the phone.
- Now, boot into ClockworkMod recovery by performing a button sequence. Turn off the power of the phone and press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together until the display comes up, and then release them. The phone should boot into ClockworkMod recovery in a matter of seconds.
- Now, the recovery menu should pop up. Use volume buttons to navigate up/down and the power button to select menu items.
- Perform wipe data/factory reset, then choose yes to confirm on the prompt window. Wait until the data wipe process completes.
- Select install zip from sdcard, then tap choose zip from sdcard. Browse to locate the ROM file on the sdcard and select it. Now, confirm installation by choosing Yes - Install ______.zip on the next screen.
- Once ROM is successfully installed, tap choose zip from sdcard again. Finally, select the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file to install the Google apps package.
- After the Gapps package is installed, select go back then tap reboot system now to reboot the phone into the ROM. It will take about 5 to 7 minutes, if you are booting for the first time.
If you want to further customise your onscreen options, you could try removing the onscreen navigation buttons. Here is a step-by-step guide to do it:
1. Download the navigation bar buttons removal package here.
2. Copy the nav_bar_mod.zip file to the internal SD card.
3. Switch off the power of the phone and boot into ClockworkMod recovery.
4. Select install zip from sdcard, then hit choose zip from sdcard. Browse and locate the nav_bar_mod.zip file on the SD card and select it. Confirm installation by clicking Yes - Install nav_bar_mod.zip on the next screen.
5. Once the installation is done, choose go back then tap reboot system now to reboot the phone into the ROM, which will no longer have the onscreen buttons.
Half Illusion ROM, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy Note.