The latest version of C-ROM 7.0 custom firmware is now available for Samsung's first generation Galaxy Note with model number GT-N7000. Based on AOSP, the latest build of C-ROM brings Android 4.4.3 update for the Note, which runs older Android version 4.1.2. Below are the changelog for C-ROM v7.0.
C-ROM v7.0 features
Battery Saver Mode
App Sidebar and App Circle Sidebar
This C-Rom build does not add Halo as it is a dead piece of code, which is not maintained any more. There might be some instability with a few apps and possible system User Interface Force Closes (UIFCs). Head over to the development thread to know more about C-ROM, which has been shared by senior XDA member, vocoderism.
Interested users, who wish to update their Galaxy Note to Android 4.4.3 using C-ROM, may follow our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet following requirements.
1) Install USB Drivers for Galaxy Note to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone. Tap on Build Number seven times, a message should appear saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now go to Settings>> Developer Options and tick the USB debugging.
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create backup. If the device is having any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then backup data using the same.
4) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy Note should have charge above 80% battery charge.
5) The phone should be rooted and have latest version of ClockworkMod recovery.
6) Android 4.4.3 KitKat C- ROM works only with Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy Note by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
7) After flashing the ROM, if the device gets stuck on Booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.
8) Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to give 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time for better user experience.
How to install Android 4.4.3 on Galaxy Note N7000 with C-ROM
Step-1: Connect and mount Galaxy Note USB memory on the computer using USB cable. Now copy the downloaded files to the SD card of the phone. Ensure the files are in the SD card root, not in any folder
Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off
Step-3: Enter into CWM recovery mode. Turn the phone on while pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together
Step-4: In recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by selecting wipe data/ factory reset. Use the Power button to select while in Recovery mode
Step-5: Perform a cache wipe by selecting wipe cache partition
Step-6: Perform a wipe of dalvik cache. This is optional but users are recommended to do this, so that the device will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to advanced then select wipe dalvik cache
Step-7: Return to the main recovery menu and select install zip from sdcard
Step-8: Select choose zip from sdcard. Using the Volume keys navigate to Android 4.4.3 ROM zip, which was earlier copied to the phone's SD card. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen
Step-9: After the ROM is installed, repeat the similar procedure to install Gapps file on the phone
Step-10: When the installation process is completed, go to +++++Go Back +++++ and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. Galaxy Note will boot now and it would take about five minutes to boot on the first time
C-ROM featuring Android 4.4.3 should now be installed and running on the Galaxy Note. Head over to Settings>> About phone to verify the new software version of the device.
[Source: Team Android]