The SlimROMs team has officially announced the availability of their newest custom release, SlimBean Build 6 featuring Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The latest custom build integrates several new and intuitive features and also fixes the memleaks and bug issues.

Besides, the 4.2.2 Build 6 adds support for a number of new devices which includes all the variants Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

Samsung Galaxy Note
SlimBean Build 6 custom firmware is available for Galaxy Note N7000.

SlimBean Build 6 features and changes

Add DC-HSPA+ to framework

Fixed GlowPad layout on larger devices

Massive improvements to T9 dialer

TDRS 2.0 [Updated packages + Gapps]

Added Power Dis/Connect Notification sound options

Added TrueView [Camera] [Shows the full sensor preview, will appear as a smaller rectangle]

Massive updates to DashClock [Beta2]

Fixed Torch FC

Added Multi-Part/Split SMS option [MMS]

Added Transparent Incoming call [Phone]

Added Auto-Brightness sensitivity

Changed keyboard hints to full holo blue light [LatinIME]

Fixed BT MAP requests

More optimisations and fixes for memleaks for Slim changes

Some more optimisations to Dalvik

Fixed NFC bugs

Fixed TRDS on car dock

Added official support for; Canadian Galaxy S4, AT&T Galaxy S4, T-Mobile Galaxy S4, Verizon Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sprint HTC One, T-Mobile HTC One, T-Mobile Galaxy S2

Device specific features and changes


Added NFC support

Turn off Xtra gain, causing audio issues

Fix audio in Hangouts

Fixed BT headset audio


Fixed camcorder recording audio


Camera: Add 2.4MP, 6MP, 7MP/Remove VGA resolution

Fix audio in Hangouts

D2 Kernel


Bluetooth fixes


Switch to opensource RIL


Updated Kernel to 3.0.80

Added several new schedulers + governers

Fixed Recovery issues

Added FastChange support

New OpenSource RIL


I9300 gets new kernel

Updated to 3.0.80

TouchWake support

Updated Wi-Fi drivers

I9300: some audio fixes

Crespo & Crespo4g

Updated kernel to marmite 8.6

Added fast charge path

Added device settings with vibration strength control


LeanKernel 6.7

Skyrocket & Hercules

Change to Marla kernel

Head over to the source page to learn more about known issues as well as device specific issues.

The SlimBean Build 6 has been released for the Samsung Galaxy Note bearing model number GT-N7000.

Galaxy Note users, who are looking to update their devices to Android 4.2.2 using SlimBean Build 6, may follow our step-by-step guide. It should be noted that the custom firmware is still going through development phases, therefore, users may come across minor bug issues with the installation.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any mishap. Users are also advised to ensure that their devices meet following requirements.


1) Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note to transfer files between the Android device and computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]

3) As the tutorial might wipe all data of the phone, create a back-up. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod/TWRP already installed, then backup data using the recovery.

4) The battery of Galaxy Note should have above 80 per cent of charge.

5) The phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed.

6) This SlimBean Build 6 is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. Flashing this on any incorrect variant is likely to brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of Galaxy device 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 five more times before rebooting the device.

8) Users are advised to about five to 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up first time to settle everything for a better using experience.

Steps to install SlimBean Build 6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

Step-1: Download SlimBean Build 6 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer [Alternative link]

Step-2: Download Google Apps package [SlimBean Gapps]

Step-3: Plug in the USB cable to the Galaxy Note to connect it with the computer. Then copy both the downloaded zip files to the SD card of the phone. Do not extract any file

Step-4: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and turn it off

Step-5: Then boot the Galaxy Note into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Power and Home buttons together until the Samsung logo appears. Then release all three buttons for a second and then hold them again. The CWM recovery screen will appear soon

Note: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between the options and Power button to select the desired options.

Step-6: It is important to perform a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM that can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or in case users wish to go back to the previous ROM. To perform a Nandroid backup, select Backup and Restore then on the next screen select Backup again. Go back to the main recovery menu once the backup process is done

Step-7: In recovery mode, perform data wiping task to eliminate clash between the new ROM and the previous ROM. Select wipe data/factory reset then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Wait for some time until the wiping process is done and return to the CWM recovery menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping cache partition process is completed, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping. When the action is completed, return to the main recovery menu

Step-8: Select install zip from sdcard then select choose zip from sdcard. Now navigate to the SlimBean Build 6 zip which was earlier copied to the SD card of the phone. Select it by pressing the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen. The installation should begin now

Step-9: Once the ROM is installed, repeat the similar procedure (step-8) but now choose SlimBean Gapps to install the Google Apps package

Step-10: When the flashing process is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot the Note by selecting reboot system now. The device will reboot now and boot up into the customised SlimBean build. The first boot will take about five minutes

Note: To go back to the previous ROM, boot the phone into recovery mode, select Backup and Restore then restore the ROM by selecting it from the list.

SlimBean Build 6 featuring Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean should be now installed and running on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Head over to Settings>> About Phone to verify the new software version of the device.

Click here for guide to update Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with SlimBean Build 7

[Source: Droid Firmwares]