Galaxy Note N7000 is among the lucky few Android devices to receive the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware, with due credit to the industrious custom Android developers for releasing the ParanoidAndroid 3.10 ROM. The new custom ROM brings all the latest Jelly Bean features along with the popular Hybrid Mode feature that enables users to run apps both in Tablet and Phone User Interface (UI) mode on the phone. ParanoidAndroid 3.10 is reportedly a very stable, fast and highly-customisable ROM, which is based on the original Android Open Source Project (AOSP) release.
Key Points to Note
- ParanoidAndroid 3.10 ROM and the instructions provided in this guide are applicable for the Galaxy Note N7000 model only and will not work with any other device. Verify your device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
- Back up important data and settings on the phone by using one of the recommended custom recovery tools such as CWM or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing phone setup.
- Ensure that the correct USB drivers are installed for Galaxy Note N7000 on the computer (download USB drivers).
- Verify that the USB Debugging Mode is enabled on the phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if the device is running on Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings > Applications > Development (if the phone is running on Android 2.3 or earlier).
- Make sure that the phone has at least 85 percent battery charge.
- Double check to ensure that the phone is factory unlocked and not locked to a specific carrier.
- The instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK will not be held responsible if the device is damaged during or after the firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to Install Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Update on Galaxy Note N7000 with ParanoidAndroid 3.10 ROM
Step 2 - Connect and mount the Galaxy Note USB mass storage on computer with the USB cable.
Step 3 - Without extracting, copy the downloaded ParanoidAndroid ROM and Google Apps zip files to the root folder on the phone's SD card.
Step 4 - Then switch off the phone and disconnect its USB cable from computer.
Step 5 - Boot the phone into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
Step 6 - Once the device enters ClockworkMod Recovery, do a full data wipe by choosing Wipe Data/Factory Reset. NOTE: Use Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select an option in Recovery.
Step 7 - Perform Wipe Cache Partition and then do Wipe Dalvik Cache. Dalvik Cache wipe is essential to prevent boot loops or any other errors. To do so, choose Advanced in CWM recovery and then click Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Step 9 - Return to the main recovery screen and tap on Install Zip from SD card.
Step 10 - Click Choose Zip from SD card. Use Volume keys to navigate to the ParanoidAndroid 3.10 ROM zip file that you copied earlier to the phone's SD card and select it by tapping the Power button. Confirm the ROM installation on next screen and the installation process should begin.
Google Apps: Repeat the step 10 for installing Google Apps as well.
Step 11 - Once both the ROM and Google Apps are installed, choose "+++++Go Back+++++" and hit Reboot System Now in the recovery menu. The phone will reboot automatically and the first boot may take about 5 minutes to complete. So, please be patient.
Galaxy Note N7000 is now running the latest Android 4.2.2 ParanoidAndroid Jelly Bean ROM onboard. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware version installed.
[Source: Team Android]