Samsung Galaxy Note fans are in for a special treat, as Paranoid Android brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update with phablet UI (hybrid tablet and phone User Interface) for the tablet. The phablet UI concept enables efficient use of the screen size for displaying more objects on the screen, besides supporting custom scaling and object resizing capability for various apps, widgets and interface components. The best part is its compatibility with phone, phablet or tablet mode, according to the user's preference.
Thanks to XDA senior member - Utacka, Paranoid Android ROM brings the latest version, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, to the famed Galaxy Note device. It features a butter smooth interface, fluid and highly-customisable UI, enhanced notifications, and improved search experience through Google Now, etc.
As this ROM is an unofficial release under development, it may harbour a few untested bugs or broken features. Also, since it is based on stock Android, certain Samsung-specific native apps will be unavailable, while some apps may function differently from the official versions.
Key Points to Note
- The ROM and the instructions provided in this guide are only applicable to the Galaxy Note N7000 model and will not work with any other device. Verify your device's model number by navigating to Settings > About phone.
- It is mandatory to flash the CM9 ROM before installing this ROM on your tablet.
- IBTimes UK advises users to backup apps, important personal data and settings to avoid data loss while performing this firmware update.
- The instructions given in this guide are meant for reference purpose only and do not cover any warranty claims involving device damage or issues arising out of using this Jelly Bean update. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to Install Paranoid Android Based Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update on Galaxy Note
Step 1: Download the latest version of Paranoid Android ROM from the XDA Developers official page.
Step 2: Download the Google Apps package here: Download Gapps
Step 3: Without extracting, copy the two downloaded zip files in step 1 and 2 to the internal SD card on the phone.
Step 4: Now, power off the phone and boot into ClockworkMod recovery. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys together until the screen powers on, then release them. The phone will boot into ClockworkMod recovery in a few seconds.
In recovery, use the Volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select items.
Step 5: Tap wipe data/factory reset, then click Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait until the data wipe process completes.
Step 6: Choose install zip from sdcard, then hit choose zip from sdcard. Navigate to the ROM file on the SD card and select it. Confirm installation by clicking Yes on the next screen.
Step 7: Once ROM is installed, hit choose zip from sdcard again, then choose the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file to install the Google apps package.
Step 8: After GApps package is installed, tap go back then hit reboot system now to reboot the phone into the ROM. First boot is usually time consuming and will take about 5 to 7 minutes.
Paranoid Android based Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note.
[Source: The Android Soul]