Among a number of Android powered devices, the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (with model number N7100) is the one to receive the official SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 ROM released by the SlimROMs team. The custom build brings Android 4.2.2 software update with lots of customised features for the Galaxy Note 2 which is currently running on the Android 4.1.2 version.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 ROM is available for Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Samsung

SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 ROM features

Full JDQ39 (Android 4.2.2) base

Replace cLock widget with Shiny new DashClock

Added slide before unlock

Bring back long press to toggle PW

MMS: Add quick emoji to text input

Phone: Set my phone number

Added Kill App/Expanded Notification shade/Toggle expanded desktop to hardware binds

Fully configurable advanced reboot toggle

Enhanced circle battery and clock

Camera: Add software HDR Mode

Calendar: Add snooze to events

Enhance T9 and search

Settings: Add forget all networks to Wi-Fi

Notification: Limit notification sounds for interval

Camera: Add animation to mode switch

Sound: Add configurable volume adjust sounds

Notification: Add custom carrier text

Enhance electron beam control

Fixes and optimisations


MusicFX FC

Batterybar UI glitch

QuickPulldown flips notification shade

Phantom QuickSettings toggle

Colour picker issues

Recents apps panel bug

Camera not animating

Colour picker in landscape

Recovery touch

Expanded desktop

Contacts call grouping

Alarm FC on update

Notification shortcuts spacing/tablets transitions

Choppy lockscreen on Low-mem HDPI

Lockscreen browser shortcut

Longpress NavBar Home not loading recent apps

Advanced Slim Settings

Click here to know more about the SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 Jelly Bean ROM.

Galaxy Note 2 users who wish to manually install the SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 ROM on their devices may follow our step-by-step guide below. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are advised to verify the model number of their devices since the aforementioned custom build works only on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Flashing the firmware on any other variant is likely to brick the device.


1) Download and install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]

3) The Note 2 should be rooted and have ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed.

4) The device should be factory unlocked.

5) Create backup of all data of the phone.

6) Ensure that the phone battery has above 80 per cent of charge.

Steps to install SlimBean Build 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Note 2 N7100

1) Download SlimBean Build 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy Note 2 to the computer

2) Download Google Apps package

3) Connect the Note 2 to the computer using USB cable and copy the downloaded zip files to the SD card of the phone

4) Unplug the USB cable form the phone and switch it off

5) Place the Note 2 in Recovery Mode by switching on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up and Home button together

6) In CWM recovery, first perform a full data wipe. Then scroll down to 'Flash zip from SD card' and press the Power button to select it. Once again, press the Power button and select 'choose zip from SD card'

7) Using the Volume buttons, navigate to the Android Jelly Bean zip file saved on the SD card, select it pressing the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen

8) Repeat the procedure to install Google Apps file

9) Once the installation process is completed, return to the main recovery menu and select 'Reboot System now' in order to reboot the device and boot up into the customised Jelly Bean ROM. This step is likely to take some time, so be patient

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 should now be updated with SlimBean build 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM. Head over to Settings>> About Phone to check the software version of the device.