Samsung Galaxy Note
C-ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note N7000.

Senior XDA member, vocoderism, has shared a new custom firmware for the first generation Galaxy Note (GT-N70000, named C-ROM, which is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) sources.

The custom build is similar to stock KitKat look and Google's UI. The ROM brings a great deal of customised features. Besides, it is smooth, stable and offers fast performance. Below are the features of C-ROM.





Dark C-ROM

Active Display

Floating Windows

Gesture anywhere

One-The-Go Mode

Animation Controls

Lockscreen notification

Implement of App Sidebar

C-ROM features v6.6

PEEK: Beautify bridging layers code

Disable Camera shutter sound

C-Tool - Persistence - Add installer persistence

Theme Engine Fixed

Fixed Slim Recent On Dark C-RoM (Moved Slim/Stock Recent Option into Rambar menu on C-Tool)

Added Launcher3 Instead Trebuchet

Lockscreen Rotation Optional

Dismiss IME when floating window is dismissed

Fix updating of the status bar header image

On-The-Go: handle display orientation changes

Peek wake timeout

Add CPU boosting hooks

Return: Custom Carrier Label

Smart Pull-Down - Any Notification

Second Clock

CPUFreq Tile

Settings: add "Accept all files" option for incoming files via Bluetooth

Head over to development thread to know more about C-ROM.

Galaxy Note N7000
Screenshot of Galaxy Note N7000 running C-ROM.

Those who wish to update their Galaxy Note to Android 4.4.2 KitKat 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 several times until a message appears saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]

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 4.4.2 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.

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How to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat 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 zip 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: Put the phone 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 4.4.2 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

The C-ROM featuring Android 4.4.2 KitKat should now be installed on the Galaxy Note. Head over to Settings>> About phone to verify the new software version running on the device.

[Source: Team Android]