A CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) ROM is out for the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 with a kernel infused with Linaro optimizations, made to bring you the best experience in the UI's smooth animations. The AniDroid ROM, based on Ice Cream Sandwich, is incorporated with CM9′s customizations that will definitely give justice to the phone's great features.
XDA Developers member novic_dev released the ROM for the Galaxy Note, in hopes of providing more options for Galaxy Note owners when it comes to custom ROMs. The ROM has noticeably greater performance compared to stock Android, all thanks to the Linaro optimization included in it. Although the ROM boasts a smoother performance, it is still possible that bugs and issues may be present.
In this guide, learn how to flash CM9-based AniDroid custom ROM for the Galaxy Note N7000.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Note, model number GT-N7000. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
- A Windows PC.
- Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset.To enable USB debugging, go to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Tick the check box beside the USB Debugging option.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- Your phone's USB cable.
- 7-Zip, WinRAR, or any similar program that extracts archive files installed on your computer.
- Download these files to your computer:
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the ROM package and the GApps package to your phone's internal SD card.
- Go to your computer and extract the contents of the CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LC1-v5.3-CWM5.zip file to get the CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LC1-v5.3-CWM5.tar file.
- Extract the contents of the Odin 1.85.zip file to get the Odin3 v1.85 program.
- Disconnect your phone from the PC if it is still connected.
- Turn off your phone and put it in Download Mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons together until a “Warning!” message appears on the screen. Once you see this message, press the Volume Up key to enter Download Mode.
- On your computer, double-click on the Odin3 1.85 executable file to launch it.
- In Odin, click the PDA button and locate the CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LC1-v5.3-CWM5.tar file. Make sure that the file's name can be seen on the space beside the PDA button.
- NOTE: Do not alter anything in Odin. Leave everything as is except for adding the files mentioned in this guide. Make sure that the check box beside the “Re-partition” option is NOT ticked.
- Connect your phone to the PC. An “Added!” message should appear in Odin.
- Click on the Start button to start flashing the CF-Root Kernel to your phone.
- Once flashing is complete, your phone will reboot automatically. Once you see the Samsung logo on your phone's screen, you can safely disconnect your phone from the PC. You'll see a “PASS” message in Odin, informing you that the process was successful.
- NOTE: If you get a “FAIL” message in Odin or if your phone gets stuck while booting, disconnect your phone from the PC. Exit Odin, remove your phone's battery, re-insert it, and repeat the process from step 5.
- While the phone is rebooting after the completion of flashing the kernel, remove the battery from the phone and re-insert it. Don't turn the phone on yet.
- Boot your phone into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together until the screen turns on.
- NOTE: While in recovery, you can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an option.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen. Wait for the process to finish.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card and locate the AniDroid-N7000 ZIP file. Select the file and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM to your phone.
- Once installation is done, install the GApps package in the same manner as in steps 14 and 15.
- After installation is finished, select Go back and choose Reboot system now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed AniDroid ROM.
Great job! You have successfully installed the AniDroid-N7000 CM9-based ROM on your Galaxy Note. How do you find the ROM so far? Let us know in the comments below.
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