If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and are a fan of MIUI ROMs, you’ll be elated to know that there’s a new MIUI ROM for your Note and it’s still very fresh from release.
MIUI is one of the favorites among custom ROMs. It is well-known for providing quality custom ROMs for Samsung devices and now it’s finally available for the Samsung Galaxy Note via the VengeanceNote Edition custom ROM. This was made possible by XDA Developers senior member Gerrett who ported the ROM to the Note.
Based on MIUI 2.6.8 and CyanogenMod 9 nightly build 20120406, the VengeanceNote Edition custom ROM is still under development, and some bugs and issues may still lurk about. Among the known issues and non-functional features are HDMI, tethering, FM, USB OTG, and several others.
Apart from those things, the ROM still works and hopefully the developer can roll out the fixes very soon. If you’d like to install this ROM, your Galaxy Note should be running on Gingerbread or CyanogenMod 9 OS.
If you want to install this ROM, see the requirements and instructions below.
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 running on Gingerbread or CyanogenMod 9. Never flash this ROM from an ICS-based ROM.
- 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.
- Make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge to avoid interruption due to power loss.
- Install the phone USB drivers for your Galaxy Note on your computer. You can get the drivers by installing Samsung KIES. Or, you may use these installers: 32-bit (x86) Windows | 64-bit (x64) Windows.
- Download the following to your computer:
- Odin3 1.85 (Odin 1.85.zip, 199 kB)
- CF-Root kernel (CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LC1-v5.3-CWM5.zip, 3.8 MB)
- MIUI ROM package for the Galaxy Note (VengeanceNote-beta8.zip, 335.3 MB)
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use of 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.
Gaining Root and Installing ClockworkMod Recovery
- Copy the VengeanceNote Edition ZIP file to the Galaxy Note’s internal SD card.
- On your computer, extract the TAR file from the CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LC1-v5.3-CWM5.zip file.
- Extract the Odin 1.85.zip file to any folder on your computer. We recommend extracting it to the Desktop where you can easily find it.
- Make sure that your Galaxy Note is not connected to your computer.
- Put your Galaxy Note in Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down button, Home button, and Power button together, then press the Volume Up button right after the screen turns on.
- Go to the folder where you extracted Odin 1.85.zip and double-click Odin3 v1.85.exe to launch Odin3.
- In Odin3, click the PDA button and select the CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LC1-v5.3-CWM5.tar file.
- Connect your Galaxy Note to your computer. You will know when Odin recognizes your Note if you see an “Added” message in the message box in the lower left corner of Odin.
- If your Note is not recognized, there is something wrong with the installation of the drivers. Disconnect the device and re-install the drivers.
- Click the Start button in Odin3 to flash the CF-Root kernel on your Note and wait for it to finish.
- Once the flashing is done you will get a PASS message indicating that you can disconnect your device from your computer and proceed to flashing of the ROM.
- However, if you get a FAIL message or Odin3 gets stuck, disconnect the Note from your computer, close Odin3, remove and re-insert the battery, then start over from step 3.
- The phone will automatically reboot after the kernel is flashed. Don’t let the phone reboot. Instead, remove the battery from the Note, re-insert the battery, but DO NOT turn on the phone yet.
Installing the VengeanceNote ROM
- Boot your Galaxy Note to ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Home, and Power keys together. Let them go when the screen turns on.
- Wipe the data of your phone. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset > Yes and wait for the wiping to complete.
- Select Install ZIP from SD Card > Choose ZIP from SD Card and select the VengeanceNote ZIP file.
- In a few seconds, the graphical AROMA Installer will appear. Just follow the instructions and configuration prompts in order to install the MIUI ROM.
- Once you have flashed the MIUI ROM, select Finish to finish the installation and reboot your phone
- If it won’t reboot automatically, reboot your phone by selecting Go Back and Reboot System Now from the recovery menu.
Great! You’ve now installed the ICS-based VengeanceNote Edition custom ROM (based on MIUI 4 and CyanogenMod 9) on your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. Enjoy your Note with this ROM.