Since the official Jelly Bean update for the device is still far from being released, most users have resorted to flashing custom ROMs instead of just sitting down and doing nothing, while the rest of the world is enjoying the features Jelly Bean has in store. Another custom ROM — the ParanoidAndroid ROM kanged by XDA Developers member Utacka — has recently been rolled out for the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000, giving owners more choices to choose from.
ParanoidAndroid ROMs are known for their phone and tablet hybrid UIs, giving you the best of both worlds. The custom ROM allows you to scale almost every aspect of the UI — from the sizes of the app icons, widgets, and more. This custom ROM will definitely look great on the Galaxy Note, considering that the device is a phablet rather than merely a phone.
This custom ROM is still under development. Bugs and issues may show, but hopefully, these will be addressed by the developers soon enough.
This guide shows you how to upgrade the Galaxy Note N7000 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via ParanoidAndroid custom ROM.
- 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.
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 with ClockworkMod Recovery and running on an AOSP-based custom ROM such as CyanogenMod. For help, check our guides:
- Download the following files to your computer:
- Make sure your phone is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- 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 ParanoidAndroid Jelly Bean ROM and the GApps package to your phone's internal SD card.
- Switch your phone off and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons together until the phone boots into recovery.
- NOTE: You can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power buttons to select an item or option in recovery.
- Make a NANDroid backup of your current ROM in case of problems. To create a backup, go to Backup and Restore and select Backup.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen. Wait for the process to finish.
- Select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Go to the main menu and select Advanced. From there, select Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card and navigate to the ParanoidAndroid Jelly Bean ROM ZIP file. Select the file and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM on your phone.
- Once installation of the ROM is done, install the GApps package in the same manner as in steps 7 and 8.
- After GApps is installed, select Go back and choose Reboot system now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed ParanoidAndroid ROM.
- NOTE: First boot may take up to 5 minutes.
Great job! Your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 is now running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean thanks to the ParanoidAndroid ROM.
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