Have you been feeling cast aside ever since the Galaxy Note 2 came out? We're giving you a reason to smile. The Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 is still very much a hot phone in its own right and developments for it are still in progress. It's no surprise that the developer community has still been making the Galaxy Note a desirable device with the custom ROMs, mods, and hacks that they release. Now that it has a successor, owners may be feeling a bit dejected, especially when the official Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note is nowhere near its release.
But, as we always say, waiting shouldn't be your only option. Today, we will be showing you how to install yet another custom ROM for your Galaxy Note, the JellyBeer ROM. This ROM is based on CyanogenMod 10 and has three UI modes: phone, phablet, and tablet. A mix of AOKP and ParanoidAndroid is also evident in this ROM, bringing you great features and performance. Released by XDA Developers member beerbong, the JellyBeer ROM also requires your phone to run on a safe kernel to avoid bricking it.
This guide shows you how to flash JellyBeer 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 running on a safe kernel and with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
- Your phone's USB cable
- Download the following files to your computer:
- JellyBeer v3.31 ROM package (JellyBeer-v3.31-n7000.zip, md5sum: 78aae145d360627c9e352455a8ed8d82)
- GApps (Google Apps) package (gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip, md5sum: 4e9e7ec3c22b0b3471bd05d62b8a659d)
- Make sure your phone's battery 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 JellyBeer ROM package and the GApps package to your phone's SD card.
- Switch your phone off.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons until the phone boots into recovery.
- NOTE: You can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select an option or item in recovery.
- Make a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. Go to Backup and Restore and select Backup.
- If your phone came from a ROM other than JellyBeer, select Wipe data/factory reset. Confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Go to Advanced and select Wipe Dalvik cache. Confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card and navigate to the JellyBeer-v3.31-n7000.zip file. Select the file and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM on your phone.
- Once installation is done, install the GApps package in the same manner as in steps 8 and 9.
- After installation of the GApps package is done, select Go back and select Reboot system now.
Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to Jelly Bean via the JellyBeer ROM. Any comments about the ROM? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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