CM team members have always been so helpful when users are waiting for a fresh new update. This time also, they with their hard work have come up with this CM 11 ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat. As we all know this smartphone is the first member of the well known Note series. It was publicly available in late 2011 and was a big hit in those times. Due to its good features, specs, RAM and hardware compatibility this Cyanogenmod ROM runs quite easily on it and without a single lag. Many third party apps are included in this ROM to make it fast and much smooth in operation.
Samsung might release an official Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note in few days. But this news is not yet confirmed by the company. So it’s better to not waste your valuable time in waiting for the official firmware. Rather than that, you can go for this un-official Cyanogenmod ROM. You can experience a refurnished Google home with new launcher, new phone dialer app, screen recording, new gallery and new quick office app with it. There are chances of few bug and issues in this ROM. But on the other side as it is a nightly build, it’s obvious that all the bugs will get fixed in its further stable updates. Those who wish to experience the latest KitKat features on their Galaxy Note N7000 can follow our step by step guide given below.
Disclaimer: As always, AndroidLegend assumes no liability for the ROM installation process. Proceed at your own risk and of course with caution. A single mistake can permanently damage your device.
This Cyanogenmod 11 ROM based on the fresh new Android 4.4.2 KitKat is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note havingmodel number GT-N7000. Flashing this on any other device or variant may severely damage the device. So it’s better that you confirm your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About device before proceeding further.
- Charge your device at least up to 60% to minimize the risk of interruption during the flashing process. For improving your device battery life, you may refer our guide:
- How to Improve Battery Life of an Android Device (Tips).
- This process wipes your entire data present on your phone memory. So a complete backup is must before proceeding further. You may use any backup app from playstore or just copy your important data including contacts, SMS/MMS, APN settings, call logs and memos etc. on PC for more safety. You may refer some of our articles for the same.
- How to Backup Android Contacts and Text Messages (SMS/MMS).
- How to backup Call logs, APNs and EFS folder from your Android Device.
- How to backup Notes and Memos for an Android device.
- Make sure your Galaxy Note is Rooted.
- (Important!) Before flashing any custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, we strongly remind you to install a latest Custom Recovery tool on your device. If you haven’t installed it yet, then do that immediately since it is very much essential for flashing CM11 ROM.
- Download Cyanogenmod 11 Rom for Galaxy Note:
- Click here to download.
- Download the latest Google Apps (Android 4.4.2):
- Click here to Download.
- After downloading both the files given above, connect your phone to PC using USB cable, enable MTP mode for accessing internal/external storage and transfer both these files on the phones root directory. This is recommended as root directory is the most convenient location for accessing when you’re in recovery mode.
- Disconnect the phone from PC and switch it off. You need to enter into recovery mode now. For that press and hold Volume Up + Home button + Power button simultaneously until you land in recovery mode.
- At first, make a nandroid backup of your current ROM. This nandroid backup is the backup of whole operating system which can be completely regained back if you face any problem after installing this CM11 ROM. You may refer our guide for taking a proper nandroid backup:
- How to Backup whole ROM/Firmware via Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery.
- Return to the recovery and navigate to ‘install zip from SD card’ option & on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will show you all the data on your external SD card. Now navigate to CM 11 ROM package file which you’ve copied earlier & select it. On the next screen select ‘Yes’ option to start the flashing process.
- This will take hardly few minutes to complete. After successful completion of the flashing process, you will again land in recovery mode.
- Next select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option and on the next screen ‘wipe cache partition’ option to wipe all the data & caches from your phone memory. This step is essential for solving the boot loops issue.
- In the same manner, you need to flash the Google Apps (Android 4.4.2). But remember not to perform the last step of wiping data after installing these Google Apps.
- All the flashing processes completes here. Just restart your phone now. For that, navigate to the ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode and select it. Note that the first boot always takes more time to start than usual.
Good work! The Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat has been successfully installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. Enjoy the newly added KitKat features with this ROM. Also don’t forget to tell your views after using them. If you have any trouble while going through the process then freely comment us. We’ll help you out.
Note: If you dint like this ROM and want to restore back your previous saved one, then you can do that by going back to the recovery mode again using the steps as mentioned above and select ‘Backup and Restore’ option and then on next screen select ‘Restore’ option to restore the ROM you want.