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Install Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Note 2 GTN7100 [GUIDE].

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GTN7100 users can now enjoy the latest Jelly Bean features, thanks to the release of Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth Jelly Bean ROM. The Custom Android developer team recently released the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) version of LiquidSmooth ROM for a spate of Android devices including (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/436092/20130217/galaxys3-i9300-android422-jellybean-liquidsmooth-rom-samsung.htm) Galaxy S3 I9300 , (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/436076/20130217/update-nexus4-e960-android422-jellybean-liquidsmooth-rom.htm) LG Nexus 4 E960 , Galaxy S3 I9305, Galaxy Note 2 N7105 and a handful of other Nexus devices.

LiquidSmooth ROM brings a host of exciting custom tweaks and feature enhancements to the stock/official firmware for a great Android experience. Check out the complete list of custom features supported on LiquidSmooth ROM below:

Key Features of LiquidSmooth ROM

* Google GCC 4.7 Toolchain

* O3

* Strict-Aliasing (Linaro)

* C++11 Mode

* Optimised String Handling Routines (Linaro/Sony)

* Misc other Linaro and Code Aurora Optimisations

* Customisable lockscreen buttons and sliders

* Chronus clock widget

* Customisable hardware and software keys

* Transparent navbar and status bar

* Customisable navbar ring

* Navigation bar widgets

* Customisable power menu

* Customisable quicksettings panel

* Statusbar mods

* Theme engine

* Quiet hours

* Volume rocker music controls

* Full Rotation

* Customisable battery and notification light

Key Points to Note

* LiquidSmooth ROM and the instructions given in this guide are applicable to the

Galaxy Note 2 GTN7100

model only and will not work on any other device. Verify your device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.

*

Back up your important data and settings

on the phone using ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery.

* Make sure that the phone has

at least 80 percent battery charge

to prevent unexpected device shutdown during firmware installation (which may permanently damage or brick your device).

* Verify that the

correct USB drivers are installed

for Galaxy Note 2 on your computer ((http://androidjinn.com/download-android-usb-drivers-for-windows-os.html) download USB drivers )

* Ensure that

USB Debugging mode is enabled

on your phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if the phone is running Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings > Applications > Development (if the phone is running Android 2.3 or earlier). Otherwise if the device is already running Android 4.2, then do the following steps:

o Go to Settings > About Phone

o Navigate to the bottom of the screen and select Build Number.

o Now, tap Build Number for seven times until the hidden Developer Options is unlocked or revealed under Settings. Then select the checkbox for USB Debugging mode to enable it.

* Make sure that your phone is

rooted

with

CWM recovery installed

on it.

* If the device is

stuck at boot

or

experiencing boot loop

issues, then perform

Wipe Cache Partition

and

Wipe Dalvik Cache

few more times before rebooting.

* Allow the newly installed ROM to

stabilise for about five minutes

before you start working on it.

* The instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only.

IBTimes UK

will not be held liable if you damage or brick the device during or after firmware installation. Users must proceed at their own risk.

Downloads

* (http://goo.im/devs/liquidsmooth/n7100/Liquid-JB-v2.1-RC1-n7100.zip) LiquidSmooth ROM 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM For Galaxy Note 2 N7100

* (http://androidjinn.com/download-latest-gapps-or-google-apps.html) Google Apps

How to Install Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Note 2 GTN7100

1. Connect your

Galaxy Note 2 GTN7100

to computer with the USB cable.

2. Without extracting, copy

downloaded ROM

and

Google Apps zip

files to the root folder of your phone's SD card.

3. Disconnect the USB cable and then

power off

your phone.

4. Boot the phone into

ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery

by pressing and holding

Volume Up

,

Power

and

Home

buttons together until the

Samsung logo appears

on screen. Then

release all three buttons

for half a second and hold them again; and the device should

automatically reboot

into CWM recovery screen.

Note:

Use

Volume keys

to browse between options and

Power

key to select an option in recovery.

5. Take a

Nandroid backup

of current ROM on device, so that it can be restored later if the new ROM fails to work or you want to return to the original ROM. To do a backup, Choose

Backup and Restore

, then on the next screen hit

Backup

again. Return to main recovery menu once backup is done.

6. Perform

full data wipe

task. To do so, click

Wipe Data/Factory Reset

, then choose Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait for a few minutes until the data wipe process completes. Now, return to CWM recovery main menu and click

Wipe Cache Partition

and once wipe process is done, hit

Wipe Dalvik Cache

under

advance option

.

7. Choose

Install zip from SD card

and then click

Choose zip from SD card

. Now, browse and select

Liquid-JB-v2.1-RC1-n7100.zip

file that you copied earlier to your phone in Step 2 by tapping

Power

button. Confirm the ROM installation by choosing Yes on next screen and the installation will begin.

8. After the ROM installation is complete,

repeat the step 7

but choose the

gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip

file instead of ROM zip to

install the Google apps

package.

9. Once Google Apps is installed, return to main recovery menu and hit

Reboot System Now

to reboot the

phone

into Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth Jelly Bean custom ROM. The first boot may take some time. So, leave it alone.

10.

Restoring to Previous ROM:

To return to your previous ROM, boot into

Recovery

, choose

Backup and Restore

option then restore your earlier ROM by choosing it from the list.

Android 4.2.2 LiquidSmooth Jelly Bean ROM is successfully installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GTN7100.

[Source: (http://androidjinn.com/update-galaxy-note-2-n7100-to-android-4-2-2-liquidsmooth-custom-firmware.html) Android Jinn ]
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