Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to Android 4.4 KitKat with Paranoid Android ROM [GUIDE].
As this is a custom ROM update, it requires the device to be rooted with ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery. Android 4.4 KitKat brings a whole new range of exciting features including faster multitasking, enhanced Google Now, immersive mode, smarter Caller ID and more.
Interested users can follow our step-by-step guide to install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Note 2 using Paranoid Android ROM.
reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
Paranoid Android ROM
and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the
Galaxy Note 2 N7100
model only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
Back up data and settings
using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing phone setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
correct USB drivers
for the phone are installed on the computer ((https://rapidshare.com/files/416304166/SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe) download Galaxy Note 2 N7100 USB drivers ).
USB debugging mode is enabled
on the phone, by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (
Tap the phone's Build Number seven times to
unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options
under Settings.) Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
* Make sure the phone has
at least 80% battery charge
t o prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
* Ensure the device is
(not locked to a specific carrier) and
with latest ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery (v188.8.131.52) installed.
* If the device is
stuck at booting
boot loop issues
Wipe Cache Partition
Wipe Dalvik Cache
a few more times before rebooting.
* Allow newly installed ROM to
stabilise for five minutes
before you start working on it.
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Steps to Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Paranoid Android ROM
Download Android 4.4 KitKat Paranoid Android ROM for Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to computer
Download Google Apps package
Connect the Galaxy Note 2 to computer via USB cable. Without extracting, copy the downloaded firmware zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of the phone's SD card.
Power off the phone and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
Press and hold
buttons together, until the Galaxy Note 2 logo appears on screen.
Release all three buttons at the same time to boot into recovery mode.
In recovery mode, use
keys to navigate between options and
key to select the desired option.
Wipe data/Factory reset
(this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress) and choose Yes on next screen to confirm the action.
Return to CWM recovery main menu and select
Mounts and Storage
and click Yes on next screen to confirm. Then perform
Wipe Cache Partition
. From the main menu of CWM recovery, go to
Wipe Dalvik Cache
. Then hit Yes on next screen to confirm.
Install Zip from sdcard
and then click
Choose zip from sdcard
. Browse to the location of the Paranoid Android firmware file
which you copied earlier to your phone's SD card. Choose Yes on next screen to confirm the firmware installation.
Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps as well.
Once Google Apps is also installed, select
and reboot the phone by tapping
reboot system now
from the recovery menu. Your Note 2 will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.
Your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 is now running on Android 4.4 KitKat via Paranoid Android ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.
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