Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was launched in 2012 after the success of Galaxy Note. It has a huge 5.5″ Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. It has a Quadcore 1.60GHz Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB of RAM. When it was released, it ran on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Samsung has started to roll out the Android 4.4.2 update for this device. However you can further upgrade to Android 4.4.4 using custom ROMs. Paranoid Android custom ROMs are very popular because of the unique multitasking features it offers like Halo, Pie and so on. It will improve the performance of the phone and also add new features to it. Follow the instructions given below to install it on the Galaxy Note 2.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Note 2:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Galaxy Note 2 must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- Paranoid zip file
- Gapps zip file
Steps to install Paranoid Android on Note 2:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the Paranoid Android zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache. Also format the system.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the Paranoid Android zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.