Samsung Galaxy Note was released two years ago and was the first phablet in Samsung’s famed Note series. It has a huge 5.3″ WXGA Pentile HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16/32 GB internal storage. It also has a S-Pen stylus which uses pressure-sensitive Wacom technology.
Android 4.4 KitKat was launched last month. It is the latest Android OS. The Galaxy Note wont get the official update since it was released a long time ago. However you can still update Galaxy Note to Android 4.4 using the CM 11 custom ROM. Follow the instructions given below.
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 Galaxy Note:
- 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
- Samsung Galaxy Note must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- CM 11 zip file
- Gapps zip file
Steps to install CM 11 on Galaxy Note:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 11 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 CM 11 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.