The CyanogenMod team recently announced their intentions of entering into the commercial world by establishing the Cyanogen Inc. The small group of developers whose ROMs were the most sought after in the Android community are now a company aiming to make the CyanogenMod ROM more stable, more widely available, and easier to install on more devices.
However, this new venture hasn’t stopped them from continuing the development of their nightly builds. The latest device to get the CM 10.2 nightly, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Note 2 is the predecessor to the recently announced Galaxy Note 3. The phablet came with Android 4.1.1 which was upgradeable to Android 4.1.2. With the installation of CM 10.2 on it, it will be able to run Android 4.3 in it.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Samsung Galaxy 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
- Download the latest CM 10.2 nightly and the Gapps zip files and copy them to the SD card of your device.
- Turn off your device and boot into recovery by pressing and holding the volume up, home and power buttons.
- Now select “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the CM 10.2 zip file.
- Again select “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the Gapps zip file.
- Next select “wipe data/factory reset” and then choose “Yes”.
- Finally reboot your device.
That’s it, you have successfully installed CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Note: The ROM is a nightly build so it may contain few bugs. Also do not try to restore apps and their data using Titanium Backup as it may cause few problems.