Samsung last month announced it’s new phablet device, the Galaxy Note 3. It’s one of the most awaited devices this year packed with some innovative features. Meanwhile, its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2, is still one of the most widely used devices in the world. It came with Android 4.1.1 which was upgradeable to Android 4.1.2. Now we will see how to install Android 4.3 on it with the help of the Paranoid Android custom ROM.

The Paranoid Android ROM is known for its efficient multitasking features. The Paranoid Android 3.99 is the latest version of this custom ROM. It contains a whole new Halo button which performs more functions than just display text messages from applications. Users can now view full notifications including accessing music players and power toggle from Halo itself without having to launch the app.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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:



  1. Download the Paranoid Android 3.99 and the Gapps zip files and copy them to the SD card of your device.
  2. Turn of your device and boot into recovery mode. You can do this by pressing the volume up + power + home buttons.
  3. Once inside recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset” and then choose “Yes”.
  4. Now select “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the Paranoid Android 3.99 zip file.
  5. Again select “install zip from SD card” and then “select zip from SD card” and choose the Gapps zip file.
  6. Next select “wipe cache partition” and then choose “Yes”.
  7. Now select “Advanced”, then select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” and choose “Yes”.
  8. Finally reboot your device and you have successfully installed Paranoid Android 3.99 on your Galaxy Note 2

Note: The ROM may contain some bugs

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