[How To] Root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) running on Android 4.4.2

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) received official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update yesterday. The international variant of the phablet can be updated to the latest Android version via OTA directly. However, if you haven’t yet received the OTA update and do not want to wait for it, we also saw how you can install it manually through Odin.

And now, a way to root the device has also been worked out thanks to XDA Senior Member smeet.somaiya. The process involves installing a custom recovery via Odin and then flashing the SuperSu app from it. For the detailed procedure, follow the below steps to root your Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) running on Android 4.4.2.

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[How To] Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) to official Android 4.4.2

Samsung has began rolling out the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the International Galaxy Note 2 (N7100). The update was first spotted today in France by users which received it via OTA. As OTA updates are always released in stages, it may take a while for everyone to get it on their devices. Luckily, the OTA link has been captured and you can manually install the update via Odin rather than waiting for it to arrive via OTA.

The update, other than allowing users to run the latest version of Android on their phablet, brings about many other new features. These include UI tweaks such as the white status bar icons on the transparent status bar, full screen album art and a Nexus-like TV screen off animation. The update also results in faster performance along with wireless printing and NFC tap-to-pay support. A camera shortcut has also been added to the lockscreen. Follow the below steps to update your Galaxy Note 2.

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[How To] Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) to official Android 4.3

Samsung yesterday started rolling out the official Android 4.3 update for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100). The update is a much needed relief to its users as it is was stuck with Android 4.1 from the time of its launch back in September of last year. We previously saw a leaked version of this update and how you can install it on the device. Now, you can go ahead and manually install the official update that is being rolled out.

The update brings about lots of new features such as support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung Knox security suite, Samsung Wallet payment app, new S voice, new lockscreen, better RAM management, GPU drivers and improved performance and some UI updates as well. Users will now also be able to move apps to the SD card with this update. If you haven’t yet received the update via OTA, you can follow the below mentioned steps and flash it via Odin.

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[How To] Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) to leaked Android 4.3 Firmware

Samsung recently announced that it will bring out an update to the Galaxy Note 2 which will enable it to support the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The company said that this update would come out for the device by year’s end along with a similar update for the Galaxy S3. Now however, a leaked firmware for the Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) has revealed that along with the support for the Galaxy Gear, the phablet would also get an Android 4.3 update.

The leaked firmware is still under development and may contain a few bugs. However, on the plus side, it brings about many features for the Galaxy Note 2 that are present in the Galaxy Note 3 and the recently updated Galaxy S4. These include updates in the core UI elements that makes it look more like the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4’s interface. The firmware also includes Samsung Knox and Samsung Wallet. You can install this leaked firmware on your Galaxy Note 2 by following the below steps.

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[How To] Install PACman ROM (Android 4.3) on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)

The PACman ROM builds are being updated with the latest versions of the constituent ROMs: Paranoid Android 3.99, CyanogenMod 10.2 and Android Open Kang Project-MR2. Thus, the PACman is filled with the features of all these ROMs which is a great advantage to its users. Users can enjoy the deft multitasking abilities of the Paranoid Android, the high performance offered by the CyanogenMod and the efficiency of the Android Open Kang Project all in one ROM itself.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was launched last year after the huge success of its predecessor, the Galaxy Note. It ran on Android 4.1.1 with a 4.1.2 update made available later. It featured a new revamped S Pen which offered lots of additional functionalities than its predecessor. It has become one of the most widely used phablets leading to the announcement of its successor, The Galaxy Note 3. We have already seen how to install Paranoid Android 3.99 and CyanogenMod 10.2 ROMs on the Note 2. Let’s now proceed in installing the PACman ROM in it.

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[How To] Install CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)

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.

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[How To] Install Paranoid Android 3.99 on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 : Rumoured specifications are here!

Yes, you heard it right! The sensational Galaxy Note is soon to have a successor, The Note 2. The details surrounding the launch and a official press release are yet hazy but it is confirmed that the Korean mobile giant will bank on the success of its revolutionary device, the Galaxy Note. It created an entirely new segment between a smartphone and a Tablet! It is rumoured that the company plans to make an official announcement by August and launch it before Apple’s iPhone 5 is announced. Continue reading