[How to] Install CM 12.1 (Android 5.1) on Galaxy Note 2

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.

Galaxy Note 2 has got the official Lollipop update in some regions but not all regions have got it. Android Lollipop can be installed on the Note 2 using custom ROM. Many custom ROMs are available for the Note 2 but the most famous one is the CM 12.1. This ROM will update the Note 2 to Android 5.1. Follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install Paranoid Android 4.6 ROM (Android 4.4.4) on Galaxy Note 2

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.

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[How to] Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) to Android 4.4.2

Samsung has started to roll out the updates for the Galaxy Note 2. Android 4.4.2 update is available for the Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. A new firmware update with build number N7100XXUFNG4 is now out for the Note 2  which will update the Note 2 to the Android 4.4.2. Recently, Galaxy S5 and Note 3 got the official update now Note 2 is getting it. Not all the regions have got the update but there is a way using which you can manually update to Android 4.4.2. Follow the instructions given below.

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[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] Install CM 11 ROM (Android 4.4) on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) originally ran on Android 4.1.1 when it was launched last year. It later received an Android 4.1.2 update and an Android 4.3 update is on the cards. However, with the launch of Android 4.4 now, its users would like to install the latest OS on their device. We have already seen how to do this by installing the Omni ROM on the phablet. Let us now see how you can install CM 11 ROM which also lets users run Android 4.4 on the Galaxy Note 2. The ROM is an unofficial CM 11 developed by XDA Senior Member ThdDude. The ROM does contain some bugs which are listed in the end. But the combination of CyanogenMod and Android 4.4 may be too hard to resist for users. So go ahead, follow the below steps and try it out on your Galaxy Note 2.

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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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