[How to] Install CM 12 (Android 5.0) on Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note has a large 5.3″ WXGA Pentile HD Super AMOLED display that sets it apart from other phones and tablets. In addition to the 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor, full gigabyte of RAM, and 16 or 32 gigs of storage, the Note also packs active digitizer support dubbed S Pen, which uses pressure-sensitive Wacom technology.

Galaxy Note is more than 3 years old now so Samsung has stopped the official support for this phone. Although it has the specs to support the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, Samsung wont provide the OTA for it. This is where CM 12 ROM comes to the rescue. You can update your Note to the latest Android version by installing the CM 12 custom ROM. Follow the guide given below.

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[How to] Install CM 11 (Android 4.4.4) on Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note features a 5.3″ WXGA Pentile HD Super AMOLED display that sets it apart from other phones and tablets. In addition to the 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor, full gigabyte of RAM, and 16 or 32 gigs of storage, the Note also packs active digitizer support dubbed S Pen, which uses pressure-sensitive Wacom technology. It initially ran on Ginger Bread and later Jelly Bean updates were available for this device.

Samsung Galaxy Note being an old device wont get the official KitKat update. However using the CM 11 custom ROM you can get a taste of KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy Note. Besides the latest version, this ROM will also offer better performance. Follow the steps given below to install CM 11 on Samsung Galaxy Note. 

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Samsung planning to roll-out Jellybean update to Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Note after the Galaxy S 3

Among all the companies, Samsung too is going to roll out Jellybean updates for its flagship phones! Even after the launch of the Galaxy S III and the rumors about the launch of Galaxy Note 2, Samsung hasn’t just yet abandoned the users of S II and Note. Both these devices have gained quite a large fan following and a huge user-base!

Samsung is soon to gift these loyal customers with a sugar-coated Jellybean update. However, there are no concrete plans till now about when will be the updates be rolled out. Neither the company is ready to give a confirmed timeframe by when the users can expect the official update. They continue to hold the “no comment” stance!

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Samsung Galaxy Note

The update for Samsung S III is confirmed. It is speculated that once a stable update for the S III is released company will work hard on the release of updates for the S II and Note. To sum up, Samsung might have at least 3 JB updates soon for its ever growing customers.

In the Google I/O conference, during the lauch of Jellybean google had announced that the had provided the top manufacturers with the PDK of Android 4.1 some time before the release. So, we can expect the updates rolling out in a matter of a few months or who knows even weeks! Keeping fingers crossed that the updates will be out soon.