Sunday, December 22, 2013

Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Note 2

Downloads Required

-Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 (KangBang) ROM for Galaxy Note 2
-Google Apps
-CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightly for Galaxy Note 2

Steps to Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with CyanogenMod 11 ROM

Step-1: Download Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 ROM for Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to computer

Step-2: Download Google Apps package

Step-3: Connect the Galaxy Note 2 to computer via USB cable. Without extracting, copy the downloaded firmware zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of the phone's SD card.

Step-4: Power off the phone and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.

Step-5: Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together, until the Galaxy Note 2 logo appears on screen.

Step-6: Release all three buttons at the same time to boot into recovery mode. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.

Step-7: Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress) and choose Yes on next screen to confirm the action.

Step-8: Return to CWM recovery main menu and select Mounts and Storage > Format System and click Yes on next screen to confirm. Then perform Wipe Cache Partition. From the main menu of CWM recovery, go to Advanced and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then hit Yes on next screen to confirm.

NOTE: Flash CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightly before you proceed (use step 9). Once CM 10.2 Nightly is flashed, you will have access to CWM recovery v6.0.4.5 and then you can install/flash CyanogenMod 11 ROM (repeat step 9).

Step-9: Select Install Zip from sdcard and then click Choose zip from sdcard. Browse to the location of the CyanogenMod firmware file (cm-11-20131117-Linaro-n7100.zip) copied earlier to the phone's SD card. Choose Yes on next screen to confirm the firmware installation.

Step-10: Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps (pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131114-signed.zip) as well.

Step-11: Once Google Apps is also installed, select "+++++Go Back+++++" and reboot the phone by tapping reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your Galaxy Note 2 will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 is now running on Android 4.4 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11 ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.