It is the official OmniROM build for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 and it is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It is the latest version of Android available yet. Another interesting feature about this ROM is that it includes TWRP custom recovery. TWRP cannot be installed on official firmwares of Galaxy Note based on Gingerbread, ICe Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean. The TWRP for Galaxy Note can only be used with a custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and later.
This is a nightly build of OmniROM for Galaxy Note N7000. It might contain some bugs but new releases are pushed periodically with bug fixes. The only major known issue yet is the video playback. It might affect some users with few videos. The rest of it seems to work pretty fine. It will update Galaxy Note from Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Please follow all the given instructions accurately, to avoid issues during the installation.
Below are listed some of the requirement for the installation of this custom ROM on GT-N7000. Go through all the requirements before starting the installation process. This way you will not lose any data or do any damage to your device.
To install this custom ROM on your device, make sure that you choose the right device first. Since there are number of variants for the same device, it is possible that you might notice it right away. So the first thing that needs to be done before heading over to flashing process, is to check the device’s model number.
This OmniROM update guide is for Galaxy Note N7000 Only!
This guide is for installing Android 4.4.4 KitKat on N7000. The model number of this devices can be verified by opening the Settings app. Then open the About Phone tab. There you will see the device’s model number. If it is anything other than N7000, then do not follow this guide.
The installation process involves installation of a new Android version and therefore it is going to be a bit lengthy process. Before starting the flashing process, make sure that the phone is charged over 50% so that it does not accidentally turns off. If it turns off in the middle of installation, then it can do some damage to the device. Make sure that you phone is charged and good to go before starting.
Installing Android 4.4.4 custom ROM onGalaxy Note is going to wipe all the installed applications, contacts and rest of the files stored on the device. It is highly recommended that you make a backup of all the important data stored on the internal memory of the device before installing this custom ROM. To make a backup of contacts and messages, follow this guide.
To make a backup of current ROM, whether stock or custom, users can make a Nandroid backup. It will save everything in the OS in the recoverable state. If the users want to restore device to the point before installation of this custom ROM, then Nandroid backup can be used. It can be used only if a custom recovery is installed. Use this guide to make a Nandroid backup on your device. If there is no custom recovery installed on the device yet, then follow this guide to install CWM.
If the phone is rooted and users want to make a backup of applications along with their data files, the use this guide. The advantage of this method is that save files of any game is stored. It can be as good as a Nandroid backup and it can be used to restore full or selected parts of the ROM. Another advantage is that users can restore applications backed up in one ROM, in another ROM. It means that users can easily transfer applications from one ROM to another, given it is stock or custom. It works with both.
Samsung Galaxy Note users must also make a backup of EFS before installing any custom ROM. Loss of this file can lead to loss of network signals and phone might not receive any calls or text messages. To avoid this, make a backup of EFS using this guide.
To be able to install this ROM, computer is not required. It will be done directly from the mobile itself. To install it, a custom recovery is required. Not all custom recoveries are able to install KitKat based on ROMs on different devices. If you have not installed a custom recovery on your device yet, or if it is outdated one, then used the following Philz Touch CWM Advanced Edition.
These are all the pre-cautions are requirements for the installation of Omni ROM on Note. Just follow the guide given below now. Make sure that you do not miss any step or it can cause some kind of problem with the device.
Remember that all processes like rooting, flashing and manual updating are custom methods. They have no concern with Google or mobile manufacturer. Follow every step carefully to avoid any mishap. Owner of site will not be held responsible in case of any mishap. Do it at your own risk. Rooting and flashing custom ROMs will also void warranty.
Guide to Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Note GT-N7000
- Download ROM build for from here (download the latest zip file)
- Place the zip file in the internal of external memory of your device
- Now turn off the device
- Once it is completely turned off, head over to next step
- Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons
- Do not leave the buttons until you see the CWM screen
- Once CWM is fully loaded, tap on Install
- Now navigate to the folder where that zip file is placed
- Tap on the file and confirm its installation
- Once installation is completed, go to main menu and do a factory data reset
- Also wipe cache and dalvik cache
- Now again go to main menu and reboot the device
- First boot up is going to take few extra minutes
- Once booted, give it a minute to settle down and then you’re good to go!
- If you want to install Google applications on the device as well, the download Gapps from here
- Once downloaded, install it in the same way ROM was installed but this time, there is no need to wipe anything or factory reset
- Just install Gapps and reboot the device
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