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Install Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 10.1 using Omni ROM

Omni ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is here so now you can safely update your Android device to Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Of course you can flash a custom ROM based on official Android 4.4.2 OS, as Omni ROM isn’t an official update released by Samsung for your Note 10.1. Anyway, the software is stable and works without lags or issues, so if you want to experience a redesigned and cool variant of KitKat on your own tablet, don’t hesitate and check the guidelines from below.

Omni ROM is a popular custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. The ROM has been actually developed when KitKat OS was released and it is currently available for numerous Android smartphones and tablets. If you want to test the same on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, then you can anytime use this step by step guide which will easily take you through the installation procedure of the mentioned update. Do note though that this is a manual flashing operation that has nothing to do with Samsung – it is an unofficial tutorial.

Omni ROM represents a custom ROM developed by third party devs – we should thank those of xda-developers. Furthermore, the update represents a free aftermarket distribution of Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS which can now be safely installed on the Galaxy Note 10.1. So, the update is not official and can be applied only by using a dedicated tutorial and only manually. Using this guide is essential especially if you want to avoid unpleasant situations from happening – in case you mess things up you can even end up in bricking your tablet, so don’t perform things without consulting the guidelines from below.

Omni ROM for Galaxy Note 10.1 will bring a stable and fast Android 4.4.2 KitKat software. The ROM comes with great and useful features, apps and capabilities that cannot be found on the default version of Android OS. Furthermore, the update runs smoothly on the Note 10.1 as there are no related issues, or reported lags. You can therefore safely install Omni ROM for daily use. Also the features which will be added can be used for improving the performances of your Galaxy Note 10.1 In that matter, with Omni ROM you can access the internal system of your device for removing in built programs and bloatware, you can bump the speeds, improve the battery life, customize the Android OS and lot more.

In order to achieve the same you first have to complete this tutorial. As already stated, this is a complex procedure that can be sometime risky. Also, for being able to apply the steps from the proper guide, first you have to perform the pre requisites list from below.

  • Root your Note 10.1. Gain root access as this is the first step to make when trying to flash a custom ROM firmware. When gaining root, the factory and default restrictions will be removed, so your tablet will be now unchained and prepared for unofficial operations.
  • After rooting, you also have to replace the stock recovery image with a custom one. The custom recovery will then be used for wiping the system and also for flashing Omni ROM firmware. It is important though to use the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery as these are the most recommended apps to use when trying to install an Android 4.4.2 KitKat based ROM.
  • The warranty of your Android device will get lost. This is an unofficial operation, but the warranty will get void as soon as you will apply the root procedure.
  • You can restore the warranty if needed; in order to do so you will have to downgrade your Note 10.1 to stock Android OS, or you will have to flash an official update on your Android tablet.
  • A backup is also required; well it is more recommended than required, but it will be a bad idea to go further without saving your data. Why? Well because a wipe will be applied, as I have already mentioned before, so you can lose everything that’s saved in the internal storage memory of your device.
  • Also, use the custom recovery image you have installed and make a Nandroid backup; you can then save the current ROM and also restore the same if Omni ROM will not be on your taste.
  • Then make sure that you can use a computer, your tablet and its USB cable.
  • On the computer you first have to deactivate the security protection (disable all the antivirus-like programs) and on your tablet you need to enable USB debugging option – from “menu – settings – developer options”.
  • If on your tablet there is less than 60% power left, plug in the charger before going any further – if your device gets turned off in the middle of the flashing operation it might also get bricked.
  • Do apply the steps from below only if you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. This tutorial is compatible only with the mentioned device, so install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based Omni ROM only on the Galaxy Note 10.1.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 10.1 using Omni ROM

  1. On your computer from here download the update file and from here download Google Apps package.
  2. Don’t unzip these files; place it on desktop.
  3. Connect your tablet with your computer via USB cable.
  4. Transfer the downloaded files from desktop on your tablet.
  5. Remove the USB cord.
  6. Turn off your device and wait a few seconds before heading to the next step.
  7. Enter Galaxy Note 10.1 in recovery mode.
  8. From there first select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  9. Also pick “advance” and select “wipe dalvick cache”.
  10. Go back and select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
  11. Pick the Omni ROM file and install the same on your Note 10.1.
  12. Do the same thing and install Google Apps package.
  13. Finally, go back to main menu of recovery and select “reboot system now”.

Good job, you have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware by using Omni ROM. Take note that the software is featuring a redesigned Android UI, so you will not use the stock or pure KitKat OS. Do test the new ROM and see how it performs on your tablet; don’t forget about us and use the comments field from below for sharing your experience with our readers and also with our team.

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