The first official CM 11 M8 Snapshot build based on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat AOSP has been released for the International LTE variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Use this tutorial if you want to learn how to successfully install it on your device without bricking its firmware.
The new build of CM 11 M8 is called Snapshot and it is the only stable build based on AOSP Android 4.4.4. So, if you’re a fan of custom ROMs and you know the work done by the CM team, then you should follow all the info we’ve listed in this and learn how to install this new build. If you want to learn more about CM 11 M8 and what it brings for your device, then you can take a look here or here.
Here’s what you need to know before starting the installation process:
- use this post only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE model number N7105.
– don’t attempt to update any of the US LTE models with the files that you will find in this post.
– check your phone’s model number under Settings> About Phone.
– if N7105 model number is not listed then you should close this guide.
- for this guide to work you will need to own a rooted Galaxy Note 2 and a custom Recovery should be installed on it.
– this post works with both CWM and TWRP.
- the tutorial has two preparation steps: NANDROID ROM Backup and Factory Reset.
– do not skip those steps.
– the NANDROID Backup creates a restore point for your device, one that can be use din case the new ROM fails to install.
– the ‘Factory Reset’ has to be applied in order to remove all the data from the previously installed ROM.
- read the whole guide and do not skip any steps.
- if you want to save some data from installed apps, SMS text messages or any other type of file then you can use Helium app for Android.
- sync Contacts and People details with your default Gmail account.
- enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
- we cannot be blamed if you brick the phone nor in case you end up losing any important files.
- read the entire post, do not skip any steps if you want to complete the update at your first attempt.
- check the Galaxy Note 2 battery charge level and make sure that it is over 50%, it will prevent the device from switching off during installation.
Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post.
How to flash CM 11 M8 KitKat 4.4.4 Stable ROM for Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105:
- Download the CM 11 M8 Snapshot zip from here.
- Download Gapps for Android 4.4.x custom ROMs from here.
- Connect the Note 2 LTE to your PC and move both zip files on to its internal storage.
– do not unzip the files.
– if you’ve used the phone to download these files, then you can ignore this step.
- Power off the Note 2.
- Next, boot it into Custom Recovery Mode.
- First, create a NANDROID ROM Backup:
– CWM: select ‘backup and restore’. Set a file name and confirm process.
– TWRP: press Backup. Swipe to begin the restore point creation.
- Now you can apply the ‘Factory Reset':
– CWM: select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’. Confirm.
– TWRP: press Wipe. Confirm.
- Begin installation of CyanogenMod 11 M8 Snapshot for Note 2 LTE:
– CWM: select ‘install zip from sdcard’, then ‘choose zip from sdcard’.
– TWRP: press Install.
- Find the CM 11 M8 Snapshot zip. Confirm the installation.
– don’t press any buttons until all files are flashed with success.
- Now Install the Gapps zip, too. Use the same options as in step 8.
- Return to the main custom Recovery screen and reboot your Galaxy Note 2 in normal mode.
– note that the CM 11 M8 first boot process will take a while before it loads all the new features and files.
- Use your login details in order to use the brand new CyanogenMod 11 KitKat 4.4.4 ROM on your Galaxy Note 2 LTE.
If the installation fails then you can attempt to re-install all files more than once. Make sure that you will not skip any steps and that you will ask for extra help in comments.