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Install PA 4.43 KitKat Stable Build ROM for Galaxy Note 2 N7100

The final build based on Android 4.4.4 of Paranoid Android is now live and you can install it on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 non-LTE device.

Use this tutorial if you want to successfully learn how to install this new ROM on your device. If you want to learn more about the features and what the Paranoid Android 4.43 Final KitKat is bringing you should read the news article here.

Learn how to prepare your Note 2 for the installation by reading the info listed below:

  • use this post only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 model number N7100.
    – do not attempt to update any other device with the files listed in this article.
    – check the model number of your phone by going to Settings> About Phone and see if N7100 is listed.
  • your Note 2 device has to be rooted and running CWM or TWRP Recovery for this guide to work.
  • in the tutorial you will find two extra preparation steps: NANDROID Backup and Factory Reset.
    – NANDROID Backup is needed so that you will have a restore point for your device, one that can be used in case the new PA 4.43 KitKat Final doesn’t install correctly.
    – Factory Reset has to be applied and it will remove all data installed by your previous ROM.
    – Factory Reset doesn’t wipe the internal nor external storage of your phone.
  • if you wish to save data from installed apps, SMS text messages or any other type of files, then you can try Helium utility for Android.
    – if you need to save Contacts data then you can sync it with your own Gmail account.
  • use this post only if you’re an advanced user, read the whole guide and don’t skip any steps.
  • note that we cannot be held responsible in case you brick your phone, nor in case you lose any data in the process.
  • check the battery charge level of your device, it has to be over 40%, this will prevent it from switching off during installation.

Now that you know all that you can continue to the tutorial below.

How to flash Paranoid Android 4.43 KitKat Stable ROM for Galaxy Note 2 N7100:

  1. Download the PA N7100 4.43 ROM zip file from here.
  2. Download Gapps for this ROM from here.
  3. Move both zip files to your phone’s internal storage.
    – if you’ve downloaded the files on your Note 2, then you can skip this step as the files are already stored in the right place.
  4. Power off your smartphone.
  5. Boot the Note 2 N7100 now in Custom Recovery Mode.
  6. First, create a NANDROID ROM Backup:
    – CWM: select ‘backup and restore’ option. Name the file and confirm process.
    – TWRP: Press Backup option. Set a new filename and swipe the blue button in order to confirm backup.
  7. Now apply the Factory Reset:
    – CWM: select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ and confirm process.
    – TWRP: press Wipe, swipe to confirm.
  8. Install the new Paranoid Android 4.43 KitKat stable ROM on your Galaxy Note 2:
    – CWM: select ‘install zip from sdcard’, then ‘choose zip from sdcard’.
    – TWRP: press Install.
    – Find the ROM zip file and confirm its installation process.
  9. When the PA 4.43 ROM is flashed you can install Gapps zip too.
  10. After both files are installed you can reboot your Note 2 in normal mode.
    – note that the first boot process of this ROM will take a while before it can load all the new files.
  11. Use your login info in order to take control over your device once again.

These were all the steps that you had to follow in order to learn how to update your phone to Android 4.4.4 using the Paranoid Android 4.43 Stable custom ROM.

If you cannot complete the guide, then you can choose to repeat the whole tutorial or you can ask for extra help in comments.

If the process fails, then you will need to try and repeat the whole guide more than once until the Paranoid Android ROM settles itself correctly. Note that you have to make sure that you won’t skip any steps and that your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 meets all requirements listed in the ‘preparation guide’ above the tutorial.

If you do repeat the guide make sure to apply the ‘factory reset’ step and after that you should use your Custom Recovery’s Advanced menu and apply the ‘format /system’ option. Next, re-install the new ROM and then reboot it in normal mode. If the home screen doesn’t appear, then it means that there might be another more complex problem and it would be best for you to tell us in comments or ask for help from a more Android-savvy friend.

Keep in mind that your phone has to be rooted and running a custom Recovery for this ROM to be installed correctly. Do not try to install this custom ROM over any other custom ROM nor Stock ROMs without apply the ‘factory reset’ step first.

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