Vanilla RootBOX is a custom ROM that is very popular and now you can install it on your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 smartphone. Use this tutorial to learn how to successfully flash all the files that I have listed below. This is an advanced guide for users who want to test new custom ROMs on your phablet device.
The Vanilla RootBOX ROM is based AOSP Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, CyanogenMod and AOKP. This new release brings improved camera functionality, advanced phone settings, noise suppression, home button call answer support,, rootbox settings, PIE Controls from ParanoidAndroid, LCD Density Changer, Low battery warning custom sounds, expanded desktop support, lockscreen targets, lockscreen shortcuts, CRT animation on/ off, hold back to kill, cLock Chronus, ScreenSecurity Features, OTA Updates via Goo Manager etc.
In order to make sure that you successfully flash this custom ROM:
- Use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Don’t try to flash the files you find her on any other Android smartphone.
- The Galaxy Note has to be rooted and running a custom Recovery such as TWRP or CWM. We have used the ClockworkMod Recovery with this post, but you can use the TWRP one also, as the instructions are very similar.
- Create a full backup of your current ROM using the custom Recovery mode. This will then act as a restore point for your device and you can use in case the new ROM doesn’t install successfully.
- In the tutorial you will find a step that will ask you to wipe data and factory reset your device. That’s why you will need to backup some of your most important files. The internal and / or external SDcard contents won’t be affected by these actions.
- You can backup SMS, APN Internet Settings using these tools: SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Settings Backup & Restore. Root access will be required for these apps.
- Sync all your Contacts data info with your Gmail account. If you don’t know how to do it, then you can find more info in this post here.
- Enable USB Debugging option from the Android Development menu.
- Make sure that you know what you’re doing and that you can complete the install without bricking your phone.
- We cannot be blamed if you lose or your phone stops working after applying the instructions listed below.
- Make sure that there is enough power left in your phone’s battery.
- Read all the steps before starting the update and, use the comments field to ask for extra help.
These were all the preparation guidelines that you had to go over in order to successfully prepare your device for the updating process. This is a custom ROM that will be updated frequently and you might want to use GooManager and keep up with the latest releases.
How to install Vanilla ROOTBOX Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Custom ROM for your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000:
- Download the custom ROM file from HERE. Save the file on your PC and don’t unzip its contents.
- Connect the phone to your PC and then move the download files onto its internal SD card. After you’ve copied the files successfully, disconnect the device from your computer. Make sure to place the file on your device’s main location of the sdcard.
- Power off your smartphone now completely.
- Boot it into CWM Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously. Release the buttons when the custom Recovery main menu appears.
- Select the ‘backup and restore’ option from the Recovery screen. Create a full NANDROID backup of your current ROM. This step is extremely important as you will find it useful in case the new ROM doesn’t want to boot successfully. Return to the first screen of CWM Recovery.
- Select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ option. Confirm that you wish to apply this step.
- Next, select ‘install zip from sdcard’, then you need to use the ‘choose zip from sdcard’ option. Find the Vanilla Rootbox zip file and load it.
- Confirm the installation. Wait several minutes until all files will be successfully flashed on your device.
- Get back to the first menu of CWM Recovery. Select ‘reboot system now’.
- The first boot process of Vanilla RootBox Jelly Bean ROM will take at least 5 minutes before loading into normal mode.
- Enter your Google Account details when you’re seeing the Welcome Screen of Android 4.2.2 and Vanilla Rootbox ROM.
- Now that the new operating system has been successfully installed, you can begin testing all the new features and functions. These were all the steps you had to take in order to complete the update.
NOTE: if the first boot process of Vanilla RootBox for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 takes more than 10 minutes to complete or you’re device enter in a boot loop, then you will have to remove the phone’s battery. The device will switch off, then you have to re-insert the battery after 5 seconds have passed. Repeat the entire tutorial starting with step 4 and this time you should make sure that you apply step 6 actions. If you skipped that step, then that might be the reason why the new ROM hasn’t been installed at the first attempt.
If you don’t like this new ROM, then you can easily restore your Samsung Galaxy Note device to its previous OS using the NANDROID backup file created at step 5. Use the same custom Recovery mode and select ‘ backup and restore’ option, then ‘restore from sdcard’ and confirm the process. Wait several minutes and the device will be restored to its previous operating system.
Now that the Vanilla RootBOX has been flashed, you should begin to test all its features and functions. Make sure to test the device for several days until deciding whether to keep the new ROM or change back to stock Jelly Bean or return to an even older OS.
If you like this custom ROM, then you can easily keep it updated with the latest releases from RootBox team. Use the GooManager app from Play Store and ‘Check for Updates’ option. You should be able to find the latest builds but, note that you will install them at your own risk. It is always best to create a NANDROID backup before flashing a new custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Note model number N7000.
If you have any other questions, then you should leave a detailed comment below. We will try to offer you a viable solution for any problems that you might encounter in your attempt of updating your Galaxy Note with one of the best new custom Jelly Bean ROMs.