Samsung Galaxy Note CM10 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update now available

Samsung Galaxy Note CM10 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note users have been waiting for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for some time and now the CyanogenMod team finally released a CM10 nightly for both the international N7000 and the AT&T i717 version. The CM10 nightly build is still unstable and only for testing purposes, though it can prove to be quite usable.

Samsung has already announced that a 4.1 Jelly Bean update is in the works for the Galaxy Note and it should be released in October. Fortunately the CM team is working faster and we will probably have a stable build until then.

Using CyanogenMod instead of the stock firmware has both advantages and disadvantages. If you are using the CM10 firmware you will not be able to enjoy the Premium Suite designed especially for ┬áthe Galaxy Note’s S-Pen, but there are a lot of features not found in the stock version.

Currently the biggest issue with CM10 for the Galaxy Note is with the RAM. After one day of continuous use, the phablet will run out of RAM and will require reboot. Besides from that, the firmware is pretty stable and we’ve been able to settle with it in day-to-day use.

We are eager to get a stable Android 4.1 Jelly Bean build on our Galaxy Note because it comes with some great new features and it’s also faster than 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The notifications system has been improved and you can now interact better with them. There is also an option to block apps from sending notifications.

CM10 also brings a new feature, build by them, called Quick Reply, which allows you to reply much faster to messages. When you receive a message, a popup windows opens where you can directly type the reply and send it. While these are small improvements and features, they can make our life easier and help us save some time.

If you want to try Jelly Bean on your Galaxy Note, you should flash CM10, though make sure to perform a backup before, because you might not be satisfied with it and need to go back. If you don’t know how this process goes, please return to our website, as we will write a guide shortly.

Are you going to flash CM10 on your device or do you prefer to wait for a stable build ?

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  • Trevor

    I have been using custom Jelly Bean ROMs for a while now and have continually had the problem with random reboots. Thank you for finally answering my question of “WHY” this is happening. I didn’t know it was running out of RAM throughout the day.

    Will the stable build eliminate this problem of random reboots?? It has been very stressful. Reboots during phone calls, reboots when taking notes in class causing me to lose unsaved notes… Yeah I really hope the stable build doesn’t have this problem because it is the ONLY problem I have come across in CM10. But it is a big one.

    • akjake

      Yeah I’ve had those random reboots as well I thought it was just my phone because my wife’s stock i717 note does it. Now it makes sense that its running out of ram. Is there a ram manager we can download that will fix this?

      • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

        Unfortunately no RAM manager can help you. Hopefully the CM team will fix it soon, as currently all JB ROMs for the Note have this issue.

  • Meynard

    Maybe just wait for a stable one…

  • akjake

    I flashed the cm10 from quincycat and I love it! I have had no issues at all so far after a week. Just curious can I just flash the nightlies right over this ROM with out full wipe?

    • http://www.alexdumitru.com Alex Dumitru

      We didn’t try that, but you should perform a backup and try flashing it. If it doesn’t work fine, you can restore.

  • IamNOTaGEEK

    when will the stable one come out??

  • mann

    When will came jelly beam ingalaxy note