The AT&T Galaxy Note users should not be disappointed due to the lack of the Jelly Bean OTA update, as they can anytime improve their phablets by installing an Android 4.1 based custom ROM firmware. I will be teaching you in how to manage the same, as during the next step by step guide you will be able to learn how to update the Samsung Galaxy Note I717 with the latest Gubment Cheeze Jelly Bean custom ROM. The software is being based on the CM10 and ParanoidAndroid platforms so your device will be flashed with the same.
The CM10 and ParanoidAndroid custom ROMs are one of the most popular Android based updates among users worldwide, so if we consider that the Gubment Cheeze OS improvement is being based on the same, then you have all the reasons for installing the software on your Galaxy Note. Furthermore, by completing this tutorial you will be able to flash the Jelly Bean system along with many other features and capabilities to your phablet. All you need to do is to apply the pre requisites and then the proper steps and that’s it.
Remember that this is not an official update provided by Samsung for your Note. Furthermore, as we are dealing with a Jelly Bean powered custom ROM, there are some bugs included into the system. According to those who had already tried the update, the Settings menu in the Gallery app doesn’t work. Beside this aspect, the Gubment Cheeze platform seems to be a stable one that runs smoothly on the AT&T Galaxy Note handsets. Finally, the custom ROM has been developed and also tested by those of xda-developers so we have them to thanks for the present tutorial (you have the source page here).
The first thing to do when you are about to apply an unofficial update on your Galaxy Note is to backup the data. It’s important to do this especially because for being able to complete the below mentioned steps, you will have to perform a full wipe of the system, meaning that all of your personal info which is being saved on the internal storage memory will be erased. In order to avoid that, I recommend you to use our backup and restore guides, from where you can easily learn how to save the contacts, the text messages, the EFS, the market apps, the call logs and even the current ROM.
Up next, you should root the AT&T Galaxy Note; right after that you must install a custom recovery image on your device. When you are done with these tasks you can safely head to the next section of this guide. The CM10 based Gubment Cheeze Jelly Bean ROM can’t be applied on your Note unless the handset was previously rooted. You should be aware as by rooting the warranty will be void. But, you can still restore it afterwards as soon as you downgrade to the stock ROM, or when you decide to update the smartphone with an official OS released by Samsung. Take note that CWM recovery can be flashed only on a rooted system.
Just before we enter in detailing the installation procedure you need to deactivate the security options and programs that are being installed on your computer (you will have to use one) and on your Galaxy Note. Then, you need to enable the USB debugging option from your handset and charge its battery or else it might get turned off in the middle of the procedure. It’s extremely important to know that this operation is being considered risky, so if you are a newbie maybe it will be better to stop here. Also, don’t apply this tutorial if you own a similar phablet with the AT&T Galaxy Note, which has the model number of I717.
How to Update AT&T Galaxy Note I717 with CM10 based Gubment Cheeze Jelly Bean Custom ROM
- Download the update file (download link here) and the Google Apps (download link here) package on your computer.
- Then, copy these files on your device SD card.
- For that you must first connect the Note with the computer by using its USB cord.
- Next, turn off the phablet and then reboot it in recovery mode menu.
- For that press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons together until the screen turns on; release the Power button for entering in recovery mode.
- From the recovery mode menu select “wipe data factory restrictions” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Then return by selecting “+++go back+++”.
- Now, for installing the ROM select “install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from sd card”.
- Pick the update file.
- Flash the same.
- Redo the last steps for installing the Google apps package too.
- In the end, select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now” and you are done.
There are not many steps to complete, though the pre requisites are quite numerous. Anyway, now your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note I717 runs the CM10 based Gubment Cheeze Jelly Bean custom ROM firmware. You should give it a try and test the features; if there are bugs do share the same by using the comments area from below. Also share all the issues encountered while trying to perform the tutorial explained above.