Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 with 4.1 Jelly Bean CM10 based ParanoidAndroid Custom ROM

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The tablet hybrid UI custom ROM firmware can now be installed on the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 devices, so during the present tutorial we will be checking in how to update your Note with the CM10 based ParanoidAndroid software. This will be the prefect opportunity for those who want to flash the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS on their very own Note 10.1, all being possible thanks to those of xda-developers who had developed and tested this version of the ParanoidAndroid custom ROM.

As I have already mentioned, the update is being based on the CM10 firmware (the custom version not on the official one), so the latest CM features will be installed on your Galaxy Note 10.1. The ParanoidAndroid ROM is a stable platform that will perfectly suit with your handset. According to our sources there are also few minor bugs into the system; some users had reported problems related with the soft buttons which may not show up on boot, so that you’ll need to go to “Settings -> System -> Navigation Bar” for manually enabling the same. Anyway, if you want to find out more about the present update, you should check the page from here.

Take note that this firmware isn’t coming from Samsung and it’s not an official update released for your Galaxy Note 10.1 model number N8000. The CM10 based ParanoidAndroid software is a custom ROM provided by third party devs. Therefore you cannot OTA apply the same. If you want to enjoy the latest Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS then you will have to manually install the OS improvement on your Note and for that you have this step by step guide. But before heading to the proper procedure, you will first have to complete the pre requisites.

And, this first to start with is the root access. As this is a custom ROM, you need to make sure that the system of your Galaxy Note 10.1 is unchained; else the ParanoidAndroid Jelly Bean update will not be able to be updated. So, go and gain root access for your handset and then return here and resume the next lines. Be aware as the warranty will get void; this is happening because you are rooting the operating system, which means the factory restrictions will be removed. Anyway, the warranty can be restored if you decide to downgrade to the stock ROM, or if you choose to flash an official update on your gadget. As soon as the root access is ensured you need to get and install a custom recovery image, such as CWM recovery, on your Note.

Then, after taking care of the operations from above, you should also take care of your personal info. Remember that this is not an official update, so by manually applying a custom ROM the data which is being saved on the Note internal storage memory might be wiped out. For that it is more than recommended to backup your Galaxy Note 10.1 first. You should save the contacts, messages, call logs, market apps, EFS folder and even the current ROM. You can anytime use our backup and restore guides by searching through the how to section.

As usual, we have the classic pre requisites: a widows powered computer is being required; on both computer and Note you must deactivate the antivirus and Firewall protection; on your handset the USB debugging option must be enabled; the battery of your phone should also be charged or else your Note 10.1 might get turned off in the middle of the installation process. Finally, don’t perform this method if you own a different or similar device with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 model number N8000 because the CM10 based ParanoidAndroid custom ROM will work only for the mentioned tablet.

How to Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 with CM10 based ParanoidAndroid Custom ROM firmware

  1. Download the update file from here and the Google apps package from here.
  2. First, place the files on your computer.
  3. Then, copy the same on your Galaxy Note’s internal SD card.
  4. For that you need to use the USB cord and connect the device with the PC.
  5. When you are done with the copy-paste process, unplug the USB cable.
  6. Turn off your handset.
  7. Reboot by pressing and holding the Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds.
  8. The recovery mode menu will be displayed.
  9. From there, select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” (this is why you need to previously backup the data).
  10. Select “+++go back+++” and return to the main menu.
  11. This time select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
  12. Pick or select the update file and install the same.
  13. Then, re-do the procedure for flashing the Google Apps package.
  14. When you are done, select “+++go back+++” followed by “reboot system now”.

There you have it; that was the how to method from where you could learn how to update the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with the CM10 Paranoid Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 custom ROM firmware. You can now test the new OS and see if there are bugs or things that aren’t working properly. You should share your impressions with the other users by using the comments are from below, where you should also post the possible issues related to the tutorial explained and detailed above. Stay close and subscribe to us for receiving new update, tutorials and Android related news, tips and tricks.

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