The Galaxy Note 2, one of the most powerful handsets available on the market, can now be updated with a new Android 4.1.2 based custom ROM firmware as those of xda-developers released the Resurrection Remix software. Even though this update will not bring the Jelly Bean 4.2, or 4.2.1 OS to your Note 2, you will still flash a powerful software, because the firmware is being powered by the AOKP Milestone 1 and CM10 platforms therefore features ported from the mentioned ROMs will be installed on your phablet.
That’s not all, as the Resurrection Remix firmware brings its own capabilities, tools and looks (themes, background images and so on) therefore you are dealing with a complex update that will customize and optimize the Android experience and the performances of your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100. For being able to learn how to update your Note 2 with the same you will have to read and complete this step by step guide which will take you through the installation procedure. Remember though, that the present CM10 and AOKP based custom ROM is not an official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS released by Samsung, so this operation has nothing to do with the mentioned company.
That’s why you must be careful when applying this tutorial as if not you can end up in bricking your device. We shouldn’t be held responsible if that happens, so try not to mess things up. Now, if you want to check more details about the Resurrection Remix custom ROM I recommend you to take a look over our source page (you have the proper link below); there are being listed all the features that will be added on your galaxy Note 2 once the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update is flashed. The software is stable there are no bugs or issues, meaning that you will be able to enjoy a smooth ROM.
But first, you must root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 handset. Unfortunately, a custom ROM can’t be installed unless you own a rooted device. Don’t worry though as the root operation is not hard to complete. The only negative aspect related with the mentioned method is about the warranty; once you remove the factory restrictions from your phablet, the warranty will be void. You can restore the same but only by updating to an official ROM provided by Samsung and suitable with your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 (of course a downgrade to the stock ROM will have the same result).
The, a custom recovery image must be installed on your smartphone. This tool is essential for you as by using it you will actually apply the CM10 and AOKP powered Resurrection Remix software on the Note 2. So, don’t skip this part. After flashing a custom image I recommend you to backup the data which is being saved on the internal storage memory of your device. A full wipe of the system will have to be performed meaning that you will lose all of your personal info and data (contacts, messages, EFS, market apps and so on).
Also, a Windows running computer is being required because you will have to download the update file on the same. Then, it is recommended to uninstall the security programs from the computer and from the Note 2 for being sure that nothing will interfere with the update operation. Furthermore, the process will take a while so it will be a good idea to charge the battery of your phable before starting to install the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM (if the power left is less than 60% then you must charge the battery with no doubt). Enable the USB debugging option from your handset if you want to properly connect it with the computer and finally, do not apply this step by step guide unless you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 model number GT-N7100.
How to Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with CM10 based Resurrection Remix Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Custom ROM Firmware
- Download the update file and the Google Apps package on your computer.
- For the update file use this link and for the Google apps package the one from here.
- Then, connect the phablet with the PC and copy all the downloaded files from the computer to the device.
- Unplug the USB cord.
- Turn off the handset and reboot in recovery mode.
- For that you must press and hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power buttons until phone boots into recovery.
- Remember to backup the data as the wipe will follow.
- From recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Up next, from the same recovery menu select “install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from sd card”.
- Now, you can apply the update on your device.
- Pick the update file and install the same.
- Repeat the procedure for flashing the Google Apps package too.
- In the end just select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now” and you are done.
- If the first boot takes longer than usual, don’t panic it’s a normal thing to happen.
Congratulations, now your Samsung Galaxy Note is running the CM10 and AOKP based Resurrection Remix Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Custom ROM Firmware. If you don’t like this ROM, you can anytime restore the stock one by rebooting in CWM recovery once more (you can do this only if you have previously made a Nandroid backup), or use our “update Galaxy Note 2” section and use one of the tutorials explained there. Stay close for further step by step guides and do share your impressions with us in the comments area from below.