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Update Galaxy Note N7000 to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with ParanoidAndroid custom ROM

If you want the best for your Galaxy Note N7000, then you should try the latest custom ROMs that have been made available by those of xda-developers. One of these ROMs is the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 based ParanoidAndroid firmware which can now be easily installed on your Note N7000 phablet. The proper flashing procedure will be explained during the present step by step guide, so if you want to give it a try read the next few lines and see what you have to do.

As you know, the official Android 4.2.1 update has been released by Samsung for the Galaxy Note, so you can anytime OTA apply the same on your device. But, if you want to spice things up then I recommend you to choose the Paranoid Android custom ROM. By flashing this firmware you will be able to customize and optimize the performances of your phablet not to mention that Jelly Bean 4.2.2 will come along. Also, extra (that cannot be found in the default version of the Android 4.1.2, or 4.2.2 system) and important features and apps will be installed on your Note and all for improving the Android experience and the performances of your device.

But because we are dealing with a custom ROM, you have to first apply the pre requisites, which will prepare your Galaxy Note for the update operation that will follow. So, the first to start with is the root aspect. You cannot install the ParanoidAndroid firmware unless you first root your Galaxy Note. You can learn how to root your phablet by using our guides: use a dedicated root procedure for your handset, follow a one click root solution that can be applied on several Samsung branded devices, or complete a general root method; choose the procedure that you prefer.

After gaining root access you need to install a custom recovery image on your Note. By using the same you will flash the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 based Paranoid Android software on your handset, so the update guide can’t be completed unless you first install the recovery image. Take note that the recovery tool can be flashed only on a rooted system.

Now, by rooting your phablet, the warranty will get void. Unfortunately this aspect can’t be avoided. But, if you will need the warranty back, all you will have to do is: downgrade to stock ROM, or update with an official firmware released by Samsung for your Galaxy Note; also the warranty will be restored if you reset the flash counter.

Up next, take a look and complete the tasks that are being mentioned during the following list. Then, you can safely begin the update operation by performing the steps from below.

  • The ParanoidAndroid file will have to be downloaded on a computer or notebook first, so make sure that your Galaxy Note and its USB cable are near you.
  • Then, for being able to update your Note to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with ParanoidAndroid, you will have to uninstall all the security tools that are running on the computer, and preferable on the phablet too.
  • Enable the USB debugging option on your device by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Charge the battery of your device if there is less than 60% power left; if not you can skip this part.
  • Make a full backup for saving all of your personal data that is being saved on the internal storage memory of your handset.
  • If possible make a Nandroid backup too.
  • This step by step guide is being compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, therefore don’t apply the same for installing the Paranoid Android custom ROM firmware on a similar Android based device because you will risk in bricking your smartphone / tablet.

How to Update Galaxy Note N7000 to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with ParanoidAndroid custom ROM Firmware

  1. By using the link from here download the update file on your computer.
  2. Then, use the link from here and download the Google Apps package.
  3. Connect the phablet with the computer.
  4. And place the downloaded files from the computer to your device.
  5. Then, you can remove the USB cable.
  6. Now, turn off the smartphone.
  7. Reboot into recovery mode.
  8. You can boot into recovery by pressing on the Volume Up, Menu and Power buttons at the same time.
  9. Now, by using the recovery menu, first select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
  10. Return to the main menu by choosing “+++go back+++”.
  11. And next select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
  12. Just pick the update file and the update process will begin.
  13. Don’t forget to apply the Google Apps package too (repeat the step from above).
  14. And in the end just select “+++go back+++”, “reboot system now” and you are done.

Congratulations you have managed to complete the step by step guide which means that now your Samsung Galaxy Note is running on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based ParanoidAndroid custom ROM firmware. If you had problems in understanding my explanations, or if something went wrong while trying to apply the software on your phablet, use the comments area from below and share the issues. As a final note, if something bad happens, in the end you can try to wipe the system once more (boot into recovery mode and select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”) as this might resolve the problems.

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