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Update Galaxy Note N7000 with Jellybam Android 4.1.2 Custom ROM

Do you want to experience the latest Android flavor on your own Samsung Galaxy Note N7000? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place, because during the following step by step guide I will try to teach you how to update your Note with the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 based Jellybam custom ROM firmware (the ROM is also combining the CM10, AOKP and ParanoidAndroid platforms). The software is a stable one and will smoothly work for your Galaxy Note handset therefore you have all the reasons for completing this operation. Anyway, for the full installation procedure, check the lines from below.

The Jellybam firmware is quite popular among Android users, as the software was highly appreciated by the Galaxy S2 and S3 users, meaning that now you can easily install the same Jelly Bean update on the Galaxy Note too. The upgrade comes with the latest features and capabilities available, so by flashing the custom ROM on your phablet you will actually improve its performances and update the looks, a custom user interface being also added. Of course you will not get the classic and pure Android 4.1.2 experience but instead of that you will be enjoying an improved platform that has more to offer for the future users.

Remember that this is a custom ROM and not an official update released or provided by Samsung, so you cannot OTA or by using KIES install the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 software on your Galaxy Note. A manual operation is being required and that’s why you need to follow and complete this tutorial for being able to install the Jellybam ROM on your N7000 device. Now, before going any further, if you want to find out more aspects about this update, about its features (remember that it is based on the CM10, AOKP and Paranoid custom ROMs) and about its capabilities, you can use this link for heading to our source. The platform was first developed by those of xda-developers, so we have them to thanks for the present how to guide.

In order to properly flash the Android 4.1.2 software on your Samsung Galaxy Note you should start the tutorial by completing the pre requisites. Of course, for keeping it all safe, it is recommended to begin with a backup. Furthermore, during the proper steps you will have to wipe the system, so the backup is more important when you are about to apply a custom update, like the present one. To conclude, before heading towards more complex tasks, save the data which is being stored on your phablet. You can backup the EFS, contacts, messages, call logs and everything else you need to. If you don’t know how to perform the backup, then you can anytime user our suitable guides (search through our how to section).

Now, after you can safely look into more complex operations, you should know that for being able to update the Note you will first need to root its OS. The Jellybam software will require access to some internal files of your device, and the only way for providing that access is by gaining root access first. You should be careful as by rooting the warranty gets void. If anything bad happens you will be by yourselves. Of course, if you downgrade to the stock ROM, or install an official firmware on your Galaxy Note, the warranty will be restored, but until then it will be lost.

As you will see below, for the flashing process you will have to use a custom recovery image, which is actually a complex tool that offers you access to the internal system of your phablet. Therefore, download and install the CWM recovery tool on your Note. Take note that this tool can be installed only after the root access has been granted.

Up next, all you need to do is to ensure that on your computer and on your handset there are no security tools installed (just deactivate them). Also, on your smartphone go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and enable the USB debugging option or else you will not be able to properly connect the device with the computer. If there is less than 60% power left on your phone, first go and charge the battery; if not the phablet might get turned off in the middle of the update process. Finally, be sure that you are no applying this tutorial for a similar device with the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 because you can end up in bricking your smartphone, or tablet.

How to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with CM10, AOKP and Paranoid based Jellybam Android 4.1.2 Custom ROM Firmware

  1. First, you will have to download the update file from here.
  2. Place the file on your computer.
  3. Connect the phablet with the computer via USB cord.
  4. Take the downloaded file from the PC and place it on your device (on its SD card).
  5. Then disconnect the devices by unplugging the USB cable.
  6. Turn off the Galaxy Note and reboot it in recovery mode.
  7. For that you need to press and hold the Volume Up and the Home key button (the middle one) while powering on the phone.
  8. From recovery, you first need to wipe the system: select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  9. Return by choosing “+++go back+++”.
  10. And then select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
  11. Select the update file which was downloaded before and flash it to your handset.
  12. Wait until the process ends (it should take a couple of minutes so don’t panic) and in the end select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
  13. Take note that the first boot will take a while, so don’t get worried this is a normal thing.

Finally you are done. Even though there were a lot of things to take care of, now you have succeeded in updating your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 with the CM10, AOKP and ParanoidAndroid based Jellybam Android 4.1.2 custom ROM firmware. Test the new OS and if there are bugs or issues share the same with us and with other users by using the comments area from below.

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