Resurrection Remix is a custom ROM that is based on CM platform and it is currently available for various Android based smartphones and tablets. Currently the most recent release of Resurrection Remix is bringing Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS to your device, so you might have all the reasons for flashing this update. Anyway, thanks to those of xda-developers you can choose to install the Lollipop firmware on your own Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the update process being explained during the guidelines from below.
So, as mentioned Resurrection Remix is powered by CM. Well, this release of Resurrection Remix is based on CM 12 thus Android 5.0.2 Lollipop will be installed on your Galaxy Note 2 if you choose to complete this guide. But before heading towards the update process, you first have to check some general stuffs which are of course related to this flashing operation that you are about to complete – do read all the lines from this tutorial if you want to avoid unpleasant situations from happening.
First of all, Resurrection Remix is based on the unofficial built of CM 12 custom ROM firmware and not on the Nightly release. It also represents an unofficial Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update that has nothing to do with Samsung or with Google. The ROM is only based on stock Android OS and comes straight from third party devs which means that you can only manually install the firmware on your Galaxy Note 2.
Now, since it is an unofficial port of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS, getting Resurrection Remix on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will make you lose your phone’s warranty. This is happening by default, when deciding to apply an unofficial process, so you shouldn’t panic. If you follow this tutorial your smartphone will be in safe hands so you have nothing to worry about.
But why should you update your Galaxy Note 2 with this CM 12 based custom ROM? Well, basically because in this way you don’t have to wait for the OTA Lollipop roll out. Then, another reason is that a custom ROM works actually better than an official Android OS. So, bottom line, Resurrection Remix can be used for optimizing the performances of your phablet. In a few words, with this Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software, your device will run better and faster and its battery life will last longer. Moreover you will be able to test a custom version of Lollipop so you will get a custom UI along with custom features and programs that can be easily customized.
According to the devs and to the users who have already flashed Lollipop 5.0.2 Resurrection Remix on the Galaxy Note 2, the ROM is running without software related problems. There are no reported bugs or other issues, so you can install the firmware if you are planning in using Android 5.0.2 on a daily basis.
Do note that this tutorial can be completed only if the tasks from the following list are previously applied.
- Gain root access on your Galaxy Note 2 because a custom ROM, such as Resurrection Remix Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS, can be installed only on an unlocked Android system.
- Install a custom recovery image, like TWRP or CWM recovery, on your Note 2. The update will come in form of a .zip file and these files can be applied only by using a custom recovery environment.
- During the update process the internal storage of your Note 2 will be wiped out. Thus all of your data will be now removed. Because of that, the best will be to backup everything you might need afterwards – this process is optional but recommended.
- The backup can be easily completed if you use apps from Google Play or cloud storage services; with these software you can save your contacts, call logs, EFS folder, market apps, internet settings, images, videos or audio files.
- Remember that Resurrection Remix is a custom ROM and not an official Lollipop OS. Thus, the CM 12 based firmware might not be on your taste. Therefore, don’t go any further without making a Nandroid backup for saving the current ROM that is running on your smartphone.
Those were the essential pre requisites. Now, as I have mentioned already, this will be a manual update procedure. So, if you want to complete this tutorial you will also have to ensure that a computer can be used. On this computer you will download the required files, which means that you might want to temporarily deactivate security protection first. Also, a connection between your Galaxy Note 2 and your computer will be required at some point; in order to properly do so, first on your handset you should enable USB debugging option by heading towards “menu – settings – developer options”.
It is extremely important to charge your Android device before updating to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM. The update process will take a while and if the battery power will be less than 50%, your smartphone might get turned off. If that happens, your device might get bricked, so be careful and try not to mess things up in any matter.
The steps from below should be applied only if you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Resurrection Remix Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update that is offered here is compatible only with the mentioned Android based smartphone.
How to Update Galaxy Note 2 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with CM12 based Resurrection Remix Firmware
- From your computer navigate towards this page; from there download the Lollipop update file.
- Then, go towards this page and from there download Google Apps package.
- Save both files on desktop but don’t unzip them.
- The next step to do is to connect your phablet with your computer via USB cable.
- Now, transfer the downloaded files from desktop on your phone’s SD card.
- Unplug the USB cable when ready and turn off your phone.
- Enter recovery mode on your Android device.
- Up next, from recovery select “wipe data factory reset”. Then pick “wipe cache partition”. Finally choose “advanced” followed by “wipe dalivik cache”.
- Return to main menu of recovery and select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick the CM 12 based Resurrection Remix firmware and install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 2.
- Don’t forget about Google Apps package –flash it by reapplying the step from above.
- When done, from main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.
There you go; that’s how you can choose to update your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware. Now Resurrection Remix custom ROM is running on your phone. Test the new software and see how it performs; in the end, share your results with us by using the comments field from below.