Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users can install CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) which provides Android 4.1 experience. CyanogenMod provides a smoother and faster performance to your device and thanks goes to recognized XDA developer member imika for porting it.
The ROM is in early stage hence you might experience bugs.
The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy Note 2- model number N7100. You can check Model number of device by going to Settings >> About phone.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Install CM10 on Galaxy Note 2
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Install ClockworkMod recovery on your device. You can go through the guide here.
Download CM10 ROM from here and Google Apps package from here (filename- gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip).
Copy both the zip files to the SD-Card of your device without extracting.
Switch off device and enter into ClockworkMod recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.
Take a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM. Select Backup and Restore and then again select Backup.
Select “wipe data/factory reset” and then confirm to wipe data. Wait till data gets wiped.
Select “install zip from sdcard” and “choose zip from sdcard”. Navigate to the ROM file on the SD card which you downloaded to install. Wait for few minutes till ROM gets installed.
Select “choose zip from sdcard” again and now select to install “gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip” file to install the Google apps package.
Select “go back” then select “reboot system now”.
CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) is installed on Galaxy Note 2.