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Install CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy Note 2 [How-To]

The latest CyanogenMod 10.1 version has been arrived for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that is based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, a recognized XDA developer member nebkat has ported the CM10.1 to Galaxy Note 2 unofficially.

The CyanogenMod 10.1 includes a lot of customization options that allow you to personalize the interface according to your choice while offering all Android 4.2 features and as might be some of you already know well that Android 4.2 comes with gesture-based keyboard, improved Google Now app, faster browser, panorama mode for photography and much more. It also includes the Sony wallpapers.

The CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy Note 2 is still being updated, so you might face some bugs like laggy animations, broken recording effect on camera app, unsupported FM radio, TV Out and might be some more, however the developer hopefully will iron out all bugs soon in near future.

Read on how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 for Galaxy Note 2. Make sure the ClockworkMod recovery is installed on device, follow this guide to install it or use all-in-one toolkit to install. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download the latest version of CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM from here [XDA Link] and Google Apps Package from here.

Step #2: Transfer the downloaded file to SD card of device.

Step #3: Turn the device off.

Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.

Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #6: Perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.

Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.

Step #9: Repeat the previous step but now install the Google Apps package.

Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot the phone.

That’s it, you’re done, the CyanogenMod 10.1 is now installed on your Galaxy Note 2, enjoy! If you faced any problem, do comment below and you can also visit the original thread of XDA link is given in first step.

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