Install CyanogenMod 10 for Galaxy Note 2
CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) is most popular custom ROM out there and has been arrived for the Galaxy Note 2. It’s pure AOSP (Android Open Source Project) based custom ROM but has less bloatware. However it has a lot of customizable features that allow you to customize almost every aspect of your Galaxy Note 2. CyanogenMod brings a smooth and faster performance to your Android smartphone, thanks to recognized XDA developer member imika for porting it to Galaxy Note 2.
Before you pick your Galaxy Note 2 for installation, it’s important to note that since it’s AOSP custom ROM, Samsung apps aren’t available in the ROM and currently it’s under development, which means you might face some bugs.
This guide shows you how to install CM10 on Galaxy Note 2. You need a Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod recovery installed, if the ClockworkMod recovery isn’t already installed on your new Note, head over to our this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery, or use this all-in-toolkit to do so. You need to 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 #2: Transfer both .zip files to the internal 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 full wipe, first 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. Wait till installation complete.
Step #9: Once the ROM .zip file is installed, once again repeat the previous step but this time install Google Apps package (gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip).
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Galaxy Note 2.
That’s it, now your Galaxy Note 2 is running CyanogenMod 10. If you faced any issue, holler in comment section.