A few days ago we saw a Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based SuperNexus custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and now it has been ported to the Samsung Galaxy Note too by a recognized XDA developer member Faryaab but with some extra tweaks for you.
The SuperNexus is AOSP ROM and it will give a stock Jelly Bean look and feel to your Galaxy Note, in other words the SuperNexus will turn your Galaxy Note into Galaxy Nexus. It already includes BusyBox app, there’s no bloatware, it support OpenVPN Support and it will improve the performance of your Note 2 even it adds Galaxy Note setting as an app for easy tweaking. The power menu will be extended and scrolling cache will be improved. The SuperNexus also improves the camera app by adding Bust Shot (take up to 20 images at once), ISO Mode, touch focus duration, power shutter, color effects, shutter timer and more. It increases the browser tab limit 16 to 64 and implemented WebGL support. It also features T9 dialer app and landscape dialer app as well as all Jelly Bean apps.
The SuperNexus custom ROM is still under development and being updated, you may face some bugs but it’s very stable, almost everything is working fine so you should give SuperNexus a try on your Samsung Galaxy Note.
The below guide will walk you through how to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via SuperNexus custom ROM. Do keep in mind that your Galaxy Note must be on a CyanogenMod 9 ROM, don’t install from stock ROM, you can follow our this guide to install CyanogenMod 9 on Galaxy Note. Be sure 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: Place both downloaded .zip files to the internal SD card of Galaxy Note.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down the volume up, home and power buttons (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
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 SuperNexus-N7000-BUILD3-20121001.zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #9: Once again repeat the previous step and install the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file in the same manner.
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your phone.
That’s it, you’re done, the SuperNexus custom ROM has been installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note, use the below comment section for queries if you faced any one.
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