Install Something ROM For Galaxy Note 10.1
Custom ROMs are well-known because of features that you can find under stock like Something custom ROM do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010 and GT-N8013, the developer picked up a unique named for the custom ROM “something”.
The something custom ROM is pre-rooted, , deodexed, and zipaligned, it’s based on, yes, Jelly Bean, the custom ROM includes Busybox app, init.d support, four ways to reboot, mods to build.prop and init.d scripts to increase performance and 1% circle battery mod. The something ROM is slightly de-bloated and slightly themed that is to generate more storage space.
This guide walks you through how to install something custom for Galaxy Note 10.1. Make sure the ClockworkMod recovery is installed on your tablet, check this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery and backup everything 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 “something” custom ROM for Galaxy Note 10.1 from here.
Step #2: Download reboot fix according to your tablet model number:
- N8010 themed, reboot fix (update_8010_themed_12-16.zip)
- N8013 themed, reboot fix (update_8013_themed_12-16.zip)
Step #3: Transfer both downloaded zip files to the SD card of device.
Step #4: Turn the device off.
Step #5: Reboot the device into recovery mode, to do so reboot tablet by holding down volume down and power buttons, when the samsung logo appear, leave the power button but not volume up until it take you to ClockworkMod recovery mode (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
Step #6: 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 #7: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen.
Step #8: Select “Mounts and Storage”, there Format /data and Format /system.
Step #9: In the end, go to back menu, select “advanced”, then select wipe dalvik cache.
Step #10: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #11: 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 #12: Repeat previous step and install reboot fix zip file in same manners.
Step #13: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Galaxy Note 10.1.
That’s it, you’re done. Your Galaxy Note 10.1 is now running something custom ROM. If you experience any error, do comment.