In some recent articles, we went through how you can root and install CWM recovery on the Galaxy Note and, in this guide, we will show you how you can install CyanogenMod 9 experimental build on your Galaxy Note device. The Galaxy Note is a tablet-like smartphone which has a big, 5.3 inch screen that has resolution of 800×1280 pixels. That gives you sharper quality on your phone, so you can do things like watch movies in really crisp quality. It runs on the Gingerbread version of Android and is equipped with a 1.4 GHz ARM-Cortex A9 processor. It features an 8 Megapixel camera on the rear and a front-facing 2 megapixel camera, ideal for video calling.
Let’s move ahead and see how to install CyanogenMod 9 on the Galaxy Note. This build of CyanogenMod is based on the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich version. After the update, you will be able to experience the latest version of Android on your phone with lots of new features and improvements. There are some functions that are working in this build and some which are not. So, install only if you are willing to sacrifice complete functionality, until a fixed build gets released.
In CyanogenMod 9, WiFi is expected to work fine. 3G, GPRS, EDGE and Data calling seems to be running fine. Audio is also working, so you won’t face any hearing problem. Touchscreen and GPS should work fine.
The installation of CyanogenMod 9 on Galaxy Note takes help from Odin. Using Odin, you can easily install this ROM on your phone. You need to obtain some of the files listed below to go further and to install the ROM, as these are pre-requisites.
Get the two files listed above using the given download links and then proceed to the steps below.
Disclaimer: Android Lookout will not be held responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during or after the process.
Steps to Install CyanogenMod 9 on Samsung Galaxy Note
- First of all, you need to have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your phone. If it isn’t installed, read Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Note.
- When you are done installing the custom recovery mod, do a full wipe of your data. To do so, turn OFF your phone, boot it into recovery mode by pressing Volume UP+Home+Power button simultaneously. Select mount and storage option, then choose format/system partition option. Come back to the main menu and select wipe data/factory reset as well as wipe cache/partition.
- It is time to enter into Download Mode. Turn OFF your phone and then press Volume DOWN+Home+Power button to accomplish it.
- Now, start Odin on your PC and then connect your Galaxy Note to the PC using the USB cable. In Odin, the COM:ID box will turn yellow, which suggests that the device is connected and is recognized by Odin.
- Afterwards, you need to select the file which you want to flash on your phone. In the Odin Interface, click on PDA and then choose the CyanogenMod 9 file which you downloaded earlier.
- Make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are tick marked. Other boxes should NOT be checked.
- Hit the Start button in Odin and the flashing of ROM will begin. It will take some time depending on the ROM size to install on the device, keep patience.
Your phone will automatically reboot when the flashing finishes. On the next startup, wipe all your data in recovery mode which you did earlier in the second step. This is to ensure that everything works perfect. Afterwards, you should have a newly updated phone!
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