Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update with CM10.1 ROM
If you are one of the many Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE owners hoping to get the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update soon, then this next news may interest you. While you wait for the official OS update there is a way of benefiting from Android 4.2.2 with the use of the CM10.1 ROM from CyanogenMod. If you’re confident with the use of custom ROMs then read on for the details.
These details are for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE GT-N7105 version, so please bear that in mind and don’t attempt to use this ROM for other models or devices. CyanogenMod is a hugely popular custom ROM maker, and the latest Nightly Build of CM10.1 based on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now available for the Galaxy Note 2 LTE.
These ROMs use Android Open Source Project and are claimed to improve reliability and performance over stock Android, with input from developers in the Android community. Nightly Build ROMs may not be stable but are regularly used, although you should be aware of the possibility of minor bugs. Any issues are likely to be ironed out in future developments though.
We’ll now issue our usual warning that at Phones Review we cannot recommend the use of custom ROMs or unofficial firmware. However, we know that many of our readers are Android enthusiasts who enjoy being able to do so, and so we like to bring the relevant information to you. If you choose to go ahead though, then it is your own responsibility if anything goes wrong.
If you want to install this Jelly Bean 4.2.2 CM10.1 Nightly Build ROM for your Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 then you should note a few things before you begin. Firstly you need to backup your important data, and while you’re about it you may also want to backup the internal memory of your device to an external SD card. You should also make sure your Galaxy Note 2 has at least 80% battery charge before you begin to avoid the possibility of bricking the device, and if USB Debugging mode is disabled you need to turn it on. These details are only for devices that are carrier unlocked and also have unlocked bootloaders, and you also need to have the latest Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 USB drivers installed on your PC.
If you wish to proceed with installing the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Based CM10.1 Nightly Build ROM for the Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 you can find all of the necessary download links at Droid Firmwares here, including for Google Apps /Gapps. At the source link you will also find full details of pre-requisites, tips, and instructions for flashing this ROM, and we urge you to read through all of this information before you begin.
Please head back to us though and if you choose to install the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE 4.2.2 Jelly Bean CM10.1 Nightly Build ROM, then we’d really appreciate your comments. Did everything go smoothly for you, and what do you think of the results? Share your experience with other readers by letting us know.