Samsung Galaxy Note N700 is a very popular Android device among worldwide, unfortunately the new official Android 4.4 KitKat firmware will be available for this device next year(the exact date isn’t yet known for exactly) when the Samsung company will release the update as an officially OTA update.
The present step by step guide will teach you how manually install the CM 11 build based on Android 4.4 KitKat firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 phablet.
As you probably know that the CyanogenMod custom ROMs are the most stable custom ROMs available, that’s why we are recommending you the latest CM 11 custom ROM which is most stable and can be currently installed on the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 device.
As I told you before, the CyanogenMod custom ROM is one of the most popular and used custom Android platform, the custom firmware brings new features, improvements and better performances for your device.
The new CyanogenMod is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and is named CM 11. Well, this tutorial will use CM 11 custom ROM in order to teach you how to install the same on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000.
First, you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 device; you can use our tutorial from here.
A custom recovery image is required to be installed on the Note device, flash only the latest version of custom Recovery images such of CWM or TWRP recovery. The new CM 11 custom ROM has been tested only with the latest Cwm and TWRP recovery versions.
Ensure that you backup all your data saved on the internal storage of the Galaxy Note device. A wipe operation will be required during the flashing process, and without a complete backup you might lose all your important data from your device. For getting a complete backup, you can use suitable backup and restore applications available for free download via Google Play Store.
Additionally you need to make a Nandroid Backup, in case you’ll want to restore your actual OS.
A computer will be used, also the USB cable and the Note device for complete the flashing guide.
Uninstall or disable the security protection from the used PC. These kinds of programs might interfere with the flashing process and can interrupt the same.
On the Note, N7000 device enable the USB debugging mode option, to do this you need to follow the next path: “menu -> settings -> developer options”.
Ensure that the battery status of the Galaxy Note device is more than 65% power left.
This step by step guide and all files listed here work only for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 model. Do not try to flash this variant of CM 11 custom ROM based on Android 4.4 KitKat platform for any other incorrect devices, you can easily brick them.
Remember that, this is an unofficial installing operation, and by installing this latest custom ROM the warranty of your device will get void. If you want to restore the warranty of the device you need to downgrade to stock an official Android OS by using and manual suitable procedure.
How to install the CM 11 Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM firmware on Galaxy Note N7000
Download the latest CM 11 Android 4.4 KitKat update file from here and save it in your PC, do not extract (don’t unzip) the same.
Download the Google applications pack from here, save it to your PC and don’t extract it.
Connect the Galaxy Note N7000 device to the PC by using the USB cable.
Now, move the downloaded files from the PC on the Note N7000 device’s SD card.
After transferring the downloaded files and the transfer process is complete, disconnect the USB cable from PC.
Power off the Note device and boot it into recovery mode, to enter into recovery mode you can use our tutorial from here.
From the Recovery mode select “wipe data factory reset” and then “wipe cache partition”.
Now, return and select from the main menu of Recovery Mode the “wipe dalvick cache”.
Next, return once again to recovery and from there now select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
Browse and select the transferred CM 11 firmware and install the new custom ROM update on Galaxy Note N7000 device.
Next, repeat the same flashing process and for this time install the Google Apps pack.
When the installation process is done, from the main menu of Recovery Mode select “reboot system now”.
Congratulation, now you’ve successfully learned how to install the CM 11 based on Android 4.4 Jelly Bean OS on the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 device.
If the Note device will get stuck in a boot loop then you need to enter into recovery mode and from there select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
Also, in case you don’t like very well the new custom ROM you can use the Nandroid backup for reinstall the previous system on it