How to Upgrade Jelly bean on Galaxy note

Rumor mills have been rife with news of jelly bean releasing for Galaxy Note N7000 ever since the release of jelly bean for other Android devices. So, while there is no indication of the actual release date of jelly bean for the device, users have started going for flashing custom ROMs as an alternative. The choice for ROMs for Galaxy Note users has been farther enhanced by the addition of the Paranoid Android ROM by Utacka, a member of XDA developers.

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The popularity of Paranoid Android Rom can be attributed to the superior quality of tablet hybrid User Interface and phones that are associated with them. With custom ROM, you have the customization options on all aspects of User Interface starting from widgets to scaling of icons according to your convenience. The custom ROM is particularly useful for Galaxy Note N7000 as the device is a hybrid of smart phone and mini tablet, also known as phablet. Though there are certain bugs still in the ROM developers have been addressing such issues continually and it is much more reliable than before.

Things to Keep in Mind before Installing ROM

ü  Instructions provided in the user guide for the ROM is specifically for use in Note N7000. If it is used on any other device it may produce undesirable results.

ü  Instructions are only for general circumstances and are provided more as a guide for educational and instructional purposes. Instructions may not work properly if your device has some unique problems or some other software which affects the working of the ROM.

ü  Understanding the entire process is extremely important before you start installing the ROM. Read it till you have a grasp of every step as otherwise you might get stranded in the middle of the installation process.

ü  Take backup for all your important data like phonebook, messages, wifi passwords, internet settings and call logs.

System Requirements

ü  Before installing ROM make sure that your Note N7000 is equipped with ClockWorkMod recovery system and is running on an android open source platform and a custom ROM like CyanogenMod.

ü  If your system does not meet the above requirements you will need to upgrade your phone.

ü  Then you can download Paranoid Android Software from Utecka’s site.


ü  Before starting the installation process, ensure that your phone’s battery is up to 75% or more so that the phone does not get switched off during installation.

Installation Process

  1. Start by copying the Paranoid Android ROM for Jelly bean along with the package for GApps to your phone’s internal SD card.
  2. After the copying is done, reboot your phone in ClockworkMod recovery mode. In order to boot the phone in recovery mode, you need to simultaneously press the home, volume up and power buttons. The power button can be used to choose the appropriate option in recovery while the volume buttons can be used to navigate through the options.
  3. Take a backup for your current ROM to protect against any mishap which may take place during installation. Option for taking backup is provided in the menu restore and backup.
  4. Choose the Wipe data/factory option to continue with the installation. The option will ask for a confirmation in the next screen and you need to click on yes.
  5. Click on Wipe cache partition next. This option will also ask for a confirmation and you need to respond in the affirmative.
  6. After that, go to the advanced menu and look for the Wipe Delvik Cache option. Click on it and then confirm the option to continue.
  7. Go to the SD card and click on install ZIP.
  8. Once the ZIP is installed navigate through the options in ZIP and click on the appropriate ZIP file for installing Paranoid Android ROM. The installation will ask for confirmation and once you confirm the install process will start.
  9. After installing the ROM install GApps Package. The installation for GApps can be done by repeating the steps 7 and 8.
  10.  After installing GApps package reboot the system for the changes to take effect. The first boot might take long even up to five minutes. Do not interrupt the boot process and wait patiently.

Once, the system boots your system is ready to run on Android 4.1.1 with jelly bean enabled.

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