You can now Install SlimKat 4.4.4 Weekly 8.20 ROM on Galaxy Note 2 N7100. SlimKat is one of its kinds. It is inspired from Android 4.4 based CM, Paranoid Android and AOKP custom ROMs. It is absolute delight that SlimKat is now up and live for all Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphones worldwide. You must learn how to get your Galaxy Note 2 up to date and here is a simple solution to that problem. A full fledged guide on ‘how to’ steps are given in detail and perfect order so that all Note 2 users can enjoy the improved SlimKat.
Do not try to imply these steps on any other device to get the update as it won’t work and may damage your device. A custom recovery image must be installed beforehand. And before you are set to start the manual process you must be aware that factory reset clears system partition. You can start the installation process once you check the model number of your smartphone under settings option in your phone. This post will guide you on How to Install SlimKat 4.4.4 Weekly 8.20 ROM on Galaxy Note 2 N7100.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Drivers:
You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.
Make a Backup of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100:
It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Install SlimKat 4.4.4 Weekly 8.20 ROM on Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:
- Backup your Android Apps -> How to Backup Android Apps
- Backup your SMS Messages -> How to Backup SMS Messages
- Backup WhatsApp Messages -> How to Backup WhatsApp Messages
- Backup Contacts and other Google Data -> Go to Settings > Accounts, then sync with Google
- Backup Photos and Music etc. -> Connect your device to your Computer with a USB Cable and copy all the content from your device.
- This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100, DO NOT try this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
- Make sure your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 is Rooted and has ClockworkMod or TWRP Custom recovery installed. We’ll go with the ClockworkMod in this tutorial.
- Your device must be at least 70% charge to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.
How to Install SlimKat 4.4.4 Weekly 8.20 ROM on Galaxy Note 2 N7100
Step 1: Download the following files:
Step 2: After that, connect your device with your computer with the help of the USB cable and move the downloaded files to your device.
Step 3: Unplug your device and then turn it off.
Step 4: When it is turned off, boot it in to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Button simultaneously.
Step 5: When your device successfully boots into recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup by going to Advanced > Backup and Restore > Backup to /sdcard.
Step 6: Now clean up the storage system of your device; so, just select wipe data/factory reset as show in the image below.
Note: The CWM Recovery in your device may not be as same as shown in the images here. However, functions are almost the same in every version of CWM Recovery.
Step 7: After that, select install zip from the recovery menu.
Step 8: Followed by choose zip from sd card and select the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1. Installation will start.
Step 9: Wait for the installation to complete. Once it is complete, repeat the last 2 steps to flash GApps or Google Apps. Or you can follow the tutorial below:
Step 10: After you’re done with everything, go back to the recovery menu and select wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache.
Step 11: In the end, from main menu of recovery select reboot system now.
Note: First boot will take a bit of time, so just be patient. If your device gets stuck in bootloop, turn it off, boot into recovery mode, perform a factory reset and wipe cache. Then reboot it. Hopefully it will turn on!