Galaxy Note 2 N7100 can now be updated to Vanilla RootBox, a custom ROM based on the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It is built straight from RootBox sources and always carries a very light installation with no extra/useless apps. Several features have been cherry picked from AOKP and CM, so you get to experience the best of both. You can easily update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to Android 4.2.2 Vanilla RootBox Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial below. Your Galaxy Note 2 should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed.
In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.2.2 Vanilla RootBox Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with complete steps. Please backup your data as this tutorial will wipe everything from your Galaxy Note 2 using CWM recovery. Don’t forget to read all the important tips given below and then read the tutorial steps carefully. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
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Android 4.2.2 Vanilla RootBox Jelly Bean ROM Details:
Here are a few words from the Vanilla RootBox team about their AOSP ROM project:
Vanilla RootBox is built straight from RootBox sources and always carries a very light installation with no extra/useless apps. This means, you can enjoy a pure Android experience combined with AOKP/CM features and some CM cherry-picks. Keep in mind Jelly Bean is only at the beginning stage of development and there will be minor bugs. Every RootBox releases are stable and always up to the challenge for a daily usage. If you’re wondering how this ROM differs from any other AOKP roms out there, I only have one thing to say: Try it yourself and choose the one that meets your requirements.
A list of features that is custom ROM comes with for the Galaxy Note 2 N7100:
- Based on JB 4.2.2- Built from RootBox Sources
- AOKP Features
- CM Profiles
- Per App DPI
- Per App Tablet UI
- Per App Language
- OTA Updates – Goo Manager
- Navigation Bar Colour
- Camera: Save to external memory
- Phone: Advance Phone Settings (Vibrate on Answer, Every 45 Seconds, On Hangup and On Call Waiting)
- Phone: Noise Suppression
- MMS: Message rate alerts (Modify SMS message limit for alert)
- MMS: Fully Customizable MMS Theme
- MMS: Soft Keyboard Type (Emoji, Enter to Send, Enter for a New Line)
- Option to control cursor in text fields using volume keys
- Home button call answer (Accessibility Option)
- Variable size pattern lockscreen
- RootBox Settings
- LockClock (Chronus)
- Launch Music app on Headset connection
- Pie (Paranoid Android)
- Option to disable sound when adjusting volume
- Lockscreen Shortcuts (Paranoid)
- Lockscreen Targets (CM)
- Screen Security Features (Unlock options)
- Expanded Desktop
- Hardware Keys Remapping
- Lockscreen Hardware Keys Remapping
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to Android 4.2.2 Vanilla RootBox Jelly Bean custom firmware.