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Update Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Nightly Jelly Bean Custom ROM

Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 can now be updated to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Nightly Jelly Bean custom ROM that is based on the latest Jelly Bean update that CyanogenMod 10.1 team is working on. Now even the LTE users of the Galaxy Note 2 N7105 can enjoy the new Android 4.2.1 with great new features with all stock interface. You can easily update Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Nightly Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial below. Your Galaxy Note 2 should be rooted and should have ClockworkMod Recovery installed.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Nightly Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 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.

Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Nightly Jelly Bean

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Nightly Firmware Details:

NOTE: Since this is a nightly build, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.

UPDATE: AOKP custom ROM based on Android 4.2.1 is also available for this phone. Read the tutorial here!

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:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB drivers!

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:

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 LTE N7105 to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Nightly Jelly Bean custom firmware.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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