In the absence of an official Lollipop update, users of Samsung Galaxy Note can experience the latest firmware on their devices using a new custom ROM based on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop build. 

The new Paranoid custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note with the model number GT-N7000 would require a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod to be installed on the device, before flashing the ROM, which is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Here are some key aspects to remember before installing the AOSP ROM on the Galaxy Note (GT-N7000):

  • Users must ensure proper backup of personal data on the phone
  • The handset should have at least 80 percent battery power
  • USB drivers for the Galaxy Note must be installed on the computer
  • USB debugging must be enabled on the phone
  • Make sure that the device is a Samsung Galaxy Note with the model number GT-N7000

Note: International Business Times cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.

Step 1: Download Paranoid Android 5.1.1 ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note.

Step 2: Download Google Apps on to the computer.

Step 3: Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable, and transfer the ROM file and Gapps package file to the device’s SD Card. Make sure that the files are saved in the SD Card root, and not in any other folder.

Step 4: Switch off the Galaxy Note and enter recovery mode by pressing and holding volume up, home and power buttons simultaneously.

Step 5: Once the handset is in recovery mode, perform a factory reset by selecting “wipe data/factory reset.” Now select “wipe cache partition.” 

Step 6: From CWM recovery, go to “advanced” and select “wipe dalvik cache.”

Step 7: Return to the recovery menu and select “install zip from SD card.”

Step 8: Select “choose zip from sdcard.” Use the volume keys to navigate to the ROM’s zip file and select it using the Power button.

Step 9: Repeat the previous step for the Google Apps and install it on the handset.

Step 10: After the installation is complete, go back to recovery’s Main menu and select “reboot system now.”

[Source: Team Android]