Here is how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the international version of the Galaxy Note GT-N7000 using Lightning custom ROM. Reuters

The official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung (KRX:005935) Galaxy Note is yet to be rolled out by the company. But, users of the international version of the device, with the model number GT-N7000, can update their handsets to the latest OS by the flashing the Lightning custom ROM.

The Lightning custom ROM, which comes with multi-window support, over-the-air update support and floating window, is claimed to be stable, fast and smooth, according to Team Android.

Based on the latest Android Open Source Project, or AOSP, release, the Lightning custom ROM requires a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod in order to install the software and Google Apps zip files on the phone.

Here’s a tutorial showing how to install the Lightning custom ROM on the Galaxy Note GT-N7000. Take a look at some important aspects before going ahead:

- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Note handsets with the model number GT-N7000.

- The device must be rooted and have ClockWorkMod Recovery installed.

- Back up all your data in your phone properly.

- The device must have at least 80 percent battery power.

- The USB driver must be installed for the device in your PC.

- Enable USB Debugging via Setting > Developer options > USB Debugging.

- If the device gets stuck on booting or experiences a boot loop issue, perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache a few more times before rebooting.

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


Step 1: Download Lightning Rom Android 4.4.2 ROM for the Galaxy Note.

Step 2: Download Google Apps package.

Step 3: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer via USB and copy the ROM and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of your handset’s SD card without extracting.

Step 4: Disconnect USB and turn off the phone.

Step 5: Now, boot into the Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.

Step 6: In the Recovery Mode, select “wipe data/factory reset.” Use the Power button to select options. After that, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition.”

Step 7: From CWM recovery, go to “Advanced Menu” and then select “wipe dalvik cache.”

Step 8: Go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard.”

Step 9: Now, use the Volume keys to go to the Android 4.4.2 ROM zip file copied to the SD card and select it using the Power button.

Step 10: Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps.

Step 11: After the installation is complete, press the “+++Go back+++” button to go back to the main recovery menu and select “reboot system now.” The phone will restart in about five minutes.

[Source: Team Android]