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Best Custom ROMS for Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

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Best Custom ROMS for Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

If you Google to find a custom ROM for your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000, you will get hundreds of results. In stead of solving your problem, this will only confuse you. Every ROM developer tries to make the best ROM with lots of features, but only a few are successful in their attempt to make a good ROM that makes your device work more powerfully,  run smoother, faster and deliver best battery performance possible. In fact, the most concerning thing with a device with a large display like the Galaxy Note is battery life. In the race of making world’s largest and slimmest phones, the manufacturers often compromise with the battery performance of their products.

Anyway, in the present post I will try to give you a list of limited number of custom ROMs for your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 that not only make your device perform better but also longer battery life. Each ROM listed below has been handpicked. In fact, one ROM can’t be the best one for all  because of difference of preference. People differ, and so their taste. Just pick what is best for you!

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Disclaimer:

Flashing a custom ROM would void the warranty of your device and might brick it. Niether the ROM developers, nor Droidviews.com should be held responsible for any such damage.

Root Your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000:

Before you can enjoy your favorite custom ROM on your Galaxy Note, you will need to root it first. You device must have CWM Recovery installed on it and have a non-stock kernel. If your device is already eligible, you can skip directly to the ROM list. Read our all-in-one guide to Root, Install CWM and Flash Custom ROM Guide for the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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1. Criskelo’s ICS Note ROM Base LRK GT-N7000

Developer: Criskelo (Donate)

Criskelo’s ICS Note ROM Base LRK GT-N7000 is a smart choice if you want a good ICS based ROM that delivers awesome performance added by better battery life.  The ROM is based on Android 4.03 and is themed in all blue.

See Criskelo’s ICS Note ROM in action below:

Download CriskeloRom ICS Note V11.2 LRK

Mirror 1                   Mirror 2

For more information and latest updates visit Criskelo’s thread at XDA (link below).

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2. Epsilon Project- SGS3 Styled ROM for GT-N7000

Developer: Core720 (Donate)

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Epsilon Project- SGS3 Styled ROM is almost a perfect ROM for the Galaxy Note. Filled with all goodness of ICS, it gives you possibly the best Galaxy S3 experience. The ROM is packed with most S3 stock apps including the homescreen weather widget. This ROM is quite impressive in terms of battery life too. The developer has also added some tweaks from stock JB Kernel. So, if you want a custom ROM that looks beautiful, perform smooth and fast together with longer battery performance, I highly recommend this one for your Galaxy Note.

How to Install Epsilon Project- SGS3 Styled ROM:

Here is a short guide to the steps to be followed while installing this beautiful ROM to you Galaxy Note.

Warning:  Do not Flash on Samsung Stock ICS Kernel

Core720, the developer of this ROM, has led some special rules for his ROM. Here are different methods you can use according to the condition that applies you.

1. If you’re on Gingerbread (Android 2.3.6):

  1. Copy the ROM to your SDCard
  2. Start in Recovery
  3. Make a wipe data / factory reset (recommended format made mount system)
  4. Flash ROM
  5. Restart

2. If you’re in CM9 (nightly or RC), CyanoBeer, ParanoidAndroid or any other ROM-based CM9:

  1. Copy the ROM to your SDCard
  2. Start in Recovery
  3. Make a wipe data / factory reset (recommended format made mount system)
  4. Flash ROM
  5. Restart

3. If you’re in IceCreamSandwich official (or any custom ROM based on official ICS) have two options:

a). Downgrade to GB and use Method 1 for GB (see above)

b). Safe Kernel

  1. Copy the ROM to your SDCard
  2. Install this kernel from CWM.
  3. Start in Recovery
  4. Make a wipe data / factory reset (recommended format made mount system)
  5. Flash ROM
  6. Restart

Download Epsilon Project- SGS3 Styled ROM

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3. Liquid Smooth – Jelly Bean ROM – GT-N7000

Developer: Antiochasylum (Donate)

According to Samsung official sources, Android Jelly Bean will never hit Galaxy Note GT-N7000. But there is nothing to be sad about it if you are dying to enjoy JB on your Note. Thanks to the XDA dev Antiochasylum who has come with his Liquid Smooth – Jelly Bean ROM for the device.

The Liquid Smooth – Jelly Bean ROM for the Galaxy Note is a pure blend of excellent battery life, powerful performance and stability. It’s a featured packed ROM that does not compromise with performance.

Features of the Liquid Smooth – Jelly Bean ROM:

  • Extremely responsive, battery-friendly, fast, smooth, and stable
  • Backup/Restore configurations
  • 5 Lockscreen targets
  • Customizable center clock mod
  • Customizable battery icons color
  • Edit your build.prop with PropModder
  • Performance UtilityWeather and Calendar on Lockscreen
  • SuperUser installed
  • Notification Bar Toggles

How to Install Liquid Smooth – Jelly Bean ROM:

Warning:  Do not Flash on Samsung Stock ICS Kernel

Here are the steps for installing this ROM to your device:

  1. Download Liquid Smooth ROM for the Galaxy Note N7000
  2. Download  BeastmodeV2 kernel
  3. Download Liquid JellyBean GApps
  4. Copy all three files on the root directory of your device’s SD Card (internal or external).
  5. Boot into recovery.
  6. Backup your current ROM from Backup and Restore option in CWM.
  7. Wipe factory data/reset, cache partition, and dalvik cache.
  8. Flash Rom, Kernel, GApps.
  9. Finally reboot device.

Download the following files:

Liquid Smooth ROM for the Galaxy Note N7000

BeastmodeV2 Kernel

Liquid JellyBean GApps

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4. Hybrid TMT MIUI ROM for GT-N7000

Developer: Maxicet (Donate)

MIUI is the most beautiful ROM for Android phones. It is inspired by the look and feel of the iOS. Millions of users, including myself, have been a using it worldwide. The most important reason to choose MIUI is the availability of hundreds  of themes (still counting). Unfortunately, the MIUI ICS ROM has not been announced officially yet. But you can still enjoy it on your Galaxy Note N7000. A ROM developer named Maxicet has released his MIUI ICS ROM that you install on your Galaxy Note.

How to Install:

See Video:

Download and Installation Guide Here

5. Stock Deodexed and Rooted XXLSA [JB 4.1.2]

Developer: Eybee1970

If you are dying to taste the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update features on your Galaxy Note before it i released, here is the best choice for you. The custom ROM is based on the latest leaked XXLSA firmware for Note. Click here to gt a detailed coverage article that describes the features and installation instructions of this cool JB ROM.

More ROMs soon…

   
Well-versed in English literature and active in politics, Rakesh is a teacher by profession and geek by heart with ardent passion for all-things-tech. He has been a theme-maker, modder, and has contributed to some custom ROMs. He enjoys learning, discovering, growing and sharing the newest and latest trends in the world of Android. Current Devices: LG G3, Nexus 5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 & Galaxy Note 10.1.