This Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is enriched with best hardware support and better picture quality that includes quad core Snapdragon processor with HD display screen. Its sleek and light weight design is impressing smartphone users. It runs on Android v4.1 Jelly Bean. Best part of this smartphone is its better battery life, great Camera quality, better display brightness in sunlight, easy to use S-PEN and is also has dual windows interface that makes you able to do many task at a time.
We are moving to update existing Android version with new Android 4.4 KitkKat, this latest version is currently running on only Google Nexus 5, some other brands are also planning to launch their devices with this Android OS. But unfortunately there is no sign of any update for their existing member, even Samsung has recently launched an update of v4.3 Jelly Bean for this device.
If you have this device and don’t want to wait anymore, go thorugh this article to update your OS with Android 4.4 by installing custom rom on it. For this your device should be rooted and installed CWM or TWRP recovery. If not then click here for rooting tutorial and here for installing TWRP recovery tutorial. Now start the updating process, before doing anything first check out the process requirement listed below.
Things to be checked
- Take backup of everything of your device.
- Charge you device up to 80%, Rooting requires more battery power than normal.
- Turn on USB debugging mode on your Samsung device, Go to Settings->Application->Developer Option-> check USB debugging mode
- Download required files
> CyanogenMod 11 ROM
- Download and install Samsung USB drivers/Kies on your PC.
How to update Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy Note 2
1>. Connect your device with your computer and copy the downloaded file at the root directory of your memory card.
2>. Now disconnect your device from your PC and reboot your device in recovery mode by pressing Volume down+ Power + Home key altogether to enable recovery mode.
3>. Now is the time to wipe all data, select Data Wipe / Factory reset option and wipe the data. Again, select the Wipe Cache and then Dalvik cache from the Advanced Option.
4>. Then go back to the recovery menu and select the Install Zip from SD Card. Now navigate to the CM 11 copied file on your memory card build zip file and install it. Let the process to complete.
5>. Now repeat the same Step 4 and this time navigate to the Gapps placed on your device memory card.
6>. Go back to main menu and select reboot option.