Install Ditto Note 4(DN4) ROM on Galaxy Note 2 and get all Note 4 features

Just last year, when Samsung pulled the curtains off from the Galaxy Note 3, it tempted the users at a great level. The features in the Galaxy Note 3 were mouth watering that would just make the users forget any other smartphone easily. These features included the small scroll, smart pause, air view and air gestures. While the predecessor of the device, the Galaxy Note 2, because of being a great Android device of all the time, was owned by a huge number of Android freaks and not all of them were supposed to update their device to the Galaxy Note 3,  so a new team, named as Electron Team, a group of some great XDA developers came up with their ROM named as Ditto Note 3 ROM, that packed up almost all the features of the Galaxy Note 3 for our beloved Galaxy Note 2. The ROM added a new life to the Galaxy Note 2 and turned out to be a big reason for the users to stick with the Galaxy Note 2 having the touch of Galaxy Note 3. Initially the ROM included some minor bugs and hiccups here and there, but with time it received some major improvements and stability, along with the performance has become more than better by now.

Now, the Galaxy Note series by Samsung has reached the 4th great iteration. Just a month back, Samsung brought up the Galaxy Note 4 in spotlight, and as usual, the device turned out to be a beast just like the previous Galaxy Note series phablets. The Galaxy Note 4 has a plethora of features that makes it stand atop among all the Note series phablets so far. Running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat atop of Samsung’s newest TouchWiz UI, the device packs up some cool features. There are great UI changes that make the display eye-catching. Besides this ,there are some awesome features like application pop ups, incoming call pop-up notification,  new recent applications menu, Air command with some new features, some new smart features, new settings application, music player, video player etc. These features make the Galaxy Note 4 a great choice over any other Android device of the day, and are good enough to tempt an Android freak to get hands on this device easily.

While the Galaxy Note 4 costs a whopping amount, it will be out of reach for so many people. And if you own a Galaxy Note 2, you would like to jump to this latest Galaxy Note as you might fall for its enchanting features, but just in case the first reason is stopping you from upgrading your device or you want to stick with your Galaxy Note 2 giving it a touch of Galaxy Note 4,  Electron Team has made it all possible for you. Just like they released the Ditto Note 3 ROM last year, they’ve now come up with the Ditto Note 4 ROM for our beloved Galaxy Note. The new ROM (DN4) packs up almost all the mainstream features of the Galaxy Note 4 and makes them run on the Galaxy Note 2 flawlessly. This will definitely add a new life to your Galaxy Note 2 and prove out to be a great reason for you, not to upgrade your device anytime soon. Let’s go through the features of this ROM now.


Ditto Note 4 (DN4) ROM
      Note 4 Air Command (new features)
      Note 4 S Note with Action Memo
      Note 4 Smart Select
      Note 4 Image Clip
      Note 4 Scrapbook
      Note 4 S Finder
      Note 4 Quick Connect
      Note 4 Multiwindow
      Note 4 Recent Apps
      Note 4 Direct Pen Input
      Note 4 Side Key Panel
      Note 4 Resize Windows from corners (new Pen Window)
      Note 4 Power Saving Mode
      Note 4 Ultra Power Saving Mode
      Note 4 Settings and UI
      Galaxy Note 4 Launcher and Accuweather
      Galaxy Note 4 Contacts app
      Galaxy Note 4 Phone app with N4 feature incoming call popup notification, resize window during calls feature and call recording feature
      Galaxy Note Messaging app with N4 feature SMS pop-up notificaton
      Galaxy Note 4 lockscreen with charging effects and new lockscreen effects (only Abstract Mozaic don’t work)
      Galaxy Note 4 Music Player
      Galaxy Note 4 Video Player
      Galaxy Note 4 Internet Browser
      Galaxy Note 4 Gallery with SStudio
      Galaxy Note 4 S Voice with new pop-up features
      Galaxy Note 4 S Planner, Email, Keyboard, Clock, My Files, Calculator
      Galaxy Note 4 Story Album
      Galaxy Note 4 Photo Note
    Possible to use the same app in both multiwindows

ROM Info:

Based on 4.4.4 Touchwiz rom ported from S3 Korean version.

Features ported from Galaxy Note 4

AGNI Kernel by default

Standalone flashable zip (no aroma)

Rooted and Deodexed

Let’s go through the early preparations now and learn how to install the Ditto Note 4 (DN4) Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom ROM on your Galaxy Note 2  GT-N7100 and grab features from the Galaxy Note 4.


Early Preparations:

1. This is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100

This custom ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.

2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%

Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.

3. Flash a Custom Recovery

A custom recovery is required for flashing this ROM. You may flash TWRP recovery using this guide.

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

5. Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, ROMs and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. If your device has the Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it ever. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.


How to install Ditto Note 4 ROM on Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 now

  1. Before you flash this ROM, you need to make sure that you’ve read and applied all the guidelines explained above.
  2. Also, make sure that you’re currently running your Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.3 [MJ5 bootloader] or higher. Upgrading from an older version of Android will cause issues.
  3. Now boot into TWRP recovery, to  do so, turn off your device and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up+ Home Button + Power Key. Select Wipe >Advanced Wipe > Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache.
  4. Download the Ditto Note 4 ROM [] and place it on your phone’s sd card.
  5. Boot into TWRP Recovery again, select install > file and flash it.
  6. The ROM will take a while to get flashed. As soon as the installation is done, factory reset the phone using the wipe option in TWRP recovery.
  7. Reboot now and setup your new ROM in order to enjoy the features of Galaxy Note 4.

Here are some screenshots by the developers


DN 4 2  DN 4 5 DN4 1

Those having WiFi issues can resolve it using the Patch by Dr Ketan. Here’s how to get across it.

Here’s how you can flash Dr. Ketan’s Wifi Fix Patch:

      • Download and extract Dr Ketan’s Wifi Patch from HERE.
      • Open Odin.
      • Put your phone in download mode. To do so ,turn it off and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key, then press volume up to continue.
      • Connect it to your PC. the ID:COM box should turn blue in Odin now.
      • Select PDA tab, and select the downloaded Dr Ketan’s Wifi Patch file.
      • Hit start. It should flash the wifi patch quickly. As soon as your device reboots, try turning on wifi and it should be working.
      • In case you are currently on an older bootloader, then download and extract this BL_MJ5_DN3 bootloader  and flash it using Odin and skip Dr Ketan’s Wifi Fix.

Just boot into TWRP recovery now and wipe cache and dalvik cache and reboot your device. If the ROM isn’t good enough to fulfill your needs, you may flash stock firmware using this guide.

That’s all. If you’re facing any issues after installing this ROM, make sure that you reach us by using the comment box below. We will respond you immediately in order to help you out. Thank you all.

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  • harri

    camera not function…help pliss

    • @disqus_RfDvoZDGo0:disqus what error are you getting with the Camera?

      • jack

        Wifi issue its not working :/ need help

        • @disqus_AsHLoCY4MT:disqus a new method has been added at the bottom of the post to fix the WiFi, just follow that and your WiFi should be working back again.

    • Aakash Gupta

      Download update 1 and 2 🙂

  • Aakash Panchal

    camera not working its showing camera failed

  • Aakash Panchal

    what should i do

  • Aakash Panchal

    camera is not working showing camera failed

    • @aakashpanchal:disqus this seems to be a bug in this ROM. As soon as the new version comes in, I’ll update this post, you may flash that in order to fix it.

  • Maikannan

    I tried to flash dn4 through TWRP but it failed. Now I can’t use my phone. I tried to fix permission but it too failed. Any instructions

    • @maikannan:disqus Just try flashing it once again. Wipe your system completely and flash the ROM. Another solution is, you can flash stock firmware, and flash TWRP once again from scratch and then flash this ROM. Let me know if you’re able to get it done or not.

      • Maikannan

        I tried flashing once again. I get these error messages.
        Skipping MD5 check; No MD5 file found.
        set_metadata_recursive : some changes failed
        E: Error executing updater binary in zip ‘/extern
        Error flashing zip ‘/external_sdcard/DN4_BY_ELEC

        • @maikannan:disqus Can you explain what exactly you did? I suspect that you’re not following the procedure properly.

          • prats

            i was also facing the same problem .. Use latest TWRP problem will be fixed..

          • Faizal Aiti Aiti Juanda

            Hey i have a big problem i cant install apps thru play store

          • Clear Google Play Store data and restart your device. It should be working fine afterwards.

      • Mwamatt

        I have tried avereything including fashing back to stock, and reinstalling but its not working.

  • Shakil Masalawala

    Nyc rom but there are so less motions and guestures. Before this i used dn3v5.2 rom and it has all the note 2 and note 3 mosions and guestures. I likes them but in dn4 they all features are not available. Sir can u explain me why they are not in dn4. Or can u tell me frm wer i can get them again tobuse with this fentastic dn4 rom.thanks in advance and thumbsup for the great rom.

    • @shakilmasalawala:disqus samsung has skipped some features in the Galaxy Note 4, these include some motions and gestures. DN4 is based on Galaxy Note 4, so that might be the reason you’re not seeing some features here.

      • Shakil Masalawala

        Ok thanks for rep. Jst want to know is there any way to get motions and guestures like dn3 for dn4 rom.

        • @shakilmasalawala:disqus Can’t say anything but maybe in the next updates the developers add those.

          • Shakil Masalawala

            Thanks i ll wait for it. The dn4 rom is perfact only thing i missing mosions and guestures.if developers put them in it then this rom will became superb.i hope they ll do it soon.

  • Mista Ayis

    how to solve wifi issue??

    • @mistaayis:disqus a method to resolve WiFi issues has been added at the bottom of this post. Please use that and get it resolved. Good Luck.

  • Maikannan

    First installed TWRP using Odin. Then using TWRP first wiped cache and dalvik cache. Then clicked install and flashed DN4 ROM.

  • aakash

    I flashed this rom on two note 2 devices…
    One is working perfectly and other has camera issues.
    It says “camera failed” what should I do?

    • @disqus_aeo3zcgZMT:disqus use some other camera application and see if it works or not.

  • Deepak Vijay

    Spekar phone not working after installing on note2

    • @deepak_vijay:disqus Try clearing cache and dalvik cache and see if it works or not.. Performing a factory reset might help, I haven’t seen any such issue in this ROM so far since I’ve been using it as well.. but just in case the issue doesn’t get resolve, you may want to go back to stock firmware.

  • Yuvraj Gupta

    Will we be getting Android 5.0 Lollopo as update on DN4 Rom?

  • arfat mhaldar

    battery is draining very fast if the phone is on a standby….some of the software are not working and lagging a lot…such as musicplayer eqalizr…dsplay optn…and many what should i do….

  • @disqus_lTQdbGXUs8:disqus we are not yet sure what’s working and what’s not working this ROM. The developer’s link is attached above, please visit that to see the original development discussion.

  • paul binney

    just installed dn4 rom which was working nicely until i enabled lock screen with pin. when i enter pin on lock screen it says unfortunatley keyguard has stopped working and i am stuck in lock screen with no way out, any help ? thanks

    • @paulbinney:disqus boot into custom recovery and wipe cache and dalvik cache..see if it boots up or not.. if it doesn’t, then perform a factory data reset from recovery, it will definitely work.. If this also fails, you can flash stock firmware and restore your device.

      • paul binney

        Thanks for the reply. I have uninstalled the rom & reinstalled which did take away the lock screen , so now if i enable lock screen pin is this going to happen again ? Thanks

        • @paulbinney:disqus nope, the lockscreen will be enabled from scratch.

        • Mufti Malik

          I faced the same case. I just wipe dalvik cache and then factory reset from Custom Recovery. It works. But I am not sure which action precisely made it work.

  • Ahemed Nahusheed

    I can’t share any file or receive file via bluetooth ..and even wifi direct is not working properly …installation from playstore also showing error…plz help me out from these problems

    • @ahemednahusheed:disqus Make sure that you made a clean install.. I am using the ROM as well and having no issue with bluetooth.. try clearing your cache and dalvik cache, and for play store, clear its data from application manager.

  • Ganesh Pandi

    flashed this rom on two note 2 devices…
    One is working perfectly and other has camera issues.
    It says “camera failed” what should I do?

    • @disqus_vCz6WUXD55:disqus try using any other third party camera application on the other device, let me know if it works or not.

  • Nitesh

    After installing this ROM my battery backup SUCKS!! it drains battery badly even in standby mode! 10% to 15% in 1hr standby!

  • @ahemednahusheed:disqus that’s great. Stay connected with us 🙂

  • @ahemednahusheed:disqus try using any other third party launcher.

    • Ahemed Nahusheed

      Still same….full lagging

      • @ahemednahusheed:disqus have yu made a clean installation? If you haven’t, then re-install this ROM using a factory reset. If issue persists, you may go back to your stock rom.

  • aman raj

    The quality of display decreases when me do one handed operations and multitasking
    Otherwise its running perfectly
    Is there any sollution for that

  • aman raj

    Please tell me the sollution if someone knows

  • Michael Shameless Shelton

    Please Help! no service, when i go to mobile networks it say insert usim card to access network services how do i fix this?

    • @michaelshamelessshelton:disqus did you take EFS backup? the EFS backup is mentioned above and a method is linked as well.
      You’ve messed up your EFS partition. If you’ve backed it up, simply restore it. Or else, flash your previous firmware back again.

  • Arun Aru

    i have downloaded the dN4 rom ad try to install, But i am unable to install it is giving status 7 Error. Kindly help.

    • @disqus_hJ66qGOcab:disqus make sure that you;re using the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery. Older versions won’t let you flash this file.

  • @disqus_lvX09jQGxI:disqus which custom recovery are you using to update it? and are you trying to flash the update file only or flashing the whole new firmware file?

  • @disqus_lvX09jQGxI:disqus No words about that. Coz, the ROM is in early build stages for LTE variant, these bugs should be fixed over time for sure.

    • cherry

      ok. thanks.

  • bluedskull

    Hello i recently install this rom on my note 2 based on kit kat 4.4.2.
    after installing my camera failed. ‘Camera failed’ to load. How to fix this?
    I even tried third party camera but still not working.
    this is getting on my nerve.
    expecting reply asap.

    • @bluedskull:disqus you can do two things right now: perform a clean installation of this ROM from scratch or go back to your stock ROM.
      The camera issue is rare, and can be fixed using a third party app, however any installation conflict might have stopped it from working.

  • Ionut Bazu

    Do you have the . TAR version of the Rom ? I got to wipe the current rom , I can’t find the backup . I need to install with Odin because My external storage card is not big enough to hold the Rom . Until now I was used to flashing Roms from internal storage . PLease Help me with the TAR File ! Thank You !

    • @ionutbazu:disqus no, custom roms do not come in the form of .tar files. the only way is to either place the file on your internal sd, or copy some data to your PC to make room. SD card means both – the internal and external!

  • @mayannealega:disqus perform a clean install. Prior to the installation of the ROM, Please wipe your phone completely.

    • Jitendra Bhargava

      Same issue. But i tried all method you told. Still it wont go past the samsung start up logo

  • Arpit Singhi


    I am stuck in bootloop

    I have flashed TWRP recovery thru odin it shows me version

    i have tried to install DN4 ROM but it got failed status error 7

    I tried to restore my nandroid backup it shows sucess but it’s stuck it bootloop till 15 minutes and then i removed the battery

    I have tried to clear each and every cache even internal storage

    I have tried to flash cwm via adb sideload but it doesn’t receive any package,

    I am able to start the download mode

    Odin can no longer recognize the the phone connected

    I have tried to flash cwm via zip file install but it doesn’t work too

    I don’t know whether it’s a bug with twrp or what but i am royally screwed

    Any ideas on what could be done, please help

    • @arpitsinghi:disqus Flash stock firmware to recovery your device.

      • Arpit Singhi

        Hi Usama, Thanks for the info. My odin was able to recognize the phone later that day. I immediately changed the recovery from TWRP to CWM by making CWM img odin compatiable in tar.md5 format/

        After this I installed Ditto note 4 ROM. via CWM Zip install The entire process took me not more than 30 minutes. but yes, overall if i see i had spent a hell lot of time

        I am pretty sure the TWRP screwed up my phone, I would recommend CWM Recovery

  • Shreyash

    @usama Mujtaba, first of all great work bro, thanks a lot.

    Using the device feels great, i just found 2 cons which are bothering me are the ((Unfortunately,google search has stopped)) and the Radio,

    what do i do to make them work again.

    • @disqus_QBGpNqjDk3:disqus these might be the bugs in this ROM, we can only wait for a new version to come up with these bugs fixed in it.

  • Shreyash

    @agbawishakiruaina:disqus @usamamujtaba:disqus Thats one of the bugs in this ROM, await for the version with fixed bugs.

  • @mikeestoya:disqus that seems to be an issue with the ROM installation. Did you perform a clean install?

  • sagar bandkar


  • Dragos Stefan

    I also flashed this rom on my n7100, but it gets an error: keyguard has stopped, after I press the power button to unlock the phone. I can figure out how to fix it, I tryed reflashing the rom but it is still there.

  • @advitiyaparanjape:disqus try enabling USB debugging mode and connect your phone again, if it doesn’t detect, try putting your phone in download mode and see if odin detects it or not. If Odin detects, you should flash a stock firmware.

  • Rahul Jain

    hello brother,
    i will also install recently rom dn4 for note 2,
    my camera aap is not working ”camera failed”. how to fix it?
    nd third part apps also not working

    • @disqus_8tmHw80l1E:disqus flash the stock firmware back.

  • @disqus_Dhb7gcq3NS:disqus use some third party camera application.

  • @disqus_Dhb7gcq3NS:disqus Make sure that you made a clean install.. try clearing your cache and dalvik cache, and for play store, clear its data from application manager.

  • Aziz

    Admin пожалуйста. Научите видео или же картину

  • @aq_shakir:disqus try changing your recovery from TWRP to CWM and then try flashing this ROM again.

  • @shreyashrck:disqus what info do you need about the RADIO? This ROM will work fine if you make a completely clean installation properly.

    • Shreyash

      @usamamujtaba:disqus Actually my Radio(FM) , Sound Alive ain’t working , and also i cant get audio via Bluetooth !
      I have tried a clean installation which fixed my Google , but others didn’t show any improvements . Kindly advise !!

      And i wanted to know whether any updates are released for this ROM ??
      And any idea till which android ui is Note2 officially updated !

      • @shreyashrck:disqus please check back after 2 weeks. As soon as my exams are over, I’ll be getting back with all the updates.

  • Guru Darshan

    hi,after i flash the wifi fix patch on the download mode wifi is not working when i turn the mobile. plz fix. am using dn4

    • @guru_darshan:disqus wipe cache and dalvik cache from recovery and then check again if wifi is working or not. Otherwise, revert back to stock firmware.

  • @nyagajamesm:disqus Use a third party camera application.

  • Chris Etches

    Love the ROM other than one thing so far. The Gps will not lock onto any satellites. Was on an hour bicycle ride today and it newer did find a satellite. Any ideas?

  • Chris Etches

    Have tried reinstalling twice, clean as I can possibly get it, and still no GPS…Any ideas?

  • Chris Etches

    Any ideas on how to fix GPS not working?

    • @chris_etches:disqus might be a bug in this ROM, I’ll check it out and update you.

      • Chris Etches

        Sorry about multiple posts…and thanks for the ROM, other than the gps, its the best ive ever used!

      • Chris Etches

        Have you had a chance to look into this yet? Thanks!

  • Raj

    Is there any fix for Radio App….seems to be non working (I mean no sound of radio reception). Also when I connect headphone, the headphone icon doesn’t appear

  • Charles L Green

    Hi I downloaded DN4 ROM from XDA it’s an awesome rom I have only 1 problem my playstore does a forced close (I have a AT&T NOTE 2) please any help would be great thanks

  • @disqus_EKUJxhkiio:disqus no, you cannot install LTE ROM on N7100. You have to install ROM of N7100 on N7100.

  • @disqus_SCLRgQwPGY:disqus no it will not work with N7105T.

  • Sven

    have problem with
    – bluetooth. can find device, but there is no voice in speakers while bluetooth is connected…
    – loudspeaker call is not working. if i use this, phone mutes

  • khairnar ajay

    Samsung logo comes after that nothing happens cant go forward only Samsung logo was blinking .

    • @khairnarajay:disqus try clearing cache and dalvik cache from recovery.

  • Mohd Haffies Hasalludin

    Hello..i need help..i flashed dn4v2.2 lte for my note 2 lte…but stuck at bootloop samsung galaxy note 2..what should i do??

  • @disqus_8Ghw5EA8Js:disqus the uploaders do not allow mirroring their files. Sorry.

  • Pilkington

    I flashed the ditto note 4 (v2,1) on my note 2 N7100, following your instructions here. It’s working well but for some slight glitches, like the calendar. However, if I leave the phone idle for a few seconds, the screen goes blank and won’t come on again, even when I touch, press the home or the power button. I’ll only have to press the power button, long enough, to turn off/and reboot the phone before the screen comes on again, and the same cycle continues if the phone is left idle. Please can anybody advise how I can fix this problem?

    • @disqus_3mBXuur3mN:disqus Have you flashed the latest version of Ditto Note 4 ROM? Also, try wiping cache and dalvik cache, this might fix your issue. Since its a custom ROM, not everything is expected to work perfectly well. There might be some minor bugs residing in your phone.

      • Pilkington

        Thank you, Usama. Please where can find I find the latest version of the DN4 ROM? And what is the process to wipe the cache and dalvik cache? I’ll be very grateful if you can guide me.

  • Kishore

    its saying Unfortunately,google search has stopped everytime, what should we do?

    • @disqus_LdXVNW34O7:disqus you should flash the stock firmware back then. The ROM is pretty old, we can’t suggest a fix now.

  • Kishore

    Wifi patch is also not working

  • barthel

    hi guys I did use the DN4 on my note 2 GT1705 but I couldn’t get the signal network is anyone can help regarding that?

  • Enrico Cuison

    Successfully flashed DN4 on my note 2.. but my device tends to get hot. What do i do with it? Also, i can’t get any signal..

    • @enricocuison:disqus if you backed up your EFS partition before flashing the custom ROM then flash the EFS backup and signals will be back.
      About device being too hot: check if your device gets hot even on normal usage.. if so, then you might consider going back to a stock ROM.

  • Enache Alexandru

    For me the wifi fix metod fails. Please help!

  • @ihabhasan:disqus Since this one is a custom ROM, we can’t really guarantee anything to work properly.

  • Kaumba Muyunda Mwana

    hi, can somebody assist me with the download for this ROM. seems to have been removed from the web… thank you

  • Arsalan Khan

    Usama Bro I recently installed DN4 ROM on NOTE 2 SGH-I317 and its running fine but the issue is my SIM card is not detected, for this issue I flashed these on my note 2; DN4-stock-kernel, Dn4-Update_v2.2.6, and system-UI-no-operator-signed. After flashing these files it shows a black screen and nothing is showing. It’s stuck in black screen I can’t able to reboot to recovery or download mode. What should I do please help me?

  • Timothy John Castañeda

    This worked on Shv – E250S Version of Note 2? I need this rom more features than stock 4.4.2

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