Galaxy Note 2 is still loved by millions of users all around the globe, and this is the only reason that the device’s development is not seeing any breaks anytime soon, or its development might never see an end. A laundry list of custom ROMs is available over the XDA-developers forum that can make your Galaxy Note 2 fly high, but something unique is definitely required in order to add extra charm to the working and functionality of your Android device. The great developers are working all the time in order to make your device compete with Samsung’s latest flagships and help your devices feel young even if it’s years old. Dr. Ketan’s work is something similar. With Samsung’s new devices like Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5, the users may feel that their devices are getting old and the features are outdated, while the new devices come with really cool and eye catching options on board. Dr. Ketan has tried his best to finish this harsh feeling of the users and brought us his great Custom ROM.
Current version of Dr.Ketan Custom ROM is V7.3, based on stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Galaxy Note 2. The ROM contains UI features from the Galaxy S5, some apps are ported from the latest flagship, while features like Air Command are ported from the Galaxy Note 3. This makes the Galaxy Note 2 even more cool running features of 2 latest flagship devices. Dr. Ketan’s custom ROM installation is fully user controlled, each and every single option has to be selected by users while flashing the ROM through AROMA installer. The ROM is full of MODs, tweaks that you may select during installation, there is a number of themes available as well. Apart from this, Dr. Ketan has also inserted an option to remove bloatware during the installation, which simply fastens the performance of your Galaxy Note 2. The ROM also packs up EFS Backup and Password Cleaner which helps the users to take maximum advantage while installing this ROM and make the installation secure.
As we move forward, we will be installing Dr. Ketan’s Custom ROM V7.3 on our beloved Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 and get the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5 features. All you need is, follow this guide being very careful and do not miss a step. Before we head towards the installation instructions, let’s go through the features of this cool custom ROM.
This ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. Do not try this on any other device, please check your device’s model in Settings > About Device > Model.
Your device must be running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher. Do not use any older firmware to flash this ROM.
Your device’s battery should be charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
Make sure that you backup your important media content,Contacts, Call Logs &Messages. This is highly recommended just in case something goes wrong and you need to reset your phone.
If you already have rooted your device, useTitanium Backupto back up all your important apps + system data. Also if you are using a custom recovery, it is recommended that you backup your current system using that first. [Just for the sake of safety]. Here’s our full Nandroid Backup guide.
You will have to go through Data Wipes during installation of this ROM, so make sure that you have backed up all the mentioned data.
Make anEFS backupof your phone before you flash this ROM.
You need enough confidence to flash this ROM.
Alright! Go ahead and flash the custom firmware, follow this guide to the letter.
Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom 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. 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 Dr.Ketan Custom ROM V7.3 On Galaxy Note 2 And Get Galaxy S5 And Galaxy Note 3 Features:
Make sure that TWRP recovery is flashed on your device.
Now disconnect your phone and turn it off complete.
Boot into TWRP recovery now, in order to do so, turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key. You should see the recovery mode in a while.
Now in TWRP recovery, wipe cache, factory data reset and advanced options > dalvik cache. [Important]
After wiping all these three, select “Install” option.
Now select “Install > Choose Zip from SD card > Select Dr.Ketan Custom ROM V7.3 .zip file > Yes”.
This will start flashing the ROM in your phone.
Once entered in AROMA installer, go through the options, select the MODs, tweaks, themes and other tasks you want to perform.
Flash the ROM.
Reboot your device.
You should see the Dr.Ketan Custom ROM V7.3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM running on your device in a while.
First boot may take up to 10 minutes, you may not worry if it’s taking that much long. In case it’s taking too long, you may boot into TWRP recovery and wipe cache and dalvik cache and reboot your device as it may fix the issue. In case your device is having issues, you may return to your old system using the Nandroid backup or follow our guide here toinstall stock firmware.
If the ROM is great enough to impress you, do not forget to donate to the original developers.
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