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

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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.

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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 [DN4_BY_ELECTRONG_TEAM.zip] and place it on your phone’s sd card.
  5. Boot into TWRP Recovery again, select install > DN4_BY_ELECTRONG_TEAM.zip 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
Troubleshooting:

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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Usama M, a software engineer by profession, is the founder and editor-in-chief at Techbeasts. At Techbeasts, he uses his expertise to craft solutions to solve everyday consumer tech problems. His main areas of interest are Android, iOS, and Windows. You can find him on YouTube at "Tech with Usama".

143 COMMENTS

  1. 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

  2. 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.

          • 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.

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

  4. 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?

    • @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.

  5. 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….

  6. @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.

  7. 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.

      • 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

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

  15. Hi,

    I am stuck in bootloop

    I have flashed TWRP recovery thru odin it shows me version 2.4.4.0

    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

      • 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

  16. @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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. @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.

  20. 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

  21. I do not know inglish.Wi FI drict failed, SHAREit failed. DN4 instead on the other FIRMWARE writing is it? no problems FIRMWARE is it?

  22. @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.

    • @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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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?

  25. 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

  26. Hello…DN4 works super good for me except camera…Heard update 1 can fix the issue..but unable to download update 1 from the link i got..Can i get the link for update 1….Thank you in advance..

  27. 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

  28. After installing the DN4 rom in my galaxy note2 my phone is always getting stops working and getting hang and to again start working i want switched off it by removing the battery.so plese help me sir to overcome by this problem.
    and One more thing Sir when i was installing the ROM after all the process at the end of installation a error message was came that is ERROR THERE IS NO SU BINARY INSTALLED AND SUPE8R SU CANNOT INSTALL IT.THIS IS A PROBLEM!IF YOU JUST UPGRADED TO ANROID 4.3 YOU NEED TO MANUALLY RE-ROOT -CONSULT THE RELAVANT FORUMS FOR YOUR DEVICE.. pls rply sir @ this email id
    miths.sonone143@gmail.com

  29. Hii all…i am Mithilesh i have a big problm After installing the DN4 rom in my galaxy note2 my phone is always getting stops working and getting hang and to again start working i want switched off it by removing the battery.so plese help me sir to overcome by this problem.
    and One more thing Sir when i was installing the ROM after all the process at the end of installation a error message was came that is ERROR THERE IS NO SU BINARY INSTALLED AND SUPER SU CANNOT INSTALL IT.THIS IS A PROBLEM!IF YOU JUST UPGRADED TO ANROID 4.3 YOU NEED TO MANUALLY RE-ROOT -CONSULT THE RELAVANT FORUMS FOR YOUR DEVICE. Pls. Somebody help to solv this problem

  30. 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

  31. 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??

  32. Hi,
    I am unable to download Ditto Note 4 ROM [DN4_BY_ELECTRONG_TEAM.zip]. Can you please upload the files somewhere else?

  33. Hi,
    I am unable to download Ditto Note 4 ROM [DN4_BY_ELECTRONG_TEAM.zip]. Can you please upload the files somewhere else?

  34. 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.

  35. 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?
    thanks

  36. 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.

  37. I have just issued 2 problems after upgrading to this DN4 rom !

    The first is about FM Radio .. There is no sound even i connect earphones or not 🙁 ..

    And the second is about S Planner .. When i open , it just says : Unfortunately S Planner has stopped ! I tried to disable it and enable it again , clear data , clear cache , force stop ! None of them benifits 🙁 i can’t also find the app on play store to update or uninstall !

    Plz help me 🙁

  38. I have installed dn4 version 1 rom its working fine now i got to know about dn4 v2 and v2.1 rom i want to know which version is best to install now please help and can u please attach the link to download that version which you think is best among all dn4 version

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

  40. 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?

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