Samsung actually popularized the entire phablet segment with the release of the first ever Samsung Galaxy Note. The handset, with model number GT-N700 grabbed a lot of attention at release, while also paving a way for the entire segment to shine over the years. Accordingly, we now have the Galaxy Note 4.
The South Korean smartphone heavyweight has since stopped supporting the first ever Note, but it still can be see in so many hands across the country. It goes without saying, the first Note is active and kicking. And it's high time you show it some upgraded love.
Sure Samsung isn't supporting the phone, but that hardly means you cannot upgrade the phone with the latest software. In fact, it's quite easy to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Note to the latest Android Lollipop operating system. The XDA guys are already on the case and have released the pre-alpha version of CyanogenMod 12 (CM12) Android 5.0 ROM for the N7000.
As of now, owing to its current state, the CM12 based Lollipop ROM for N7000 has drawn a lot of enthusiasm due to its rich speed and easy to master user interface. So if you wish to go ahead, you can grab the CM12 Android 5.0 ROM from here and then download Google Apps.
Note: Perform the following actions on your handset at your own risk as there are chances that your handset might start acting up strangely. GizBot or OneIndia isn't responsible for any damages.
Here are the steps to install Android Lollipop on your Galaxy Note
Download CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 custom ROM for Galaxy Note on the computer and connect and mount the phone's USB mass storage on computer with USB cable.
Next, copy the downloaded CM12 ROM zip file to the root folder on the phone's SD card. Once that is done, power off the phone and disconnect its USB cable from computer.
Once that is done, boot the device into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. When the phone enters into CWM Recovery, perform a full data wipe task by clicking Wipe Data/Factory Reset (You can use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power button to select an option in the Recovery Mode)
Next, perform Wipe Cache Partition and wait until the process completes. When that's completed, perform Wipe Dalvik Cache also. To do this, go to 'advanced' option and then click Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Now return to the main recovery menu and choose Install Zip from SD card.
Click Choose Zip from SD card. You can use volume keys to navigate to the CM12 ROM zip file that you copied earlier to your phone's SD card. You can choose it by tapping the Power button. Just confirm the ROM installation on next screen and the installation process will begin.
Now repeat above steps to install Google Apps (Gapps) as well.
Once the ROM and Gapps installation completes, go to "+++++Go Back+++++" and select Reboot System Now in the Recovery menu.
The phone will now reboot and the first boot may take about five minutes or more to complete. At this point, you just wait patiently.
Your Galaxy Note N7000 should now run the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop via CM12 custom ROM. Head over to Settings -- About phone to verify the firmware version installed.
[Source: Prime Inspiration]