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Android 4.1 Update for Galaxy Note N7000: Asylum CM10 Custom ROM Available Now!


The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) ROM has been out already for the Galaxy Note for quite some time, and now a new ROM based on the official CM10 ROM has come out for the device, named Asylum CM10. Asylum CM10 brings you all the functionality of CM10 as well as the features of Android 4.1, along with a few extra features for an even better experience.

“AT&T Galaxy Note Jelly Bean ROMs can be found → here.”

Here are a few features of the Asylum CM10 ROM:

  • Built from official CM10 source
  • Customized AROMA installation
  • Performance tweaks
  • UI tweaks
  • Removed bloat
  • Updated hosts file to block ads

Keep in mind that this is not an official Samsung ROM. It’s a custom ROM that is under development and may have a few bugs and issues, and some things may not work properly and some stock Samsung ROM features will not be available.

Let’s take a look at how the Asylum CM10 ROM can be installed on the Galaxy Note.


This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with Galaxy Note, model number N7000. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

How to Install Asylum CM10 ROM on Galaxy Note


  1. [Important] First, flash the CM9 ROM → here on your Galaxy Note. If you are already on CM9, skip this step. Do not flash Asylum CM10 ROM from a stock Samsung based Ice Cream Sandwich ROM.
  2. [Skip if you already made a backup while installing CM9 in step 1] This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
    NOTE: Don’t forget to at least note down your network’s APN settings, which are required to make mobile data work. Go into Settings » More » Mobile Networks, click on the APN that is in use, then note down the setting for each field. While APN settings should be automatically restored from network, you can enter them manually if needed to make mobile data work. You can also find your APN details → here.
  3. Download the latest version of the ROM from the source page.
  4. Copy the two zip files downloaded in step 3 and 4 to the internal SD card on the phone (do not extract the files).
  5. Boot into ClockworkMod recovery. To do so, make sure the phone is off, then press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power keys together until the screen turns on, then let them go. The phone will boot into ClockworkMod recovery in a few seconds.
    In recovery, use the Volume buttons to scroll up/down and the power button to select items.
  6. Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
  7. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the ROM file on the SD card and select it. Confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen.
  8. After a few seconds, the installer will show up. Here, just make your choices (or leave the default option in each screen) and keep pressing Next till the ROM starts installing. However, be sure to select the Google apps aka Gapps option when given the choice to do so, so that Google apps like Play Store, Gmail, Talk, etc are installed.
  9. After the installation is complete, the phone will automatically reboot (press Finish if it doesn’t to reboot manually) into Asylum CM10 ROM. First boot will take up to 5-7 minutes.
    NOTE: If you want to go back to a stock Samsung ROM, flash the XXLC1 firmware by following the guide → here.

Asylum CM10, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy Note. Visit the source page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.

Also try out some other Jelly Bean ROMs for the Note → here.

  • Andreas Grunwald

    Irgendwie hoffe ich, dass die Funktion aus dem CM9, in den Kameraeinstellungen den Speicherpfad angeben zu können auch in das CM10 findet. Das ist für uns fielfotografierer sehr wichtig

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