A couple of days it was the Galaxy Note that got a Jelly Bean Android 4.1 based ROM, and now it’s the turn of its AT&T sibling, aka the Galaxy Note I717, which has also gotten another taste of Jelly Bean and its features – such as a smooth as butter interface, improved and actionable notifications, advanced voice recognition service, smarter keyboard, offline voice typing, Google Now app for useful info (like traffic, weather, sports, etc without user intervention) and more.
XDA Recognized Developer DAGr8 has posted AOKP ROM based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the AT&T Note, which features Jelly Bean along with AOKP’s fast performance and useful customization options. Keep in mind that the ROM may have a few issues and bugs as it is a work in progress, though every day use will not be a problem with it.
The following issues currently exist in the ROM (quoted from the developer):
- video camera doesnt work (greeen tint after taking a picture )
Continue reading to find out how AOKP Jelly Bean ROM can be installed on the AT&T Galaxy Note.
This firmware and the guide below is compatible only and only with AT&T Galaxy Note, SGH-i717. It’s not compatible with any other device, including international version N7000. 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 Jelly Bean AOKP ROM on AT&T Galaxy Note
- 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 make a backup of your APN settings, which you can restore later if your data connection does not work after installing the ROM. Use the backup guide to find out how.
- Make sure you have Clockworkmod recovery (CWM) installed on the phone. Install it by using the guide → here.
- Download the latest version of the ROM from its development page.
- Download the Google Apps package. This will install apps like Play Store, Gmail, etc. which are not present in the ROM by default.
Download Gapps | Filename: gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip
- Copy the two zip files downloaded in step 3 and 4 to the SD card on the phone.
- Turn off the phone. Then, boot into CWM recovery. To do this, press and hold the Volume Up + Power buttons together. When the screen turns on, let go of the Power button, but keep holding the Volume Up button till you enter CWM recovery.
- Perform a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore –> On the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
- Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the ROM file on the sdcard and select it. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install ______.zip on the next screen. The ROM will now start installing.
- After ROM installation completes, select choose zip from sdcard again, then select the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file to install the Google apps package.
- After the installation is complete, select Go back then select reboot system now to reboot the phone and boot up into AOKP ROM. The first boot will take some time, up to 5 minutes, so be patient.
NOTE: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery (as given in step 6), select wipe data/factory reset to wipe data. Then select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
AOKP, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now installed and running on your AT&T Galaxy Note. Visit the official development page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.