The most popular Samsung smartphones, tablets and phablets will always have some custom ROMs available to install. Device owners love to install custom recoveries due to their ability to create and restore device backups. The other power a custom recovery possesses is the ability to install custom ROMs. Once you upload your new ROM zip file to the custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 device, you can run aftermarket firmware which is completely unprecedented on your device. Some custom ROMS appear nothing like what the Android developers gave to you in the stock ROM, while others can purposefully stick close to the stock Android but give what they consider to be better features and better ROMs. The most popular custom ROM in the world, CyanogenMod, is a great example of the latter.


See also: Free Samsung Firmware Update Tools

Files You Need

  1. You will need to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7105 phablet before you can install a custom ROM on the device. Sometimes you might also need to install a custom recovery before you can root the device, depending on your rooting method.
  2. You will need to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7105 phablet if you are going to install a custom ROM.

CyanogenMod 13:

CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is very smooth, fast and a stable custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. As you know, CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM contains a hidden feature with which you can easily open two apps on the same screen and multitask on your phone easily. We call that feature “split screen multitasking”.

Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, custom dpi, edit notification bar toggles, quick pull down, status bar icon customization, navigation bar customization, disable doze mode, slim PIE, signal cluster updates, floating windows, slim recent apps, breathing notifications, music tile, dynamic equalizer tiles, silent mode, force expanded notifications, notification count.

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Resurrection Remix 5.6.5 ROM:

The Resurrection Remix custom ROMs are based on CyanogenMod custom ROM builds and more smoother and faster than them. Not only the performance, Resurrection Remix 5.6.5 custom ROM is more customize-able and less with more features to play with.

Features: CyanogenMod 13 based, CM theme engine, carrier label, day and date toggle, quick pull down, time and date alignment, battery bar customization, battery percentage color, list view animations, gesture anywhere, app circle bar, trigger switch, clear all recent apps, clear all button locations, clock and alarm customization, calendar events, quick settings tiles customization, enable 2/3/4 tiles per row.

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Orion LP ROM:

The Orion LP custom ROM is based on CM 12.1 based custom ROM configured to give you more performance and better customization options. The Orion LP custom ROM has better RAM management, which makes your phone to have lots of clear RAM for better and smoother multitasking.

Features: CM 12.1 based, CM theme engine, battery bar, quick settings customization, lock screen shortcuts, lock screen weather, status bar customization, built with UBER tool chain, master heads up switch, recent apps panel customization, expanded desktop status bar clock alignment (let, right and center).

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JuMBO v1.1:

The JuMBO V1.1 custom ROM is basically a tweaked Galaxy Note 2 stock ROM to give you a better and more beautiful TouchWiz UI on your same Galaxy Note 2 device. The JuMBO ROM is made by removing bloat apps, zip aligned the ROM and has deodexed all the system apps to deliver better performance than before.

Features: based on Android 4.4 KitKat, deodexed, zip aligned, deknoxed, stable and fast, multi language, clean dial pad, network mode menu, rooted with SuperSU 2.46, AROMA installer, wake up device switch, back button, long press actions on hardware keys, volume button controls music when phone in sleep mode, LCD density, heads up customization.

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Ditto Note 3 ROM:

Who does not want to have a phone get updated with the latest features that the latest smart phones have on offer? The Ditto Note 3 ROM does the same job for you and provides you with the ultimate new features of the Galaxy Note 3 smart phone in the same old Galaxy Note 2 device. Not just features, this custom ROM also inherits the beautiful TouchWiz UI from Galaxy Note 3.

Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, Note 3 S Note app, Note 3 S health, Note 3 S magazine, Note 3 styled settings menu, Note 3 galaxy apps, penup app installed, download booster, multi window feature, Note 3 Air menu.

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Alliance ROM:

The Alliance ROM is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and born to give you Samsung Galaxy S5’s user interface and features. Alliance ROM also had Galaxy S5’s theme chooser and theme store app with which you can have that premium look on your Galaxy Note too!

Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, Galaxy S5 apps, S5 messaging, S5 my files, S5 gallery, S5 contacts, S5 incoming call UI, S5 story album, S5 launcher and headlines, S5 wallpaper, S5 unlock effect, S5 group play, S5 S-Note.

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AICP 10:

Today I’m going to tell you about a very cool custom ROM “Android Ice Cold Project” and it’s not just the name that is cool. The features of this custom ROM are way cooler than the name. This custom ROM is always based on the CyanogenMod custom ROM builds and now it is highly customize-able, super smooth and blazing fast.

Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, sources updated, floating windows, slim recent apps, force expanded notifications, signal cluster updates, silent mode, restart system UI in power menu, ambient display brightness setting, call recording enabled, notification ticker, notification count, smart mute.

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