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How to Root Galaxy Note 2! [AT&T/T-Mobile/Canadian/GT-N7100/GT-N7105]

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Here’s how to root your Galaxy Note 2.  (If you ended up on this page to root your Galaxy Note 3, see How To Root Galaxy Note 3 instead.)

Verified to work on the following Galaxy Note 2:

    International Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 International Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105 T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 AT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317 Canadian Galaxy Note 2 with model number starting with SGH-I317 or SGH-T889 such as SGH-I317M or SGH-T889V

This root method works regard

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How to Root Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900!

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For those of you who want to root Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900, you can follow this root tutorial as it will show you how to install TWRP custom recovery and also root your Sprint Note 2.  (If you followed the original root guide, you can follow Steps 4-11 in this guide to re-install TWRP as the CWM Recovery you installed is not compatible with Sprint Galaxy Note 2.)

This root method is for Windows only but I will have another guide for Linux and Mac soon.

Step 1. Connect y

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How to Convert Galaxy Note 2 into OnePlus One!

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For those of you still waiting for a OnePlus One invite, here’s another way to appease your waiting time by converting your Galaxy Note 2 into OnePlus One!

Don’t know what OnePlus One is?  See our OnePlusOne unboxing video here.

You can do this easily by installing the latest CM11 ROM Snapshot M9 along with our

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LiquidSmooth ROM for Galaxy Note 2! [Android 4.4.4]

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For this week’s Note 2 ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, LiquidSmooth ROM brings you the best and greatest Android 4.4.4 along with customization features you will drool over.

First up, you will get a nicely-optimized Android 4.4.4 that is bug-free out of the box (should be better than CM11).  You will find amazing performance/battery life with LiquidSmooth ROM.

Customization is offered through many different features you can choose from including Active Display, HALO, HOVER, PIE Control, App Circle Sidebar

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CM11 Android 4.4.3 + Root for Galaxy Note 2!

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For this week’s Galaxy Note 2 ROM of the Week, definitely check out the latest CM11 Android 4.4.3, available for all variants of Note 2 including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, GT-N7105, and GT-N7100.

The latest CM11 ROM brings you the best Android we’ve seen so far along with all the Android 4.4.3 performance optimization, which you will be able to feel right away upon installation.

Of course, Samsung is currently still updating most Note 2 models to Android 4.4.2 but Android 4.4.3 is much better in my opinion as many bugs have been squashe

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Android 4.4.2 ND7 + Root for Verizon Galaxy Note 2!

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For this week’s Verizon Galaxy Note 2 ROM of the week, check out the latest Android 4.4.2 ND7 + Root!

Verizon has finally released Android 4.4.2 for the Verizon Note 2, which just came out last week.  Well, you don’t have to unroot to get the latest stock firmware and we actually don’t recommend it as you will be stuck with latest bootloader, which will prevent you from installing AOSP ROMs and you will have to use SafeStrap to install only TouchWiz ROMs.

You can instead install the Android 4.4.2 ND7 Stock ROM which also comes with root and you can k

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AICP ROM for Galaxy Note 2! [AT&T/T-Mobile/GT-N7105/Sprint/Verizon/Canadian]

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For this week’s ROM of the Week, also check out AICP ROM, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, GT-N7105, Sprint, Verizon, and Canadian Note 2.  (Sprint users, your 4G LTE signal may be lower on AOSP ROMs, so don’t install unless you can handle that.)

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, AICP ROM is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) that brings you lots of customization, performance, and battery life.

Inside AICP ROM, you will find the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat AOKP ROM Control Set

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N3BULA ROM for Verizon Galaxy Note 2! [Floating/Quad Multi-Window]

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For this week’s Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-i605 ROM of the Week, check out the latest N3BULA ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.3 Verizon TouchWiz firmware, N3BULA ROM brings you a ton of customization along with clean-interface without cluttering your app drawer.   The latest version also brings you Note 3 “white” theme along with slew of Note 3 apps/features.

Inside Settings->Custom Apps, you will find goodies like Battery Calibrator, SMS Popup, Multi Window Manager, Pen Window Manager, and a slew of Xposed apps like Xposed App Settings, Greenify, X

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Phantom ROM for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100! [KitKat+Note 3/S5 Features]

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For this week’s Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 ROM of the Week, check out Phantom ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, Phantom ROM brings you some great Note 3 and Galaxy S5 features so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Phantom ROM, as its name implies, also comes with great performance and long battery life for those concerned for using it as daily driver. It comes with battery/performance tweaks, and memory/RAM tweaks that will help you get the most out of your Note 2.

As for features, you will find a slew of Note 3 features including Note 3

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FTW Annihilation ROM for Sprint Galaxy Note 2! [Note 3 Features]

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For this week’s Sprint Note 2 ROM of the Week, check out FTW Anihilation ROM!

Based on latest Sprint Android 4.3 firmware, FTW Annihilation ROM brings you the best of TouchWiz stability along with some great new features taken from the Note 3.

Inside FTW Annihilation ROM, you will find an awesome red theme along with a “FU” battery icon (which I think is really funny) and custom system animations that will really jazz your Note 2 experience.

For settings, you will find Note 3 KitKat settings on-board along with goodies like Air View and

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SOKP ROM for Galaxy Note 2!

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For this week’s ROM of the week, check out SOKP ROM for Galaxy Note 2, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, GT-N7105, and GT-N7100.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, SOKP ROM for Galaxy Note 2 brings you a ton of customization and features including multi-window, floating multi-window (experimental), and more.

SOKP ROM brings you many AOSP customization/features you are used to on other AOSP ROMs together such as HALO floating notifications (which can be turned into floating multi-window), lockscreen notifications (my favorite), Active

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JellyKat ROM for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100! [KitKat + AirCommand]

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For those of you who have been waiting for Android 4.4.2 KitKat from Samsung, we have some great news for you, there’s a bunch of custom ROMs out there with the leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

One of them I really like is the JellyKat ROM, which is a custom ROM for the GT-N7100 Note 2.  With JellyKat ROM, you will be able to experience some of the latest features such as Floating Pen Windows, just like found on the Note 3.

Wait, it gets better as you can also enjoy Note 3 AirCommand feature on your Note 2.  JellyKat ROM also comes with a graphical AROMA installer,

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Venum Ice ROM for Sprint Galaxy Note 2! [Android 4.3]

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For this week’s Sprint Note 2 ROM of the week, check out the latest Venum Ice ROM.

Based on the latest Android 4.3 MK4 Sprint firmware, Venum Ice ROM gives you the best of Android 4.3 without all the Sprint bloatware.

If you have tried previous version of Venum Ice ROM then you would probably love the latest version, which also comes fully themed in black, white, and grey.  The theming on Venum Ice ROM is a piece of art by itself, near flawless theme that will complement your phone very well. Also, having a dark theme such as Venum Ice may give you longer batter

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Mean Bean ROM for Galaxy Note 2! [AT&T/T-Mobile/Verizon/GT-N7105/Canadian]

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For this week’s AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, GT-N7105, or Canadian Galaxy Note 2 users, check out the latest Mean Bean ROM.

Based on latest Verizon Android 4.3 TouchWiz firmware, Mean Bean ROM by XDA developer MikeyXDA aims to bring you a faster, mean-and-lean TouchWiz experience without the lag and many little features to make it simply awesome.

Mean Bean ROM’s core feature is its raw performance along with zero-screen wake lag.  I have used Mean Bean ROM many times in the past on the Verizon Note 2 but it’s finally available for other Note 2 users.

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Slim Kat ROM for Galaxy Note 2!

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For this week’s Note 2 ROM of the week, check out Slim Kat ROM, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, GT-N7100, and GT-N7105 variants.

I have been using Slim ROMs (same developers) for awhile since they had ROMs for the Galaxy S2.  Their focus has always been on a “slim” ROM, just as the name implies.  In fact, their default DPI (dots per inch) is lower than stock settings, which results in bigger resolution screen (or at least to the eyes).

Having such a feature on my Galaxy S2 wasn’t too pleasant as my screen was too s

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Omni ROM for Galaxy Note 2! [OmniSwitch]

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For this week’s Galaxy Note 2 ROM of the week, check out (again) the latest Omni ROM.  Omni ROM is available for all Note 2 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, GT-N7105, and GT-N7100.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Omni ROM brings you more stability than ever with everything working out of the box. (multi-window is not working yet but should be soon…)

What’s new?

Omni ROM has released their new “OmniSwitch”.  Very similar to PIE Controls (but better and simplified), it’s a quick-swipe shortcuts men

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Jedi X19 ROM for Galaxy Note 2! [AT&T/T-Mobile/Verizon/GT-N7105/Canadian]

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For this week’s AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, GT-N7105, and Canadian Note 2 ROM of the week, check out latest Jedi X19 ROM.

Like its previous versions, Jedi X19 ROM brings you the best of Star Wars theme/sounds/UI along with lots of features like Awesome Beats app for tweaking your sound, transparent multi-window enabled for all apps, Android 4.3 PhotoSphere camera, 4×5, 5×5, or 5×6 TouchWiz launcher with continuous scrolling, and much much more.

The biggest change from previous version comes with a major upgrade to the Saber kernel.  Now you can e

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How to Unlock Bootloader and Root Verizon Galaxy Note 2 on VRAMC3!

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For those of you who want to install custom ROMs on your Verizon Note 2, you will need to unlock bootloader and install a custom recovery.

Today, we will be unlocking the bootloader using Adam Outler’s “No You Verizon” program and also root it.  This will install TWRP recovery so you can backup, restore, and install custom ROMs.

This is ONLY for Android 4.1.2 with VRAMC3 Build, please do not use on newer Android 4.3 or 4.4.2!

If you don’t need to install custom ROMs, just want “root”, see

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