Hawkish Extreme ROM for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100! [6 Themes][Galaxy S4 Theme]

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For Note 2 GT-N7100 ROM of the week, check out the latest version of Hawkish Extreme ROM (Also known as Hawkish Premium as we saw back last month), which now comes with 6 themes along with Galaxy S4 theme for those of you who want Galaxy S4 features on your Note 2.

Of course, it’s going to take awhile before cool features from Galaxy S4 like Wireless Remote Viewfinder or dual camera mode to come to the Note 2 but this ROM does come with goodies like S4 Translator and some S4 widgets.

For kernel, you do have choice of stock, Perseus, or Redpill kernel. (See Perseus kernel tutorial here)

And yes, you still get features from older version such as AOSP lockscreen, call recording, call button in contact list, stock browser defaulted to Desktop, higher-bitrate camcorder, 720PHD YouTube for 3G/Wifi from the last version. (You can see video overview of older version here.)

Overall, the latest Hawkish Extreme ROM is better than ever, certainly one of the best ROMs I’ve tried and have gotten some really great feedback.

If this sounds something you are interested in, perhaps be crazy about, flash it over the week(end) and do let me know anything else new you find!


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114 Responses

  1. StavDor says:

    Whats up Max?!
    QUASTION: If I have the version of Hawkish from the last month, can I update to the new version somehow or I must to Wipe all and install again from the beginning?

  2. Daraul Harris says:

    You’ve posted lots of roms and I’m always tempted to test out the news ones… but I need to know… what do you think the BEST N7100 rom is?

    • Max Lee says:

      This is one of the best, I can’t just say which one is the ONE and ONLY best but Hawkish, Criskelo, Xnote, Amnopsherum, Alliance are all pretty solid.

  3. Harry says:

    Hi Max,

    After Installing, it stuck on the boot screen…!!!

    • StavDor says:

      If you come from another custom ROM you must do this things before you flashing the new Custom ROM, and in our case the New Hawkish ROM:

      in your custom recovery:
      1. Wipe Factory Reset
      2. Wipe Cache
      3. Wipe Dalvik
      4. Flash The Rom and Enjoy!

  4. phaze0085 says:

    Is this the same rom that is now on the AT&T Note 2?

  5. Leandro says:

    Hey Max, you kinda forgot to tell us what version of Android is this Hawkish ROM, is it 4.2.2? and would you prefer it over Jellybam?


    • Max Lee says:

      Sorry, this is Android 4.1.2 TouchWiz-based ROM, there’s currently nothing higher than that for TouchWiz.

      JellyBAM is Android 4.2.2 AOSP ROM, it’s a different animal so no comparison really but I prefer TouchWiz roms as you can have 2 camera, photosphere and note 2 camera.

  6. Vikram Dwivedi says:

    OTA available on Hawkish ROM..?

    • StavDor says:

      Only if u have a stock recovery installed.
      If u have a custom recovery, u can installed the stock recovery again or flash the new version of Hawkish on the the old Hawkish version without wiping

      • Vikram Dwivedi says:


        I’m a novice to Android devices found loads of stuff online to play with my android.
        1. If i am installing a custom ROM first time do i’ve to install a custom recovery to wipe dalvik, cache etc.? if yes, then
        2. CWM vs TWRP which one go best with N7100 International.?
        3. Is this Hawkish 2 is the rooted version .?

        • StavDor says:

          First of all, yes I suggest to u to make Factory Reset & Wipe Cache & Wipe Dalvik
          And after that flash the Rom

          In the first time when I did root I used CWM recovery because I love this recovery, and I thing CWM is the best special combine with the GT-N7100..
          And about the Hawkish ROM, I very very recommend and combine with Persaus Karnel.

          Good Luck πŸ™‚

  7. Aker says:


    I have some troubles to reboot in recovery mode, when I root my N7100 I have to do “batery method” to perform it.
    Do I will always have to take battery after Heimdall to apply a ROM?

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Vikram Dwivedi says:


    having trouble while downloading the binaries.. using Internet download manager from the server.
    @95% the IDM links gets disconnected from the server moreover resume not supported.

    Any alternate way to download the files.?

  9. StavDor says:

    After I had Hawkish ROM v1, I flashed yesterday the Hawkish v2 without Factory Reset & Wiping cache and Dalvik and its working great, my apps and all the order and the settings stay and did not change
    Very very recommend

  10. EmsCar says:

    Hey max! ( Everyone can answer my question ) How’s the battery? Im a Note 2 user. Im currently using Omega Rom v16. My previous rom was Alliance Rom v2. For me, its the best rom in Features. But have weak battery. I text a lot of messages. So a 100% battery, only take for only 4-5 hours. On my omega rom. a full charged battery takes for 7-8 hours. So before I change my rom and install a new one, I am very concern about the battery. Is this rom have a good battery. Please reply. I need many replies. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • Raphael says:

      If you are looking for good battery saver, I would indicate you any rom with the kernel Perseus, because I got 10-12 of use and even 46h in wait. This kernel is very stable too. Right now I’m using the Hawkish Rom but I still prefer the Amnospherum Rom with the Nova launcher.

      • StavDor says:

        You can choose Nova launcher in Hawkish too – the rom comes with some launcher that u can insrall or not.

  11. Taka says:

    Great ROM , everything works flawless . Only part i was hoping for was that Hawk logo to show when i boot up phone , that would of been perfect. πŸ˜€

    • EmsCar says:

      Hey bro. How’s the battery? Im on Omega Rom v16 I usually text a lot of messages. My 100% battery takes 7-8 hours.

      • StavDor says:

        Awesome rom, the battery life is awesome
        Words cant describe it
        Reccomend πŸ™‚

        • EmsCar says:

          HEY MEN. Can this rom replace my Omega Rom v16 on battery life? Please answer. I’ll download it right away

          • StavDor says:

            Yes bro I recommend very much
            I used in the past the roms u wrote, Hawkish is the best custom rom for Note 2 GT-N7100 in my opinion.
            After lot of working with Hawkish I very satisfied

  12. jeff says:

    Have Flash it, Looks fine and Good. But my S-voice is not working. Keep on saying No network connection.. How’s this? does anyone encounter this?

    • EmsCar says:

      Hey bro. How’s the battery? Im on Omega Rom v16 I usually text a lot of messages. My 100% battery takes 7-8 hours

    • StavDor says:

      Just now I tried the S Voice (because I dont use this feature usually) and for me too, it says does not have connection

  13. nathan says:

    i got problem . please help.. i flash this rom then its perfectly run . but the problem is the usb fort connected to computer got no device found it only charge but not reading the device. . why ? please help

  14. erick says:

    Can be install iot withput wipe factory?

  15. nick says:

    Hi Max
    Was on Hawkish, Aroma..tham X note..now back to Hawkish Extream. Got to say this..this Rom is awesome..very stable and works fine On my Note 2. This has many futures..Battery life is the best so far amount the others rom for note 2. I also manage to clear lots of spce on phone memory..Ok..the only thing not working here is, SVoice,ZArchiver…mmm…anyway dont use much of this…but will be great if it works….

  16. Nick says:

    I just installed this massive rom.
    Its realy the best.
    But 1 thing, i have installed the rom But i cant find the STweaks…
    Do You know what to do? Thx!


  17. EmsCar says:

    Installed it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4nonyW3ylw Please watch. My tutorial on how to install this rom. I didnt wipe data but its still OK. Im only dissapointer on the lost of Paper Artist πŸ™ But overall its ok. – S4 theme.

  18. Vikram Dwivedi says:

    Hey Guys ..!

    I think it is a dumb Question but what is Seriously covered under Samsung Warranty … I’ve a Six mnth old Note 2 and eager to explore and experiment things that i find on the Internet ….

    As per my knowledge…
    Hardware warranty is entertained if it a manufacturing defect.
    Software warranty… i’ve never been to the service center for the same. I can back up everything on my phone and restore it, factory reset it, update it etc.

    so basically why should we care about warranty..?

  19. cseko says:

    This is the best rom so far frim those i tried
    Only thing is, do you know how to change themes without reinstalling the whole rom? I like 2 of the themes and would be nice if i can only flash the theme
    Thanks very much

    • StavDor says:

      You just reinstall the rom again, you dont need to to make factory reset and wiping the cache and dalvik, just flash again and choose your favorite theme and all of your apps and settings will be stay.

  20. Nick says:

    Hi there,
    I woud like upload the Sony stuff, album, louncher, walkman and video but i cant share the links to you. I think everyone with the rom like this apps.
    Becouse i cant install albums from the rom (pimp my rom)

    Where can i put the links from my dropbox?

  21. vince says:

    I used the rom, feel good and stable, but I had problem with s-voice. It always say no network connection.
    Would you please me to make it work? I am in Australia. Thank you!

  22. erick says:

    HI. IΒ΄ve already flash the rom and looks flawless, BUT, when I want to compose an sms or whatsapp or whatever using the s pen i can not figure it out how to activate the panel to write down. Anybody?


  23. Aker says:

    Nice ROM, but I canΒ΄t make work Mobile Data, nor 3G or GSM, APN was setting correctly.
    I tried with 3 kernels, and installing many times, wiping cache, etc.

    Restore to stock ROM solve it, so I think I have some issue with this ROM and my N7100.

    Baseband N7100XXDLK7

  24. Michael says:

    I change my ROM almost every week after getting your email. I really like this Hawkish ROM, but unlike alliance the multi window function is limited only to some apps.
    Is there any setting i can do to make all my apps compatible for multi window.

    Another question is, if i want to try other theme do I have to reflash the ROM? If so, is it necessary to wipe Cache & Dalvik?


    • Nick says:

      Go to the app called : multi window control.
      Here you can add soms apps.
      The thema, install the rom again. But keep you stuf, do not a factory reset, nou you can set you theme.


  25. Asad Hilmi says:

    How’s the battery with this rom because there are only 2 things why I flash certain rom 1. The theme and look of it 2. The battery life please respond

  26. Bepseh says:


    Does this have the transparent status bar ?

  27. jayson says:

    Wifi tether is not working. How can i fix it?

    • Asad Hilmi says:

      Try wiping cache and dalvic cache. …………….
      How’s the battery? !

      • jayson says:

        It is from fresh install and i have wiped the cache upon installing. By default it cant connect to wifi tether. The battery is awesome i got 20 hours of medium use, mobile data is always on and still got 20%. The inly problem iam having is the wifi tether.

  28. EmsCar says:

    The battery is not that good for me. But I text a lot of messages. Its like uhm. I have a full charged battery on 1pm. And as I mention earlier, I text a lot. And by 8-9pm. I have only 10%.

  29. Taka says:

    Just tried to Wifi tether, it showed it saying it tethered and the wifi hotspot was there when trying to login on my laptop , but it gave a blank connection. Does this ROM disable wifi tethering? I was able to tether when using XNote but not on Hawkish.

  30. Sunil Panda says:

    Hi Max
    I have flashed with Hawkish ROM and i feel that i have taken the right decision to root my Galaxy Note 2 N7100 (first time:-) ) But, off late i m having issues with the below:

    1. S Voice is not working – saying No Network connection, though i m connect on Data and WIFI
    2. I am not able to connect any pen drive through the Micro USB. I need this issue to be resolved, as i do a lot of stuff of transferring files from my Mobile to other pen-drives.

    So, could you please let me know if there is anything that i can do to get rid of the above 2 issues.

    Sunil Panda

  31. Ashish says:

    hi with this rom can i move apps to my sd card

  32. Enrique Huerta says:

    Can this be flashed with Mobile Odin?

  33. wojtek milewski says:

    Hi please help me after moving to this rom my 64 gb sd card is not visible i change back to another rom and still the same but card seems to be ok in recovery mode all data on it are ok, please help and answerme.

    • Lennard says:

      I haven’t installed this rom..but I believe that’s a fairly common problem when you flash a new rom. Think you just need to remount your external sd.
      Sometimes it’s not a case of remounting but that the location of the external sd folder changes to “/mnt/emmc/” (Though this was possibly in ICS only)

  34. Ryan says:

    Wi-fi doesn’t work. When enabling Wi-Fi, stucks on Turning on… status. Anyone experienced the same thing?

  35. Big Dav says:

    Hey Max… I am a newbee..This might be a silly question but does this rom works for T-mobile (sgh-t889?

  36. Sunil Panda says:

    Hi can someone look into this issue please

    I have flashed with Hawkish ROM and i feel that i have taken the right decision to root my Galaxy Note 2 N7100 (first time:-) ) But, off late i m having issues with the below:

    1. S Voice is not working – saying No Network connection, though i m connect on Data and WIFI
    2. I am not able to connect any pen drive through the Micro USB. I need this issue to be resolved, as i do a lot of stuff of transferring files from my Mobile to other pen-drives.

    So, could you please let me know if there is anything that i can do to get rid of the above 2 issues.

    Sunil Panda

    • Max Lee says:

      Not sure on S Voice, that may be an issue with Samsung servers, hmmm OTG USB should be working, not sure on that either why it’s not working, try another ROM if you absolutely need it and I will also make sure to test OTG USB next time.

      • Sunil Panda says:

        Hey Max…thanks for ur reply….i really appreciate ur time. Will try different ROMs and let u know.
        Good Luck…!!

        Sunil Panda

  37. badru says:

    Hi everyone
    I am using slimbean build 5 4.2.2 I wanna try hawkish extreme ROM v2 its 4.1.2
    Is it possible to down grade from 4.2.2 to 4.1.2
    I am having camera issue wide slim bean build 5

  38. kawai says:

    Hi Max, will this rom ever be available for the Sprint SPH-L900 Galaxy Note 2?

  39. yohan says:

    once installed, can themes be swapped w/o the need to re-flash?

  40. murty says:

    hi ..
    i installed hawkish rom and i got a proplem in my mobile network its not working .. i have all settings correctly and also the H sign on the top but no internet acces !!!

  41. Taher Lilywala says:

    will all the old features like muti window remain or will they go

  42. Ansar khan says:

    hey max sorry for a stupid question but how do you change themes?
    p.s. anyone can answer

  43. chns says:

    Hello Ansar. I just go to.recovery and flash again the Rom…don’t wipe cache..

  44. Stan the man says:

    Hey i was wondering does this work for the t mobile galaxy note 2?

  45. Stan the man says:

    nevermind i must of missed what it i see it doesn’t

  46. Lui says:

    Hi! I really need your help asap. I installed this ROM but when I turned on my device it’s stuck at the Samsung icon. I eagerly waited for it to proceed but nothing. Please help! Thanks!

  47. chns says:

    Remove battery.reboot…if that don’t work. Go into recovery again..volume up,home.and power

  48. Craig Bleakley says:

    I just got my note 2 (coming from my rooted s2) and rooted it a few days ago.

    When I am installing this rom I do a full wipe + cache + davlik cache then start the install, complete the installation but after the reboot I just get the splash screen.

    Nothing I try seems to get this working, can anyone help?

  49. Yalcin says:

    Hello, I have installed the Rom it was Great, but My Wifi isnt working.

    HELP ME PLZZZ…. what can i doo..???

  50. Chris says:

    does it support S-pen ?

  51. Juan Lizarazo says:

    Hey, i need you to answer this.
    i installed this ROM, and a few days later i tryed to use Personal Hotspot and it didnt worked. Can you help me to know if this is made by the Rom? how can i fix it? PLEASE ANSWER FAST

  52. Donte says:

    can i install on tmobile note 2 and then flash tmobile modem?

  53. Badal says:

    hey which is the best kernel for the galaxy Note 2 india can anybody help me with the roms n kernels if anybody plz cuz i dont wanna use this rom so plz give reply hav a gr8 week

  54. Afiy says:

    how to flash this rom?

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  56. ed says:

    whats up max….
    what a great site, what a great tuts and we love you here in Holland!!
    keep it up or the world is lost!! lol

  57. ed says:

    i m rolling the hawkish extreme serie with the s4 camera flashed on! great rom en the best i have tried till now! (and i have tried them almost all) nice look , great feel and stable as well……yes i love it!
    any idea when we get updates for s-voice (wont work) and more s4 features?
    cheers , ed

  58. gerard says:

    Hello my name is jay .. you are doing a great job .. and i have
    A question . Sorry for my english im french.
    I have a galaxy note 2 7100 and i have rooted and flashed it.. im using a rom custom
    Omega rom … you think it is possible to install howkish rom with s4 theme .. do you have a tuto step by step? So pliz help me i trust on you … tks a lot again

  59. jay says:

    hello i have tried to do it put it says flash abort with an android logo sleeping with a triangle icon

    i reboot with my old rom omega v16 pliz help i want hawkish rom

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    in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.
    You have done a wonderful job!

  61. Hi…Mr.Max..and all my friends….good day
    I installed rom 7100ZSDME1_HAWKISH EXTREME SERIEv2 to my international note 2 gt-7100. its working properly and also I am appreciate…only one thing is when I I like to device register it coming error like failed what can I do…give me idea please….
    thanks and good luck

  62. Adnan Sheikh says:

    Hey max is der a way 2 fix notification sound mine iz 2 soft

  63. manup says:

    can it work 4.2 camera on this rom

  64. Jay says:

    Hey friend you are doing a god job.
    But i m from India and i am having problem in this ROM.
    first i was using this ROM and it works perfectly but after 12-15 day my network was not coming.
    Please help me what to do…???

  65. marul says:

    can you update to the download link to latest version please? thanks.

  66. Spade Lay jab says:

    hi ..
    i installed hawkish rom and i got a problem in my mobile network its not working.When I made a phone call,It said.. not registered on mobile netwrok.Then i installed offical firmware,its also said not registered on mobile network..Plz help me what should i do?? My note 2 is international note 2…Thanks ….!!!

  67. Manthan says:

    Well, I was using omega before… This one is also quite good. But only problem is charging… my note2 takes appro 10 hr. For 0 to 100%… :/ I searched a little bit… want to know that how to set max. Charging current.? I mean it shows that my note to is changing at 100mA rate…

  68. Carlos Gomez says:

    Hello, wow this rom really is awesome, except for one thing, i was previously on jellybam, and i had no issues connecting to the bluetooth in my car. Now the bluetooth connects fine, but it disconnects randomly. Thats quite annoying, but this is not new to my note 2. When i was stock non rooted i had the same problem. Any ideas how this can be fixed? Just a note; on the jellybam list of features it mentions something about the bluetooth being hacked. Thanks

  69. Cow onesie says:

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was conducting a little homework on this.

    And he actually ordered me dinner because I found it for
    him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending the time to discuss this matter here on your blog.

  70. al says:

    yo max,
    is it possible to flash this running 4.3 jellybean?
    i’m really struggling to find a cpu governor for my android version and make, i’m really only interested in overclocking and saving battery! any suggestions?
    4.3 jellybean
    zsuena1 build
    thank you

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