Android 5.1 + Root for Galaxy Note 2! [CyanideL ROM]


If you want to experience latest Android 5.1 with root for your Galaxy Note 2, you may want to try the latest CyanideL ROM, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and GT-N7105 Note 2 as Android 5.1 and Sprint Note 2 as Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

This is definitely one solid ROM that’s stable and comes loaded with more features than you can ask for.   Also, you can use Shift kernel along with this ROM, which gives you awesome performance boost with 1.8Ghz overclocking (that’s what I recommend although you can go higher) along with STweaks app.

With STweaks app, you will be able to further customize your CPU, GPU, sound, display, and much more.  This alone is awesome way to tweak the performance and features on your phone.

Wait, that’s not all, the CyanideL ROM allows you to fully customize your phone including your status bar, navigation bar, notifications, power menu (add native screen recording), system animations, and much more.  My favorite feature is the ability to disable your hardware buttons and enable soft buttons, which you can also customize with more than 3 default buttons with shortcuts to your favorite apps.  This is a feature that only existed with OnePlus One CM11S and CM12S stock ROMs but now you can get it on  your Note 2.

Overall, the CyanideL ROM is going to make your Note 2 up to speed of the latest Android 5.1 along with load of customization you will appreciate.  So, if you haven’t tried this ROM, definitely give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download CyanideL ROM for AT&T SGH-i317, T-Mobile SGH-T889, GT-N7105, or Canadian SGH-i317M

Download CyanideL ROM for Verizon SCH-i605

Download Shift Kernel for Android 5.1 (for all AT&T, T-Mobile, GT-N7105, Canadian, and Verizon)

Download CyanideL ROM for Sprint SPH-L900

Download Shift Kernel for Android 5.0.2 (for Sprint)

Download Android 5.1 Gapps (DO NOT USE older Gapp as you will FC!!!)


To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install kernel, install Gapps,  and reboot.  (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system.  For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)

First time installing a custom ROM?  See our Custom ROM Install Guide first for CWM Recovery!  Using TWRP?  See How to Install Custom ROM with TWRP!

Credits – XDA, Sprint, Verizon <— Please donate to the developer or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extra MODs:

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!

Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.


Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q:My wifi is not connecting!
A: Download and Install BuildProp Editor app from Play Store then change the line “” value from “true” to “false” then reboot.   That will fix the wifi issues.

Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP Recovery!!!  Download link in this post above.


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