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For this week’s “best ROM of the week” (sorry I flashed waaay to many ROMs but I ended up using this one as my ultimate daily driver), check out Illusion ROM for Galaxy Note 2.
Illusion ROM is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) built on Slim ROM with latest Android 4.2.2 and a hybrid ROM with features ported from other AOSP ROMs like AOKP and ParanoidAndroid. This ROM is available for ALL Note 2s including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, GT-N7100, GT-N7105, Canadian, and Korean.
What I like about Illusion ROM most is the transition animations (you can see it in my video overview above) and I am certainly a sucker for these things as they are way too cool. And also this is the first time I’ve seen it integrated flawlessly to an AOSP ROM.
With Illusion ROM, you will be able to get UI customizations similar to AOKP ROM Control Settings. For DPI tweaking, Illusion ROM comes with Xposed App Settings along with ability to change your system UI to run in tablet mode.
I find Illusion ROM more stable and faster than other AOSP ROMs I’ve tried in the past and the builds seem more tailored specifically for Note 2 and tested thoroughly.
The only minor glitches I found was the font it came with as it messed with my GMail app but you can install Font Installer from Play Store to switch your font. I highly recommend the Roboto font btw. Also for some odd reason, I couldn’t get DSP Manager to tweak my sound correctly but you can just use AudioFX widget as an band-aid fix. (If you figure out how to use DSP Manager, please teach me in the comments box, thx.)
Illusion ROM also ships with the latest HALO floating notification ported from ParanoidAndroid ROM, which is great for multi-tasking on the go.
Overall, Illusion ROM gets full five stars from me for having a load of features working flawlessly out of the box. I could definitely recommend this ROM to anyone who’s looking for the best AOSP custom ROM experience.
And of course, you will lose any TouchWiz/Samsung features like Samsung camera, multi-window, etc…etc… because this is an AOSP ROM.
But it you are looking for a really good AOSP ROM, check out Illusion ROM this week(end) and do let me know what you think. I love it so much I switched to it as my daily driver (again).
For Canadian Note 2, use AT&T version. For Korean Note 2, use AT&T version and flash AOSP SJKernel.
To install, reboot into recovery, make a backup ROM (just in case), wipe data/factory reset (unless coming from Illusion ROM), install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot.
To fix broken Google Search, just update “Google Search” app from Play Store.
Having problems with Phone calls on GT-N7100? Flash RIL Fix here to fix!
You can upgrade to the latest Android 4.3 PhotoSphere camera.
Need S-Pen? Here’s S-Pen alternatives you can use with this ROM.
Credits – AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, GT-N7100, GT-N7105 <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA! (You can find developer’s donation link on their homepage here.)