PACMan ROM for Galaxy Note 2! [Android 4.3]

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For this week’s Note 2 ROM of the week, check out latest version of PACMan ROM based on latest Android 4.3.

A hybrid custom ROM, PACMan ROM is a mix of AOKP, CM10.2, and ParanoidAndroid custom ROMs, bringing you features from all three ROMs in one.

This is one of my favorite ROMs of all time because PACMan ROM developers were one of the first to bring such hybrid ROMs to the Android community.

And of course, the latest PACMan ROM does not disappoint by including full AOKP ROM Control Settings from AOKP MR1 Milestone 2 (last stable AOKP release), ParanoidAndroid Hybrid Settings & HALO (from latest ParanoidAndroid v3.99), and CM10.2 settings.

Overall, PACMan ROM proves to be another great way to enjoy multiple ROMs by flashing only one ROM. Performance and battery life is pretty awesome on PACMan ROM so definitely if that’s one of your concerns, you can’t go wrong with PACMan ROM.  If you are looking to experience Android 4.3 with more customization than you can imagine, try out latest PACMan ROM for your Note 2 and do let me know what you think!


Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Note 2 AT&T SGH-i317/Canadian SGH-i317M/GT-N7105

Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Note 2 T-Mobile SGH-T889

Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Note 2 Sprint SPH-L900

Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Note 2 Verizon SCH-i605

Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100

Download Android 4.3 Gapps

Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player)

DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing!  )

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps and reboot.   (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, goto Mounts & Storage, format /system, then re-install ROM.)

You can also install it on Korean Note 2 using the AT&T version plus SJKernel.

Credits – AT&TVerizon, T-Mobile, <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

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79 Responses

  1. Walt (i605) says:

    I have tried this with my verizon note 2 many times and the only issue I have with it is that when I need to reboot the rom hangs at the “galaxy note 2” boot screen. Anyone know how to get this to reboot correctly everytime. I may be flashing the rom wrong???

    I never dirty flash a ROM.

    • Walt (i605) says:

      should I wipe all data prior??

    • Max Lee says:

      Format /system in Advanced Wipe in TWRP then reinstall.

      • Walt (i605) says:

        I dont know what it is but there are zero aosp roms that will reboot on my phone. The only roms that really work are touchwiz based roms? Weird

    • Nishant says:

      u have to do a factory reset
      and then it wont stuck i promise haha
      cz i too occured with the ssame problem when i was on my earlier stages of rooting
      Chill man its not a big issue.!!
      Do let me know if u solve the issue


      • dodgeabel says:

        Nishant/Max, I’m having same issue as Walt is having. Using SCH-I605 and always do a Format Data first, then proceed with an Advanced Wipe checking the top 4 boxes (Dalvik, Cache, System, data) on TWRP, finally followed by a “Swipe to Factory Reset” wipe. Yet even with all that, after successfully installing the ROM and gapps, I still get stuck at GNote 2 screen after rebooting the phone the first time. THIS HAPPENS WITH ALL 4.3 ROMs ONLY. Any ideas yet on what the issue could be?

        • scndman says says:

          I’m having the same problem…stuck on boot screen…did all the wipes advised to do on this thread. No matter what I do i can’t get past the boot screen. Any 4.3 Rom ends up with this problem. Searched XD forum…nobody knows how to solve this problem. It sucks!

  2. Android Man says:

    Just installed the rom and Pac console forclosed. I wipe all cash and still will foreclose. any tips?

  3. Nguyen inc says:

    When I downloaded this rom I couldn’t find my google play store? Is there any way someone can tell me how to get it back on with this rom??

  4. Preston says:

    What good is this ROM if the keyboard continuously force closes and I can’t sign into the google play market and install a different one? I disabled the keyboard, but this is the only keyboard installed. Any suggestions?

    • Reed says:

      There may be an issue with whatever Gapps version you have installed with it. Did you download the file that’s on this page?

    • Vyze says:

      With the nightly releases I’ve been using with PAC each time I’m getting the same problems. Play Store won’t connect plus launching Chrome causes a restart and Keep FC’s on boot. To fix these I just boot into recovery mode and reflash gapps. After restarting the applications will update once i sign into Play Store and everything works.
      I also have purchased SwiftKey keyboard and I use that one. I didn’t have any problems with the default keyboard, though.

  5. Reed says:

    Does anyone know why the Netflix app doesn’t work on these custom roms? I’ve tried several and none would allow me to stream the movie. I get all the way to selecting one and it stays stuck on that red screen.

    • jose says:

      There is a file you need to download and install for Xposed App installer, but for some reason it does not work on this one. It says that it is not compatible.

      • Reed says:

        Thanks Jose. I’m actually running Liquid Smooth Rom v2.9. I’m having the same issue with it. You think the file for Xposed App installer will fix this?

  6. Nguyen Inc. says:

    Same here i disabled it and it was the only keyboard!! NEED HELP

  7. Nishant says:

    not stable at all 🙁

    • Jeff says:

      Well…it is only a nightly like the file states. I really wish Max would post more stable ROMs on this page. Every single one I’ve downloaded has been problematic to the point of being unusable. From GPS not working to sound dropping out to constantly losing signal. I’m through with these junk roms.

  8. Nishant says:

    illusion rom 4.2.2 is most stable
    have to wait for 4.3 rom cm10.2

    • Reed says:

      I’m a fan of Liquid Smooth 4.2.2, but I’m ready for a stable 4.3 to come out. At least one in which the volume isn’t sooooo low!

  9. tin says:

    what can i do if i got parse error on titanium??

  10. Sha'Prince says:

    How is the in call volume on this rom? For some reason I’ve had terrible volume on aosp roms.

  11. TheepanKonesh says:

    hey i have samsung galaxy maga I527M that belongs to BELL so i want to change the network to aws that mean it should work WindMonbile or T-Mobile or Mobilicity help me to change the nework modify because i can’t find QCN file for that model
    thank u

  12. Beau says:

    Honestly the Rom has been great for me only question I have is about the Multi window. Does this work on this Rom?

  13. Rabi says:

    This rom seems great but I had to get rid of it bc I have the same problem as others which is the keyboard keeps force closing. And there is no way getting around that…….Too bad.

  14. dodgeabel says:

    I’m having same issue as many. Using I605 and always factory reset, then advanced wipe checking top 4 boxes, finally followed by a factory reset. Yet still get stuck at GNote 2 screen after the first attempt to reboot successfully installed ROM and gapps. ONLY HAPPENS WITH 4.3 ROMs. Any ideas yet?

    • Schaduwheer says:

      update your recovery 🙂

      • dodgeabel says:

        First off. I want to thank you Schaduwheer for actually responding. i’ve placed several comments/issues on multiple forums and threads (2 on this one) and you are the FIRST that has ever responded. So again, very much appreciated. With that said, now comes the dumb question. What do you mean by update my recovery? i’m not installing this from a recovery file. i am going straight to install and selecting the zip downloaded from this sight. All the wipes i mentioned before were done after a backup was completed of my current rom if that is what you are getting at but again, not sure what that has to do with updating my recovery. Your elaboration would be greatly appreciated. and thanks again for responding.

  15. SpinWard says:

    Why am I getting a Status 7 error when installing this OS?

    • Preston says:

      Sounds like you flashed the wrong file for the wrong model. Make sure the download is to the “T” with what device, carrier and model number you have. Other than that, it’s a bad script in this ROM build.

  16. Preston says:

    Sometimes my speaker (silence icon) shows up in the status bar vibrates my phone and then goes away. My volume is set to ring loud. I do not understand why this is happening. And this ROM, sure does have ALOT of bugs to work out….blame Tyler, I guess

    • Tee says:

      I’m having this same problem and can’t find a solution. Has anyone figured out the problem or have any suggestions?

  17. uteezy says:

    How do you remove the navigation bar?

  18. Jay says:


  19. nick says:

    This Rom got Problemssss…I manage to get it working but than..I lost my root and wifi and radio signal. Don’t no for what reason it just when back to Resurrection Remix which is working so dam awesome. Im on GT N7100..

  20. Anuj says:

    How to use wifi direct in any if othe custom rom other than touch wiz.. two devices get connected using wifi direct but m not able to share files between them…max lee please help

  21. Zebra says:

    How do I backup an entire image of my phone running for example a custom ROM, so that I can try different ROMs without having to reinstall everything from scratch on each occasion?

    Example: Backup all apps, settings, etc for a custom ROM installed, delete everything, try another custom ROM from scratch, but then being able to switch back to previously installed custom ROMs that were known to work fine?

    • Schaduwheer says:

      that would be done with the backup option in the recovery, just press it, and preferably select the external storage (as in case of issues the internal storage could be wiped on rare occasions)

      also, in twrp, be sure to check everything so not just the data and rom are backed up but basically everything.

      Afterwards if a rom doesn’t suit your needs, just reboot into recovery, do a wipe and press restore, select the previous made backup and your done 🙂

  22. C J says:

    I had no issues loading this ROM onto an SGH-i317. The ROM itself I really like, but I am experiencing terrible battery life, and many blue-tooth connection problems. I linked it to my car, and in the middle of a call I often lose the pairing. Same thing on my headset. Only change I made was flashing this ROM, never had this happen on other ROMs I’ve used. If anyone has had these problems or knows a solution, I would appreciate some input. Really like everything else, but these two issues are deal breakers.

    • speednym says:

      Hello CJ I have the same phone and rooted with pacman ROM and experiencing the same battery problem. The battery doesn’t last long enough and take several hours to charge 100%. So please suggest me if you have resolved this issue with your phone. Thanks

  23. Luis says:

    Will this work with Clockwork recorvery? My tmobile wont install it….. it gets aborted. … I have installed over 10 roms but idk why this one wont. ….

    • Schaduwheer says:

      depending on your version of cwm it might not work, as older versions are incompatible with android 4.3 🙂

      make sure you update to the latest version and then try and install the rom, if cwm keeps failing on you try twrp, i’ve had some issues with cwm as well with some roms and twrp simply works perfectly for me 🙂

  24. Walt (i605) says:

    I finally got my phone to work properly with this rom. I had to unroot my phone and factory reset it. I then rooted my phone with the newest casual from goo and flashed the rom and now it is flawless. Zero force closes and gps locks immediately. I also OC/UV the rom with devil kernel.

  25. Gato Travieso says:

    To all those have a problem with Google Play app just email me i will send to whoever need it.

  26. Dino says:

    y my ext sd card not recognise through file manageger? but pix mp3 n other can be seen in galeey.

  27. Tuoppi says:

    Unstable, android keyboard is not working etc.

  28. David says:

    I just flashed my SPH-L900 with the nightly rom you provided. I’m have issue with getting my extended battery fully charged. Last night my phones battery was down to 15% battery life, and I plugged it in to charge. This morning I woke up to find that was only charged about 60%. Two nights ago the same thing happened. I did try last night wiping the delvik cache. Do you have any suggestions?

  29. Connor says:

    Hi Max, great site! Will this rom allow me to force my phone to stay locked to one network? Ice heard CM has this feature. My carrier’s reception is weak inside my house so I keep getting forced to roam and it’s ruining my service. I’d like to avoid roaming on the other networks entirely. Thanks!

  30. John Davis says:

    How do I recover my sprint Zone App? I’m running cyanogenmod please help!!!

  31. CC says:

    Anyway to get a playstore?

  32. May i know does this custom rom support, s-pen, s-beam, and multi window?

  33. Keith says:

    I have AT&T SGH-I317 and I rooted my phone but I haven’t flashed or downloaded any custom ROM on my phone. I’ve decided to just leave it stock and was wondering how to unroot it?

  34. benniehanas says:

    I installed this for my Verizon note 2 and only get 0-1 LTE bar when it used to be 2-3 bars all the time. I don’t know why this is. Right now my phone shows no bars for LTE. Didn’t know if others were seeing this for the Verizon also.

    Other than that, it works great, froze at first, but I rebooted a couple times, and it works fine now. tons of customizations. Doesn’t ring out of the box, but you can set that up through the phone app on the bottom left.

  35. Jon says:

    I have the tmobile note 2. put this pacman rom on it and I am running into problems its eating threw the battery over heating and also keeps sending messages over and over again. Can anyone help?

    • J says:

      What kind of messages is it sending?
      On mine, when i tried to setup my voice mail, it rerouted me to a recording saying that I won a free trip to the Bahamas. I think this rom has been compromised, as when I press 1 for voice mail, it just plays the recording and wont let me set it up.

  36. Peter says:

    USB debugging got turned off, now I can’t find it in the menus and when I plug in my Tmobile Note 2 into USB port, my computer does not even know it’s plugged in, therefore, i cannot transfer files to/from my SD card now :(. Any help with with finding the “developer” options menu or where to turn ON UBS debugging option with this PACman ROM? Thanks

  37. Peter says:

    NVM, found solution in one of your other articles “How to Enable Root on CM10.2 Android 4.3!”. [To fix, simply go to Settings->Developer options (if you don’t have that option go to About phone and hit Build number like 5 times until it says you are a developer)]

  38. J says:

    I just installed this room and when i went to setup my messages. Pressed number 1 for two seconds, I get this message that I won a trip to the Bahamas. I did it 3 different times and same thing happen. If I stay through the recording, at the end it hangs up and wont let me go into my voicemail.
    What is going on? Has anyone have this problem at all?

  39. Qaadir says:

    Why can’t I memory swap the sdcard for the internal memory. I can’t even access the games I had stored on the sdcard. Can someone please help me. Been having this problem since I rooted my T-Mobile note 2.

  40. josh says:

    Just flashed rom yesterday and was wondering why my notifications ( in the drop bar) are surrounded by this hideous yellow blob, all the words are jumbled together, and i have these terrible giant headphone looking icons where my time/date, settings, and notify clear button are located. Any help is appreciated as i cant seem to get them to go away.
    Also, my battery seems to consume a bit more aswell. Not sure if switching kernals is a good idea yet with the lack of stability but im open to ideas. I can post screen shots if needed…. PLEASE HELP!

  41. RXZ1802 says:

    does anyone know why i cant put themes in this rom, when i try i get a pop up saying that theme chooser has stopper blame tyler. help!

  42. Suresh Madhavan says:

    Hi, I am a great fan on Pac-man rom. When can I expect the Note 3 apps in Pac-man rom. Recently switched to Tiagra Rom which is lacking the Pac-man rom features.

  43. jose ma says:

    jellybomb is the best touchwiz based rom

  44. ashlee says:

    this one is MUCH better than the illusion… everything works great

  45. Johnny G says:

    Everything works fine with this ROM except that I like to use the bluetooth with music. I have several bluetooth headphones and Bluetooth speakers. Everything plays fine until the phone times out and then began skipping and stuttering uncontrollably. Is there a way to fix this?

  46. Hi lee i use korean note2 shv-e250 k first i install sj karnel and flash this rom but faild many time i try but fail i use kt network plz help me
    This rom is compatible for my note2

  47. Johnny G says:

    installed on my Tmobile and it works swell. occasionally FC or crashes but nott to the point of annoyance. waiting for a decent ROM with 4.4.

    I use a Bluetooth headset. Wheen I hit the call button, Voice Dialer pops up but I hear nothing andf it doesn’t respond to me. same if i launch Google NOW manually. Is there a fix for this? What I’d LIKE is id when I hit the call button Google NOW voicde launches and it responds o my commands. I’ll settle for Voice Dialer app for now. I’ve do0ne some researtch and soe have said this is a bug with the Jellybean version. If it is, can u program a fix or maybe I could DL an previous version of GApps that doesn’t have this bug but still works wih 4.3?
    Tried DLing the Bluetooth Launcher app but it doesn’t seem to do anything.
    Pardon my typos
    Any input or help would be appreciated

  48. fahad khan jadoon says:

    i cant sin in to play store.. i have already flashed the gapps given in the link but the problem persists… what shoud i do ???

  49. Krish says:

    Anyone having issues with cell service? I’m on Rogers in Canada, I find that I have to disconnect my network and reconnect it daily. I can just finish a call and then when I hang up it looses coverage. Never had this issue running stock, AKOP or CyanogenMod. Other than that, loaded smoothly with TWRP, no other issues at all.

  50. Eddie says:

    I can’t even flash this rom. I keep getting an error Status 7 and the flash fails before it even begins. I’ve looked for hours for a solution. Can anyone help me? I’ve got TWRP and I’ve got the i605 build. Idk what else to do.

  51. Robin Son says:

    i have a Verizon note 2 with root running android version 4.1.2.
    Would like to flash 4.3 pac man rom, but would like to go back if i don’t like the rom.
    1) Can this be done with v2.5.0.0 TWRP if so how?
    2) If not how and what did you use and did it work?

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