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


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.

Some notable features include a custom theme, themed Note 3 keyboard with Emoji, custom battery meter, native hotspot (working for all carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc…), and bonus ringtones/notification sounds along with a nice custom pull-down.  You will also find Wanam Xposed app to completely revamp your UI and XuiMod app to set custom animations everywhere.

Mean Bean ROM also ships with native shortcuts when your screen is off.  To turn on your LED flashlight, simply hold the Volume Up button for 2 seconds and also hold Volume Down for 2 seconds to turn it off.  You can also skip songs by using the Volume buttons and holding them for about 0.5 seconds.  Play/pause can be also achieved by holding the Volume buttons for 1 second.  The timing needs a bit getting used to but for those of you on the go listening to music, this can become very handy.

Overall, Mean Bean ROM isn’t feature-packed ROM that’s going to make you lost in abundance of needless features but a fast, optimized ROM with just the features you need to get work done fast.  If you have a Note 2 that supports it, check it out this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download Mean Bean ROM for AT&T SGH-i337/T-Mobile SGH-T889/Canadian SGH-i337M/T889V/GT-N7105 Note 2

Download Mean Bean ROM for Verizon Note 2 SCH-i605

Installation Notes for Verizon Note 2:
If you’ve never upgraded to official MJ9, you need to flash the MJ9 firmware before installing ROM,  please download ODIN and MJ9 firmware and install it.

Installation Notes for AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, GT-N7105:
If WiFi does not work, please install WiFi Fix using ODIN after installing ROM.

To install, simply reboot into CWM or TWRP recovery, wipe/factory reset, install ROM, then reboot.

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


DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere Camera

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

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

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

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58 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    is there any new touchwiz for Note 2 7100?

  2. cameron edwards says:

    of wifi doesnt work try devil kernel uesed with lion rom 4.3 for GT-N7105

  3. andy says:

    hey:) can u please make a tutorial how to root n7105 on knox!!i dont care about warranties, im just want to play with diffrent roms and dont want to have knox..please

  4. frank bryant says:

    I have a t889 note 2 when I downloaded the mean bean rom for tmobile the data doesn’t work its reading my phone as an att version. Under the mobile network it says cmda instead of gsm

  5. kris says:

    Same here max, I’m having a issue with it not connecting to mobile network.
    it’s set on (gsm-cdma-lte) or something like that and it won’t let me change it! I also added my an settings, but no go. I can make phone calls but no network
    any help would be great

    • A.I. says:

      for all of you who made the mistake as I did follow these instructions….

      1.Always make a Nandroid backup before installing anything on your phone!
      2.On first install of MeanBean Reborn, do a full wipe
      3.Install using recovery (I use latest CWM)
      4.Once booted, set up phone and accounts
      5.To get Apns to show;
      6.Dial *#*#4636#*#*, select GSM only, let it register, then go back to GSM/LTE
      7.Add APN (see below)
      8.Tick light effect in lockscreen settings if desired for special lockscreen!!

      At&t APN
      Name: ATT PHONE
      APN: phone
      Proxy: ~Not set~
      Port: ~Not set~
      Username: ~Not set~
      Password: ~Not set~
      Server: ~Not set~
      MMS Proxy:
      MMS Port: 80
      MCC: 310
      MNC: 410
      Authentication type:
      APN type: default,mms,supl

      MAKE SURE TO SAVE! now youre done. you can see the 4G logo in the status bar

    • David M says:

      Try adding an APN for your carrier

  6. Jeff says:

    Please help me unlock my bootloader or downgrade from 4.3 stupid me took the update from Verizon lost root and found you can’t unlock the bootloader anymore do you know of any way to root and unlock on Verizon after the 4.3 ota

  7. josecivict6 says:

    I have the same problem in at&t the mobile network not work. please help, i like this room. i jump for 4.1.2 jedix 19 for this please help to connect mobile networks.

  8. josecivict6 says:

    i found the solution of data network. please go to setting/ mobile networks/ apn and add this:
    Name: ATT PHONE
    APN: phone
    Proxy: ~Not set~
    Port: ~Not set~
    Username: ~Not set~
    Password: ~Not set~
    Server: ~Not set~
    MMS Proxy:
    MMS Port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    Authentication type:
    APN type: default,mms,supl


  9. jean says:

    im on att and having issues connecting to my mobile network as well

  10. rod jones says:

    i have the tmobile variant of the note 2 and for some reason, after downloading the rom, i am not able to to zip the file from my sd card. i get installation aborted. max, or anyone else, what do you think the issue is?

  11. fred says:

    Hi max,
    Great work on the site. Thanks for keeping this platform going. This rom is by far the best yet. Only complaint is the battery does not last as long as other roms. No glitches tho on sch i605 verizon. Thanks agian. Keep em coming.

  12. Bruce says:

    What did you use to fladh the rom on your note 2? Cw mod, twrp, or odin?

  13. Childs Bishop says:

    I’ve just flashed the latest Mean Bean rom, and I’m having issues with WiFi. I’m on a Verizon Galaxy Note 2, and the WiFi will not turn on. I saw the link for using Odin to flash a fix for other carriers note 2, seeing as I am not at all familiar with Odin, will this work for my issue, and if so, can you give me a brief tutorial?

    Thanks in advance.

    • rod jones says:

      I have the Tmobile variant of the Note 2 and had the same issue of WiFi not working but I took the suggestion of flashing either the Agni kernel or Devil kernel. Soon as I did that, i had WiFi working. You may want to check that out.

    • Andy says:

      Yes I would like to know how to do this also, I’ve treid and get an error when trying to flash with odin.

  14. Roger Hooker says:

    I flashed this twice. Once with twrp and again with cwm. My data will not work either way. Please
    Update and fix this problem. Thanks

  15. Jj Scohy says:

    No wifi on verizon and cant scroll down notifacation bar no gps or keyboard please

  16. Travis says:

    I’m getting an error in Odin when I try to flash the MJ9 firmware. It says the Complete (write) operation failed. Any ideas on what is causing the error?

  17. Luis says:

    In the phone dialer “dial” this:
    then choose Phone information.

    Scroll to the bottom and set preferred network type: GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto

    restart your phone and enter apn setting

    hope it helps

  18. Don says:

    I’m having trouble flashing the wifi fix. (Odin v1.85)
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Then the download proceeds to stop and I end up having to restart/recover CWM. Any tips? Thanks!

  19. markis says:

    Just dirty flashed and everything works but the status bar is gone, got internet though, cool looking rom!

  20. Kelly says:

    How can you turn on the debugging with meanbean 2.0? I tried to use my TWC TV and it ask to turn on the debugging.

  21. John says:

    I installed this ROM but it didnt come with any of the xposed apps. How do i get those?

  22. Todd says:

    Hi, I have flashed this rom on my gtn7105 note 2, but have no data connectivity except over wifi. I cannot find the APN settings to update them, so any help would be great! I’m on Telstra 4G in Australia.

  23. Vyze says:

    If you go to Settings > More… > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

    • Vyze says:

      Does that help?

      • Todd says:

        If I go settings – more – mobile networks I do not get the Access Point Names button . I get the following
        Mobile data – ticked
        Data roaming – unticked
        Network mode – won’t change from cdma
        System select
        Dial up networking

        Any ideas?

  24. owen guthrie says:

    Default Galaxy Note2 Apn setting! This is what comes stock on the phone!
    Name: ATT PHONE
    APN: phone
    Proxy: ~Not set~
    Port: ~Not set~
    Username: ~Not set~
    Password: ~Not set~
    Server: ~Not set~
    MMS Proxy:
    MMS Port: 80
    MCC: 310
    MNC: 410
    Authentication type:
    APN type: default,mms,supl

  25. Humberto says:

    Hi, i installed this rom, but notification panel its not working. Its only on my device? or someone have the same problem

  26. hitesh says:

    help i flashed meanbean rom att note 2 and my mobile data didnt work? help help on mk6

  27. N8IVEWARE says:

    I had got this rom working before with no issues and now I cant seem to get past the meanbean bootup am I doing something wrong and my phone is a note 2 sgh-i317m thanks and I look forward to your reply

  28. playershow says:

    How do you remove the cpu info indicator on status bar

  29. playershow says:

    Sorry correction how do I remove the wifi data counter from taskbar

  30. Daniel Yang says:

    i got the rom and did everything, but the wifi didnt work so i downloaded the wifi fix, i went on odin and then clicked on pda then the 4.3 wifi, bu then it failed.
    can someone help me with the wifi fix

  31. Kristine Pereira says:

    Do you flash the wifi fix before or after installing the rom? After I flashed the rom I noticed wifi stopped working so I flashed the wifi fix with odin (after already flashing the rom) and it passes but it’s still not connecting to wifi. I read on your site that someone said flash the firmware (is the wifi fix considered firmware?) then flash the rom, but I’m dreading having to do a full wipe and going through the process of loading everything up again blah blah. It’s time consuming.

    I also read that flashing the Agni kernel helps fix wifi (don’t know why) but when I flashed that, it was havoc on my bluetooth and bluetooth is absolutely necessary for me so I got rid of it. I’m now wondering if that killed my wifi.

    But if a full wipe is absolutely necessary then I’ll go for it, but need some advice about that situation before doing so. Thanks.

    Btw, I’m on a rooted At&t Note 2 using T-Mobile network.

  32. Kristine Pereira says:

    Nvm I bit the bullet and did a full wipe on my note 2 and figured out why I was losing my wifi. Whenever I flashed the semi transparent backround or the stock keyboard, I would lose wifi. I thought it was cause I flashed both on TWRP that maybe something happened, however this time I flashed only backround and still no wifi. Did the wifi fix as well but no change. Guess I’m going to have to keep it how it is.

  33. Naybob says:

    I just want to thank the developer of Mean Bean. And the owner of this site for all the helpful info and a awesome rom. I was forced to do a custom rom after a ota update bricked my phone. THANKS AGAIN!!!

  34. Brandon says:

    I have a unlocked note 2 i317 I have family mobile service I installed the rom then the wifi fix but wifi is still not working am I doing something wrong also when I connect my data and try the Internet it loads very slowly

  35. Brandon says:

    Can someone please help me figure out how to get wifi working on att note 2 i love the rom but the wifi fix is not working

  36. D says:

    Well everything works but my toggles in my notification bar none of them show up n I’d like to have Em so help me out plz

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