After talking about how to root Galaxy Note 2, a lot of people have been asking how to flash Galaxy Note 2.
Basically, overwriting your OS with a newer version to enjoy various customization options that will let you optimize your Galaxy Note 2 is easy as long as you do it properly. However, this holds the same risks present in rooting an Android device. So, think twice before performing this.
Now, provided that you have rooted your Galaxy Note 2 already and backed up your important files, you can now proceed on this guide on how to flash Galaxy Note 2. If you haven’t rooted your phone yet, visit the previous post here about how to root Galaxy Note 2.
Step 1 – Look for a ROM
Download a custom ROM that corresponds to your carrier and phone model. Use your phone’s browser to download the file for easy retrieval.
You can easily find links of these in the XDA Developers website. You can also find the links to the custom firmware under the Resource section of this article.
Take note that you can also download other firmware versions from other reliable sites, if you know any. The most important thing is that you should always go for the most recent version and that it is the correct firmware, or else, it will brick your device.
Step 2 – Enter Recovery Mode
After the download, hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons altogether until your phone boots into Recovery Mode.
Step 3 – Clean Your Storage
Choose the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option to delete all the data stored in your device.
Step 4 – Install the Firmware
Once the data wipe finishes, select “Install zip from SD card” and “Choose zip from SD card”.
Step 5 – Locate the Downloaded File
By default, your downloaded firmware should be in the Download directory of the SD card. So, all you have to do is access the directory and select the zipped file. Choose “Yes” if a confirmation message pops out.
Step 6 – Wipe Cache
When the installation process is done, click on the “Wipe cache partition” to remove temporary files and make sure that your Galaxy Note 2 boots successfully. Confirm your choice by selecting “Yes”.
Step 7 – Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 2
After the cache has been cleaned, the last step involves selecting “Reboot system now”. You might notice that the initial booting process may take a while. Just wait for it to push through.
Congratulations you just learned how to flash Galaxy Note 2.
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Resources for Firmware: T-Mobile, Verizon
Article Source: WonderHowTo