If you have Verizon Galaxy Note 2 (SCH-I605) and you want to update your device with Android 4.2.2 operating system, you can use the latest custom firmware called Carbon ROM. This unofficial firmware will provide better performance and improved features. Carbon ROM is in the development stage and therefore the firmware installation may cause some problems or errors on the device.
There are various features that come bundled with Android Jelly Bean Carbon ROM and some of them are as follows:
• Improved speed including Linaro -O3 and specific processor optimizations.
• Carousel lock screen
• Customizable sliders and lock screen button
• Navigation bar widgets
• Customizable hardware and software keys
• Theme engine
• Quiet hours and others.
Step by step guide:
The following steps will allow you to install the latest firmware on your Galaxy Note 2. Before starting the installation, make sure the USB drivers for your phone are installed on your PC, all important data is backed up and the phone is backed up. is charged with at least 80% of the battery charge.
First of all, you need to download the Carbon ROM zip file and Google apps on your desktop.
Next, taking a USB cable, connect your Galaxy Note 2 to your desktop and the files that are downloaded in the first step are now copied to the phone’s SD card. You only need to copy the files and not extract them.
Now remove the USB cable and unplug and also turn off the power of your device.
Next, you need to boot your Galaxy Note 2 into CWM Recovery and this can be done by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together until the Samsung logo appears on the screen. Then you need to leave the keys for about half a second and then hold them together again. You will now see the CloclworkMod Recovery screen.
The next step is to perform the Nandroid backup function of the existing ROM and for this you must select the Backup and Restore option, which must choose the Backup option again on the next screen. Once the backup process is complete, you should proceed to the main recovery menu.
The Nandroid backup is done so that in case the new ROM doesn’t work properly or you want to go back, you can restore it later.
The next step is to perform the data wipe task by opting for the Wipe data / factory reset option, after which Yes is selected to confirm the task. The erase task will take a few minutes to complete, after which you will need to return to the CWM Recovery main menu.
Next, you need to opt for the option of “wipe cache partition” and, once finished, opt for “Clear Dalvik Cache” which is present in the Advanced option.
Now from your SD card you need to make the selection of “install zip from sdcard” and then “choose zip from sdcard”. The Carbon ROM file that was previously copied to your phone’s SD card should now be located and selected with the power key, after which its installation process is confirmed.
After the successful installation of the ROM file, you need to repeat the above step for the installation of the Google Apps file again.
When the installation of the ROM file and Google Apps is complete, you need to go back to the main menu and choose to reboot system now to restart your phone. You have to boot into the custom Android JB ROM Carbon. It will take some time for the first boot to complete.
So, by following the steps above carefully, you will be able to install the Carbon ROM on your Galaxy Note 2 I605.