Android smartphones and tablets have hit the markets world over and intend to stay popular as Android already is but this happened due to some features its users loved to have. One of the most liked facts is the nature of the platform accessible to all and another one being a variety of firmware available for a number of Android devices. Like many of us already know Android is fundamentally Android Open Source Project (AOSP) based. You can find a lot of ROMs that root straight into AOSP and are available for various phones as well as tablets. Nonetheless, the trendsetter label remains with CyanogenMod.
CyanogenMod’s popularity graph seems to go upwards each time an Android is released owing to the complete vanilla Android experience along with many new options otherwise not found and much to the relief of the old Android device users as they can fully experience the new Android releases that are not usually supported by OEMs. Therefore, users always look forward to devices getting CM support and especially users owning Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 would love to hear that official CM 10.1 nightlies have been released for this Samsung tablet.
Just like other nightly products by CM, this one is also still in a developmental stage and might contain a few bugs that will render the ROM not workable for everyday driver. Even though it is a hindrance but Android loyalists don’t get worried rather always find out the bugs coming with these new releases. You can also be a part of being a source to improvement in this regard.
Before you start, note here that you will go through the given process at your own risk. This post cannot be held responsible for any damage to your device resulting from following these instructions.
- Rooted Galaxy Note 10.1” with TWRP Recovery or Modified ClockworkMod Recovery
- CM10.1 ZIP package
- Google Apps ZIP package
- Fully charged device
Procedure to Install CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2 On Galaxy Note 10.1
Step 1: First, get both CM10.1 package for Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Google Apps ZIP for Android 4.2 and copy to the SD card’s root of your Android device.
Step 2: You need to reboot your Galaxy Note 10.1 into recovery.
Step 3: Select the option Install ZIP from SD card from CWM recovery and then select choose ZIP from SD card go ahead with flashing the CM10.1 ZIP package.
Step 4: Now flash GApps package after going through the above step again.
Step 5: Now when both the packages are successfully flashed, go for wipe data/factory reset option in recovery. It is important that you go through with this step else, you will be facing a boot loop.
Step 6: Boot the device again (Reboot).
You will see the CM boot logo next followed by your device running successfully with CyanogenMod. Enjoy your experience!