Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 can be updated now to the Android 7.1.1 Nougat through a custom ROM namely Night Owl ROM. The Night Owl custom ROM is built using LineageOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Galaxy Note N7000. Samsung has stopped official support since a long time for Galaxy Note N7000. But you can test the latest Android OS experience on your old Note N7000 via Night Owl custom ROM. This latest custom firmware comes with tonnes of new features and customization. This is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. Your device must be rooted, and the latest custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) should be already installed on it.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can update your Galaxy Note N7000 to Night Owl Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM. The Night Owl custom ROM brings lots of new and some aftermarket features. Also, the ROM is great and packs with impressive Android Nougat features. Before processing, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Night Owl Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
Please note that this guide is working for the Galaxy Note GT-N7000 only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other variant, as a result; it may brick your device. You can check the model number of your Android device by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
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Before Getting Started:
- Please take a complete backup of all your data on the Galaxy Note N7000 using a CWM or TWRP recovery before proceeding.
- Enable USB debugging mode on the Galaxy Note by going to Settings > Developer Options.
- Download and install the Galaxy Note N7000 USB Drivers on your PC.
- Your Galaxy Note N7000 should be factory unlocked.
- The bootloader of the device should be unlocked.
- The Galaxy Note N7000 must be Rooted. Otherwise, you’ll not be able to install this custom ROM.
- Ensure that your device has at least about 80% of charge before going ahead.
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
Steps to Update Galaxy Note N7000 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Night Owl ROM:
Step No 1: – First of all, download the Night Owl Android 7.1.1 custom ROM and Google Apps .zip files on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your Galaxy Note N7000 with the PC using USB data cable and mount the USB Mass Storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Night Owl Android 7.1.1 ROM .zip file to the root folder of your microSD card on the device.
Step No 4: – Now disconnect the Galaxy Note N7000 from the PC and Turn it Off to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Turn On the phone and press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons altogether.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform a full data wipe by selecting Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
Step No 7: – Next, perform Wipe Cache Partition and wait for the process to be finished.
Step No 8: – Now perform Wipe Dalvik Cache by navigating to “Advanced” → “Wipe Dalvik Cache”.
Step No 9: – Go back to the main recovery menu and select Install Zip from SD card.
Step No 10: – Click on Choose Zip from SD card and find the Night Owl ROM .zip file that you already transferred to your microSD card in Step No 2. On the next screen, confirm the ROM installation process to begin.
Step No 11: – Install Google Apps (Gapps) by repeating the above steps.
Step No 12: – After the ROM and Gapps successfully installed, navigate to “+++++Go Back+++++” and from the Recovery Menu, select Reboot System Now.
It may take about 4-5 minutes to complete the first boot after rebooting. So please set back.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat via Night Owl custom ROM. Let us know in the comments section below if you are facing any problem/issue while updating your Galaxy Note N7000.