Good news for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 users, now it is possible to update your device to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat. This can be obviously done only by installing NightOwl custom firmware on your Galaxy Note N7000. Because Samsung has stopped the official support since a long time for Galaxy Note N7000 but now you can test the latest Android OS on your old device. All thanks to the XDA developers to build the latest custom ROM based on Android 7.1.2 for Galaxy Note N7000. This ROM is built using LineageOS and based on the latest AOSP release. This amazing custom firmware brings tons of Android Nougat official features and also some after market new features, improvements, customizations and much more. NightOwl custom ROM is quite stable, fast and will smoothly run on your device. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. Make sure that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this NightOwl custom ROM on Galaxy Note N7000.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can flash NightOwl Android 7.1.2 custom ROM on your Galaxy Note N7000. Many users have already installed and tested this NightOwl Android 7.1.2 custom ROM, reported that everything is working fine without problems on the Galaxy Note N7000. Once your device is updated then you can get many new features, applications, processes and capabilities and your smartphone should run better than before. Before proceeding, make a complete backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating Galaxy Note N7000 to NightOwl Android 7.1.2 custom ROM then proceed to the given guide.
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.
Steps to Update Galaxy Note N7000 to Android 7.1.2 Nougat Night Owl ROM:
Step No 1: – First of all, download the Night Owl Android 7.1.2 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 7.1.2 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 7.1.2 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.