Install Jelly Bean 4.1.2 CleanROM Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is our hero of the day. As a consequence, this smartphone is the one which we chose for today’s tutorial on how to update it to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with CleanROM custom ROM.

The latter is the tool of choice when it comes to offering updates. Its stability, performance and many features are the qualities that recommend it for guides. A couple of its neat features can be found here: new fonts, Wi-Fi Tether unlocked, Samsung Find My Mobile capable and many more important goods.


In the pre-requisites department, here is what we ask of you: install a custom recovery image on the Galaxy Note 2 (which means that you should first root the device), charge its battery, download USB Drivers for the handset on your laptop, make backups using our tutorials and turn on USB debugging. A short guide on how to perform the latter requirement: go to your phone’s Menu, choose Applications, opt for Developer options and then click USB debugging.galaxy-note-2

Steps to help you flash the Android 4.1.2 on your smartphone are now in order. Find all of them below.

Important instructions

  1. For the first step we prepared the following advice: download and GApps archive from this page on your laptop, then, once the flashing is done, be sure to plug the Galaxy Note 2 to your computer via the USB cable of the phone.
  2. The two files that you needed to flash for step one have to be copied, for step two, from the original location to the SD card root of the handset. The operation will have to be followed by these four actions: power the phone off, unplug it from the laptop, boot it into Recovery Mode and then operate a full data wipe. To aid the phone reach the Recovery Mode, you should do as follows: press and hold Power and Volume Down at the same time; to be able to perform a complete data wipe of the device, you need to opt for Factory Reset/Wipe Data and then confirm the wiping.
  3. To move to the third step, you have to operate a complete wipe cache partition. This kind of procedure is performed if you go to the smartphone’s main menu, select Advance and then opt for Wipe Dalvik Cache. Your next moves are the following: choose Install zip from SD card and then opt for Choose zip from SD card.
  4. [sc name=”banner-jos”]Step four will ask you to confirm the flashing of the CleanROM 4.1.2 Jelly Bean archive after you spot it, then have patience for the operation to end. After the file is installed on the Galaxy Note 2, you will have to perform the same actions as in the previous steps (but choose the GApps file instead of the CleanROM one); the Gapps archive will now be flashed on the handset.
  5. Step five is the final one: go to +++++Go Back+++++ at the end of the installation of the above files, then reboot the phone; for this to work, go to the Recovery Menu and then select the Galaxy Note 2 restarting. And that’s a wrap, folks!