Install CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Custom ROM


How to Install CyanogenMod CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Custom ROM. Android 4.4 Kitkat can now be installed on Galaxy Note N7100 via CyanogenMod 11. CyanogenMod 11 brings the features and tweaks of the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat firmware which came in Nexus 5. This post will guide you on how to Install CM 11 Android 4.4 Kitkat on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Custom ROM. Have a look at the following important tips before installing this Custom ROM and keep them in mind.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. Proceed at your own risk.

Important Tips:

I have written this detailed and easy to understand step-by-step instructions guide on How to Install CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Custom ROM. If you are used to installing custom roms on your Galaxy Note 2, then this should not be any different for you. However, for beginners, it is recommended that you read the whole tutorial before installing this ROM on your device.

How to Install CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Custom ROM:

Required File(s):

Note: You must have CWM or TWRP Recovery Installed on your Galaxy Note 2.

Step 1 – Download the above mentioned files for Galaxy Note 2 to your computer or download them directly to your phone.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy Note 2 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded and Google Apps Zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.


NOTE: Screenshots of the ClockworkMod Recovery may change as new versions are released.

Step 6 – Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.


Step 7 – Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” as you can see in the image below.


Step 8 – Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.


Step 9 – Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.


Step 10 – Now select “choose zip from sdcard” as shown below. Using your volume keys, navigate to the file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Setup will start now.


Google Apps: Repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your phone.

Step 11 – After the installation completes, Reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot system now” from ClockworkMod Recovery menu as shown in the picture below. It might take a couple of minutes on first boot. So, be patient.


That’s it! Enjoy the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat Features on your Galaxy Note 2 N7100! Go to Settings > More > About Device to verify. Let me know if you had any problem during the installation process.

  • jt

    Is this stable? Can you put the link for the source?

  • mahesh

    at the end it open aroma installer for insatalling the rom for 19500 are you sure that the rom is for n7100 thnxxx in advance

    • Hassan Imtiaz

      Links updated!

  • KO

    Got the same I9500 message, please confirm if we can proceed to install this on a n7100. Thanks!

  • androidgeek

    this is not true, v can only install CM11 thru CWM only….so the screenshot and some of the steps are not precisely correct.

    • Hassan Imtiaz

      If you read it carefully, there is a note written stating “Screenshots of the ClockworkMod Recovery may change as new versions are released.” Secondly, the interface is same for version as shown in the screenshots, so you don’t need to worry about it.

  • Marguerite Brussow

    Hi, my phone only reboots to the CM animation and then doesn’t want to go any further. How can I fix this?

  • Davi_style

    No meu ficou perfeito…To adorando a nova interface…

  • kahtan

    Please I can’t find the file, why???

  • Marguerite

    My phone only boots up until the CM animation and then doesn’t want to go further. Please help.

  • ashishsareenAshish

    Its Good and Awsme. thnxx Buddy. :)

  • Ray

    I thought it was going well, but the file is on the external SDcard and aborts install, is there a way to install the rom from the ext sd card?
    Right now all I get is booting into the CWM-based recovery screen.


  • suresh

    I got my note 2 totally bricked. Installation aborted and i could not rollback to my original firmare. Screen stuck at booting. I dont know what to do

    • Luis Felipe Reich Santiago

      asi me paso ami solo conectalo a odin y metele la rom stock 4.3 y queda listo

  • Ali Rashid

    perfectly working android 4.4
    thanx :D

  • Yash Guwalani

    I installed it properly, and everything is working fine. But everything is appearing very small, the notification panel and all. I have incresed the font size to maximum but everything else is appearing very very small. Please please help me out.

  • Yash Guwalani

    Well my issue wasn’t solved and the rom isn’t working perfectly. I installed paranoid android 4.4 and it works way better then this. Not recommended.

  • Louis

    how can I restore my files now that I have upgraded to cm11 and where is my S PEN app

    • Mark

      You cant get your files back unless you have an back up, i use super back up pro to backup all important apps and contacts, and you wont have an s pen app unless you download one from the playstore but its not called an s pen app lol, hope this works

  • Mark

    Maybe ypu bricked it.

  • ikram

    how to access the root folder ? i was unable to do it — the installation aborted status 7