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Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.4 KitKat via Omni ROM

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gets the unofficial Android 4.4 Kitkat update via Omni ROM, while the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is still on the way. This is the first unofficial Android 4.4 Kitkat build of Omni ROM for the Galaxy Note 2, which is available to flash manually. The users who possess avidity to taste latest Android 4.4 Kitkat can definitely update their device by flashing the Omni ROM.

The new Omni ROM is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100, N7105, AT&T, and T-Mobile variants. At present, Google Nexus 5 is the only device which runs on official Android 4.4 Kitkat, while all other Nexus devices have received unofficial updates from various Custom ROMs – that’s because of XDA Developers, who is working hard to provide latest Android 4.4 Kitkat to all the other Android devices.

Now, the Galaxy Note 2 users who are ready to overlaid this Omni ROM on their device must have the root access. If you have not rooted your Galaxy Note 2 then first root it and then only follow the tutorial below. In this article, we are going to provide you the stepwise way to install Android 4.4 Kitkat on Galaxy Note 2 via Omni ROM. Importantly, while following the tutorial, make sure you don’t miss out any of the steps, otherwise you may face some issue on your device. Follow instructional steps and you are ready to bang with it! To be on a track, keep a back-up of your current ROM.


Disclaimer: Please remember that this is an unofficial update, so do at your own risk!

Things to Do

  • Sufficient battery is necessary, so make sure that your device is charged up to 80%.
  • Confirm that, you have enabled the USB Debugging option from the “Settings” option.
  • Take a Nandroid backup of your current system.
  • Your Galaxy Note 2 must be rooted as well as CWM Recovery must be installed on it.

Files to be Downloaded

Steps to Flash Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.4 KitKat via Omni ROM

Step 1. Download Omni ROM from the above link on your Computer and then place it on your Galaxy Note 2 internal/external memory.
Step 2. Once the transfer is completed, switch off your device.
Step 3. Boot your device in to CWM Recovery mode by pressing and holding “Volume Up + Home + Power Buttons” together until the Samsung logo comes up and then release all the keys.
Step 4. Now, perform the “Format/Wipe Data” and “Cache Partition” tasks to delete the existing data from the CWM Recovery menu. Perform “Wipe Dalvik cache” from the advanced option.
Step 5. Now, navigate to the CWM Recovery main menu, and from there select “install zip from SD card” option > select the ROM file > give “Yes” > updating process will start.
Step 6. Wait for a few minutes to complete the installation. After completion, do the 5th step again but select the GApps file instead of the ROM file.
Step 7. Once the process is completed successfully, then you can “reboot your device”.
Step 8. Now, your Galaxy Note 2 will boot-up on the Android 4.4 Kitkat version. The first boot after installing a new ROM generally takes time, so don’t be panic. Just wait till it’s booted completely.


Congratulations! You have successfully flashed the Android 4.4 KitKat Omni ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Start exploring some new and hidden features and let’s us know your experience using the KitKat in the comments box below!

[via – XDA]

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