Former Writer · Apr 24, 2012 at 03:30 pm

Get AOSP ICS ROMs on the Galaxy Note the Easy and Safe Way

As we’ve mentioned before, some Samsung devices are having some problems with Ice Cream Sandwich. Nothing serious, mind you, but enough that installations and backups that used to take all of five minutes are now taking much longer. Thus, doing something that used to be as simple as installing a ROM is now requiring more than just a routine trip to a custom recovery.

XDA Senior Member chasmodo brings us a new, albeit temporary, method for installing AOSP ROMs on their Samsung Galaxy Note. The process is much longer than flashaholics are used to, and requires several specific software components be installed first. This includes a specific kernel that has been proven to flash and restore ICS safely.

The guide runs users through obtaining and installing the kernel, then the full installation process for AOSP ROMs. It is then capped off with the user checking to make sure they even still have root access. Installing a custom ROM and losing root access, what is this world coming to? However, once completed and root is accounted for, the ICS AOSP ROMs should continue to run just as they were intended. While much longer than typical flashing instructions, it actually isn’t much harder than flashing a regular ROM, it just takes a bit longer.

If you’re looking to install an ICS AOSP ROM on your Note, check out the tutorial thread for more information, download links to the proper kernel, the list of other users who contributed, and much more.


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