Former Writer · Dec 3, 2012 at 07:00 pm

Port International Note II ROMs to Some of the US Variants

Now that all four US carriers have released the Samsung Galaxy Note II, developers have started having some fun with it. Even our XDA TV crew has been having some fun. As the international version and the US versions have virtually the same hardware, it was only a matter of time before development spilled across all of the variants. Now, there is a way to port international Note II ROMs to at least a couple of the US variants.

XDA Senior Member madmack has written up a tutorial to help users port N7100 ROMs to the N7105 and the I317. While it isn’t impossible to do, users should definitely read up before attempting. As madmack explains:

Please do not experiment with this stuff if you’re not familiar with partitions and the way things work. You do run the risk of bricking your device permanently if you don’t know what you’re doing. I’ll write this so that developers can start porting their ROMs to the LTE variants.

The two devices are identical except for the modem (and rild files) and the GPS initialization at bootup.

This is essentially some file replacement. First, there are a variety of files within the ROM that need replaced. For example, you’ll have to take /system/bin from an I317 and place it in the N7100 ROM. Wash, rinse, and repeat for several dozen directories. Then, users will have to grab a I317 or a N7105 kernel and place it in the ROM. Once everything is set up properly, the ROM should be flashable. If this is something you plan on trying, be sure to read all the instructions before attempting.

For more details, check out the original thread.


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