Ian Stacy · Apr 12, 2012 at 03:00 pm

Samsung Galaxy Note AOSP ROM in ICS Tablet Mode

Many Samsung Galaxy Note users are drawn to the device for its versatility. It can easily replace both a standard 4 to 5 inch phone AND a 7 inch tablet. It can be tweaked to enable NFC. It received it’s Ice Cream Sandwich update quicker than many of its peers. The development community for the device is currently on fire. One of the more exciting new developments for the phone/tablet hybrid comes in the form of an AOSP ROM by XDA Recognized Developer imilka.

This unique ROM takes advantage of the tablet-specific user interface in Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3. While other devices have seen ROMs that use the tablet layout of ICS, none have been so well suited to it as the Galaxy Note. The massive 5.3 inch screen lends itself rather well to the tablet layout, and when combined with the S Pen, the Note becomes a perfectly functional mini-tablet with phone capabilities. The fully AOSP ROM has no trace of TouchWiz and is completely functional. The first SMS sent after a flash reports as not sent, even though it does send, and without an app to mount both storage points the ROM, it is only able to mount the internal SD. However, neither of these bugs hinder performance of the ROM, and it is stable enough to use as a daily driver.

If you’d like to give it a shot on your Galaxy Note, keep in mind that you will need to use Odin to flash to Chainfire ICS Repack if you are coming from any other ROM, so make sure you make a backup of your entire device before installing. Instructions, videos, and links to all necessary files can be found in the ROM release thread. Report your findings back to imilka and don’t forget to thank him for bringing the ICS tablet UI to your dynamic Samsung Galaxy Note!


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