Posted May 4, 2012 by Sarabjeet Singh in Android Tips

Install Cyanogenmod9 Android 4.0 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 users have to wait yet for a while for Official ICS Update for their tablet and smartphone combination device. But, here comes a good news, Galaxy Note has just got Official CyanogenMod9 Nightly (Beta) Build released, though it is in under testing as of now. Obviously there are the lot of bugs at the time of writing this article, but all are getting fixed contentiously, you’ve to check XDA thread for current release.

CyanogenMod9 for Galaxy Note is based on latest Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Build. Developers are tracking Known issues, and allowing users to post the bug report about this rom. Though, few of issues such as DSP manager, USB Charging, TouchKeys vibration, Movie Studio, Missing apps in Play Store, Microphone during calling, video recording, and SPen has been fixed. Developers has also added Device Settings app, which is provided with few tweaks to enhance the things. Speakerphone is also getting fixed in releases, though there are many bugs to be fixed by developers. Kindly note that you should check your Device model before proceeding with the installation method of CM9 for Galaxy Note, you can confirm that your device model is N7000 by visiting Settings>About Phone. If you’ve another model of Galaxy Note, then you should not try this method, as this  method is only compatible with N7000 model number.

Samsung Galaxy Note ICS Update Install Cyanogenmod9 Android 4.0 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

Disclaimer: The Installation of this Custom ROM Firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N700 is a risky process, it would void warranty of your device, and you will no longer able to claim warranty from Samsung. To retrain warranty, you will need to Install Stock ROM, or have to Unroot Galaxy Note. You should be aware that, if you continue flashing this ROM on your device, then it will be your own responsibility. The developer or TechClap.com should not be held responsible if your device becomes non-functional, got messed up damaged. Please try the steps at your own risk.


  • We suggest you to Disable Antivirus and Firewall program in your Computer, this will eliminate the possibility of any conflict
  • You need to make sure that your device is charges minimum 80% before you continue flashing the CM9 firmware on Galaxy Note.
  • It is also good idea to make Backup of all data the Samsung Device:
  • You need to make sure that USB Debugging Mode is Turned On. Navigate to the path ‘Settings>Applications>Development>USB  debugging’.
  • Download and Install Latest Samsung Drivers from  official website. Make sure to keep data Cable near PC, which is essential to enable connectivity of PC and Phone.
  • ClockworkMod recovery should be already Installed on the device, and your Galaxy Note and your Galaxy Note should be rooted.

How to Install CyanogenMod9 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000

You can either update from older CyanogenMod Gingerbread Build, or can also flash from scratch.

How to Install for First Time

Step 1: You need to Download latest CM9 Build for your Device from here.

Step 2: Firstly connect the Galaxy Note to computer and then transfer the files downloaded in Step 1 to root of SD card of Note.

Step 3: Now, disconnect the Galaxy Note from the computer, and then you must turn it off, and reboot into recovery mode.

Step 4: Now, you can create ‘Nandroid’ backup of currently Installed ROM, with ‘Backup and Restore>Backup’ option.

Step 5: Now select the option ‘Wipe data/factory reset>Wipe Cache Partition and confirm the actions. Now Go to Advanced>Wipe Dalick Cache and again confirm the same.

Step 6: Now simply select the option ‘Install zip from sdcard>choose zip from sdcard’ and then browse/locate and select the file you transferred to SD Card in Step 2.

Step 7: Repeat the Step 6 process to Install Google Apps Package. Download Link.

Step 8: The process would be completed in few secs, or 1-2 minutes, after that simply Go back to Home screen with ‘+++Go Back+++’ and select the option ‘Reboot System Now’. The first boot will take few time, as it will Install the things in your device, and will make it ready.

Despite of above method, if you have Installed any previous version of CyanogenMod 9, then you can follow below instructions for update.

How to Update from Previous CM9 Builds

Step 1: Download the Latest CM9 Package. Download Link.

Step 2: Now, connect the device to computer, and transfer the downloaded file into SD card.

Step 3: Disconnect Galaxy Note from computer, and then reboot into recovery mode.

Step 4: Now, Wipe cache partition and dalvik-cache.

Step 5: Select ‘Install zip from SD card’ followed by ‘choose zip from SD card option, then locate the file you transferred in Step 2, then select and confirm the same. The Installation would be completed in few minutes.

Step 6: Now, Select ‘+++Go Back+++’ option and then Reboot the device. Once device get reboot, you will be enjoy ICS CM9 on your device.

If any problem happened during the process, you can report and get help from the developer.

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Sarabjeet Singh

Real Android Freak and Gadget Lover, loves to try new ROMs on his own and his friend's phones. He is Assistant Editor of TechClap.com, and writes mostly about Android.