AT&T Galaxy Note users who are searching for a good, stable Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based ROM for their device should Install SlimBean ROM, which is one of the best JB based ROM for Galaxy Note I717. It is based on AOSP Android source and some mods and settings are taken from CyanogenMOd AOKP base. Most of the features are working smoothly including the butter smooth UI. The ROM is optimized for speed and performance and very light on Hardware. Here is the detailed installation process.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer should be held responsible if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, IceCream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Procedure to Install Slim Bean ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note I717:
Step 1: reboot your phone so as to enter it in TWRP Touch Recovery. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons together. When the screen turns on, release the Power button but keep holding the Volume buttons until Recovery boots.
Step 2: You can create a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM. To do so, go to “Backup”, then slide the blue circle button at the bottom to the right.
Step 3: Now, from the main recovery menu select “Wipe” then select “Factory reset” and then select “Yes” on the next screen that follows to confirm your action.
Step 4: Next, select “Back” and then select “System” and then again confirm your action by selecting “Yes” on the next screen that follows.
Step 5: Now, again select “Back” and then select “Cache” to clear the cache data.
Step 6: Next, go back to the main recovery menu and select “Install” and then select ROM file you’ve placed on the SD card.
Step 7: As soon as the installation procedure has completed, repeat the previous to flash the Google Apps Package that is there in the SD card.
Step 8: When the installation procedure has completed, select “Reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Step 9: Further if you want to add additional features, go to “Settings > OTA” and then download and install the features you want to have additionally.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed Slim Bean ROM onto your Samsung Galaxy Note I717. Do let us know your queries, we are here to help you always.