Galaxy Note is a great device, better known has phablet. Samsung launched Galaxy Note to erase the clear line between Tablet and phones. Samsung has already sold millions of Note and also released an updated Android ICS firmware with modified and advanced Note apps that works great with S-Pen. If you are expecting more out of your Galaxy Note why not root it and install custom ROM available. If you are looking for a Jelly Bean Custom ROM for Galaxy Note then it’s not available yet. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean AOSP code has been released and it will take a few days or weeks for developers to port it to Galaxy Note.
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I feel that Galaxy Note N7000 still lack good appreciation from developer, there is no touch based recovery like CWM touch or TWRP available for Galaxy Note. Beside that there are lot less S-pen based apps available for Galaxy Note. But recently Samsung has launched Galaxy Note 2 N7100 and the S-Pen SDK that can help developers to create better apps for Galaxy Note devices.
Right now, we are here to tell you about the best Custom ROM available for universal Galaxy Note GSM version N7000. We have already told you about the custom ROM available for AT&T Galaxy Note. We have searched all over internet and tested some ROMs and checked benchmarks and performance report. Every ROM has their own features and Pros. There are many cool rom available for Note that are really fast and enhance battery performance as well.
Galaxy Note users like me who are searching for Jelly Bean firmware update will need to wait till the end of 2012 for official update. Right now, developers from xda forum has ported the AOKP CyanogenMod 10 to Galaxy Note that is working fine but has lots of bugs. FM radio is not working, rotating screen on youtube videos cause restart, the interface is not butter smooth. So you will need to wait for few more weeks until developers resolve this issue and releases a full stable version.
Warning: You will need to root your Galaxy Note to install custom ROM. This voids warranty, proceed at your own risk.
Best Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000:
ParanoidAndroid ROM: Paranoid or iMilka are well known custom ROM developers on XDA. They have already launched paranoid ROMs for Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, HTC One X. The ROM is boasted as Hybrid ROM with both Tablet and Phone UI. Tablet UI is really enjoyable and you can download tablet apps on your Galaxy Note from Android market. You can also set resolution and density for every app. the ROM is fully customizable using the pre-sets provided. Developers have also added a weather app on the lock screen.
Rocket ROM: If you love speed and performance like me then Rocket ROM is best for your need. with performance and battery tweaks this is a well evolved ROM and currently in Version 7. My Galaxy Note ranked pretty high on the Antutu benchmark test[6000+] almost competing with Galaxy S3 and HTC One X. The ROM is based on Official XXLQ3 firmware, dev has pre-rooted and modded to the ROM to get exhaustive performance speed.
Speed Mode N700 ICS ROM: As the name suggest the ROM is crafted and tweaked for perform. CPU governor tweak provides great responsiveness with UI and basic Android functions. This ROM is a great option if you do not like Rocket ROM and want only performance with high end gaming. This ROM is tweaked for GPU rendering and thus provide best graphics and gaming experience on Galaxy Note.
KingDroid ICS Note Mania: Kingnote are well known themed ROM makers and they have already ROM available for HTC One X, Incredible S, Galaxy S2, LG optimus Black. This time them have created a ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note. They have based it on SpeedMod and Samsung Galaxy SIII UI. TouchWiz launcher 5 with S3 weather apps, forced GPU accereleration and CPU Tweaks make user interface butter smooth. If you do not use Galaxy Note for much professional work or Gaming then this ROM is best for you.
AniDroid ROM with Linaro kernel for Galaxy Note: This is one of the best ROM available on CyanogenMOd 9 base. If you are a pro and want full security on your device then AniDroid ROM is equipped with Linaro GRsecurity kernel. There are lots of tweaks and features making this ROM smooth and light on battery. It is a stable ROM but not too efficient in handling Apps that have high resource requirements.
We have listed the best custom ROM handpicked by out custom ROM testing team. We are also working and will be bringing up a big list of working ROMs for Galaxy Note with test results by the time you can choose the best ROM for your Note from the options we mentioned above. we are testing some Jelly Bean based ROMs for Galaxy Note and will be coming up with a new updated post on it.