Tired of living in TouchWiz's Crayola nightmare on your AT&T LTE GSM Galaxy Note II? CyanogenMod to the rescue yet again - official nightly builds have landed, based on CyanogenMod 10.1. This build will work with the AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy Note II's in the US, and international versions of the Galaxy Note 2 LTE that are compatible with GSM carriers. Specifically, models GT-N7105, SGH-I317, and SGH-T889. This build will not work with the international Note II 3G (GT-N7100). Support for CDMA versions is still being worked on (sorry, Verizon and Sprint Note II owners).


You can find detailed flashing instructions in this XDA thread, and known issues with the current build here (Bluetooth audio, for example, doesn't work). As you may have noticed, the build name indicates this is an "experimental" release, but that's not actually the case - the developers who submitted the ROM didn't make it quite in time to release the build as a nightly today. Starting tomorrow, though, you'll see that experimental tag vanish.

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David Ruddock
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  • andrew__des_moines

    With Jellybean and Nova on my Note 2, I just don't see what CM would bring to the table that would justify the risks and time involved with modding. When I had a Captivate (original Galaxy S variant), ROM's were a necessity -- not so much anymore. But, to each his/her own.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lailoken Marius Piedallu van Wyk

      I agree with you here... while I am running CM10.1 on my Galaxy Tab, The Note II has some really nifty drawing features. If you are buying the Note, chances are you got it for the stylus and I really doubt that CM10 will make use of all the features.

      CM is awesome, just not for the Note.

      • charlie

        Papyrus and Lecture Notes are way better than S Note but yeah Multi Window is what's keeping me on TouchWiz. Jedi X ftw!

        • spydie

          I disagree... papyrus sucks

      • Paul

        Agreed. I don't see what AOKP and CM10 can bring to the note II. Touchwiz is really streamlined/slimmed down and not too intrusive. And you need the awesome support for the S-Pen. That and MultiWindow is awesome also. I just don't see myself moving to an AOSP based ROM on this thing, rather I use CleanROM which is a streamlined/bloatware removed tweaks added ROM based on the factory ROM.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanDack RyanDack

    Kind of curious why this took so long, there has been JB kernal source since the GN2 released. Is this going to be a new thing with samsung devices due to Exynos 4? If so, I may stay away from Samsung phones. That Xperia Z is looking mighty nice....

    • http://twitter.com/excoriation_sex excoriation

      i don't think it was a complete source iirc the biggest issue was getting our in call audio to work, but the ATT community raised money to get Codeworkx a note2 and within a week the problem is solved.

  • spydie

    that's the reason I quit flashing custom ROMS. Something is always missing or not working.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lanejasper Lane Jasper

    I like it far better than 4.1.2 stock.. 4.2.1 has a much better look for me personally. I thought I'd use multi-windows but really don't. S-Pen of course is gone but I didn't use it too much either. Maybe the NOTE II wasn't the right device for me LOL...no, it was I LOVE the speed and large screen. Anyone know where the nightlies are hosted so I can stay current?