[Tutorial] : Flash your Galaxy Note 2

You’re finally in possession of your Galaxy Note 2 and you’d like to be able to take advantage of it more than the default?

In order to get the most out of your new smartphone, you’re going to have to learn how to flash ROMs on your mobile. Rest assured, the technique is simple, however, like any internal software update of a device, it carries a risk, that of “bricking” the phone. In this case, the phone refuses to turn on, it is like a brick.

Also, the editorial staff of galaxynote2.fr cannot be held responsible for any damage suffered by your phone in case of a problem. But rest assured, these cases of “brickage” are exceptional and in most cases, the “brickage” is reversible. So without further ado, let’s get to the heart of the matter and see how to flash your smartphone.

First of all, you will need to install the drivers for your Galaxy Note 2 on your computer. The easiest way to do this is to install KIES, the software offered by Samsung for synchronizing and updating your smartphone. Once installed, launch KIES, connect your Galaxy Note 2 to the PC and wait for it to be recognised by KIES.

The drivers are now installed on your computer. You can close KIES.

You will then need to download Odin by clicking here. Odin is the software that will allow you to flash the ROMs on your Galaxy Note 2.

The last thing you will need is of course a ROM. It will need to be in “.tar.md5” format to work with ODIN.

The ROM file will need to be selected in the “PDA” box of ODIN, and you will need to make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F.” boxes are checked. Reset Time” are checked.

The next step is certainly the most difficult, it is necessary to put the phone in download mode. To do this, simply turn off your Galaxy Note 2, then press the volume down, home, and power keys simultaneously, until you get a screen like this :

Then press the “volume up” key and the phone will enter the download mode.

The next step is very simple: just connect the Galaxy Note 2 to the PC, wait until it is detected in ODIN, then click on the Start button in Odin. Under no circumstances should you unplug the cable during the process which will take a few minutes. At the end of the procedure, your smartphone will restart and the word “PASS” will appear on ODIN. Congratulations, your smartphone has been successfully flashed.

To put this tutorial into practice, you can, for example, flash the ROM proposed here on our forum. This ROM is based on an original French ROM from Samsung in its XXALIE version but it has the default root, which offers an alternative easier to implement than the first root method we presented you.

It does not increment the phone’s flash counter (a kind of little bug that counts the number of times you have flashed a ROM that is not original Samsung, which could pose a problem in terms of warranty in case of return to the after-sales service) and allows you to continue to have all the features of TouchWiz including the advanced management of the S-pen.

Do not hesitate to consult our forum and ask your questions in case of problem, it will be full of ROMs customs that will allow you to have a Galaxy Note 2 in your image.