Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Gets Night Owl Custom ROM

There’s good news for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 out there: It is now possible to update your device to Android 7.0 Nougat! A custom ROM based on Google’s latest mobile OS has been developed for the smartphone.

According to Team Android, a Night Owl custom ROM, built using CM14, is currently the best way to experience Android 7.0 Nougat OS on Samsung’s 2011 phablet, especially since the tech company has long stopped the official firmware support for the device. GSM Arena’s specs page for the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 noted that it arrived with pre-installed Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and it became upgradable to the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. Since then, there have not been any firmware updates rolled out for the 2011 phablet. But with the release of the Night Owl ROM, users now have the opportunity to enjoy the new features found in Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

However, Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 owners interested in having this update should know that dealing with a custom ROM requires more precaution. Take note that any mistakes during the installation process can cause potential damage to the device.

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One of the safety measures to ensure a successful installation process is creating a backup of all the essential files and settings stored on the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Installing an unofficial firmware update can wipe out the handset’s memory completely during the process, thus having a backup is very crucial. To do so, owners of Samsung’s old phablet can utilize reliable custom recovery tools like ClockWorkMod (CWM) and TeamWinRecoveryProject (TWRP).

Next thing to be sure of is the phone’s battery level. Before installing Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM, or when making any kind of firmware update, the mobile device needs to be fully charged or at least have 80 percent battery power left. Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 owners should know that their smartphone can be bricked when it suddenly dies in the middle of the update process due to battery drainage.

A computer is also required when getting an update through a custom firmware. Make sure that the suitable drivers are already installed to the PC so the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 will connect with it smoothly. Enabling the USB Debugging mode will also be helpful to have a smooth PC and smartphone connection. To turn this feature on in the phablet, simply navigate to the Settings menu, select Developer Options, and then check the USB Debugging option.

Visit Team Android’s post linked above to get the download links of all the necessary installation files as well as a comprehensive guide for the proper update procedures.

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Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 was announced in September of 2011, and it officially hit the shelves a month after. The 5.3-inch smartphone from the Korean tech conglomerate was equipped with an Exynos chipset, an 8MP primary camera, a 2MP selfie shooter, a removable battery with 2500 mAh capacity, and more.

Meanwhile, PhoneRadar provided a list of confirmed Samsung mobile phones slated to get the official Android 7.0 Nougat. As anticipated, the list included the 2016 flagship models, the Samsung Galaxy S7, the S7 Edge, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The tech giant will also roll out the official Android 7.0 Nougat OS to Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge Plus.

As for other news regarding Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update releases, it seems like Android One devices are starting to receive the official firmware. As reported by GSM Arena, one of its readers who owns a Cherry Mobile G1 tipped the publication that the Nougat OS is ready for Android One devices.

Below is a review of Android 7.0 Nougat created by Tim Schofield.

The Inquisitr will continue to keep you updated for more Android 7.0 Nougat news.

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