Verizon Galaxy Note 2 can now be updated to Android Marshmallow all thanks to CyanogenMod for its CM13 unofficial custom ROM. This ROM is in the development stage so it might have some bugs which may cause some of the ROM functions to not work correctly.
So, it is not advisable to flash this ROM for daily run at this time as there are future builds of this ROM available it will become much stable to run it for daily use. To flash this ROM you are going to need a rooted device with TWRP custom recovery installed on it. So, if your device is not rooted you first need to root it. Then you can go ahead and flash the ROM according to the procedure.
Also note that once you flash this ROM your device warranty will void and we TeachnosAmigos or manufacturer will not be responsible for it as well as for any damage caused to device during or after the process.
Let us now have a look at the procedure and few other important point before you begin with the procedure.
Preparing your Phone
- This instructions are strictly limited for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 model of the device, if you try it on other device then you may brick your device.
- Device should be fully charged to avoid interruption in the process.
- Back up all the data and also make a Nandroid back up of the current ROM.
- Install USB drivers of the device on your PC.
- Device should be rooted and it’s bootloader must be unlocked.
- Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP must be installed on your device.
- Enable USB debugging mode on your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.
Install Android Marshmallow CM13 Nightly Custom ROM
- Download Android Marshmallow based CM13 Nightly custom ROM file from here.
- Download Android Marshmallow Google app’s from here.
- Connect the device to PC and transfer both files to device internal storage.
- Disconnect the device and switch it off.
- Reboot the device into Recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down and Power key for few seconds.
- While in recovery tap on Wipe options and select all the options available.
- Return to main menu and tap on Install option and navigate to ROM file stored on your device.
- Select the file and flash it by using Swipe to wipe button.
- In the same way flash the Google App’s file.
- Return to main menu and tap on Reboot to reboot the device into normal mode.
That’s all you can now check the Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.