Best Custom ROM for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2


  1. salilsurendran

    salilsurendran Well-Known Member

    Hello,
    Which is the most recommended Custom ROM for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Can I install it using a ROM Manager?

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  2. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm on CleanROM and love it. It's just as Samsung intended the Note 2 to be without all of the crappy Verizon modifications. I'm still on 3.5, 4.0.5 is the newest now, so I might update just to update. Though I'm having no issues really at all on 3.5. ROM manager is about dead to me because there's not many good ROMs available on it, or many ROMs period nowadays. So of course I just checked and it's not available on there, but you can get it at that link I provided.

    I doubt there will be many more replies on here though. Somehow this sub-forum is almost dead :(. (now watch everyone post just because I said that :p)
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  3. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    Another vote for clean ROM. It's very good.
  4. Geezer Squid

    Geezer Squid Well-Known Member

    Beans Build 6. I've been running Beans since it first came out and it's been flawless for me.
  5. AFAngryWarrior

    AFAngryWarrior Well-Known Member

    I'm also using Jelly Beans Build 6. I started with CleanROM and then decided to try something else to compare it to so I installed JB Build 6. I have to say I honestly like Beans better. It runs smoother, and integrates withe VZW features well. You can check it out here

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2032447
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  6. ronhoney

    ronhoney Member

    Beans!! Flexible customization, smooth as silk, & super fast.
  7. chriswells13

    chriswells13 New Member

    I've tried both Clean Rom and Beans and I think Beans is much smoother.
  8. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    Thats so weird to me. I've tried Beans twice now and I just didn't care for it. I REALLY prefer CleanROM.
  9. SteveOs Note

    SteveOs Note New Member

    I've been through about everyone out there including Beans 6 and CleanRom (1.0 "The VZW special" & the latest v4). Beans is definitely smoother, but overall build quality has to go to Clean. I appreciate that Beans has more setup options in Aroma, esp. The Perseus 31 kernel, but I think it forces you to then go straight down one path or the other based on your kernel choice.

    On another note (no pun intended), since starting my adventure in Note Rooting, neither my Bluetooth ear pieces or Wi-Fi tethering has worked at all. Let me correct my self. My Note usually recognizes the Bt devices, but it won't pair/connect to any of them. I have a Jawbone ICON HD, Playtronics Marquee 165, and a pair of Motorola S 10-HD Headphones. All of which worked perfectly with the stock phone.

    Lastly, after all the hype over the switching of your int sd with your ext sd, I purchased a SanDisk Ultra micro SDXC Class10 card. Adding insult to injury, it will not mount in CWM recovery. I can do what ever I want with it in my file explorers once the phone has booted, but to flash anything, I have to go back to my 8gb cards.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Sincerely,
    Steve-O

    P.S. The 8gbs are fat 32 and the 64gb is exfat as per the format instructions from the original dev's thread.
  10. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    I use a Plantronics 590 and a Jaybird SB2 daily with my Note 2 and I havent had any problems. Also I use a 64gb class 10 exfat card without any problems in recovery BUT I use TWRP exclusively.
  11. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    I'm still on Stock 4.1.1 and unable to install a custom ROM. Everytime I try to install a new bootloader, my phone pukes and I have to Odin the Stock ROM image back to the phone to fix it. What method did you guys (and gals) use to root your VZW Note 2? I installed a pre-rooted stock image via Oden but am unable to install a custom rom because my bootloader is still locked...
  12. AFAngryWarrior

    AFAngryWarrior Well-Known Member

    I tried to use the "How to" over on XDA-devs in the GN2 section, but it didnt work for me and it didnt flow for me to easily understand it. Then I checked out the section on unlocking your boot loader by AdamOutler and the first step is rooting. So I ODIN back to stock and then followed his steps one-by-one and within a half hour I was rooted, my boot loader was unlocked, and TWRP recovery was working great to flash the Beans rom I wanted. Here is the link if you want to try it.

    How to Root & unlock boot loader - XDA-Devs
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  13. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    That's the exact guide I followed too. Worked perfectly, even on my Mac.
  14. salilsurendran

    salilsurendran Well-Known Member

    So if I install CleanROM or Beans will I lose all the features that I currently have with Samsung TouchWiz like double tapping on the top of the phone to scroll to the top of the list or just raising the phone to my ear to automatically make a call to the contact on screen?
  15. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    No. If you install CleanRom or Beans they include all the TouchWiz features because they are based on TouchWiz. If you install Paranoid Android or AOKP you will lose all TouchWiz features including use of the S-pen.
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  16. Putty

    Putty Well-Known Member

    Stock with debloat done is great for me.
  17. BaadAndy

    BaadAndy Well-Known Member

    Clean Rom and Perseus kernel OC and undervolted are killer on my N2 I love the audio tweaks and control it opens up.
  18. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    Well, I've been on the latest Beans for a few days and my phone is experiencing a few problems: Copy and Paste from 1 email to another will cause the phone to either lock up or exit email completely. While in "Words With Friends", if someone sends me a message through it, my phone will lock up requiring a battery pull.

    These 2 things didn't happen on either stock-rooted, or CleanROM.

    Anybody else experience anything like this?
  19. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    I had 2 lock ups on Beans B7. Once when I was trying to login to my Gvoice, it completely froze and rebooted itself after about 2 minutes. And another when I was just sliding between home screens in Nova. I'm back on CleanRom ACE 4.2.5 now and loving it.
  20. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    Yep! Just installed CleanROM ACE 4.2.5 today and have had NO problems so far! Like the look and feel of it better. Loving it myself!

    Thanks!
  21. you2

    you2 Well-Known Member

    I installed cleanrom ace 4.2.5 today but have a small problem. I cannot get gps to work ... any luck here ?
  22. MrBobo

    MrBobo Well-Known Member

    Gps works fine for me on clean rom, try gps fixer app
  23. you2

    you2 Well-Known Member

    gps fixer app ?


  24. MrBobo

    MrBobo Well-Known Member

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2
  25. you2

    you2 Well-Known Member

    I must be really dense; but I downloaded that yesterday and didn't see a method to use it to 'fix' gps. It sees no satelites even if outside for an extended period of time (40+ minutes). I tried manage a-gps state but reset didn't seem to do much.

    Is there some other setting I'm looking for to 'fix' gps ?

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