Best Custom ROM for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2


  1. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member


    That is a somewhat known issue using an international based ROM on Verizon.

    What worked for myself and many others was using a Verizon based ROM with gps working before flashing an international based ROM.

    Scrosler had that in the OP of one of his ROMs, I'm not sure if it's still there.
    He also recommended wiping the sd card just to be sure, but I think that's unnecessary.
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  2. MrBobo

    MrBobo Well-Known Member

    Tools then manage a gps state reset then download... Do you see the gps in the status bar when that app is running?

    Here is another one that I use too https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidlab.gpsfix
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  3. you2

    you2 Well-Known Member

    I tried to install the verizon-lite version with the modem (both hash were correct) but it enters a boot loop. I'll try agian after the snow storm (doing a system wipe first); i don't really want to have to reinstall everything on my phone. My understanding of what you are saying is I hsould be able to boot scott's verizon-lite (with modem - not 100% sure i have to reflash modem) turn gps on then the phone will magically remember gps working and i can reflash 4.2.5 (or maybe there is a chip with some nvram that is loaded by the verizon version?); anyways i go into a reboot loop without a system wipe and i have to wiat a few days to do the system wipe.
  4. you2

    you2 Well-Known Member

    That tool simply sez "no fix" in the top bar and counts down. Not much seems to happen while it counts down.
    Also I ran it side by side with my driod razr; and the razr finds satelights while the note 2 sees nothing.
  5. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

    When I first flashed CleanROM my GPS didn't work. I restored a nandroid of Beans, then flashed CleanROM again and the gps worked.

    Many others did the same thing to get theirs to work, some didn't have to do that, and others did it and it didn't work.
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  6. you2

    you2 Well-Known Member

    What is a nandroid of beans; you mean restore the original verizon image? I did save that and could restore that (just hate to have to reload my phone from scratch).
  7. you2

    you2 Well-Known Member

    Ok i restored the original verizon image and gps worked (though it is not as fast as my razr); now I am restoring cleanrom 4.2.5; and yea it seems that for now my gps is working. I wonder if it will still work after a power cycle. Lets see.... yea. it still works. Thanks everyone I've gone back and thanked everyone I'm set.
    ---
    well almost set. I have one last bug:
    (do you all have this bug);

    With google voice if i set max volume there is no sound when playing back a voicemail. If i set below max there is volume but it is a bit soft.

    Is this also a known problem with cleanrom ?
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  8. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

    I don't know, I don't use Google voice.
    You can go to the cleanrom thread on xda and ask there.
  9. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    I'm on Jedi ROM right now with the same Google Voice problem. Very annoying.
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  10. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    I'm on ClearROM 4.5 ACE and the only issue I'm having with it is the WiFiTether signal is almost non-existant. I'm in a hotel right now and the WiFi is full signal through the hotel but sloooooooooowwwwwww. When I fire up WiFiTether, if my phone isn't almost TOUCHING my laptop, I have NO signal! Anybody else?
  11. stueycaster

    stueycaster Well-Known Member

    I'm running Tweaked VZW Remix. It's the best rom available.
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  12. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    I've been meaning to update my post here and mention that Tweaked VZW is by far them best ROM I have used on my Galaxy Note 2. Its spectacular and I highly recommend it. Jedi is a close second followed by CleanROM.

    I still don't care for beans at all. No offense to the dev, I appreciate what he does but I just don't care for the ROM at all.
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  13. BenDroid

    BenDroid Well-Known Member

    For me, it has to be Beans for now. Galaxy Nexus was my phone of choice prior to my Note 2 and aosp builds are something I haven't been able to part with quite yet. I enjoy Touch Wiz though. Beans builds give me the best of both... aosp apps and look with some if not most of the utilities of Touch Wiz.
  14. MrBobo

    MrBobo Well-Known Member

    +1 Love this ROM and it's updated VERY frequently, I can't think of ANY functionality it's missing and don't have a single issue with it. (running latest build (10) with the PBJ kernel)
  15. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

  16. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    I downloaded Tweaked VZW Remix but it wouldn't install via TWRP. Crapped out immediately. Guess I didn't hold my mouth right or something. Anyone else have an issue? It doesn't have a MD5 code on the download site to check. I would love to try it since I am having a couple of problems with CleanROM ACE 4.5 like Authentication Errors on WiFi and VERY weak signal using ANY wireless device with this phone like Allshare (to my video dongle from Samsung) and using as a mobile hotspot with my laptop. These two things worked fine under CleanROM 4.2.5. I flashed back to that ROM and am still experiencing Authentication Errors with multiple WiFi routers that previously worked great!

    Pissing me off!
  17. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    OK. Update. I downloaded it again and tried installing it again and it worked. I also updated TWRP to the latest version first so I'm not sure if it was an issue with the original download or the version of TWRP I was using was too old (I was on 2.2 and updated to 2.4.?)

    Phone appears to be coming up fine now... Just waiting
  18. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    Well, after getting Tweaked VZW Remix installed and a few tests, I'm happy to report that WiFi is working again and that tethering is working with a STRONG signal again!

    I am ALSO noticing that my phone locks up for no apparent reason now though. I'm about ready to switch back to stock even WITH all of Verizon's bloatware. I just need a reliable phone without all the issues. It's getting old...
  19. MrBobo

    MrBobo Well-Known Member

    I haven't had a single issue with beans rom
  20. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    It seems to have settled down now. Appears to be working right, after multiple battery pulls when locked up. Hasn't locked up in 2 days and counting! It DID fix the wifi issue I was having and wireless tether so I am willing to give it a go for a while.
  21. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

    Just curious as what kernel you prefer/are currently using and do you overclock/undervolt?

    Just curious because I prefer Perseus BUT with the newest 33.4 I have had many severe lock ups requiring a battery pull and have had several stuttering boots that never settle and require a reboot.

    I just switched back to Perseus 33.1 last night and I have never had a problem with 33.1. I do NOT overclock or tweak the settings. I just run it how its flashed and love it. Battery life is spectacular and init.d SDswap works well with my 64GB exFAT card and that very important to me.
  22. 6spdtls

    6spdtls Member

    Definitely Beans build10 with Saber kernel for dropbox hack and integrated storage swap.
  23. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to update the modem that's in these things? Perhaps THAT's what is causing me all the problems with wifi and a week signal for anything wireless...
  24. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

    Well, I swapped the phone with Verizon and it works as it is supposed to. I guess I had a bad phone.
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