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  1. ajeaton7

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    Hey guys, first-time poster here. After years of the Fruit Company's madness, I finally made the change.

    After my iPhone tried to kill me, I started doing my research to find the perfect Android. I pondered waiting +- a week or 2 for the S3, but after seeing all the Notes upgraded to the leaked 4.04, I went with the Note. Seeing is believing... After years with the iPhone, this thing is MONSTEROUS!!! Luckily, I am a big guy with big hands, so its really not a problem for me...I can actually hold the phone and text at the same time with just one hand. It is a slippery little bastard though.

    Love the ceramic white look. Within hours of the Note's arrival, it had been rooted, upgraded to ICS, and installed with OnlyOne's HYPR 3S rom. Works great by the way...Full S-Pen functionality, S-Voice, Flipbook, and the awesome S3 theme with interactive wallpapers. If you haven't tried it yet...DO IT!!

    I already REALLY appreciate this site. It really helped make my decision, and made upgrading and modding a breeze. Keep up the good work guys!!

    See Y'all Around!!
     

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  2. damewolf13

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    And a Big Welcome to You!

    It sounds like you are off to a great Android start, and I can already tell that you are going to love this forum, and it is going to love you right back! If you have any questions, ask away, and when you can help out someone else, please do. Good to have you here!:)
     
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  3. james27007

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    welcome to the forum and being addicted to what I think is the best Android phone out there :D

    I have been using Android since the G1, so if there is any questions, do not hesitate to PM me, if I don't know, I know here to point you. I also am running B5 onlyone rom; kicks but!!!
     
  4. LittleRedDot

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    Welcome to the forums mate! Can you link the ROM you mentioned?
     
  5. playmaker88

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    Can you please list the link you used for 4.0.4 I am using 4.0.3 also when I did this I pretty much had to reinstall all of my apps and set the phone.
    Up like it was brand new, is this the norm. I don't know anything about rooting and I don't think I did that and would prefer not too. My update did not come with the premium spen suite which I want and seems to be in the
    4.0.4 upgrade can someone send me a good link to use and explain to me step by step, thanks in advance.
     
  6. ajeaton7

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    rootgalaxynote.com is the place where i downloaded pretty much everything i have on my phone.
     
  7. james27007

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  8. playmaker88

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    So if I upgrade to the onlyone rom that is 4.0.4, Willy's wipe my phone? I already have 4.0.3. I don't want to have to reinstall all my apps and everthing. Also does this rom have the premium suite for spen and any bugs? Thanks again
     
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    Yes it will wipe everything (you install CWM and root, then do a backup, always do a backup, then wipre/factory_reset, then flash). Just use titanium backup to backup your user apps (don't backup and resetor systems or system apps).

    There is only one bug is that the screen rotates all the way around, so you can have it upside down when unlocking, and something with the widgets, but there is a simple fix.

    And yes it has the Memo, S Memo and S Note (Premium suite apps), I don;t know if there are others.

    There are a lot of users that agree that this is the best ICS rom out there and I agree
     
  10. playmaker88

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    Do you have the link to where I can download this rom also what is cwm rom where do I get titanium at. Am I backing my information up using this memory card or on my. Cpu
     
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    The link to the rom is a few posts up; but you need to do a few things first.

    To flash a rom, you need to root and flash CWM (clockwork mod); it allows you to backup your phone's system incase something goes bad and flash that rom. PLEASE NOTE that doing this voids your warranty and moves the flash counter; it can be undone but you need to know.


    This can be found here at the bottom of the page:
    Galaxy Note Root Guide | RootGalaxyNote.com

    BUT this method flashes CWM and roots the phone at the same time:
    How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717! [ICS][Gingerbread][Easiest Method] | RootGalaxyNote.com
    For Galaxy Note SGH-i717 AT&T/Bell/Rogers/Telus

    1. First, root your Galaxy Note.
    2. Second, install ClockworkMod Recovery on your rooted Galaxy Note.
    3. Third, Make a backup of your ROM in ClockworkMod Recovery. Then make a backup of your apps and SMS before installing a new ROM.
    4. For installing ROM, see How to Install ROM on Galaxy Note SGH-i717.
     
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  12. playmaker88

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    Wow thanks, I'm kind of scared to even try all of that considering I already have 4.0.3 Do you think it's worth it or should I just wait till ATT release it. I Do appreciate all the info you provided to me
     
  13. james27007

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    Flash or not to flash is something only you can decide to do, blah... blah... blah...

    I personally love the OnlyOne rom, it just works and an update for it is just around the corner. When flashing and hacking (and yes flashing is a form of hacking) there is always a chance something could go wrong, but on the note it is VARY RARE and because someone did something really stupid. I have been flashing since I have my AT&T tilt, but stopped with my Atirx so I was set that I'm not going to flash; that went out the window. And so far I have flashed 4 different roms, even flashed the latest ICS leak; it is always nerve racking watching the flash process, so I recommend not looking. Start the flash then walk away for 10 minutes :) And if something does go wonky, just boot into recovery (CWM) and restore a recent backup and you will be running again.

    Well no matter what Rom or leak I try, I always go back to OnlyOne

    If you do flash and have questions, feel free to PM me, I'll be able to respond faster.
     
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    @ajeaton7

    I just realized I am a total jerk and took over your thread, I apologize about that.
     
  15. playmaker88

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    Again Thanks for all the info, but how Do I PM you?
     
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    Can you also please please explain to me how I back up my phone before I attempt
    To install 4.0.4 thanks again
     
  17. james27007

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    I sent you a PM, but in case someone needs it here are all of my notes and links

    AT&T Galaxy Note i717

    ClockWorkMod & Root: Here and download these files here because the files on that page look hidden

    Backup your Note once rooted: Here

    Flash a rom:
    #1 Nand backup in CWM if not already (Do not use Titanium backup across roms)
    #2 In CWM "Whipe data/factory reset"
    #3 install zip from sdcard
    #4 select rom
    #5 reboot and WAIT

    Return to stock:
    #1 Flash the stock rom then
    #2 Flash CWM then
    #3 Flash the counter reset (twice for good measure) then
    #4Flash the stock recovery
     
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  18. scary alien

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    James,

    I added your notes and a link to the above post to the all things root guide (courtesy of a heads-up from AC13).

    Thanks and cheers! :)
     
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  19. damewolf13

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    Since this thread has so much rooting info in it, I have moved it to the 'all things root' forum.:)
     
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