June 27, 2014

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Root Nexus 7 on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat and Install CWM Recovery

Since the new Android 4.4.4 KTU84P update release on June 19th, 2014 , many users have already updated their devices and with that, you can now root Nexus 7. Rooting your tablet will allow you to install root apps, give you full system access and a lot more. Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat is more of a security fix for the previous Android 4.4.3 which was released around two weeks ago. We will be using the latest SuperSU and CWM Recovery in this tutorial. You can now root Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Nexus 7 2012 and also install ClockworkMod Recovery using the tutorial below.

Google Nexus 7

As you continue reading below, will will guide you through all the steps of how to root Nexus 7 on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat software update with backup tips and other important points given below that you should keep in mind. Installation of the latest CWM / TWRP Recovery is also part of the tutorial. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing here are from XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.

Root Nexus 7 Android 4.4.4 KTU84P Details:

Android 4.4.4 KTU84P was released a few hours ago. This is a security fix for the Nexus family of devices, other than that, there are no announcements or news of anything else added into the latest KitKat software update. A full change log with all the details might get released soon. You can install this Android 4.4.4 update on the Nexus 5 , Nexus 4 , Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 7 2012  and Nexus 10. Like always, we made sure you also get the the root method for Nexus 7 on Android 4.4.4 earliest as possible. It has been given below. This root method will first install ClockworkMod recovery and then install SuperSU using that.

ASUS Nexus 7 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for ASUS Nexus 7 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Download ASUS Nexus 7 USB drivers!

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage.  Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on facebook to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. You can now go for the tutorial below and root Nexus 7 2012 (WiFi) on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P software version.

How to Flash CWM Recovery & Root Nexus 7 on Android 4.4.4

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Nexus 7 on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P. If you are used to rooting Google Nexus devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:
  • This root method tutorial is only for Nexus 7 2012 (WiFi). Please don’t try this on any other variants of the tablet.
  • Your tablet should be on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P software version.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install with USB drivers. See: How to Set Up Android SDK (Fastboot / ADB) on Windows.

Step 2 - Enable USB Debugging mode in your Nexus 7 tablet.

Step 3 - Download Fastboot from the following links depending on your OS and extract it in android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory. Create directory if not already there.
NOTE: Skip Steps 1, 2, 3 if you already have them.
Step 4 - Download SuperSU v2.00 (UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.00.zip) and copy it to your \sdcard on your Nexus 7 tablet.

Step 5 - Then switch OFF your Nexus 7.

Step 6 - Download CWM Recovery 6.0.4.3 or download TWRP 2.7.1.1 and copy/paste it in the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.
NOTE: You can use any of the two custom recoveries – CWM or TWRP. If one fails to work, try installing the other one and use that.
Step 7 - Now go into Fastboot Mode on Nexus 7. How? Press Volume Down + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode.

Step 8 - Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).

Step 9 - Type in the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.3-grouper.img
Step 10 - Once completed, choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.

Step 11 - Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button to select it.

Step 12 - Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 13 - Now using your volume keys, navigate to the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.00.zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 14 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now.

That’s it. Your Nexus 7 is now rooted on Android 4.4.4 KTU84P software version of KitKat and even has a custom CWM recovery installed. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.

To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.

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How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK on Windows 7 & Windows 8

Android SDK brings with itself the two most important tools needed for tweaking your Android phone, ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and Fastboot. Why do we need them? ADB and fastboot helps us install a custom recovery, which allows us to root our Android devices, install custom ROMs and perform many other system tweaks which are not otherwise possible.

Android SDK

We do so many tutorials daily on iDroid Horizon about how to root devices, install custom firmware etc. and we always recommend you should have your USB drivers properly installed and your Android phone should be working perfectly fine with ADB and Fastboot.
Let’s get on with the tutorial on how to set up ADB and Fastboot for your Android phone so that you never have to go through USB drivers issues again when trying out a custom firmware.

How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK

Here are the step-by-step instructions to set up ADB / Fastboot on your computer. Follow the steps carefully and make  sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it.

Required:
  • An Android phone. We will be using a Galaxy Nexus.
  • microUSB cable
  • A computer

DOWNLOADING JAVA & ANDROID USB DRIVERS

First, we need to get Java Platform installed and then download the Android USB drivers (and some other tools) using Android SDK Manager. This is how it is to be done:

Step 1 - Download and Install Java Platform (JDK) from Java SE Software Development Kit (SDK) downloads. Once installed, proceed to the next step.

Step 2 - Download Android SDK (installer_rXX.X-windows.exe) from the Android Developers website. Preferably: Click on Other platforms and download the ZIP package file for Windows.

Step 3 - Extract the zip file anywhere in your computer. We extracted in D:\ drive. So now we have, D:\android-sdk-windows.

Step 4 - Open SDK Manager and wait till it loads (fetches) all the packages.

Step 5 - Now only select two pakcages. Check Android SDK Platform-tools and Google USB Driver options. Uncheck everything else. Then click on the “Install 2 packages…” button.

Step 6 - Confirm the packages that you selected. Select Accept All and click the “Install” button.

Step 7 - Wait till the downloading finishes.

Step 8 - Once you get the following screen, this means all the packages have been successfully installed.

Step 9 - If you again go to the Android SDK folder (D:\android-sdk-windows), you will see the following directories now. extras and platform-tools are the most important ones that we need.

INSTALLING AND SETTING UP ADB & DRIVERS

Now that we have all the files, drivers and tools needed. We can proceed on setting up ADB for my Galaxy Nexus. In this part, we will tell you how to use the downloaded USB drivers to set up ADB.
NOTE: USB drivers may be different for other Android phones.
Step 10 - Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your phone. How? See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

Step 11 - Connect your Android phone to the computer and wait till your PC installs all the drivers it could. Most of the drivers would fail to install.

Step 12 - Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager. In the list, you will see your phone.
Device Manager - Windows 7

Step 13 - Right-click on it, and select Update Driver Software…

Step 14 - Select the second option from the following screen.

Step 15 - Again, select the second option from the next screen.

Step 16 - Select Show All Devices and click Next.

Step 17 - Click the “Have Disk” button. Now browse to D:\android-sdk-windows\extras\google\usb_driver directory and select android_winusb.inf. Click Open. Then click on OK.

Step 18 - You will be show a list of Android drivers. Select Android ADB Interface and click Next.

Step 19 - Click Yes to the warning message.

Step 20 - Now wait till driver installation gets over. Click the ‘Install’ button if you see the following warning message.

Step 21 - Do you see the following screen now? Congratulations! ADB drivers are now successfully installed on your computer!

Step 22 - Now to verify ADB is working fine, go to the platform-tools directory (D:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools).

Step 23 - Open Command Prompt. Hold Shift key + right-click anywhere in the folder and select Open command prompt here.

Step 24 - Type “adb devices” (without quotes) in the Command Prompt window and press Enter.

ADB Devices

Step 25 - If you see the screen as in the screenshot above, you have successfully set up ADB on your computer for your Android phone.

INSTALLING AND SETTING UP FASTBOOT & DRIVERS

ADB is now installed and can be used anytime you want to install tweaks or perform ADB commands. We can proceed on setting up Fastboot for my Galaxy Nexus. In this part, we will tell you how to use the downloaded USB drivers to set up Fastboot.
NOTE: Fastboot USB drivers may be different for other Android phones. Bootloader should be unlocked. If you are unsure, Google this up for your phone.
Step 26 - Disconnect your Android phone from the USB cable and turn it OFF.

Step 27 - Go to Bootloader / Fastboot mode now. How? Press and hold these buttons together: Volume Up + Volume Down + Power. Hold them till you see the Bootloader / Fastboot mode.

Step 28 - Connect your Android phone to the computer now and wait till your PC installs all the drivers it could.

Step 29 - Then, go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager. In the list, you will see Android 1.0.

Step 30 - Right-click on it, and select Update Driver Software…

Step 31 - Select the second option from the following screen.

Step 32 - Again, select the second option from the next screen.

Step 33 - Select Show All Devices and click Next.

Step 34 - Click the “Have Disk” button. Now browse to D:\android-sdk-windows\extras\google\usb_driver directory and select android_winusb.inf. Click Open. Then click on OK.

Step 35 - You will be show a list of Android drivers. Select Android Bootloader Interface and click Next.

Step 36 - Click Yes to the warning message.

Step 37 - Now wait till driver installation gets over. Click the ‘Install’ button if you see the following warning message.

Step 38 - Do you see the following screen now? Congratulations! Bootloader / Fastboot drivers are now successfully installed on your computer!

Step 39 - Now to verify Fastboot is working fine, go to the platform-tools directory (D:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools).

Step 40 - Open Command Prompt. Hold Shift key + right-click anywhere in the folder and select Open command prompt here.

Step 41 - Type “fastboot devices” (without quotes) in the Command Prompt window and press Enter.

Fastboot mode

Step 42 - If you see the screen as in the screenshot above, you have successfully set up Fastboot mode on your computer for your Android phone.

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Install CarbonROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 [APP2SD]

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 receives Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom firmware from XDA Developers on 20 June 2014. Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM for Galaxy Grand Duos is based on Official Android 4.4.4 KitKat — an amazing ROM built from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with additional features, performance and battery life improvements. This is very fast, stable, and feature-filled roms. Team of CarbonROM strive to not only provide you with the best rom they can build, but also to give back to the Android community and their fellow developers. You can update Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom firmware using the tutorial below. Your Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM of XDA Developers. This Galaxy Grand Duos update would require a custom recovery in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

About Carbon ROM:

CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. Developers are dedicated to fast, stable, and feature-filled roms, honesty and communication with our users, and openness with our code. Carbon Team like frequent builds, with the very latest and greatest hardware support and fixes. They strive to not only provide us with the best rom they can build, but also to give back to the Android community and their fellow developers. If interested, have to look at, build, and use CarbonROM  code on CarbonDev GitHub.

CarbonROM Android 4.4.4

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom Firmware on Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 using CyanogenMod. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. It is always better to make a backup before doing anything with your Android device. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Also see
Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing here are from XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.
NOTE: During the installation process, or after installing the ROM you do not like it, you can always revert back to an official firmware and fix all your problems. This might help you:
Like this Carbon ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.4? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage.  Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on facebook to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom firmware.

How to Update Galaxy Grand to Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom Firmware :

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom firmware on Galaxy Grand I9082. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Galaxy Grand I9082, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for installing Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Grand variants.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom firmware and Google Apps for Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to your computer from here:
Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy Grand I9082 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.4.4 ROM zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Also See:  How to Switch iPhone into Android - Google Guide New!

Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. You will get an exclamation mark now. Again, hold your Volume Up + Power buttons. You should now be in your Recovery Mode.

Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”  Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” 

Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 11 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now
Note: Repeat the same step of installation as in step 10 with Google Apps after installing Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Your Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 should now have Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom Firmware installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

XDA:DevDB Information

Carbon ROM, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos i9082
Contributors:
xenon92
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
Based On: AOSP

Version Information:
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 20140615
Stable Release Date: 2014-06-15
Created 2014-03-21
Last Updated 2014-06-21

Need Help?

If you run into any problems during Updating Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to Carbon ROM Android 4.4.4 KitKat,  feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.
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June 22, 2014

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Install CarbonROM v7.1 on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Android 4.4.4 KitKat [AOSP]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 receives CarbonROM v7.1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat [AOSP] Update from XDA Developers on 22 June, 2014. CarbonROM v7.1 for Galaxy Galaxy Note 3 is based on ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat — an amazing ROM built with ROM Kernel Linux 3.4.x with additional features, performance and battery life improvements. This ROM is very Clean, High Definition, Stable, Fast, Good Look and Smooth ROM. You can update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to CarbonROM v7.1 Custom firmware using the tutorial below. Your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM of XDA Developers. This Galaxy Note 3 update would require a custom recovery in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

CarbonROM v7.1 on Galaxy Note 3 N9005
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install CarbonROM v7.1 Custom Rom on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 using CyanogenMod. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. It is always better to make a backup before doing anything with your Android device. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

There are Tons of Article on iDroid Horizon for Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005, but we recommend you the following posts:
Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing here are from XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.
NOTE: During the installation process, or after installing the ROM you do not like it, you can always revert back to an official firmware and fix all your problems. This might help you:

Some special features of CarbonROM v7.1:

  • SystemUI FC Fixed.
  • Theme Engine Fixed.
  • Wallpapers Fixed.
  • Added HOVER With All Options.
  • QuickSettings: Added ProfileTile
  • Protected App
  • Dual panel
  • Show statusbar in expanded desktop
  • Framework: add compass tile
  • Framework: add camera tile
  • Implement ad blocker
  • Allow disabling of FC dialogs
  • Expose heads up.
  • Add time-context headers to the notification header
  • New UI C-RoM OTA
  • Base: Allow hiding notification icons
  • Add option to change size of QS ribbon bar
  • Add Dialpad key padding
  • Bring back Density changer to C-RoM
  • AND MANY MANY MORE...
Like this CarbonROM based on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage.  Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on facebook to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to CarbonROM v7.1 custom firmware.

How to Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to CarbonROM v7.1 Custom ROM :

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install CarbonROM v7.1 custom firmware on Galaxy Note 3 N9005. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Galaxy Note 3 N9005, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for installing CarbonROM v7.1 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Note 3 variants.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download CarbonROM v7.1 Custom firmware and Google Apps for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to your computer.

Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded CarbonROM v7.1 zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. You will get an exclamation mark now. Again, hold your Volume Up + Power buttons. You should now be in your Recovery Mode.

Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”  Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” 

Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the CarbonROM v7.1 file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 11 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now
Note: Repeat the same step of installation as in step 10 with Google Apps after installing CarbonROM v7.1.
Your Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 should now have CarbonROM v7.1 Custom Rom installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

Need Help?

If you run into any problems during Updating Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 to CarbonROM v7.1 Custom ROM,  feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.
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June 21, 2014

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Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 receives new ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware update on 05 Jun 2014. This update is being pushed only to Hong Kong region through Samsung KIES and OTA (over-the-air) update system. If you want to get this latest firmware on your Galaxy Note 3 N9005, then we have a complete guide on how to install ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 device manually. Please keep in mind that this is an Official Firmware, not a modified custom ROM. You can easily install ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 using our tutorial given below. I recommend you to read this article once before actually performing it on your device.
Remember! If the flashing process is interrupted (e.g. with KIES) your phone might be very difficult to revive. So I recommend you to update your Android device manually using our tutorial below. Firmwares provided by iDroid Horizon are not modified, provided ‘as is’ from Samsung/carrier servers.
As you continue reading below, we will provide you all the necessary tips like How to Backup Android Devices before installing any official firmwares or custom roms and many more. We will install this official firmware by using ODIN which is the easiest method to install a new firmware update manually on android devices. But still we suggest you to backup your phone because you never know when something might go wrong. Let's start the tutorial below for safe and successful installation.

Galaxy Note 3 N9005

There are Tons of Article on iDroid Horizon for Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005, but we recommend you the following posts:
Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing belongs to XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.

Details about ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 Firmware:

Model: SM-N9005
Model name: GALAXY Note 3 LTE
Country: Hong Kong
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 1860648
Build date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:29:04 +0000
Product Code: TGY
PDA: N9005ZHUENF1
CSC: N9005ZZHENF1
MODEM: N9005ZHUENF1

Android USB Driver for Galaxy Note 3 N9005

You must have USB Driver installed in your Computer/Laptop to connect your Android Device. Please make sure you have installed it before flashing any ROMs or Firmware. If you don't have USB Driver from before, you can download the latest  official USB Driver from our Android USB Driver Section here:
Download Galaxy Note 3 N9005 USB Driver!

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage.  Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
If you find the above tips are helpful for you, please consider giving us a +1 or Like on our Facebook Fan Page to thank us!
All set and ready? Good. You can now proceed to the tutorial below and update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE to ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official stock firmware.

How to Update Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 to ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat

We have put together all detailed step-by-step  guides on how to update Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:
  1. This tutorial for installing ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005. Please don’t try this with other Android device.
  2. This is an official Samsung firmware, not a custom ROM or a modified firmware.
  3. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 4.4.2 build ZHUENF1 update for Galaxy Note 3 N9005, which means you will lose root after installing this update. You will again have to root Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. We will post an article soon on How to Root Galaxy Note 3 N9005 official firmware. So stay tuned with us.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download N9005ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to your computer and extract the zip file:

Step 2 - Download ODIN v3.07 which will help you to install Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005.

Step 3 - Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 - Make sure you have your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Odin

Step 6 - If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 - Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 has now been updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat build ZHUENF1 software update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify what build have you installed.

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If you run into any problems, feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.
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Install BoBCaT EVO v9.0 on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 — Custom ROM

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 receives BoBCaT ROM EVO v9.0 OTA Update from XDA Developers on 16th June 2014. BoBCaT ROM EVO v9.0 for Galaxy Galaxy Note 3 is based on European Samsumg firmware MK2 — an amazing ROM built with DXUENE4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat with additional features, performance and battery life improvements. This ROM is very High Definition, Stable, Fast, Good Look and Smooth ROM. You can update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to BoBCaT ROM EVO v9.0 Custom firmware using the tutorial below. Your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM of XDA Developers. This Galaxy Note 3 update would require a custom recovery in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone. This ROM is available in three different look i.e Normal, Gold and Pink. All are having awesome features which you will not find in other custom ROM of Galaxy Note 3.

ScreenShot for Gold Edition:
Galaxy Note 3 N9005
ScreenShot for Normal Edition:
Galaxy Note 3 N9005

ScreenShot for Pink Edition:
Galaxy Note 3 N9005

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install BoBCaT EVO v9.0 Custom Rom on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 using CyanogenMod. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. It is always better to make a backup before doing anything with your Android device. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Also SeeInstall X-Note Android 4.4.2 KitKat On Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005

Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing here are from XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.
NOTE: During the installation process, or after installing the ROM you do not like it, you can always revert back to an official firmware and fix all your problems. This might help you:

Some special features of BoBCatRoM:

  • Based on European Samsumg firmware MK2
  • Deodexed busybox
  • Choose kernel in Aroma Installer
  • Zipalign new applications at boot and db optimize
  • Knox free
  • Modded settings with link to BoBCaTROM application, it include many options:
  • Auto Call Rec Settings
  • Multi Window Manager
  • PEN WINDOW MANAGER v2 The new application include "ability to open Pen WIndow drawer without using the Spen [Only with the PEN Window Launcher addon/plugin]
  • Torchlight in lockscreen
  • Cpu monitor
  • Cpu spy
  • fast dormancy
  • Change battery icon on the fly and select battery charge animation (+70 battery to choose) 
  • OTA Update Home with link to WUALA folder for Updates, Extra, Themes (work in progress), link to XDA thread and donation button
  • OTA Update Pro, automatic alerts of new release with possibility to download it directly
  • OTA Updateme, Extra, Applications, Theme, Mod,Fix ..., Pooldown images ....other
  • Reboot menu three way (normal, recovery, download)
  • Xposed installer + modules
  • Utility
  • AdAway
  •  Language Enabler
  • aLogCat 
  • and much more...!
Like this BoBCatRoM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage.  Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on facebook to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to BoBCaT EVO v9.0 custom firmware.

How to Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to BoBCaT EVO v9.0 Custom ROM :

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install BoBCaT EVO v9.0 custom firmware on Galaxy Note 3 N9005. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Galaxy Note 3 N9005, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for installing BoBCaT EVO v9.0 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Note 3 variants.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download BoBCaT EVO v9.0 Custom firmware and Google Apps for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to your computer.

Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.4.2 ROM zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. You will get an exclamation mark now. Again, hold your Volume Up + Power buttons. You should now be in your Recovery Mode.

Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”  Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” 

Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the BoBCaT ROM EVO v9.0 file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 11 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now
Note: Repeat the same step of installation as in step 10 with Google Apps after installing BoBCaT EVO v9.0.
Your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 should now have BoBCaT EVO v9.0 Custom Rom installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

Need Help?

If you run into any problems during Updating Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to BoBCaT EVO v9.0 Custom ROM,  feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.
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June 19, 2014

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Install CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 — Custom ROM

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 receives CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROM from XDA Developers on 13 June 2014. CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Galaxy Grand Duos is based on Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat — an amazing ROM built from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with additional features, performance and battery life improvements. Android 4.4.2 KitKat was just released a few Month back to Galaxy family of devices, but developers have already started to port their existing AOSP custom ROMs to this latest version of KitKat. This ROM is very stable, fast and smooth ROM. You can update Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom firmware using the tutorial below. Your Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM of XDA Developers. This Galaxy Grand Duos update would require a custom recovery in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom Rom on Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 using CyanogenMod. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. It is always better to make a backup before doing anything with your Android device. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Also see:
Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing here are from XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.
NOTE: During the installation process, or after installing the ROM you do not like it, you can always revert back to an official firmware and fix all your problems. This might help you:
Like this CosmicCM ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage.  Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on facebook to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware.

How to Update Galaxy Grand to CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROM :

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware on Galaxy Grand I9082. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Galaxy Grand I9082, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for installing CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Grand variants.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom firmware and Google Apps for Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to your computer.

Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy Grand I9082 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.4.2 ROM zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. You will get an exclamation mark now. Again, hold your Volume Up + Power buttons. You should now be in your Recovery Mode.

Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”  Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” 

Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 11 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now
Note: Repeat the same step of installation as in step 10 with Google Apps after installing CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Your Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 should now have CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom Rom installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

Need Help?

If you run into any problems during Updating Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 to CosmicCM Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROM,  feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.
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