Galaxy Note 2

Galaxy Note 2 – How to Update with Lollipop 5.0.2 Android OS

Folks having Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android smart device can now be updated with the Lollipop 5.0.2 version of firmware. While Samsung may just skip the update of 5.0 Lollipop for the likes of Galaxy Note 2 devices, there are bunch of custom ROM firmwares available in the market which will empower you to upgrade your device with the Android 5.0 experience. Android 5.0 OS completely re defines the user experience and you will almost feel like you got a new phone. So let’s check out the detailed guide which will help you install this update after following the quick pre requisites mentioned below.

Note: This update of 5.0.2 should only be applied on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 variant. We should not be held responsible/ liable when this update is installed in other devices as it may brick the device.

Lollipop 5.0 in Galaxy Note 2

This update is based on the Cyanogen Mod 12 version and is the native OS which is the same in the Nexus devices.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should be backed up manually and not with the Samsung KIES or any desktop apps as it might not help you restore the data.
  • For applying this device, you need to have root access in your phone. To check on whether the device is rooted or not, download “Root Checker” app from Google PLAY Store.
  • Enable USB Debugging option from Settings > Developer Options in your Galaxy S2 device. Also, install the latest version of “SuperSU” app from Google PLAY Store.
  • Minimum battery left in your device should be at least 50%. Your device should be factory unlocked and not the network locked device.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Let’s get started with the detailed guide which will help you update the device with Android 5.0.2.

Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 2 with Lollipop 5.0 Android OS:

  • Connect your Note 2 to the computer with the help of original USB cable to place the two downloaded files in your device.
  • Disconnect the device so that it can be entered in the Recovery mode.
  • Recovery mode in Galaxy Note 2 can be entered by turning Off the device first and then press the Volume Up + Menu button to start the device in the recovery mode.
  • In recovery mode, all you need to do is to just select the option of “install zip from sd card” and choose the Lollipop 5.0.2 Android Firmware package and then the Google Apps Package which you have earlier placed in your phone.
  • After the firmware is updated successfully, select “go back” and choose “reboot system now” for rebooting the device in the normal mode with the help of Volume rocker keys. Please note that it will take around 3 -4 minutes for applying the update.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just long press the power button and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the comments section below.




  1. DN4 is good to have.

    December 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I am also having samsung note 2 ,I have tried DN7 also,I tried lollipop,marshmallo& Nogaut all in my note 2 , Key board is not as good as note 2,All are AOSP developed but lagging with samsung keyboard.For satisfaction you can switch over to DN4. with pleasn’t experiance.

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  3. Ebrahim

    February 21, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Hello sir,
    Does this version support international languages like Arabic for example ?
    Thanks alot.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Hey Ebrahim, unfortunately, we couldn’t test the same.

  4. pererik ekeberg

    January 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Any upgrade possible for GT-N8020

  5. Rudraksh

    January 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Awesome for the lollipop update (y). But i want to know that does this rom will effect my samsung’s TouchWiz and other samsung galaxy note 2 features including SPen, SVoice and others. Please reply. Is this rom based on AOSP and does it looks like AOSP?

    • Adi

      February 3, 2015 at 10:46 am

      all those features will be removed also stock camera will be replaced with camera wihout any hdr scene etc features.. camera will be like all simple click photo blah blah.. i suggest go for DN4 .. it makes ur phone hybride of note 4 ..u can enjoy it till samsung own lollipop update comes….

      • muhsin

        April 30, 2015 at 10:34 am

        Please provide me a best link

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