Codename Android Ported to Galaxy Note

Another score for Codename Android (CNA), an AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 based ROM that has been gaining ground in the past few months, thanks to its fast performance and customization options along with its fully open source nature which lets developers put it on a lot of different devices. The Galaxy Note has also got a port of Codename Android, so you can enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 on your Note with the performance and customization of CNA included.

The ROM is in its early development stages and is currently a work in progress, so there are bugs and issues present in the ROM, which should be ironed out as development goes on, but at this point, it is a beta ROM that may or may not work the way its intended to.

Read on to find out how you can flash Codename Android ROM on your Galaxy Note.


This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with Galaxy Note, model number N7000. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

ROM Info

Developer → JamieD81

Known Issues:

  • anything and everything from aosp,
  • soft keys in phone mode *will have fixed soon*
  • adb *will have fixed soon*
  • and you tell me.

Pre-Installation Requirements

  1. Important! You must be running ICS firmware i9220LP1 on your Galaxy Note and have Clockworkmod recovery (CWM) installed.
  2. Sufficiently charged battery, at least 50% is recommended.
  3. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.

How to Install Codename Android ROM on Galaxy Note:

  1. Download the latest version of the Codename Android ROM from the original development page.
  2. Download the AOSP v05 ROM. This is needed to be flashed before flashing CNA ROM.
    Download Link  |  Filename:
  3. Transfer the files downloaded in step 1 and 2 to your internal sdcard (NOT the external micro SD).
  4. Turn off your phone, then boot into Clockworkmod recovery (CWM).
  5. Perform a wipe:
    1. Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
    2. Select wipe cache then select Yes on next screen to confirm.
  6. Now select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the AOSP ROM file (downloaded in step 2) on the sdcard and select it.
  7. Now confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install on the next screen. The AOSP ROM will start installing.
  8. After the installation is complete, select “go back” then select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.
  9. Let the AOSP ROM boot up. Then, turn off the phone and go into recovery again.
    NOTE:  If the AOSP ROM doesn’t boot up after 5 minutes, remove your battery, re-insert it, then boot into recovery directly.
  10. Again select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the CNA ROM file (downloaded in step 1) on the sdcard and select it.
  11. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install on the next screen. The Codename Android ROM will now start installing.
  12. After the installation is complete, select “go back” then select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

Wait a while till the ROM boots up, then enjoy Codename Android ROM based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 on your Galaxy Note. Visit the development page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.