Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based CyanogenMod 12.1 snapshot release is now available for Sprint Galaxy Note 2. CyanogenMod started the official release of Snapshot builds for several popular devices in which Galaxy Note is among them, these build are much more stable then nightly or experimental build. In this guide we are going to share with you the complete step by step procedure to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based CM12.1 Snapshot ROM on your Galaxy Note 2 with the Sprint Carrier. You can also consult our previous posts in which we have mentioned the complete procedure to install the latest CM12.1 stable ROM based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for compatible device.
The CM12.1 build also comes with multiple improvements and new features are added inside it. The CM12.1 ROM is pretty stable and checked for proper working before released public not only this but CyanogenMod ROMs has a built in software update support via OTA system for future updates. Below we have mentioned the complete procedure along tools needed to flash the Custom ROM on your device.
How to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Sprint Galaxy Note 2 with CyanogenMod 12.1 Stable ROM
Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes, Installing Custom ROMs, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.
Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
Download and install latest USB drivers
Your device should have a working CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
Download Android 5.1.1 Lollipop build specified for your Sprint Note 2 from the below provided links
Download cm-12.1-20150901-SNAPSHOT-YOG4PAO239-l900.zip (234.63 MB)
Download Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Gapps
Process to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with CM12.1 Stable ROM on Sprint Galaxy Note 2
In this tutorial we are using the ClockworkMod recovery flash process.
Turn of your device and boot into CWM custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).
Once your device enters into CWM recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.
Once the Nandroid process completes, navigate and select wipe data/factory reset.(this will erase your data)
Now it’s the time to flash the CM12.1 ROM on your device. Choose “install zip from sdcard” >> choose zip from sdcard & navigate to the folder in which you have copied the custom ROM.zip file and select it.
Select “yes” to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.
Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Gapps.
Wait for the installation process to complete. The first boot up may take 5-7 minutes.
If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue
That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via CM12.1 Stable release on your Sprint Galaxy Note 2, experience the latest features of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via CM12.1 custom ROM on your device. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.