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    Note2 bought in china

    hello all,

    I bought a galaxy note2 in China,
    the phone works with any sim card the real problem it is on Android
    androidversion is limited,china put some barrier.
    there is no google play so you cannot dowload any app.
    S-pen works only in chinese,
    no italia language and many other issues.

    I'm wondering how to change the OS Android with an European Android.

    pls help me !!

    thanks,
    Claudio

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    Now your post is in the correct section
    Can you confirm your exact model and firmware?
    Dial *#1234# and post your firmware results.

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    Re: note 2 cinese
    Ciao Greenman,
    I see the following
    AP:N7100ZCDM3
    CP:N7100ZCDMB3
    CSC:N7100CHNDMB3

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    My model is Samsung Galaxy note 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by claudioSamNote [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    My model is Samsung Galaxy note 2
    If your N7100 is unlocked to any network, then in theory you should be able to install any N7100 firmware.
    But there have been a number of enquiries on Sammobile for problems after installing other firmware on the Chinese N7100.
    I can only assume that some software block has been applied.
    As yet I do not know the answer to get around the problem.

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    that's the problem, Android Chinese version has some restrictions. You know some program like Facebook or google based software are not available.
    this is not dependent on Samsung but on all the chinese Adroid devices.
    I have to change the OS, however I don't know how.

    thks,

    C

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    Yes, I do understand the problem, and can give you the instructions and firmware to install, but cannot guarantee it will work on a Chinese derived phone.
    From any other country there would be no problem.

    If you want to try installing a non Chinese firmware then this is the method :
    1. Make sure your phone is not network locked. If you are using another network sim card then it is unlocked.
    2. Go to this site for install instructions, but install your preferred firmware.
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    3. Choose your firmware from here, download and unzip once to get a tar file (ignore the dll file)
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    Should have added, back up your efs folder.
    This contains important as it contains information such as your wifi and IMEI number, without which you cannot get a network connection.

    This is not a simple process, and made more difficult by the fact you cannot access the Play Store.
    Take a look here :
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    Hi greeman,

    thanks to a friend I cracked my note and I installed Cyanogenmod version OS Android 4.2.2 now the problem i need the samsung app to use Spen I tried install SamsungApps_Galaxy.apk 6917K Download but failed.
    So my Sam Note2 is working properly however I'd like to have such apps how I can do?

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    Now, since you know how to flash your phone, install one of the custom made firmwares based on 4.1.2 firmware. Firmwares 4.2 versions do not have Samsung android apps for Note 2 such as S Pen applications. Among the good and simple ones are Wanam and Revolution HD, even though, almost all of them are good ones. The above two are quite close to the stock firmware. You will have all that the original Samsung firmware offers, just better:

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