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How to transform your Galaxy Note 2 into a Note 3

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is still a fantastic smartphone that sports a high resolution screen with a fast processor. However, with the release of the Galaxy Note 3 it has been all but pushed to the side with consumers being able to choose a much newer device. However, if you’re looking to make your Note 2 more like the latest version of the Note series, look no further: Thanks to the Electron Team it is now possible to integrate the features of the Note 3 and Galaxy S5 into your Note 2.

note2 to note3 teaser
Get the features of the Note 3 and Galaxy S5 on your Galaxy Note 2! / © AndroidPIT

Note:  In order to do this, you’ll need to have your Galaxy Note 2 unlocked and rooted as you’ll need to install a custom ROM to your device. Always make sure to back up your device prior to doing any of these things.

More information on the ROM

With the DN3 V5 ROM, you’ll get access to the following features on your Note 2:

Galaxy Note 3 Features included:

  • Air Command
  • Smart Scroll
  • Smart Pause
  • Unlock with signature
  • Using one hand in all screens
  • Icons
  • Archive
  • SNote
  • Album clippings
  • Writing screen
  • SketchBook
  • Quick Info
  • Multiwindow
  • More Apps and features

Galaxy S5 Features included:

  • Contacts
  • Phone Features
  • Features Posts
  • Drive Links
  • SBrowser
  • Toolbox
  • Power Saving Mode
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • Effects unlock screen
  • User Interface
  • Launcher with Magazine
  • Wallpapers
  • Other features

The following video shows some of the features working on the Galaxy Note 2:

Procedure

One of the first things you’ll need to ensure before starting the process is that your Note 2 has been unlocked and you have root permissions. For a quick guide on how you can root your Galaxy Note 2, check out our previous article on the subject.

Flash MJ5 Bootloader Firmware

First we will need to download the following files:

To flash the bootloader we will use Odin. If you haven’t done this before, here’s the procedure:

  1. Open Odin
  2. Put your phone in Download Mode (Turn off your Note 2 and hold the Volume down, Power, and Home buttons at the same time).
  3. Connect your Note 2 to your PC and wait for Odin to recognize it.
  4. Enable only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot.
  5. Press the Bootloader button and select your MJ5 bootloader firmware you downloaded above.
  6. Press the start button and wait for your device to restart.
note2 to note3 odin
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Flash TWRP Recovery

Since your Note 2 is already rooted, the quickest and easiest way to install the TWRP Recovery is through GOO Manager, which is available on the Google Play Store.

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Once you’ve installed Goo Manager, press the menu key and select “Install OpenRecoveryScript”. Press Yes twice and then the file will be downloaded and installed to your Note 2.

Flash the DN3 V5 Rom

Simply download either the Full or Lite version of the DN3 V5 ROM, select the numbers of apps and options you want pre-installed and flash it to your device.  Voila, you’ve got DN3 V5 on your Note 2 and can access some of the best features of the Note 3 and Galaxy S5!

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  • Saem Sarguroh 5 months ago Link

    This rom is there since long. Also there are lot more features than what you have mentioned.
    Few points I would like to mention:
    1) The MJ5 or newer bootloader is required for the rom to properly function. However you will find that you cant charge the phone with device off while on MJ5 and it restarts because ND3 bootloader is best on 4.4.2 touchwiz and such small issues are solved by it. However ND3 bootloader has knox so you cant downgrade and your warranty will be void. if you have no problem with device not charging on off and turning on then MJ5 is best as its non knoxed.
    Note: Any bootloader after MJ5 is knox enabled so if you had any ota update then you probably have a Knox enabled bootloader due to which downgrading bootloader may brick your device. So first check if you are on older than MJ5 (means 4.1.2 bootloader) then only go for the flashing MJ5 step otherwise if you are on later then skip the step.

    Please update the article with this information so that people dont have issues. Also newer versions are out there like v5plus and most probably v5.2 will be release tomorrow. So keep an eye on that.

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      Loie Favre 5 months ago Link

      Thanks for your input Saem, we'll make the appropriate changes.

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    • Manuel 5 months ago Link

      I have MK9 bootloader, will it work?

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  • AKSHAYLUNIA 5 months ago Link

    If upgrading to higher than MJ5 bootloader....can I install the galaxy note 2 4.4.2 original firmware...

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    • Saem Sarguroh 5 months ago Link

      Yes you can. The original 4.4.2 firmware has ND3 bootloader which is later than MJ5. Going to an older one from ND3 may cause issues but not vice versa. Whenevevr you are confused about which is newer out of MJ5 and ND3, just go by the alphabet order.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 5 months ago Link

    @OP
    "Using a hand in all screens"
    I think you probably mean using ONE hand in all screens...

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  • Gospodinjuha 5 months ago Link

    Can this be done on the Verizon Galaxy Note 2_

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      Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

      This is only for international devices. you need unlock your device to try it

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      • Gospodinjuha 5 months ago Link

        I've been out of the loop with rooting ever since I got rid of the Tbolt. By unlocking, do you mean the bootloader? I thought that was necessary to root and load different roms.

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      Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

      you are on Verizon network. you need to unlock your phone. otherwise flashing this rom will fail.

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    Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

    it will be very useful if i can transform my Galaxy Note 1 into a Note 3

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  • J Smith 5 months ago Link

    It would be nice if you'd put crucial info about the ROM in the article so folks can make sure it fits their needs. In my case I'm already rooted with bootloader so it's like - wth - do it.
    Big mistake. This is an international ROM and it also toasted the radio. Sure it *looked* pretty but it wasn't a phone anymore. Finally located a modem and tried to slap it on top. Nope. Had to rebake with ClearROM and still had to apply the modem. Took three tries and the 2nd I thought I'd bricked it.
    So - hey - I'm not asking for too much - just let us know exactly what it is we're playing with before we get started.

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  • Glenn G. 5 months ago Link

    I have the MK9 Bootloader...will i brick my phone if i flash that firmware? Coz i think i wont be able to load the mj5 bootlader with my divice, wont i?

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    Henrique Rocha 5 months ago Link

    Photoshop can help! :-D

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      Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

      Photoshop can help what? i didn't understand :-)

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  • Jason Randleman 5 months ago Link

    This is ONLY for INTERNATIONAL Versions? I have SPRINT SPH-L900

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  • Byron 5 months ago Link

    Followed all necessary steps and Odin indicated "Fail" in setup. Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH i605 version 4.3

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      Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

      deactivate the antivirus
      try different version on odin
      use the usb port behind the cpu
      do not use usb hub
      install all the samsung drivers

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      • Byron 5 months ago Link

        Thanks for the feedback. Do you have any recommended versions of Odin to try? Also, I have read numerous comments on people having problems with DN3 V5 (bricking, crashing, etc). Any suggestions? thank you.

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      • Byron 5 months ago Link

        Used both Odin 3.04 and 3.07 with antivirus shutdown. The result was still the same. Verizon Galaxy Note II SCHI605.

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  • Nabil Hassan 5 months ago Link

    Q?
    I'd like to know when can I get android 4.3 KitKat on my note 2 n 7100 via wi fi ?
    I still have android 4.3......

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    Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

    android 4.3 is not kitkat, android 4.4 is kitkat
    can you post your country name and network carrier you care using?

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  • Jasam Bhamra 5 months ago Link

    not able to flash boot loader please help
    on official 4.4.2 build no:ND3

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      Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

      MJ5 is for those who are flashing this rom coming from 4.1.2.

      you need to root first.
      make sure you have installed samsung usb drivers
      Disable antivirus

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      • Jasam Bhamra 5 months ago Link

        that means i don't need that boot loader flash

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        Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

        if you have the MK9 Bootloader,skip the MJ5 bootloader step and flash the rom

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  • Carlos Marshall 5 months ago Link

    I tried this and it didnt work at all. just kept saying fail, would you know what i am doing wrong?

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  • Carlos Marshall 5 months ago Link

    i think it is MD5 that was in the link, i couldn't find the MJ5 link.

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      Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

      The link given here is MJ5... MD5 is the extension of the file.
      disable the antivirus
      try different version on odin
      use the usb port behind the cpu
      do not use usb hub
      install all the samsung drivers

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      • Carlos Marshall 5 months ago Link

        could you link the MJ5 here? when i click on the link up above it just says md5. If you cant do it, its fine.

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      • Kunal 1 month ago Link

        I have a problem. I have a mac that runs windows using parallels. so will I never be able to install this bootloader?

        Also I keep getting the message Super UserSU has stopped. does that mean my phone did not get rooted correctly? But Goo did get installed... but it could not connect to open some link and I could not see any prompt to download the script.

        Help!!!

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  • Jai Kumar 5 months ago Link

    After installing this custom DN3 V5 ROM everything works fine in my note 2, but except wifi direct. Whenever I try to share some files through wifi direct an error message shows that "Unfortunately, settings has stopped". This problem arises only after installing this ROM. Please provide me a solution for this problem.

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      Sanjai Joseph 5 months ago Link

      go to recovery and clear cache then data this will remove any conflict with previous versions

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  • abhishek lal 5 months ago Link

    need help whenever i download dn3 v5 (lite) zip file it always get stopped at 400 MB instead it's size is 1.6 GB. is it ok or having som problem. my id is 6527170.

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  • abhishek lal 5 months ago Link

    pls help whenever i download dn3 v5 (lite) zip file download gets complete at 400 MB instead its size is 1.6 GB. is it fine or some problem. pls tell

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  • Rita P. 4 months ago Link

    ok im new to this but I want to learn how to just root my galaxy note 2 tmobile so can someone break it down in dummy terms for me please

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  • Farrukh Awan 4 months ago Link

    Hi. MJ5 also supported for Note 2 N7105

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  • Äwåîs Rëvêåléd 4 months ago Link

    where do i get mk9 bootloader?

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      Sanjai Joseph 4 months ago Link

      android 4.3 has mk9 bootloader. if you are on 4.1.2 just update your phone.if you are on 4.4.2 just ignore the bootloader flashing step.

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      • Äwåîs Rëvêåléd 4 months ago Link

        I have kitkat 4.4. By ignoring what do you mean?

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        Sanjai Joseph 4 months ago Link

        you asked for MK9 bootloader but Mk9 bootloader is found in android 4.3 .
        you are on 4.4 and you cannot downgrade.
        so you don't need to flash a MK9 bootloader. just flash the ROM only

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  • Äwåîs Rëvêåléd 4 months ago Link

    How do I update ROM?

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  • Äwåîs Rëvêåléd 4 months ago Link

    One note 3 spen feature is not working that is when I press on the buttons. They are back buttons and info buttons.

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  • Rita P. 4 months ago Link

    can someone break this rooting thing down to me in dummy terms please I have the tmobile version of the note 2

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  • Mustafa Michael 2 months ago Link

    I was able to root and flash this rom on my SPH-T889 using a different method but I lost my LTE signal even after updating the APN to fast.T-mobile. I tried to swap the modem but my LTE never returned until I fasted to another rom (Jedi X19). Can anyone with T-moble confirm this will work right?
    Also, I was able to fast this rom with an unlocked AT&T i317 and that worked perfectly!!

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  • Rita P. 2 months ago Link

    I rooted my phone yeah me I'm so happy now, I'm looking for custom roms I like this one but I would like to know will it work on the t mobile version of the note 2

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