The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a great device that has stayed in the hearts of many. If you want to continue using your phone but you also want to have the latest Android operating systems, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Samsung stopped offering Android operating system updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 after the Kit Kat 4.4.2 update BUT luckily, you can use custom ROMs to update your system up to Android Nougat. A word of caution though, using custom ROMs will void any warranty you may have on your phone so use them at your own risk.
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|Android version||Jelly Bean||Kit Kat 4.4.2||Lollipop||Marshmallow||Nougat|
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 did not receive any more Android system updates after Kit Kat 4.4.2, as Samsung released newer models and chose to offer each of those with the latest Android operating systems instead. However, it is still possible for you to get the most recent operating systems like Android Nougat on your Galaxy Note 2 device using custom ROMs. Check out The Android Soul or Team Android (XDA developers also offers some guidance) for a tutorial on how to get Android Nougat on your device but bear in mind that doing so is at your own risk.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 did not get an official Android Marshmallow update. However, a custom ROM is available to get Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 on the Galaxy Note 2, and will provide features like the vertical scrolling app drawer and the white notification shade from the TouchWiz UI.
Though there is no official Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 2 but you can flash the CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM to get Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 2 (N7100 variant). This ROM is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, so if you're looking for a relatively simple way to extend the lifespan of your Galaxy Note 2, this could be the way to do it.
It's a stable build, and most, if not all, of the main features work. Head over to XDA Developers to learn more.
Are you desperate to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Or are you still happy with Android Kit Kat? Let us know in the comments below.