The Galaxy Note is half phone, half tablet. With its massive 5.3″ 800×1280 screen, it needs an operating system that can really take advantage of all that glorious space. Unfortunately, it’s running Gingerbread. Yes, Samsung promised an update sometime this year. And yes, there are Ice Cream Sandwich leaks out there, but they are all TouchWiz based. So what should the Android purists do? Luckily for them, CyanogenMod 9 was released for the international Note GT-N7000 yesterday. But why would anyone run it when it had no S-Pen support? That’s the selling point of this phone, and contrary to naysayers, is actually quite useful. The great developers knew this, and released an update today, which features S-Pen support and many bug fixes.
The update not only fixed the S-Pen, but fixed the microphone (people still make calls on phones enough to notice it was broken?) and video recording. It still contains some minor bugs, but it could be considered stable enough for a daily driver. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, head over to the XDA thread for more information, known bugs, and discussions.
Disclaimer: Modifying your phone in any way could be dangerous and may void your warranty. Do so at your own risk, and always read before you do anything. Neither DroidDog nor the developers are at fault in case of any possible damage. But if you do end up flashing it, have fun! Tell us how it runs in the comments!