Black Star ROM VI for AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717!

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Here’s an update on the Black Star ROM VI for your AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717, the newest version 7 comes with cool features like GoogleNow, S-Voice, and more. I do think this is probably one of the most stable/solid ROMs to run on your SGH-i717 right now, give the new version a go and let me know what you think!


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88 Responses to Black Star ROM VI for AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717!

  1. Max says:

    Your Bullshit links are getting old, time to find another website to get info from… I don’t mind the ads but when you have links that take you to something other than what is indicated so you can get paid for clicks that’s just bullshit…

    For example, click your BLACKSTAR link and it take you to some garbage site…. That’s wrong MAX… I’ve lost a lot of respect for you…

  2. David Knocks says:

    Yea, these guys must have taken advertising lessons from porn. I’m leaving and not coming back. How can you trust their content when you can’t trust their links.

    • Thai N7000 says:

      those links on some words are not set by max.. its somewhat automated on wordpress.. make a word press site yourself n you will see some words you type in your post become links for no reasons

  3. Max says:

    David, I agree totally…. Off to another android forum we go….

  4. Eric says:

    The link worked for me! Hi max, with this ROM my home button does’t, do you know why?

    • Eric says:

      Home button doesn’t work…..

      • Eric says:

        Two of my lower buttons doesn’t work (Home & Search). Am I the only one with this problem? Can somebody give me a little hint.


        • Rodney says:

          Hi Eric,

          I can’t be happier with BS-VI. All of my buttons work and I love the Nova launcher to boot. All I can tell you is that I followed the developers instructions and haven’t had any issues at all. You may want to consider backing up your phone and re-flashing, don’t forget to follow the format instructions.

          • Eric says:

            It’s woking now, I needed to install the older gapps file, the newer one doesn’t work with BS. If anyone else has this problem you need to download the older one at:


            Thank’s Max for the link and thank’s Rodney for your feedback.

            1. I had one other question for Max and anyone out there, how many times can we do a factory reset on our devices since I saw in another blog somebody saying our phone has a limit of of we can format it?

            2. Max can you show how to root the Assus Transformer Prime TF700? I love this machine, it’s fast, it accept SDXC card in the keyboard dock and tablet, USB 2.0 is amazing for USB key or External HD and what an awesome hd screen.

  5. ree says:

    I just wanna say thanks to all hard work coz i got my gnote n s2 sky rocket rooted n roms.. From this site!!! Haters are everywhere these days….

  6. a j boe says:

    black star is nice

  7. Jonivan says:

    Hi, So I flash the Black star rom and it was a success. I think this Rom tops the latest jelly bean rom at the moment. But Im still experiencing crashes with the gapps for the black star rom. My calender and gmail doesn’t sync with my google account. Anyone know what might be the problem? During the install of the rom I did not select the option “fix permission” I was thinking that might fix it. Or maybe not?

  8. Rodney says:

    Been using the Jelly Bean rom for the past several weeks and although it’s a nice rom, I decided to come back to ICS roms. I flashed BlackStar VI and am extremely happy for doing so. Everything works as it should and is more stable than JB.

    Call me crazy but I like the feature with ICS that allows you to swipe left or right in the contact listing to either place a call or start a text message. I like the fact that if I want to delete 20 emails in one shot, I can do so with ICS. JB doesn’t offer these small creature comforts. To me these are things that should be improved upon, not lost once the latest and greatest rom arrives.

  9. Mark says:

    Hi. I flashed this ROM couple of days ago and it seems pretty stable. However, I just noticed that NONE of my store apps like Black Mart alpha, Applanet and Snappz market are working. It seems that something is preventing them from connecting to their servers. I used to have the regular ICS rom and they were working fine until I switched to the Black Star ROM VI. I’m not really sure how to fix this and am hoping that maybe you or others could shed some light on this. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  10. Jesse says:

    How is the battery life??

  11. Jesse says:

    How long is the first boot… Cause it’s seem stuck on the blue Samsung logo. :/

    • Rodney says:

      Not sure which recovery system you have. I’m using CWM and simply followed the developers step by step directions. Make sure when flashing the rom it installs successfully without any error messages. If need be, re-flash before rebooting.

  12. troy says:

    Hi all can someone telle what i am doin wrong i have downloaded many roms and installed them i am running black star V atm so i downloaded VI but when i plug my phone into my pc and attempt to copy the file over to my phone like i normally do at about 99 % it says can’t copy file phone has stored working or has been disconnected thanks

    • Rodney says:

      Not trying to be a smart ass but your sd card does have the required space available, right? This is almost a 700mb monster.

      • troy says:

        Na didn’t take it as a smart association remark but if i had actually looked at my mtp type i probably would not have had a problem lol i had my phone connected to my comp as camera not media so i am running bs VI now and i have loved BS but now its even better now that it has its own overclocking and voltage setups also even better i got my s voice back

  13. steven says:

    Having problem with the first boot it stuck on the Samsung logo someone please help 🙁

    • Rodney says:

      You should be able to boot back to recovery by holding the power button and volume up and down buttons. Make sure you have the developers instructions and follow the steps as if you were flashing the rom for the first time. That’s what I would do but I’m not pretending to be any type of expert. All I can say is that I successfully flashed this rom and it’s a keeper.

  14. ree says:

    Im using bs vi now for awhile now n im running on tmobile its great n stable too…but last night i just flash rc1 update on my fone even better working flawless plus the battery its great n i got the blue the on my battery..

  15. FOOBAR says:

    Hey Max/ everyone. I am having an issue with picking up wi-fi signals. I have titanium so it saved the sites I had already signed in to. but it wont scan or pick up any new sites. it wont even give me the option. i turn it off and back on and nothing. some help would be much appreciated (:

  16. raymundo barbosa says:

    How long does it take the first boot? my phone get into the “android” for way too long? (10 mins now) is taht normal? you can see the white light running trough the word…

  17. Jim says:

    Flashed this last night. Had some FC issues when syncing or launching gmail but updated it from play store and all seems to be working very well now. overclocked and running fast! Have been playing with it since this morning’s full charge and still at 75% battery which is about what I was getting with normal use before (previously on the “Official UCLF6 ICS ROM”), so some improvement there I think. Not a big fan of the lock screen unlock method with the star and not seeing a way to change that.

  18. Jim says:

    Oh and Max, many thanks for these posts!! I’m an android super noob and this is about the most user friendly site for rooting and flashing roms that I’ve come across so far.

  19. Alex says:

    Hi, I just had installed this rom last night. It run really good so far. But I have a question about how can I put back the color on the apps. Thanks for all the input.

  20. Cory says:

    Good ROM , and all , but . It doesn’t seem to work with the T-Mobile 4G Hack, Let alone letting me connect to any mobile network. Whenever I try it says to insert my SD Card.

  21. derrick says:

    I tried clicking the link or the updated rom but gives me a error (nigiyn) has stoped this web page fron workin.Max do you have another link im running blackstar v and cant play any videos from off face book or u tube

  22. jessica says:

    Black Star VII (version 7) link is here:

  23. jessica says:

    For those having problems flashing Black Star VII, please use the latest version of CWM 5.8.

    There is no flashable .zip file for the latest version of cwm touch recovery, but you can make your own.

    1. Take the .zip from the 1st page of this thread.

    2. Then go to the ROM Manager website, scroll down to Samsung Galaxy Note, and download the cwm touch recovery .img.

    3. Take the cwm touch recovery .img and rename it to “recovery”.

    4. Drag it into the .zip from the first page of this thread and replace the original recovery image in the .zip with the cwm touch recovery that you renamed “recovery”.

    5. Then flash the .zip with the new renamed recovery .img in cwm or twrp and you’re done.
    This worked for me. Updated from to by following these instructions and flashing in CWM.

    After you do this, you are ready to flash black star VII:

    1. Download to sdcard
    2. Reboot to CWM-based Recovery
    3. Wipe data/factory reset
    4. Wipe Cache partition
    5 Go into advanced> Wipe Dalvik Cache
    6. Go into> Mounts & Storage
    a. Format /data
    b. Format /system
    c. Format /cache
    7. Install rom
    8. run step 4 & 5
    9. Reboot phone

  24. raymundo barbosa says:

    The link to download works just perfect….

  25. max says:

    Thanks for the ROM max. The only thing i noticed is that my pc doesnt recognize the phone anymore. Tried everything. Do u know the fix?

  26. Thai N7000 says:

    Max there is a BlackCNA rom for N7000
    how do i install that rom? same way like installing ics custom roms?
    flash abyss
    flash rom?
    is that it?

  27. jean pierre says:

    There not bullshit links you fucking trolls maybe if your ancient ass could tell which one
    Is the link you would get it right.. i downloaded this yesterday without a problem and if your dumbass cant tell whwhich is i can post it up ….but stop hating

  28. will says:

    Can i use twrp to flash this im noticing an ton of lag

  29. Allen says:

    How do you get this to work with t-mobiles 4g hack, when I do it, there’s no mobile network at all. Thanks

  30. PaceyPimps says:

    Can any one send me the Link to revert the icons to stock color and
    where can i download Beats Audio for JB and ICS to install though CMW

  31. Mark says:

    Will Black Star version 6 or 7 work with Canadian Rogers i717r….. thanks in advance.

  32. Asphodel says:

    hi, where I can found the Black Star 7 for I717 At&T.


  33. Butter says:

    For some weird reason my flash player stopped working.. Every time I go to youtube it’s a blue cube?? Can somebody please help. Thanks

  34. Steven says:

    Where can i find black star 7. ..thanx

  35. Steven says:

    I need black star 7 for i717 someone please help…thanx

  36. Tim says:

    Jessica posted the following:

    jessica says:
    September 13, 2012 at 9:50 am
    Black Star VII (version 7) link is here:

    Max, what are your two cents on Black Star vs CM10 for a Jelly ROM?

  37. colauhu says:

    Nice ROM, but one issue. I cannot get any SMS program to work, stock or otherwise. Anybody else have this problem? Any idea how to fix it?


  38. cesar says:

    After flashing the rom i had problems turning on the tether. It froze and crashed. help?

  39. wilson says:

    battery life sucks.. i have had to charge my phone 3 times today …. and twice (plus at night) since i got this rom

  40. jay says:

    hi i just intalled this rom and everything works fine except my gps is not locking at all. is there a fix for this?

  41. jay says:

    hi i just installed this rom everything works fine excpet my gps is not locking. is there a solution ?

  42. Karmanator says:


    There is a blackstar VII out. Did not like the boot animation so I changed it. Lots of things works on this.

  43. Clark says:

    Hey Max ,
    I’m lovin the Blackstar ROM. The only thing I see wrong is the fact you can’t modify the Main Shortcut Bar with what you use most. (Phone:Calendar:Email:Web:Applications bar) Any Solutions???

  44. puniaz says:

    Dear I hv i717
    i hv problem while i rotate my phone landscape to portrait position it stuck on landscape and after some time i jerk it then it come to portrait position kindly help me how i calibrate orientation

  45. Rob says:

    By the way BlackStar IX is out. Its great!!!

  46. shayne mason says:

    hey man , if you make another site please inform …..

  47. troy says:

    so i am running blackstar IX this is a fantastic Rom best one yet i haven’t run in to any problems yet. I like new
    Boot image and even comes with a battery bar you can change colors plus more grats to the developers for this one.

  48. Rob says:

    BlackStar X just came out, downloading,,,,

  49. brandon says:

    hey i download black star and twrp, i put it in the inter sd but cannot find the file

  50. brandon says:

    hey guys i have the att noting using it for tmobile what roms can i use to make sure i continue to have 4g and not edge

  51. branon says:

    hey im using the att galaxy note for tmobileand wanted to know what roms i can you to keep 4g instead of edge

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