How to Convert your Galaxy Note into OnePlus One!

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For those of you who have heard about the OnePlus One smartphone, you are probably somewhat interested in getting one or perhaps crazy about it (like some are).  (Don’t know what OnePlus One is?  See our OnePlus One unboxing video!)


Whatever the case, did you know you can essentially get all of the software features on OnePlus One thanks to custom ROMs?  By installing CM11 ROM along with our HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion kit, you will be able to turn your Galaxy Note (GT-N7000 and SGH-i717) or Galaxy Note 10.1 into a full-fledged OnePlus One smartphone/tablet in no time.

Unfortunately there exists no CM11 Snapshots (which are preferred) but thankfully there are unofficial versions which are pretty good in my opinion.  If this is something along the lines of what you have been waiting for, definitely give this combo a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download CM11 ROM for Galaxy Note GT-N7000

Download Forest CM11 Kernel for Galaxy Note GT-N7000 – Credits

Download CM11 ROM for Galaxy Note SGH-i717 (or SGH-i717R)

Download CM11 ROM for Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000

Download CM11 ROM for Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8013/GT-N8010

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps [You can use Stock or Micro]

Download HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit

Download CM11VolumeBoost (If you want to boost your speaker volume, install this after installing ROM and Gapps!) – Credits

Please make sure you have CWM Recovery v6.0.4.3 or higher to install!  If you don’t, please update, see our CWM/TWRP Recovery page.  (Also TWRP v2.6.3.3 or higher will work too!)

For installation directions on GT-N7000, please follow How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on Galaxy Note GT-N7000!  For GT-N7000, also install the CM11 Forest Kernel for 1.6Ghz overclocking and much faster performance.

Basic Instructions:

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install Conversion Kit, and reboot.  (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system.  For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)

Credits – CyanogenMOD for awesome CM11 ROM!  The HighOnAndroid OnePlus  One Conversion kit also works on any Android smartphone or tablet running CM11 ROM, see How to Convert your Android Smartphone into OnePlus One!



Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)

Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.

Q: How can I thank you for your tutorial?
A: I don’t take donations but if you could PLEASE subscribe to my Zedomax YouTube channel, that would help me greatly and thank you!

Q: I am getting a lot of flicker on my GT-N7000 or SGH-i717!
A: Go to Settings->About Phone and hit Build Number about 5 times until it says “You have enabled development settings”.  Then hit the back button and check “Disable HW Overlays” ON under Developer options menu.


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47 Responses to How to Convert your Galaxy Note into OnePlus One!

  1. sabbathfan says:

    If I forgot to install forest kernel for my GT N7000, can I install it afterwards or I must go from the begining ?

  2. AizuddinHafiz77 says:

    Hai Max.. thanks for new one plus on..i really like it..btw,that i notice there no cm11 snapshot for n7000..i already got to cm website.there no for n7000.sometime when i open screen lock,the come popup said unfortunately,the proses has stopped

  3. Aleindra says:

    Wow thats really awesome , i can get really HIGH ON ANDROID . but plz tell me can i install the conversion kit with sokp rom 4.4.4 ?

  4. JohnD says:

    Is this a mistake?

  5. NewfiePrince says:

    Hi Max thanks fro the new rom. One Plus One camera not working on my i717r. Any suggestions?

  6. lord pmvk says:

    Hi Max and everyone, I know that this is not the place to post my comment or rather Query, but I have no other place to ask this. Max I really need your help on this..

    I am usnig Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, running CyanogenMod 11 latest nightly, Android 4.4.4.
    After using MIUI Launcher from google play store for quite a while I have grown a lot of interest towards this launcher and later saw some videos of MIUI ROM and now I want to try MIUI ROM. But in the entire MIUI thread I havent been able to find any thread talking about how to Flash MIUI ROM on devices already running custom roms and that too on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. So someone please help me flash my mobile with MIUI ROM.

  7. Tim says:

    My phone is an at_t I717 when I try to install CM11 in clockwork mod I get an error message saying
    “this file is for a I717. Your device is a i717. Please tell me how to fix this. Thank-you

  8. Rich says:

    Installed…was looking for a Jellybean radio…installation aborted because i don’t have the latest radio.

  9. Rich says:

    It says i need later than UCMD3 radio but UCMD3 is the latest i can find.

  10. Rich says:

    whoops…forgot to mention i’m on ATT Note i717

  11. Rich says:

    nevermind…the UCMD3 flash never took…redid it and now I have this all installed. Only thing is camera doesn’t work and Play store wont load right now.

  12. Rich says:

    One Plus One camera doesn’t work and a REALLY annoying issue is once the phone is a sleep..pressing the power button to bring the screen back up only lights up the buttons at the bottom…no screen. I have to press the power button a few times just to get the screen to show up.

    If it wasn’t for my phone/battery seeming to be faster/last longer on 4.4.4….i’d go back to damn 4.0.4 where there was no issues…just lag and old features.

    • NewfiePrince says:

      I was having the sleeping screen freezing problem also. I change my processor to Ondemand and I/O cfq this improved the screen problem .

      • Rich says:

        I ended up flashing to CM10.1 but had problems there and then went to CM9.1 and that works best on my old Note. I get my Note 3 back this week thank God.

  13. YSL says:

    Installed on my i717 on CM11 4.4.2 as 4.4.4 causes a black background.
    Flashed the ConversionKit v1.2 and systemui keeps crashing non-stop

    • NewfiePrince says:

      Q: I am getting a lot of flicker on my GT-N7000 or SGH-i717!
      A: Go to Settings->About Phone and hit Build Number about 5 times until it says “You have enabled development settings”. Then hit the back button and check “Disable HW Overlays” ON under Developer options menu.

      • jsnj says:

        Thank you! Was getting a bad flicker whenever the keyboard appeared making it very difficult to see what was being typed. Solved now.

  14. Hari says:

    Can you please send me an invite to purchase Oneplus One? 🙂

  15. Becky says:

    When I do this my background keeps going black and camera does not work att i717

    • NewfiePrince says:

      Q: I am getting a lot of flicker on my GT-N7000 or SGH-i717!
      A: Go to Settings->About Phone and hit Build Number about 5 times until it says “You have enabled development settings”. Then hit the back button and check “Disable HW Overlays” ON under Developer options menu.

  16. matt says:

    i flashed everything and all seems good but i cannot get facebook to open in accounts to sync pictures to contacts. any help? also i disabled hw overlays but when i reboot it doesnt stick, thanks

  17. sunil says:

    Hi max,
    im getting the following error “Unfortunately, Themes provider has stopped”.
    please help.

  18. Tony says:

    Hi Max,
    I appreciate your works. I use note 10.1 n8000 and i try the one plus one rom. I was a bit dissapointed. There’s no message app, camera doesn’t work very well when I switch from camera to video, it suddently stops working.. I prefer the gnabo rom. the best rom!! Anyways good job!!

  19. matt says:

    every other call I make there is no sound on either end and I have to reboot? any fixs??

  20. heezay says:

    hello… i already upgared this.. all function is ok.. but my battery drain fast… can u hellp mee…

  21. chip says:

    Looks nice but it kills my battery, on this I717, just looking at it. Juicedefender not helping. Underclocked (1350max), removed some apps that load at boot and Juicedefender aet at agressive among some other minor things and I can watch the battery life drain away. Sitting idle with screen off this morning for a few hours took 5% or so. Restoring apps after installing the ROM took about 75% in a 3-4 hours last night.

    Am I doing something worng?

  22. José Luis says:

    Te quiero MAX. Muchas gracias por compartir con todos nosotros. Aunque yo tengo el OnePlus One. Tambien tengo el (Note – N7000) y con tigo lo he vuelto a revivir. Muchas gracias y saludos desde España – Islas Canarias.

    I love MAX. Thank you very much for sharing with us all. . Though I have the OnePlus One Also I have the (Note – N7000) with you and I’m back to revive. Thank you very much and greetings from Spain – Canary Islands.

  23. heezay says:

    fuckkkkkk…. still no replyyyyyyyyy

  24. Pepe says:

    love the OnePlus One rom, i was wondering if there was any issues with the lock screen emergency call feature. I installed the rom and can not seem to get the emergency call to work.
    any help is appreciated.


  25. alif azran says:

    hi, i already flash cm11 but cannot log in google to solve it???

  26. Bernie says:


    I’ve downloaded the ROM for sgh-i717, followed the basic instructions, but got s this error:

    error executing updater binary in zip FAILED.

    What may be the problem, please?

  27. Babz says:

    superb ROM i like it but my GT N7000 phone getting overheat ………. please give me the solutions

  28. Temin says:

    There seems to be some bug in the “HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion kit”. “unfortunately the process has stopped”
    is coming up often when I unlock the phone from lock screen. This is due to the custom lock screen. If I disable that or keep unlock method as none(which disables the entire thing), problem stopped.

    Hope that you can solve the problem for me. At present I’m not able to use the one plus locksreen.


  29. I want To ask you about the last android version 5.0 Lollypop & when it will available for GT-N7000

  30. Bill Mill says:

    Thanks for your great site!
    I tried to get 4.4.4 with CM Mod as you suggest.
    The install fails as it cannot verify that I have Jelly Bean radios.
    I have a Telus i717d.
    I went back to an earlier video and am happily running the Beanstalk 4.3 – the 4.4 needed radios too.
    Any suggestions?

    Happy 2015!

  31. Steve says:

    CM11 is a good ROM for my SGH-i717. It resolved my problem with bluetooth failures when reconnecting to Ford MyTouch.

    How do you get rid of the Google search bar on the home page? I got rid of it off the lock screen.

    I may just go with the basic CM11 ROM install.

    The Galaxy Note i717 is getting old so I don’t expect there will be much more new development on it.

    Great job Max!

    • Steve V says:

      A few problems have cropped up. Same as rich above. When phone is asleep, press power button several times to get the screen.
      Disabling hardware overlays won’t stay disabled causing flicker or blackout of text entry screen.
      Is there a official or stable vesion of cm11 for Galaxy Note SGH-I717.

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