SOKP ROM + Forest Kernel for Galaxy Note GT-N7000! [Android 4.4.4]

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For this week’s Galaxy Note GT-N7000 ROM of the Week, check out the latest SOKP ROM along with Forest CM11 kernel.

With latest SOKP ROM, you will get the latest Android 4.4.4 along with slew of customization options to fully tweak your phone to your liking.  Add Forest CM11 kernel and you get a nice 1.6Ghz overclocking out of the box to get your GT-N7000 running fairly zippy and fast.

SOKP ROM does offer many customization through its SOKP ROM Control and you will be able to enjoy things like custom system animations, lockscreen notifications, Active Display, Halo floating notifications, HOVER, On-The-Go-Mode, Gesture Anywhere, Appbar, Screen Recording, LCD Density changer, and much much more.  You will also find customization for your status bar, battery icon, hardware buttons, soft buttons, and more.

Overall, SOKP ROM + Forest kernel is a great combination for those of you looking to maximize performance of your phone at 1.6Ghz and customize the heck out of Note so definitely check it out this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download SOKP ROM for Galaxy Note GT-N7000

Download Forest Kernel

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps

For installation directions, please follow How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on Galaxy Note GT-N7000!

Credits – ROM, Kernel <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extra MODs:

Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!


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.

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42 Responses to SOKP ROM + Forest Kernel for Galaxy Note GT-N7000! [Android 4.4.4]

  1. Peter says:

    Does it works with famaroot or I’ve to unroot my famaroot and follow the root guide that you provided?

    • sunny says:

      it worked with framaroot> no need to follow any other root method cos i used frama root for my gt-n7000 and since then even after factory reset. i still have root access

  2. Peter says:

    Btw does it requires clockworkmod?

  3. igor says:

    I have tried to install twice a forest kernell but its not coming on a screen after that. a part from that everything works ok. any idea what I am doing wrong?

  4. Jason says:

    Max is there any bugs for this custom rom?

  5. Fahim says:

    Overall a great rom, pretty much has everything but laggy..the only problem i faced

  6. samjith says:

    hai.. pretty good rom.. overclocking works great..sometimes temperature is getting high..
    After flashing this rom, i tired to install Viper4Audio FX MOD just the way like max said… unfortunately its not working fine… anyone tried?…

  7. paulleo says:

    hey just asking by..
    gapps 4.4.4 what is stock and micro what actually recomended for n7000

  8. Kaushik Chatterjee says:

    Hi All,

    I had rooted and upgraded from factory supplied 4.1.2 to Cyanogenmod 4.4.2 as per instructed in this site. Then I upgraded to 4.4.4 Slimkat ROM. I was having problems with it. It was hogging battery and very often the systemui would fail thus hanging the phone. There was no great improvement on performance and except the new features there was no great advantage. I rolled back to Cyanogenmod 4.4.2 and realized that this one is much better. Performance is better than 4.1.2. Its very considerate on the battery. The loss of extra features were not a big deal. Then a couple of days back I found this note and upgraded to 4.4.4 SOKP ROM. This one was much better with a lot of customization. The performance benefits were noticable. But even this was a battery guzzler. And while making or receiving a call sometime the incallui would fail. So I have rolled back to 4.4.2 again. One thing that was neat in SOKP was the Philz root. This CM6.0.4.9.Which is very advanced. So now I am waiting for the 4.4.4 from Cyanogenmod. But with the 4.4.2 the phone has become a new device for something that is close to 3 years old. This is my old faithful daily use phone. Thanks Max I am following this thread and with your detailed instructions I haven’t faced any problems while rooting the phone or upgrading it.

    Please keep on giving us more interesting stuff to try.



    • Fahim says:


      I agree with every word. The ROM itself is great but drains the battery as well as its a bit laggy in terms of processing. Awaiting CyanogenMod’s stable 4.4.4 which will make things easier . I do recommend you try Carbon ROM, it ain’t that bad

    • Taha says:

      from where did you download the 4.4.2 cyanogen mod? it is the stable or nightly build?

  9. Sassy says:

    Has anyone checked Viper4Android on this rom. Its not working. It installs the drivers. then after the reboot when u open the app it asks to install the drivers again. and this keeps on happening. Tried with the latest version. It works perfectly fine on Cm 11 . Any Fix ?

  10. resort says:

    Hi, I have tried to install also a forest kernell but its not coming on a screen after that. I had an Philz Touch 6 recovery and now its just changed backround color and on the bottom of recovery screen there is this:

    PhilZ Touch 6.47.7
    ClockworkMod v6.0.4.9

  11. michael says:

    I don’t have performance options under the system category.. Should I reinstall?

  12. Carl says:

    anyone knows a custom rom for N7005?

  13. Rick says:

    Does this ROM support Multi Window? I know I didn’t see it as an added option in the setting from what I gathered from the video, but is it supported so that I can use a third party app to get back that functionality?

  14. Colin Styles says:

    It looks like the SOKP project has terminated.
    Pity, this was one of the best ROM’s I’ve used so far.

    Any ideas where to go now for a GTN-7000?
    CM11 perhaps?

  15. jose eduardo vazquez says:

    ayuda amigo tengo un n7000 con android 4.4.4 pero si calienta mucho que puedo hacer para que no pase eso.

  16. daniele says:

    I installed the three zip, kernel and gapps rom, great ROM very well done, fantastic animation initial, very satisfied, that sin has begun to show the message “closing sistem android UI”, became unmanageable and I went back to 4.4.2.
    I tried to flash more ‘times but always the same sin.
    Any solution? thank you

  17. Suraj Raj says:

    Its quite a good rom i must say.. Drains the battery a bit more bt what else cud u ask for when its so swift on the forest kernel.. Thanks for that update max… Bt i have this issue with the wi fi direct feature… It isnt workin.. Cud u plz help me with that coz its really frustrating when i wanna exchange movies n big stuffs like that. Other than that this rom is awesome i totally love customizing my phone on this rom.. Thanks for the rom bro n plz do help me if u can with the wifi direct feature.. 🙂

  18. Jerin says:

    This Rom is very good, good battery backup new animation style super speed but theme not working properly

  19. Jerin says:

    This rom Radio, S note are not built

  20. Bin says:

    Hi rootgalaxynote,

    After installing this ROM + Kernel, I found that every time I open gallery and try to edit a picture, the gallery stopped (showing “unfortunately, gallery has stopped”). Can anyone solve this problem?

    Thank you in advance

  21. Yap says:

    After I installed ROM & Kernel, I discovered another new function on my phone. I can use my phone to iron my clothes now!

  22. Dubai892 says:

    I installed this ROM into my note N7000 as my first time custom ROM and my first time into the world of rooting too.
    I had the stock JB before this I would say I was happy about it if it wasn’t for the slowness and being laggy lately so it was kinda frustrating , so I decided to install this ROM due to the claimed speed to get and the zippy experience .

    After installation :

    What I liked:
    The smoothness and fast performance is easily noticeable , no lagging and slowness when using the keyboard or switching between apps and so …. The black and white theme style is really beautiful .

    There are certain apps and functions are missing such as the stock video player and the wi if direct feature.
    The camera quality is lowered than the stock one in terms of photos taken, cant do camcorder (video rec) it restarts the phone when attempting that. Many apps just force close within the first few seconds of using them such as google now and google voice search .

    Sorry for making it long, in the end I would say I’m happier with this ROM than the stock one .
    Hope you had better experience than me .

  23. Paul says:

    The kernel is pretty good, but the logger is disabled!! If someone knows how to enable it, please tell me..i don’t want to reinstall stock kernel ;(

  24. Vitaly says:

    I love the Rom but I have a problem with my WiFi, it doesn’t turn on :/
    Will be glad to receive some kind of help from you guys..

  25. Reefah says:

    Recently my Note stop working, it says “systemui” ‘stop working, something like that.. and i notice this happened after google+ being auto updated… now i’ve wipe data and flash again SOKP rom and GAPPS.. its back functioning… but i wander, is there any way to stop the auto update feature on Google apps like google+ (as they seems to cause issues with SOKP rom…


    • Doland Duck says:

      got the simliar issue, after installing g+ i had stoped working. Made a recovery to the rom i had before work again.

  26. vice says:

    c-rom 4.4.4+forest kernel for slimkat+android L keyboard + vipermod …..for note n7000 is awesome just my 2year phone born new!!! HEARTLY THANKS TO “MAX” I’m your fan you are A W E S O M E !!!

  27. Murat says:

    Yesterday I wanted to try this ROM cause my old n7000 was too slow for doing anything with it. I did everything right, but when I flashed Google Apps, after the reboot, i had a persistent error with . It didn’t even let me interact with the installation of the phone and always kept coming back. So I tried to install newer version of Google Apps which was recommended on XDA forums. That didn’t work also. After 3 hours, I switched back to Asylum Omni ROM which was very stable when I tried last year for a month. It’s still really stable and working without any problems so far. Just a problem with the Google Camera, which makes the video resolution kinda compressed by the sides.

  28. DUSHYANT says:

    HI i rooted my N700 and it is so good except my Note application s not there can i get it by any way.

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