Fake Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with dodgy Android - Install clean ROM
I bought a fake Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in China.
I bought it for the hardware, its the best I can afford.
The phone feels fast and has a beautiful IPS screen and a good camera.
I want to load a trustworthy Android OS on it.
FOUND RECOVERY MODE
So far I've gone into recovery mode by holding Vol Up+PWR+Select.
I was presented with 3 options normal/fast boot/recovery mode.
When I enter recovery mode it looks like this
After Selecting recovery mode and pressing volume down I get this menu
At this point I don't know how to do anything because volume up/down just move the selection up/down and the select button just shows/hides the menu. The power button seems to do nothing.
What recovery mode is this? Is it a universal Android recovery mode?
WHAT MY PHONE SAYS
MAC ADDRESS d0:e7:xx:xx:xx:xx
Serial Number: 0123456789ABCDEF (literally)
Model Number: GT-N7100
Android Version: 4.1.1
Baseband Version: MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V17,2012/12/06 23:38
Kernel Version: 3.0.31-178067
SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 24 16:51:38 CST 2013
Buiild Number: JRO03C.N7100ZSALIA
Custom Build Version: I968.1500A.02.02.J.B-V1.0.1B02R25
STORAGE (This is weird)
> Total Space: 12.00GB
> Apps: 59MB
> Available 473MB (where did the 12GB go?)
> Total Space 2.06GB
> Apps: 3.59MB
> Pictures: 23MB
> Available: 2.04GB (okay that makes more sense)
> Not inserted.
How does internal storage differ from phone storage?
IDENTIFYING MY PHONE'S HARDWARE
Do I need to figure out what CPU, wifi, camera etc my phone uses?
What about hardware compatability?
(Its possible my phone's hardware is different from an Original Samsung Galaxy Note 2)
* Do I need to root my phone?
* How can I check if its already rooted?
* How can I backup my phone's current ROM?
* What ROM should I download? (from what I've read CyanogenMod sounds good)
* Do I need to add hardware drivers to the ROM?
Thank you very much.