For those of you who want to get ahead with Android operating system on your Galaxy Note 3, you need to check out the latest Resurrection Remix ROM with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Based on latest Android 6.0.1, Resurrection Remix ROM brings you the best of CM13 and customization. In fact, this is the BEST Android Marshmallow custom ROM I have tried so far.
Can’t afford a Note 5? Perhaps you don’t like the fact that Note 5 no longer has microSD slot and removable battery?
No worries, you can easily convert your Galaxy Note 3 into a Note 5 using the DarkLord N5 ROM.
Based on latest Android 5.1.1 Note 5 firmware, the DarkLord N5 ROM brings you all the features of Note 5 plus much much more. Inside, you will find everything you can do on the Note 5 including themes, settings, UI, etc…etc… For S-Pen, you will be able to enjoy all of the new Note 5 features along with screen-off memo that works flawless. Essentially, the DarkLord N5 ROM makes your Note 3 better than Note 5 with support for IR blaster, multi-window for any apps, People Edge/App Edge from S6 Edge Plus, and more.
Note 5 was released not too long ago and we are starting to see some of the new Note 5 features rolling into Note 3 custom ROMs. While the Note 5 Air Command still needs some time to port over to Note 3, you can still enjoy many of the new Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus features through the Norma ROM.
Can’t wait to try out the new features on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on your Galaxy Note 3? Well, we have good news for you as you can install DarkLord S6 ROM on your Note 3 and essentially get all of the software features of S6 Edge!
Based on S6 Edge firmware, the DarkLord S6 ROM is a TouchWiz-based Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM that gives you all of the latest S6 features like new TouchWiz theme engine, S6 floating messages, S6 Smart Manager, S6 launcher, S6 dialer/contacts, and much much more. In fact, there’s even menu for People Edge and Edge lighting but they won’t work since the Note 3 does not have an edge screen.
Overclocking has always been one of the biggest reasons to root Android devices including the Note 3. It can give you full control over the CPU, allowing you to get more juice out of it. And a lot of people are worried that their CPU will burn up into thin air but on the contrary, mobile CPU processors are different from regular computer processors in that they have been designed to not burn up in case things get hot.What if I blow up my CPU?
There’s already a working CWM recovery which means you may be able to easily root your brand, new Galaxy Note 3 easily.
Here’s an outline of steps you must do to root your Galaxy Note 3. This guide works for all Jelly Bean Android 4.3, KitKat Android 4.4.2, 4.4.4, and Lollipop Android 5.0, 5.0.1, and 5.0.2. For KitKat/Lollipop, make sure you use the updated CWM recovery instead.
Looking to turn your Note 3 into a Note 4? Look nowhere further than Note 4 Port Evolution ROM by XDA user Kbythwood!
Based on Android 4.4.4 TouchWiz, Note 4 Port Evolution ROM brings you Note 4 system UI and features to your Note 3, it will work on the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A, T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T, Canadian SM-N900W8, and (should work, although not tested) international SM-N9005.
For those of you looking to experience OnePlus One on your Note 3, did you know you can install CM11 ROM plus HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit?
To do this, you can use the latest CM11 ROM Snapshot M8 (which is the latest stable release available) along with the Conversion Kit. With it, you will get goodies like OnePlus One camera, Hexo theme, Screencast (records screen along with your voice), AudioFX app (sorta like Viper4Android), and some more. The only thing not working is screen-off gestures, which isn’t too big of a deal.
Just a quick update for those of you having trouble installing custom ROMs on Verizon Note 3 with Android 4.4.2 NC4 firmwware (check the last 3 letters under Settings->About Phone in Build Number).
First, you must use the latest version of Safestrap Recovery.
For those of you who want to install custom ROM on your Galaxy Note 3 with a locked bootloader, now you can use SafeStrap recovery by XDA user HashCode to do so.
This is a custom recovery that works around the locked bootloader so you can install custom ROMs, very similar to TWRP but slightly different.
For those of you who couldn’t root your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4.2, it was because the latest Android 4.4.2 is unrootable. BUT, XDA user GeoHot has figured out how to root it!
This root method actually works on all Galaxy Note 3 models with Android 4.4.2 and also does not trip KNOX for those of you worried about it. It will work on Android 4.4.2 with build numbers ending in NC2 or NC4.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat TouchWiz firmware just came out couple days ago. For those of you unrooted with stock firmware, you probably received it via OTA (Over-The-Air). Well, that can be a good thing that you got the update, but did you know there’s no known root method on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Verizon Note 3?
For those of you who want to install SM-N9005 KitKat custom ROM on your T-Mobile SM-N900T or Canadian Note 3 SM-N900W8, Android 4.3 patch does not work.
If you are jealous of your friends who have recently bought a brand, new Galaxy S7 Edge, you don’t have to be anymore as there’s a way to convert your Galaxy Note 3 into S7 Edge and also have Note 5 features.
Samsung has also stopped supporting Note 3 and since there’s no official TouchWiz Marshmallow updates (yet), this will also give you the latest Android 6.0.1 running on your Note 3.
For those of you looking for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and root for your Galaxy Note 3, we finally have a beta version of CM13!
Now, this is still WIP (Work in Progress) as almost everything is working except phone calls, the ROM does NOT recognize SIM cards. But if you want to try all of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow features, you can easily make a backup ROM of your current ROM, try out the ROM, then revert back to your working ROM.
For this week’s ROM of the Week, check out Tesla ROM for Galaxy Note 3.
Based on Android 5.1.1 AOSP (What is AOSP?), Tesla ROM by Team Validus brings you years of experience and solid open source development to their latest Tesla ROM. Tesla ROM shares a lot of roots with Slim ROMs and it comes with stuff like Slim launcher (which I really love) along with full floating multi-window support (enable Slim Recents in Settings).
If you want to keep your root and have cool features like unlocked hotspot/call recording, you may want to install the latest Jasmine Lollipop ROM. For those of you coming from KitKat ROM with root, this is the best route so you don’t lose root permanently along with your unlocked WiFi hotspot.
Want Note 4 and Galaxy S6 features on your Galaxy Note 3? Check out the latest Aurora ROM.
Based on Android 5.0.1 TouchWiz Lollipop ROM, the Aurora ROM brings you a hybrid experience of Note 4 and Galaxy S6. For launcher, you will get a Galaxy S6 launcher with Theme Engine just like you would get on a real Galaxy S6 and enjoy stuff like the Avengers theme.
Looking for a good AOSP custom ROM with latest Android 5.1.1 and root? Then check out Dirty Unicorns ROM, which comes with a load of customization along with the latest Android 5.1.1. Now, this isn’t for everyone, this is for those of you who want to run AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) on your Note 3 and run the latest and great Android OS. Of course, you can always use the backup and restore feature of CWM or TWRP recovery to try out the ROM and restore to your current ROM.