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How to Root Galaxy Note 3!

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.

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How to Root AT&T/Verizon Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4.2!

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.

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Resurrection Remix ROM w/ Android 6.0.1 for Galaxy Note 3! [Marshmallow]

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.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow + Root for Galaxy Note 3! [CM13 Beta]

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.

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How to Convert Galaxy Note 3 into Note 5!

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.

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Telsa ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [Android 5.1.1/AOSP]

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).

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How to Convert your Note 3 into S6 Edge! [DarkLord S6 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.

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Aurora ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [Hybrid S6/Note 4]

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.

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Dirty Unicorns ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [Android 5.1.1]

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.

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How to Overclock Note 3 and Make It Fast as a Note 4! [Lean Kernel]

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?
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How to Convert your Note 3 into Note 4! [Note 4 Port Evolution ROM]

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.

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AICP ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [Lollipop/AOSP]

For this week’s ROM of the Week, check out AICP ROM, available for SM-N9005, T-Mobile SM-N900T, Sprint SM-N900P, and Canadian SM-N900W8.  (Sorry, DOES NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP!)

Based on latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, AICP brings you the latest and best of pure Google to your Galaxy Note 3. This is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) so you will lose all of your Samsung TouchWiz features.

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Biggins ROM v8.3 for AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint/Verizon Galaxy Note 3!

For this week’s Verizon Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the Week, check out the latest Biggins ROM v8.3 by XDA user Deuce_biggins!

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 Verizon Firmware, the latest Biggins ROM is better than ever and this is my daily driver ROM.  Inside you will find a revamped Biggins theme, everything tricked out from your drop down screen, multi-window bar, icons, etc…etc…

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S5 ROM for AT&T Galaxy Note 3! [UPDATE 4]

For this week’s AT&T Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the Week, we’ve got a nice surprise for you Safestrap users, the S5 ROM by XDA user Skizzy034!

This is a “real” S5 ROM, ported from a Galaxy S5 to the AT&T Note 3, with pretty much every feature of the S5 working (except ones that require S5 sensor) including Download Booster.

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CM11 ROM + OnePlus One Conversion Kit for Galaxy Note 3!

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.

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MOAR S5 ROM for Sprint Galaxy Note 3!

For those of you looking to turn your Sprint Galaxy Note 3 into a Galaxy S5, look nowhere but at the ported MOAR S5 ROM.  This is S5 ROM ported to the Sprint Note 3, which will essentially give you every feature on the S5 (except camera) on your Sprint Note 3.

For MOAR ROM on S5, see here.

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HyperDrive KitKat ROM for Verizon Galaxy Note 3!

For this week’s Verizon Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the Week, check out the latest HyperDrive KitKat ROM by XDA user Sbreen94.

Based on latest Verizon Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, HyperDrive ROM is back better than ever, faster than ever with some great customization you are used to.  Personally, I have been using the stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat for last week or so and have found it very laggy and sometimes my WiFi being super slow.  I have been regretting for upgrading to KitKat and finally my phone is running better after installing HyperDrive ROM.

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Lidroid ROM for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900!

For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 ROM of the Week, check out Lidroid ROM by XDA user Lidroid.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, Lidroid ROM is another great ROM by a well-known ROM developer.  I have been following XDA user Lidroid’s work for couple years now and although he has not gotten deeply into custom ROM development, his recent works with the Note 3 show that he is indeed doing more these days, which is just plain awesome.

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X-Note ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [SM-N9005/SM-N900T/SM-N900W8][V15 NEW]

For this week’s SM-N9005 Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the week, check out the latest X-Note ROM by XDA user Soloilmeglio.  (You can also install this on T-Mobile or Canadian Galaxy Note 3!) Soloilmeglio has been making the X-Note ROM for many different Samsung phones like Note 2, Galaxy S4, and even Galaxy S5, you can trust his development work is solid and stable.

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Criskelo ROM for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900!

For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 ROM of the Week, check out latest Criskelo ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, Criskelo ROM is one of my “go to” custom ROMs that feature mostly stock TouchWiz but with added performance and great battery life along with goodies you will probably appreciate.

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Dynamic Kat Xtreme ROM for AT&T Galaxy Note 3!

For this week’s AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A, check out Dynamic Kat Xtreme ROM.

Based on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat leaked Samsung firmware, Dyanmic Kat Xtreme ROM wants to give AT&T Note 3 users AOSP experience. (What is AOSP?)  While AOSP custom ROMs currently cannot be installed on the AT&T Note 3 due to locked bootloader, Dynamic Kat Xtreme ROM may just fill your hunger for running AOSP.

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BobCat KitKat ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [SM-N9005/SM-N900T/SM-N900W8]

For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the week, check out the latest BobCat KitKat ROM, available for the international SM-N9005, T-mobile Note 3 SM-N900T, and Canadian SM-N900W8.

Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat SM-N9005 firmware, BobCat ROM brings you a ton of customization through its AROMA graphical installer and BobCat ROM Control Settings. BobCat ROMs comes optimized for maximum performance, no KNOX, and much better battery life over stock firmwares.

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KnoxRaid “KitKat” ROM for AT&T Galaxy Note 3!

For those of you who are still waiting for Samsung/AT&T’s update on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A, your long wait is over as there is a “ported” version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM you can install right now.

KnoxRaid, developed by XDA user Drakeymcmb, is such a custom ROM that brings you all the goodness of KitKat to AT&T Galaxy Note 3 owners (probably many months earlier).   Besides having a full KitKat ROM, you will also benefit from having ZERO AT&T bloatware.

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Jedi Elite KK ROM for T-Mobile Note 3!

For this week’s T-Mobile Note 3 ROM of the week, check out Jedi Elite KK ROM!

Based on latest T-Mobile Android 4.4.2 firmware, Jedi Elite KK ROM is probably the best way to enhance your stock firmware with an AROMA graphical installer (that lets YOU choose which apps to install), enhance your overall speed/performance/battery life of the phone, and plethora of options including Viper4Android, LMT Pie, Floating Notifications, Wanam Xposed, Pen Window Manager, and lots more.