Best Galaxy Note 3 ROMs


This is the page where we will be posting/updating with the “best” Galaxy Note 3 ROMs for the average user.  With that said, we would like to tell you there is no such thing as “best” custom ROM but this list is here to help noobs/beginners find a good, stable custom ROM to start with.

*Note – This list is continuously being updated so please check back often.  Last update – Sept 29th 2014.

  • TR ROM [TouchWiz] – Based on latest Android 4.4.2 TouchWiz, TR ROM brings you goodies like quad multi-window, S5 apps, sound boost MOD, and much more.
  • VN ROM – Based on stock Samsung firmware, VN ROM brings you a mix of nice transparent theme along with many features you will not regret having over stock ROM.

  • Canadian S5 ROM – Convert your Note 3 into Galaxy S5!
  • Gummy ROM [AOSP] – Based on latest Android 4.4.4, Gummy ROM brings you the best and greatest stable Android 4.4.4 along with a TON of features!
  • CM11 ROM + HighOnAndroid OPO Kit [AOSP] – Convert your Note 3 into a OnePlus One smartphone with CM11 ROM and HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Kit!
  • BobCat KitKat ROM – Based on stock Samsung firmware, BobCat ROM brings you a custom theme along with a ton of great features/MODs.   This is certainly one of the best custom ROMs you can get.

95 Responses

  1. Androiddewdreviews says:

    Guess we will have to wait for the roms, im happy staying stock as it works perfectly. But beware if you didn´t know by now max, the Recovery is Buggy so please, if you wanna do a backup, be ready for some trouble when you restore.

    You will be welcomed to bootloop heaven, the place we all hate to be at 🙂

    • Damian says:

      Im running Dynamic Kat 2 custom rom on my at&t galaxy note 3 sm-N900A and it completely removed knox lmao. And its awesome!!!!!

  2. And btw visit my youtube channel for some awsome note 3 gameplay videos!

  3. Raymond Chan says:

    I hope there is free tether for t mobile.

    • JR says:

      There is..! 2.5GB free included in your plan.

      • Raymond Chan says:

        Wow…. thanks for letting me know………!!!!!!!!!!! I HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. AND, AND TO ALL USER…….(EXCLUDING MAX LEE.) PLEASE POST SOMETHING NEW. THANK YOU…….

  4. Brian schweinert says:

    Just found a secret door for the note 3… to get developer options go to settings and go to about phone, go to build and hit it a bunch of times and it will open developer options..

    • Pat says:

      Wow, I have no idea how you managed to figure this out, but it works!! God I can’t wait for custom roms to come out… I hate TouchWiz 🙁

  5. CARLOS says:

    YES I am having a hard time installing bootanimations on the note3 usthe manualing rom tool box pro.I also tried way by going to where the boot animations are at .I change all the stock animations by putting .bak.Rebooted and still the stock animation is coming up.Can you please help me with these issue.Thank you

  6. celo says:

    I am having problems with root .Every time I go into recovery it tells me I have to fix root.Also tried the root keeper programs and none are working.PLEASE HELP.

  7. Raul Moreno says:

    There’s a hotpot mod out for sprint. Team Venus has it at xda forum. Flash kernel my build and hot spot mod and you’re good to go.

    • paul king says:

      could you post the link for the hotspot mod for sprint.

      • Raul Moreno says:

        Team venum has a mod out it works on sprint stock. All you have to do is download two files the m15 kernel and the hot spot mod file then just flash it in twrp recovery. You can wipe dalvic cache and reboot. After that you will have native hot spot mod. remember to make a back up just in case your downloads are wrong or corrupt. Have a nice day

  8. Konsti says:

    Hey no new rom updates yet?

  9. jorgie says:

    Please post to get free wifi hot spot rooted for tmobile version 🙂 I need it!!!

  10. Dante says:

    Good day everyone. Can any of you assist me with a working awesome beats or any other audio enhancing mods/apks

  11. Collin Burgher says:

    Is there any wifi hotspot mod for the AT&T note 3? I need it badly!

  12. Collin Burgher says:

    Is there any way to keep on 4G when on voice calls? My data goes away when I’m on voice calls and returns after. Please help.

    Thanks in advance

  13. Collin Burgher says:

    Thanks for the response. I downloaded the file, restarted the phone and when I selected to start tethering, I get the error message “mobile data is unavailable or invalid sim” have the N900A model. Any suggestions?

  14. Collin Burgher says:

    I did but it’s still not working

  15. Robert says:

    There is liDroid, DarthStalker and Note all of which I cannot install.

  16. JIm says:

    I have posted a couple different place on the problems the Sprint Note 3 users are having with just making phone calls.. Sprint came out with a software update to fix these issues but with a rooted phone we will not be able to update through the usual process because our phones have been modified.. I did find this post

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=46807284#post46807284

    Not sure when it will be available but looks like the makers of Jellybomb for Sprint Note 3 are aware of this and are working on a fix.. Sooner the better.. Just though users might want to know this…

  17. Greg says:

    HI Max all this work on different fronts thanks from all of as
    ? I am looking to by Galaxy Note 3 N900t or N9005 LTE to work with Tmobile in US and for travel in Europe
    I red that N9005 is better to SIM and Region unlock (rooting is fixing sim i think) what is you opinion.
    Thanks all for all positive inputs.
    G.

  18. Dave Leach says:

    hi max, just spotted x-note aroma 4.0 are you doing a vid on it and is it all ok, dont want to flash just in case, your help would be appreciated, cheers, Dave.

  19. denizel says:

    Dear Team,

    I have rooted my phone as per your prosedure and it was sucsessfully .
    Also I have installed “region lock away” software and did as you said.
    Everything goes as per instruction but unfortunately phone still ” sim network unlock pin” and I can not use it.
    Can you please help me sort out this problem?

  20. GlammaGeek says:

    Hey, have you checked out the Lab Rats Rom? I mean, that baby is some kind of sick. I just love it. Rumor has it that they’re releasing an updated version in a day or so. I have an SM-N900T and it’s working pretty darned good.

    I have no affiliation with the devs whatsoever (except being in love with the ROM), but I just thought it’s something you should check out.

  21. GlammaGeek says:

    Sorry. I forgot to post a link to the forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2490773

  22. Howard says:

    There is jellybomb domination by Josh beach and team venum and freeza. Only For Sprint Variant Thx Max You Taught Me All I Know Thanks For Your Videos And Anyone Needs Any Question Let Me Know Thanks

  23. Johny Chingas says:

    Links please. I need to updated from ml3 to ml5 or higher. I cant because I rooted before the update. Any ideas? ?

  24. Robert says:

    Right now I am running LabRats custom ROM.

    Instructions:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2490773

    Direct Link:
    http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23212708291675781

    No issues, great daily driver.

  25. Raul says:

    Enjoying CM11. Smooth and lightweight.

  26. Haizer Mohammed says:

    Hi Max ,
    Bobcat Rom is the best Rom ever,
    Thank u so much

  27. WilsonB says:

    Heya,

    Great vid’s and will bookmark your website..
    Using Verizon Note 3…

    ** Has anyone successfully tried a Android 4.4.2 Rom (w/ Pen working) ? **

    I know it’s any day now when Verizon will push the OTA update, but know it would prob break the Root and SmartStrap boot 3.71

    Long story short.. the other day tried Chmod boot manager and tripped my knox.. ;-(
    ** IF ON VERIZON NOTE 3, ONLY USE SmartStrap.. ***

  28. Raul says:

    Check out toxic Swamp Rom for sprint note 3. It has a nice green theme and hot sspot working. It’s on Xda development

  29. nick says:

    Any idea when X note 4.4 coming in yet…

  30. Geoff says:

    How long is a few weeks? The AT&T message that the rom’s will be coming in a few weeks has been up for months now! There are many AT&T rom’s that work on Safestrap and have since last year. Why aren’t you reviewing and posting any of those?

  31. RaulMoreno says:

    Sacs Tom is clearly the best rom for Sprint Note 3. Even the call quality is more vibrant. I updated my phone with Kies to 4.4 to be able to flash this rom.

  32. vriend says:

    Hello Max and others,

    I have the note 3 sm-n9005 whit bobcatrom XXUDMK2 european firmware base build 3.0/android 4.3/rom developer Apachi/baseband N9005XXDUDMJ4/buildnumber JSS15J.N9005XX

    Now i want to put on the newest bobcatrom for kitkat.
    Is the kitkat together whit the bobcatrom in one packet or do i have to install the kitkat update apart first before the bobcatrom.And where can i found the right kitkat for mine telephone.
    An lot of questions and hope to get the some help from you guys.

    Many thanks so far

  33. satyajit says:

    i need roms for n9006

  34. SJ says:

    i have note 3 n900 exynos rooted and installed vn 11 rom..
    i have charging issue, it charge too slow or it does not charge only.. and battery drains fast too..
    what to do..??

  35. Carlos says:

    Es muy bueno este Foro. Tengo un problema. No soy muy novato en esto pero es la primera vez que tengo un note 3. Cuando pongo el wifi activo, se queda ahi con la palabra “activando…” (turn on) y no hace más. Tengo un note 3 n900 y quisiera saber cómo podría arreglarlo o qué ROM me recomiendan, si es problema de Kernel, si es si, cómo lo instalo…. mi Note 3 es libre de fábrica. Gracias.

  36. Robert says:

    Anymore new roms for AT&T note 3?

  37. tomas says:

    Hi looking for bit off help after flashing meny custom roms whent back to stock and back to custom lost gps any sat nav i instal or even google maps works fine whit mobile data on .when i choose only gps it cant geth a singnal ….? Any ideas

  38. tomas says:

    Now runing on bobcat rom . And i hawe n9005 note 3

  39. Zdeslav says:

    Thomas, I had same problem. Try this app and hold it on when you use GPS:
    GPS Status & Toolbox
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2

  40. anuj says:

    max where can i get custom roms for indian note3 n9000 ???????????????????????????????????????????
    y u havent worked for that model,i really like ur work
    also no custom roms available for lg g pro2
    the best affordable phablet available

  41. anuj says:

    please let me know all this by email please

  42. Louie says:

    Hi, Max
    I am one of your fans ever since I bought my first Galaxy Note I and then Note II
    Recently, I upgraded again from Note II to Note 3 (SM-N900U) . I checked this web site and could not find any information (root, ROM, ..etc) for N900U. Can I treat my Note3 as N900 or N9005?

  43. Sabu says:

    I need c-rom for Galaxy Note 3 sm n900 please give me a link

  44. Tong says:

    hello, i have a SGN3 ATT verison, running Tweaked ROM [TouchWiz] , i like this rom, but i am flashing this phone for my Dad who can only read chinese. but it has no chinese. is there any recommendation for a rom with chinese in sysytem language?

  45. robert says:

    Max,
    Will the at note 3 s5 Rom work on the t mobil note 3 ?

  46. Romulo says:

    Hi,

    I didn’t find anything about if this ROM running on my SM-N900U. Can I put any such as SM-N9005 or any variant?

    Thanks

  47. arturo says:

    Hola he provado la mayor parte de las roma para New y no les sirve ni nfc ni screenmirror X favor Ayúdame me gusato mucho la élite s5 pero sigo con lo mismo del nfc dame una mano X favor y exelentes roms todas hermano si pudieras mandarme la solución estaría jenial

  48. arturo says:

    X cierto mi modelo es note sm- n900w8

  49. Amy says:

    I have a sprint note 3 that was flashed to page plus how can unroot it and take it back to sprint?

  50. dennis says:

    i have a sm9006 from china running on cyanogenmod cm11 which is for sm9005 its running well but i lost my TW ,spen ,sview and so on but i gain Gapps which is better, just wondering if i could flash other rom for 9005 with TW ? like Bobcat?

  51. Mark Farthing says:

    Hi There, just wanted to tell you (in case you don’t already know) about this Note 4 style ROM by XDA user g00h. Almost as good as having a Note 4 on your Note 3! Just about the only thing not working (yet) is the drag down from the top corners to produce a pop-up window.

    Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-note-3/development/rom-t2891226

  52. David says:

    I flashed CM12 beta (Lollipop) and the only issue I’ve had is the phone kicks out of bluetooth when I enter my car running Uconnect. No other issues to speak of. Very fast, great battery life and it looks beautiful.

    Max this site is awesome. Keep up the good work.

  53. Stavros says:

    Hi,
    I use LS-KK-v3.2 (liquidsmooth) at my Samsung S3 and I am very happy

  54. ameer says:

    what is the best and fastest rom for note 3 sm-n900

    • casey jones says:

      Please someone answer this. Possibly even step by step guide for dummies like myself. I am tech savoy, just don’t know everything about it yet. Please help Us with the first part of this and me with the step by step. and anyone else that could pick it up to continue the movement. resurrection remix or aurora team s6 full port? Pleaseeeeeeeeee

  55. Deegs says:

    I recently bought a Galaxy Note 3 Verizon I’ve had many before, my last one came in (replacement fir damage) 4.4.4 so I bought this one.
    the guy I bought it from said it was unlocked it came with Alliance ROM on it, I have attempted to put my backup of Biggins. It would not boot. So I tried a fresh install still no luck, have tried basically every 4.4.2 rom not one will boot. Yet I can fresh install alliance on it. Help been flashing ROMs since the Droid X. Not sure wth is up

  56. joey says:

    Cm11 is a great ROM for note 3 tmobile

  57. Manfred Elsing says:

    Hello,

    i´m new with the Note 3 but i have now root,twrp2.8.6.0 and after testing 3-4 roms now i´m using this one:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-note-3/development/rom-n9005-audax-v9-0-t2847013

    its nice and it has android 5+TW from Note edge.etc…
    My question is;do you still work for the Note 3?Because most roms are on 4.4.2….

    greetings from germany

    manfred

  58. Goffredo says:

    I’m using this rom since two days and the only problem I’m having is my uconnect in my car. When I enter in the car after few minutes my phone torn black my calls crash and I have to remove the battery to restart the phone. Any suggestions from yours experience?
    Thanks

  59. carl says:

    how can i install rom for my note3 n900s .help please .what should i do .

  60. Insane_modder says:

    Max. I have searched near and far for this rom for at&t galaxy note 3 without the aroma installer

  61. Insame_modder says:

    Hi max. I’m desperately seeking a link to bobcat rom v12 for my galaxy note 3 without aroma installer. I have found a couple of links but they are all dead. I seen the video of you removing aroma from farthest alter rom. I tried to do the same to bobcat but I don’t really know what I’m doing please help me. I had the sm n9005 and it got damaged and I replaced it with att note 3 bobcat is only rom that satisfies me please help me

  62. Eric says:

    Hi Note 3’ers. I have a Verizon Note 3 (N900VVRUEOB6). It has Lollipop 5.0. I’ve been trying to root this thing for 3 weeks now. I haven’t found any web link that has anything helpful yet. I want to Root it and make it work on T-Mobile.
    Please help. If anyone has made it work for this specific phone please post how you did it and also the links where you found your information. Thanks so much.

  63. Scott says:

    i have a n900t and currently have rooted n900tuvufob6 with twrp 2.8.1.0, i have had a few problems flashing bobcat to my device, i have found that there are 3 different downloads that you have listed for compulsion kernal and keep running into bootloops. i was wondering if you could give me some direct liniks to the rom, kernal, and wifi fix and run me through the whole process front to back in lamin terms… from wiping, formating, installing, etc… i dot know where im going wrong. i normally wipe everything in twrp except internal storage. do i need to format after wiping as well. how long does the first boot normally take. one interesting thing i noticed about my device is that the back of the sticker under the battery states the model number is a n900a but in the device settings its listed as a n900t running n900tuvufob6. any help would be appreciated.

  64. safeer says:

    i installed note 5 rom on note 3 by your steps from how to convert note 3 to note 5 ..
    now i want to go back on the previous version…also i have sm n900.and andriod 5.0 lollypop

  65. tareco says:

    Hello, I wonder rom which would help me to modify a samsung galaxy note 3 Model sm-n900v of verizo of CDMA to GSM, thanks

  66. Lamar says:

    Max, I have a SM-N900A AT&T which is rooted and unlocked. How do i install TWRP Recovery on this phone? I have tried flashing with SS and Odin but i just can not get twrp to install. Thanks for your help and time.

  67. Wilson says:

    You have to use Odin if doing for the first time. Always use AP section and make sure you have an green when your phone is connected in download mode. (YouTube)
    You have to be sure and use the SPECIFIC TWRP for your model. It’s different even between carriers.

    Can you be more specific as to what you see when following the steps?

  68. bill says:

    max lee Sir. I’ve been trying in vain to get dynamic kat 6.1 for note 3 att, but it is no longer down loadable. Can you help me out?

  69. Lorenzo says:

    I’ll Pay Anyone Who Can Find The Correct Links For Jellybomb Domination For Sprint Note 3 Running Lollipop Or If There’s A Way To Revert To 4.3

  70. Lorenzo says:

    Can Anymore Find The Correct Links For Jellybomb Domination For Sprint Note 3 Running Lollipop Or If There’s A Way To Revert To 4.3

  71. Lorenzo says:

    Can Anymore Find The Correct Links For Jellybomb Domination For Sprint Note 3 Running Lollipop Or If There’s A Way To Revert To 4.3

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