Category: SM-N900 Galaxy Note 3 ROMs

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Stock Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware for Galaxy Note 3!

Many of you are still waiting for stock Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware on your Galaxy Note 3 but the international versions of Note 3 already have received them including the SM-N900 and SM-N9005.

UPDATE: Lollipop is now available for SM-N900, SM-N9005, and T-Mobile SM-N900T.

For SM-N9005, there’s already a slew of great custom Lollipop ROMs to choose from, I recommend the Alliance ROM.  For SM-N900 users, you may want to hold off another week or two as ROM developers are still getting their stuff together, not too many ROMs can be installed straight from CWM or TWRP Recovery, most requiring you to ODIN the Lollipop firmware.

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TR ROM for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900!

For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 ROM of the Week, check out TR ROM by XDA user Murat25750.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 TouchWiz firmware, TR ROM brings you lots of goodies like quad multi-window, modded Galaxy S5 launcher (with support for multiple themes), great battery life, and AROMA graphical installer so you can choose exactly which apps/features you want on your phone.  Quad Multi-window also supports multiple instances of the stock browser (normally it’s not supported) so you can open 4 different sites with the same browser.

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Alliance ROM for Galaxy Note 3!

For this week’s ROM of the Week, check out latest version of Alliance ROM, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, SM-N9005, and SM-N900 Note 3 variants.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 TouchWiz firmware, Alliance ROM brings you a nice level of customization along with modded TouchWiz launcher and 19 different themes to choose from.

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MIUI ROM V5 for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900!

For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 ROM of the Week, check out MIUI ROM V5!

Based on latest Samsung TouchWiz Android 4.4.2 firmware, MIUI ROM V5 brings you the best of MIUI “UI” layer on top of Samsung TouchWiz firmware.

What does this mean?

MIUI ROM usually is built on CyanogenMod or TouchWiz base.  With TouchWiz base, you will be able to still use your Samsung camera, S-Pen Note apps, and some more.  Basically, you don’t have to sacrifice all your Samsung features to get this ROM (unlike AOSP ROMs).

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VN KitKat ROM for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900! [Custom Themes/S5 Styling][V13.1][NEW]

Wow, if you have a Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 with Exynos CPU, you need to definitely check out the latest version of VN KitKat ROM.

Based on latest KitKat Android 4.4.2 firmware, VN ROM brings you all the goodness of custom ROMing all in one package.  First, this ROM is blazing-fast and gives you like 14 different themes you can change your TouchWiz launcher to and this is the first custom ROM I’ve seen that’s able to do that.  That alone is a good reason to install this ROM but that’s not all!

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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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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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VN ROM for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900!

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

Based on latest Android 4.3 N900XXUCMJ6 Samsung firmware, VN ROM brings you lots of goodies while weeding out annoying features like Knox.

For starters, VN ROM comes with a choice of stock or transparent theme. I highly recommend the transparent theme as it’s a major part of the ROM and gives you some nice visual upgrades to your Note 3.