X-Note ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [T-Mobile/Canadian/SM-N9005]

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For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 ROM of the week, check out X-Note ROM.

Based on European firmware MJ1 Android 4.3, X-Note ROM brings you a custom ROM based on stock with lots of goodies/features.

First, X-Note ROM comes Knox-free, I personally detest Knox as it’s not really that helpful for rooting and custom ROMs.

Second, X-Note ROM brings you goodies like Multi-Window Manager and Pen Window Manager so you can add your favorite 3rd party apps not supported by default Note 3 Multi-Window and Pen Window. Yes, you can now multi-task with your Angry Birds game running on half of your screen while e-mailing your boss.

X-Note ROM also brings you goodies like screen-off Torch, you can simply hit the Volume Up button when your screen is off to activate the flashlight easily when you are in the garage.

These are all part of Xposed Framework so make sure you install them and activate the modules like shown in video then reboot!

Speaker sound also has been boosted on this ROM. (You can also boost sound on any Galaxy Note 3 with Qualcomm CPU.)

Since Note 3 does come with a rather large screen and resolution, you can surely find ways to optimize your apps by changing the DPI using the on-board Xposed App Settings. See our full step-by-step tutorial on how to use Xposed App Settings.

There’s also call recording module that will allow you to enable call recording, very handy for those of you who work on your phone all day long.

Overall, X-Note ROM is onto a great start. I am sure this is just tip of the iceburg but certainly will be 10 times better than running stock.

If you haven’t tried X-Note ROM yet, definitely give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download X-Note ROM for Galaxy Note 3 for T-Mobile SM-N900T/Canadian N900W8/International SM-N9005

*Note – SM-N900T, SM-N900W8, and SM-N9005 are all compatible!

For SM-N9005, you may be able to install this ROM without data wipe/factory reset.  Make sure to make a backup ROM before trying this.

If you end up in a bootloop after installing, try formatting /system in Mounts & Storage and re-install ROM.

For general installation, see our How to Install Custom ROM using CWM on Note 3!

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41 thoughts on “X-Note ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [T-Mobile/Canadian/SM-N9005]

  1. sal

    Got stuck in boot loop tried formating system tried restoring previews rom still wont come out of boot loop should i just claim it under the warranty?

      1. Anthony

        I played around with your lastest ROM (X-ROM) and with the advance backup feature; after I reload the rom multiple time it kept reboot and stuck in SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 screen (kernel is not seandroid enforcing)
        how I do recover my phone, thanks.

        1. Robert

          I was in the same boat with Lidroid, then I deleted ALL my storage and files, I still have recovery but no OS!!


          1. Robert

            If I had something to flash I might try but I deleted EVERYTHING off my Note 3.

            I can’t do anything but boot into recovery or download mode.

          1. Anthony

            I reload a GOOD Loidroid and it’s working fine now; it was missing the an operating system. the problem is it was wiped out of an OS, all you need to do is reload some OS.zip – ie X-note or Loidriod.

        2. Ant

          Check XDA Thread under Note 3 for “bootloop” It took them almost a week to find the fix, but i was caught in the bootloop and was trying to figure out my story for t-mobile. The fix is 100% working. It has to do with EFS, you’ll have to manually edit some things in the ADB Terminal. I have flashed with no problems since. I’m about to flash this, currently using Darthstalker v2. It’ll tell you to:
          THIS IS HOW YOU GET OUT OF BOOTLOOP. THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH The phone as it stands now. But The Smartest people in the world have figured it out for us once again. Please credit all of these people if you end up searching the threads.

          1. Install Stock firmware via Odin, then re-run auto-root (to regain root of course)

          2. Install TWRP via odin, reboot to recovery.

          3. Do an “adb shell” when phone is in recovery mode to run commands via TWRP.

          From the ADB shell: Wiped the EFS partition with the following command:

          mke2fs /dev/block/mmcblk0p12
          mkdir /efs
          mount -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /efs

          (the last two commands probably did nothing, but thats what I did anyway)

          Do a factory reset, reboot system

          Afterwards, no more boot looping, the phone successfully registered on the mobile network, and my IMEI is there and correct. Seems like the EFS partition can rebuild itself now I guess…

          Gotta love the XDA community !!!

          Edit 2

          You can also try just running the ADB Commands before using Odin to revert to stock, re-rooting etc..Worked for me while I was doing some restore testing with Jovy’s modded kernel ..Just trying to save you some time..

          Using TWRP Terminal Command To Complete this evolution…

          1. Reboot to recovery

          2. Hit “Advanced” Select “Terminal Command”

          3. Hit “Select” (lower right corner)..Do not select any specific folder, just hit select..

          4. keyboard will open, type in the following commands, make sure you put the spaces and / where they need to be, it needs to look exactly as outlined..

          mke2fs /dev/block/mmcblk0p12

          Hit Go – The command will run.

          Clear the box, type the following command

          mkdir /efs

          Hit Go – The command will run.

          Clear the box, type the following command

          mount -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /efs

          Hit Go – The command will run.

          You can now back out of the terminal command, and follow the rest of the directions.

          Also, if you plan on flashing custom ROM’s after getting out of the loop, use TWRP ver

      2. Ant

        Max, I found the bootloop fix over on xda. Wouldn’t have heard of them if it wasn’t for you. I spent hours researching. Went to bed at 730 or something.

      1. Jimmy

        Download your custom ROM from XDA Forums. They have the best step-by-step instructions and always the newest roms. Just be careful if you’re a noob….thats A Lot of money to spend on a brick!!!!

  2. Robert

    Developer options was not even activated so debugging is off.

    LiDroid seems to be downloading, well see if it fails.

  3. thaddiuss

    I’m having the same problem with a perpetual bootloop! I’ve tried everything I can think of but still the same problem. I rooted the Tmo note3 with TWRP. Tried to flash X Rom. Went straight to boot loop. Factory reset and tried my backed up stock rom. Boot loop. Wiped everything then tried the stock rom. Bootloop. WTH? How can I get my phone out of boot loop?

  4. Robert

    You guys should be fine.

    Try to wipe dalvik etc. pull battery after flashing backup, I didn’t have issues till I tried to flash liDroid then I deleted my OS, lol.

    Now I’m screwed.

  5. sal

    I also had the same problem even order a replacement through T Mobile but I was able to fix it. I had to Unroot the phone with Odin to the original stock Rom. Then start the hole process from the beginning. It looks like the back up that we do to the phone with CMW gets corrupted. But once I install the stock Rom I was able to get out of the boot loop and start the whole thing from the beginning.

  6. Rocky D

    I have a Rogers (SM-N900W8) Note 3, i have CWM Recovery (Latest) installed and i flashed this rom last night – I did a Nandroid backup first and after a factory reset than installed this rom (V3). The installation went fine and the rom booted up fine. Issue i had was the WiFi wouldn’t work! I went to the XDA Post and someone had posted a kernel to install that should fix the WiFi issues – I installed it and still no-go. The WIFi still didn’t work. (With WiFi off, i would flip the switch to turn it on but it wouldn’t turn on). Everything else worked fine. Had to restore my Nandroid backup to get my phone back to Stock! (Rooted).

  7. Rocky D

    I have another question. I cant seem to find the section on XDA Forums for my Note 3 (Canadian, Rogers SM-N900W8) There are sections for the AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and one called “Samsung Galaxy Note 3″. Which one would contain custom roms / kernels that are compatible with my Note 3? I flashed this rom based on your recommendation and everything flashed & booted up fine. The rom worked perfectly however the Wi-Fi did not work … neither did the Bluetooth.

  8. android root

    hello there..i just want to know..why i cannot copy this rom to my phone..the file is protect..why?i use note 3 n9005 malaysia country

  9. Blackscorpsz

    can’t download it !!

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    get this message !! what must i do to fix this ???

  10. gilder

    HI. Just installed X-note 4.0 which was just updated today.

    I have the N900W8 from Rogers. Everything went smooth except wifi does not work now. Same issue as previous poster. However I know there must be a fix somewhere. I do not want to go back to stock. Maybe flashing a previous modem will give it a try.

  11. salvador

    Hi MAX, I need to know, please help me with this
    I need to know which model is better
    SM-N900T or SM-N9005
    please I need to know which is better, if there is a diferrences

  12. chuaws

    Hi, Do you have the link of X-note Build 5. I can’t download it from xda website. Try many times already. Do you have the other link?

*Note - If you have a question about your phone, please make sure specify which model and carrier you are using also!

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