Eclipse KitKat ROM for Verizon Galaxy Note 3! [AOSP Hybrid]


For those of you looking for AOSP (What is AOSP?) experience on your Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V, you are probably disappointed that Verizon decided to put a locked bootloader, meaning you cannot install AOSP ROMs like CyanogenMod, AOKP, BeanStalk, etc…etc…

Personally, this is really bad news for me since I do currently use my Verizon Note 3 as daily driver, and it kills me that I can’t try out AOSP ROMs! (I will definitely switch to AT&T for my daily driver soon.) ¬†BUT, there is the Eclipse KitKat ROM by XDA developer¬†Nitroglycerine33!

Based on latest NC2 KitKat Verizon firmware, Eclipse KitKat ROM aims to solve that problem by stripping as much TouchWiz as possible while adding back in its AOSP counterparts for things like the launcher (Nova launcher), AOSP Browser, AOSP Contacts, AOSP Android 4.4.4 KitKat dialer, AOSP Calendar, AOSP Clock, AOSP E-mail, AOSP MMS, AOSP Lockscreen, AOSP UI sounds, and some more.

Also, you will get some additional added performance as Eclipse ROM has all Verizon/Amazon/Samsung Hub/Samsung Updater/KNOX bloatware removed. I know the carriers mean well to put those apps but for most people, it’s just going to hog your Note 3 down. ¬†And yes, Wifi tethering is unlocked out of the box.

17 Responses

  1. dgriffin says:

    Whats up man, first off you are AWESOME at what you do! I have watched and learned a lot from all your videos! I have a problem though, i am on verizon note 3(sm-n900v) and i am rooted by using the newest method for 4.4.2 that you put out. Everytime i have tried to put a new rom on, i go through safe strap and do all of your steps, it says succesful and when i reboot it goes to samsung screen then the option to continue or go into safe strap and when i hit continue the screen just goes blank. After 10 to 20 min i give up and do a battery pull and just go back to my stock rom. I have tried biggins and hyperdrive. Same outcome for both. Any suggestions on what i am doing wrong or what i can do to get on these custom roms?

  2. dgriffin says:

    The baja rom did the exact same thing as the others. Any ideas on what to do next?

  3. Jimmie Deveraux says:

    Does the Eclipse ROM work on the Sprint Note 3…?

  4. kei says:

    i’m trying to figure out how to put cyanogenmod 11 into my note 3 sc-01f (japanese docomo). i’m running stock 4.3 firmware — and i have zero experience rooting android devices.

    i hope to hear from you.

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