Android 5.1.1 + Root for Galaxy Note 3! [Temasek CM12.1 ROM]


Looking for a super-fast and stable Android 5.1.1 AOSP ROM with root? (What is AOSP?)  Then check out latest Temasek CM12.1 ROM.

Based on latest CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 sources, the Temasek CM12.1 ROM aims to bring you speed, performance, and optimization to your Note 3.  Believe me, if you want to convert your Galaxy Note 3 into a super Nexus device, this is the ROM to be on “right now”.

With this ROM, you will be able to enjoy all of latest Lollipop CyanogenMod features like AudioFX app, CM themes while Temasek Spare Parts (in Settingss) will allow to do cool stuff like add App Circle Bar/Gesture Anywhere shortcuts, enable/disable Heads up notifications, change DPI, customize lockscreen/system animations, and much much more.

Overall, this is probably one of the best AOSP ROMs out for the Note 3 so definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

*Note – This ROM does NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP, if you have AT&T or Verizon retail Note 3, it’s not gonna work,you need to buy the developer’s edition instead!


Download CM12.1 ROM for Galaxy Note 3 for T-Moble SM-N900T, Canadian SM-N900W8, SM-N9005 (and also works if you have Developer’s AT&T SM-N900A)

Download CM12.1 ROM for Galaxy Note 3 Sprint SM-N900P

Download CM12.1 ROM for Galaxy Note 3 Verizon SM-N900V Developer’s Edition

Download Android 5.1 Gapps (DO NOT USE older Gapp as you will FC!!!)

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot.  (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system.  For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)

First time installing a custom ROM?  See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3!  Having trouble?  Also see our TWRP failproof method.

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extra MODs:

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

Missing root?  See How to Enable Root on CM12.1!


Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP Recovery!!!  Download link in this post above.

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