For those of you who are jealous of your friends who have recently bought a brand, new Pixel smartphone, you no longer have to be if you install Android 7.1 Nougat on your Galaxy Note 3 using CM14.1 ROM. (See our Pixel XL Unboxing & Initial Review)
With CM14.1 ROM, you will be able to enjoy the best and great Android OS right on your Galaxy Note 3 along with root. (You will have to enable root manually on CM14.1 like before.) But everything works out of the box including data, voice, WiFi, bluetooth, camera, and even 4K video recording.
While this isn’t an official CyanogenMod ROM, I am damn impressed at how near-flawless the ROM runs and you could use it as daily driver. This ROM is also available for any “hlte” variants like international SM-N9005, T-Mobile SM-N900T, and Canadian SM-N900W8.
You will be able to enjoy latest Nougat features like split-window (that works out of the box on Android 7.0/7.1), better battery optimization (longer battery life while your phone screen is off), and performance is decent (52K on Antutu). If you want to add Pixel features, you can grab Google Assistant and also Google Pixel Launcher to make it complete just like your friend’s Pixel phone.
Overall, I am pretty impressed at how well this “beta” CM14.1 ROM runs on my T-Mobile Note 3 so if you have a model that is supported, definitely give it a twhirl this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download CM14.1 for Galaxy Note 3 (for international SM-N9005, T-Mobile SM-N900T, and Canadian SM-N900W8) – Download
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of the ROM or hit the Thanks button on XDA, thx!
- Install Pixel Launcher – Want to make it look exactly like a real Pixel smartphone? Grab the Pixel Launcher APK and install. (See tutorial on how to install Pixel Launcher here.)
- Install Google Assistant – Want to get the same Google Assistant like a real Pixel smartphone? This is one of the biggest features of the Pixel phone and you can get it on the Note 3! (See tutorial on how to install Google Assistant here.)
- AdAway – Block annoying Ads!
- Titanium Backup App – Backup and Restore all of your apps with data!