For this week’s ROM of the week, check out Anthem IOAP ROM for Galaxy Note 3, available for any LTE-based Note 3 with unlocked bootloader such as T-Mobile SM-N900T, Sprint SM-N900P, Canadian SM-N900W8, SM-N9005, etc…etc… (If you have unlocked bootloader with AT&T or Verizon Note 3, you can also install it. E.g. you bought the developer edition. But does NOT work with Safestrap.)
I have been guilty of using TouchWiz a bit too much lately but upon trying Anthem IOAP ROM, I am convinced it’s much better way to go. You won’t see any lag that you may have seen with TouchWiz-based ROMs and you really get rid of all the bloatware with the ROM topping out at just over 200MB (instead of 1.5-2GB for TouchWiz-based ROMs). Just the size of the ROM speaks for itself.
Anthem IOAP ROM is a custom Android 4.4.2 ROM that brings you a nice level of customization with everything working out of the box including camera, WiFi, bluetooth, etc…etc… Also, IOAP ROM has a slight black-and-white theme, which I really like it since it’s more customized than stock Android 4.4.2.
Other notable features include OmniSwitch, Lockscreen notifications, Active Display, Screenshot/Screen recording, and enough customization settings to make your custom ROMing life much happier.
Overall, Anthem IOAP ROM is one of the best AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) on the market “right now” for the Note 3. I liked it so much that it’s my daily driver currently so definitely check it out if you are in town for some speed and pure Android goodness and do let me know how much you like it!
Download Anthem IOAP ROM for Galaxy Note 3 (Same file for ALL LTE-based Note 3 such as T-Mobile, Sprint, Canadian, N9005, etc…etc…)(DO NOT INSTALL IF YOU HAVE SM-N900!!!)
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, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery using Titanium Backup app before installing! )
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.