For this week’s Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the Week (for SM-N9005, T-Mobile SM-N900T, and Canadian SM-N900W8), check out the latest BobCat ROM along with Compulsion kernel. (ROM by XDA user BobCatROM)
BobCat ROM has always been one of my favorite custom ROMs of all time (since I tried it with my Galaxy S4) and the latest version has been updated with latest Android 4.4.2 NF4 firmware, which has latest additions like Download Booster (yes works out of box).
*Note – This ROM is based on SM-N9005 firmware so for T-Mobile users, you will lose WiFi calling or any proprietary T-Mobile features.
Inside latest BobCat ROM, you will find its signature BobCat ROM theme along with custom BobCat icon, custom pulldown, and a modded 5×5 TouchWiz launcher. Performance on the launcher itself is pretty fast as it has always been.
The core of BobCat ROM is the BobCat ROM Control Settings where you can access 3rd-party apps like S-Pen Window app, Multi-Window Manager app, and even enable quad multi-window, which is great for serious multi-taskers.
Although there’s no UI customization MODs in the ROM itself, you can easily use Wanam Xposed app to do so on the ROM. Other cool mods include Viper4Android, Cambio DPI changer(run your phone in tablet or custom DPI mode), Sound Boost MOD (you can change easily on the go on top of AROMA installer), OG Battery MOD (lots of battery icons), and some more.
Coupled with Compulsion kernel, you can get stable overclocking up to 2.65Ghz, great for gamers and others who run graphic-intensive apps. (Use TricksterMOD app on Play Store to overclock.)
Overall, BobCat ROM has been around for a long time now and I really like the latest update which will give you latest Samsung TouchWiz features such as Download Booster along with speedy performance and great battery life. If you are looking for a good TouchWiz ROM, definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download BobCat ROM for Galaxy Note 3 (For SM-N9005, T-Mobile SM-N900T, and Canadian SM-N900W8)
*Warning – Installing this ROM on T-Mobile or Canadian Note 3 will erase EVERYTHING on your phone!!! Please make a backup of EVERYTHING before installing!!!
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Kernel, 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.) See How to Install ROM on Note 3 first if this is your first time.
For T-Mobile or Canadian, also install Wifi/NFC Fix after installing ROM! See How to Install SM-N9005 KitKat ROM on T-Mobile/Canadian Note 3! You must also install Compulsion kernel or Wifi/NFC will not work correctly!
Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!
Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard? See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!
Want to customize your UI? See our Wanam Xposed Guide!
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!
Want really cool PIE Control? See our video demo below or see our full LMT Pie review.
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 don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)
Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting/wipe /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.