For this week’s AOSP ROM of the Week, check out latest CM11 ROM with Android 4.4.4!
You can install this on any Qualcomm-based Galaxy Note 3 with unlocked bootloader such as T-Mobile SM-N900T, Sprint SM-N900P, International SM-N9005, and Canadian SM-N900W8.
Based on latest Android 4.4.4 sources, CM11 ROM brings you the latest and best of Android OS months before Samsung will release their own version. I have been actually installing this ROM on many of my older Android devices like Galaxy S3/S4 and amazingly Android 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 improves upon the performance of the phone by near 20-30%.
Imagine Google optimized their OS further to get a little bit more out of the hardware on the phone. Well, Android 4.4.4 is exactly that, optimized Android OS that will make your phone faster and also resulting in better battery life due to fixed bugs and unnecessary loss of power.
Overall, CM11 ROM is a great ROM to experience first-hand what AOSP ROMs are all about (What is AOSP?) and if you have not tried it yet, definitely give it a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think! (At worst, just make a backup ROM, try the ROM, then restore ROM, so easy.)
Download CM11 ROM with Android 4.4.4 for Galaxy Note 3 [ For T-Mobile SM-N900T, Sprint SM-N900P, International SM-N9005, and Canadian SM-N900W8] Sorry, SafeStrap does not work with CM11.
Download Android 4.4.3 Gapps (Works for 4.4.4 but do not use 4.4.2 Gapps or older!!!)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, 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.
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like this ROM, thx!
Q: I don’t have Play Store!!!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into CWM/TWRP recovery then install Gapps, voila!
Q:Where is my Flash Player!!!
A: See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3/4.4.4 KitKat!
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%.