Dirty Unicorns ROM for Galaxy Note 3! [Android 5.1.1]


Looking for a good AOSP custom ROM with latest Android 5.1.1 and root?  Then check out Dirty Unicorns ROM, which comes with a load of customization along with the latest Android 5.1.1.  Now, this isn’t for everyone, this is for those of you who want to run AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) on your Note 3 and run the latest and great Android OS.  Of course, you can always use the backup and restore feature of CWM or TWRP recovery to try out the ROM and restore to your current ROM.


Whether you need to add screenshot or screen recording to the Power menu, change recents menu, block ads, or even change your button shortcuts, you can do it all easily with Dirty Tweaks.


For adding shortcuts, Dirty Unicorns provides Gesture Anywhere and App Circle Bar with ability to easily tweak Lollipop Heads Up notifications to your liking.


Want soft buttons?  Got it, just enable them in settings along with navigation ring targets for the ultimate in maximizing more shortcuts for your Note 3.


Status bar tweaking is easily done so you can add traffic indicators, customize your clock/date, change the battery icon, customize your quick settings toggles, and much more.


There’s even more miscellaneous tweaks and stuff like LCD Density changer for more customization.


Overall, Dirty Unicorns is an excellent way to enjoy all of latest Android 5.1.1 performance, stability along with customization.  So definitely give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

For a video overview of this ROM, check out my Note 2 review of the Dirty Unicorns here (which is practically the same for Note 3).


Download Dirty Unicorns ROM for Galaxy Note 3 for SM-N9005. Canadian SM-N900W8

Download Dirty Unicorns ROM for Galaxy Note 3 for T-Mobile SM-N900T

Download Dirty Unicorns ROM for Galaxy Note 3 for Sprint SM-N900P

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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