How to Convert your Note 3 into Note 4! [Note 4 Port Evolution ROM]


Looking to turn your Note 3 into a Note 4?  Look nowhere further than Note 4 Port Evolution ROM by XDA user Kbythwood!

Based on Android 4.4.4 TouchWiz, Note 4 Port Evolution ROM brings you Note 4 system UI and features to your Note 3, it will work on the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A, T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T, Canadian SM-N900W8, and (should work, although not tested) international SM-N9005.

Out of the box, the Note 4 Port Evolution ROM will bring you everything from Note 4, all except features that requires Note 4’s new hardware such as fingerprint/UV/heart sensor.  Otherwise, this ROM pretty much turns your Note 3 into a Note 4 minus the higher 1440P resolution (who needs it anyways, it drains way too much battery).

If you don’t care for Note 4’s new Gear VR capability then this ROM will turn your phone into Note 4 without having to break your damn wallet!   With this ROM, you will be able to easily inherit Note 4’s super capabilities like floating multi-windows (by dragging  your finger from corner, see video for demo), Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, and much much more.

Also, this ROM comes with a modded Note 4 launcher that is even faster than the real Note 4 stock launcher and performance/battery life is excellent.  For T-Mobile/international version, you will also be able to overclock easily to 2.726Ghz thanks to Lean kernel and get your performance up to par with a Note 4 (near 46,000 on Antutu).

Overall, this is another way to prove to you that rooting and custom ROMs make your older phone better and just as good as newer phones like the Note 4.  So, if you have a model that supports it, give it a go this week(end) and do let me know how much you like it!


Download Note 4 Port Evolution ROM for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A

Download APBLCP Kernel/Bootloader/Modem package [FOR AT&T Note 3 ONLY]

Download Note 4 Port Evolution ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T, Canadian SM-N900W8, and SM-N9005

Download Lean Kernel for T-Mobile SM-N900T or Canadian SM-N900W8

Download Lean Kernel for SM-N9005

We recommend using latest version of TWRP recovery to install this ROM, if you don’t have it, use Flashify app and grab latest version of TWRP recovery for your Note 3 model here.

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, Wipe->Adanced wipe system/cache/data/dalvik cache, install ROM, and reboot.  See our TWRP failproof method on how to install this ROM.

For AT&T Note 3, installation is same but using SafeStrap (See how to install ROMs using SafeStrap here and use Stock ROM SLOT!!!), then you do need to put the phone in ODIN download mode and install APBLCP package after installing ROM!!! (See latter part of video for step-by-step tutorial!)

Credits – AT&T, T-Mobile, Lean Kernel <— Please donate to the developer or hit the Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extra MODs:

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!

Want to enable all apps for Multi-Window?  See How to Enable all apps for Multi-Window!

Want to enable all apps for S-Pen Floating Window? See How to Enable All Apps for Pen Window!

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.


Q:My wifi is not connecting!
A: Download and Install BuildProp Editor app from Play Store then change the line “” value from “true” to “false” then reboot.   That will fix the wifi issues.

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