For those of you looking for a super-fast, stable, and the best Android 4.4.2 KitKat AOSP ROM for your Galaxy Note 3, definitely look nowhere else than Resurrection Remix ROM.
Resurrection Remix ROM by XDA user WestCrip has been around for a few years now (since Galaxy S2), and it’s one of the best AOSP ROMs that have proven track record along with a slew of customization/features you will be very happy about.
First, this is an “AOSP” ROM (What is AOSP?), meaning it runs pure Google Android OS, not TouchWiz. So, you will lose all of your magical Samsung TouchWiz features like multi-window, Air View, S-Pen, etc…etc… BUT, you can still use features like IR Remote (by using 3rd party apps) and there’s a ton of S-Pen alternative apps you can use on the Play Store (See S-Pen Alternative Apps).
You can install this ROM on any Qualcomm-based Note 3 such as AT&T SM-N900A, T-Mobile SM-N900T, Sprint SM-N900P, Verizon SM-N900V, international SM-N9005, Canadian SM-N900W8, and more. But DO NOT INSTALL if you have Exynos-based SM-N900 as you will HARD BRICK! For AT&T and Verizon, you need to have the developer’s edition with unlocked bootloader to install, WILL NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP at the moment.
Resurrection Remix ROM brings you a ton of speed (without all the bloatware) and excellent battery life you will notice as soon as you install it. The ROM itself is only 240MB, compare that to a TouchWiz ROM nearing 1-1.5GB!
You will find all the cool customization you can do to your phone in Resurrection Tools under Settings menu, allowing you to tweak everything from your interface, lockscreen, customize hardware buttons, and a ton more. (See video overview for a tour of this.)
UPDATE: NFC is broke currently, so if you absolutely need NFC, try another ROM for now until it’s fixed.
Overall, Resurrection Remix ROM is definitely one of the best Android 4.4.2 KitKat AOSP ROMs on the market in the past and today so give it a thump this week(end) and do let me know what you think of it. This is my other daily driver on my T-Mobile Note 3.
Download Resurrection Remix ROM for Galaxy Note 3 (For any Qualcomm-based Note 3)
Optional: Download Lean Kernel (Credits)
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.) See How to Install ROM on Note 3 first if this is your first time.
If you want overclocking, flash Lean Kernel after installing ROM.
You can also follow developer of this ROM Westcrip @WestCrip on Twitter.
Q: I don’t have Play Store!!!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into CWM/TWRP recovery then install Gapps, voila!
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%.