For this week’s SM-N9005 Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the week, check out the latest X-Note ROM by XDA user Soloilmeglio. (You can also install this on T-Mobile or Canadian Galaxy Note 3!) Soloilmeglio has been making the X-Note ROM for many different Samsung phones like Note 2, Galaxy S4, and even Galaxy S5, you can trust his development work is solid and stable.
Based the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat international TouchWiz firmware, X-Note ROM brings you endless number of features and customization.
First, X-Note ROM ships with AROMA graphical installer which allows you to choose the features/customization you want. Once installed, X-Note ROM brings you a modded Note 3 or S5 TouchWiz launcher with 9 different custom themes! You can also install Nova launcher like I did, which is recommended if you use the X-Transformer app to change your DPI. (I set my DPI to 360 DPI, so I can get higher resolution screen and put an 8×8 Desktop/Drawer grid on it.)
At X-Note ROM’s core, you will find X-Note Control app, which contains many useful features like Floating Pen Window app, Multi-Window Manager app, Quad-multi-window mod, PIE Controls, and some more. In the “Extra” settings, there’s a ton more mods including TouchWiz launcher mods, TouchWiz Theme Changer, custom Battery icon, battery bar, Status network traffic meter, Color Mods (for status/notification bar), Sound Boost mod, and even some more.
The number of features on X-Note ROM probably exceeds any other custom ROM out there, and I didn’t even get to talk about some of the cool experimental mods like Air WakeUp, which allow you to wake up your Note 3 by hovering your hand over your phone.
And yes, there’s even more mods through Xposed Installer, you will be able to take advantage of many different Xposed modules on-board.
Overall, X-Note ROM is a beast when it comes to serious-modding of your Note 3 to the fullest. If you want, you can even install Compulsion kernel(like I did) and overclock your Note 3 to 2.5Ghz stable. (I used Trickster MOD app on Play Store.)
If you are looking for one good KitKat ROM that does EVERYTHING, definitely give the X-Note ROM a test drive this week(end) and do let me know how many more new features you find!
UPDATE: V15 now includes more themes, Galaxy S5 Video Gallery/Scrapbook apps, One-handed feature from S5, and more!
Download X-Note ROM for Galaxy Note 3 v15 (For SM-N9005, SM-N900T, or SM-N900W8) [LATEST]
Download X-Note ROM for Galaxy Note 3 v14 (For SM-N9005, SM-N900T, or SM-N900W8)
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.
For installation on T-Mobile or Canadian Note 3, please follow our guide on How to Install SM-N9005 KitKat custom ROM!
Q:My wifi is not connecting!
A: Download and Install BuildProp Editor app from Play Store then change the line “ro.securestorage.support” value from “true” to “false” then reboot. That will fix the wifi issues.
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