For this week’s Sprint Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the Week, check out Fre3 hybrid ROM by XDA user Freeza (an excellent developer btw).
Based on latest Android 4.4.2 NC5 Sprint firmware, Fre3 Hybrid ROM is a TouchWiz-based ROM with one goal in mind, make it TouchWiz-less without losing core Samsung TouchWiz features like S-Pen, Air View, etc…etc…
First, Fre3 ROM has no TouchWiz launcher but Nova launcher installed out of the box (which is my favorite launcher btw). Second, all Sprint bloatware have been removed from the ROM along with other apps that can be re-installed via Play Store.
Third, Fre3 ROM ships with its own custom BeastMode kernel that has been tweaked to give you much better performance/battery life over stock firmware. And add to the fact that you can also easily overclock to 2.726Ghz to really get the most of out of your Note 3 for hard-core gamers out there. (You can use Trickster Mod app on Play Store to overclock, see video overview on how to overclock.)
Overall, Fre3 Hybrid ROM actually keeps most of your core Samsung features while getting rid of everything you don’t need (bloatware). You can expect some serious performance/battery life out of this beast so give it a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!