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!
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, 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.
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!
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!
Want really cool PIE Control? See our video demo below or see our full LMT Pie review.
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 don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)
Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting/wipe /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.