For this week’s Verizon Galaxy Note 3 ROM of the Week, check out the latest Biggins ROM v8.3 by XDA user Deuce_biggins!
Based on latest Android 4.4.2 Verizon Firmware, the latest Biggins ROM is better than ever and this is my daily driver ROM. Inside you will find a revamped Biggins theme, everything tricked out from your drop down screen, multi-window bar, icons, etc…etc…
UPDATE: I’ve tested Biggins ROM working 100% flawless on AT&T Galaxy Note 3 using Safestrap. Just make sure to set APN. Verified that 3G, 4G LTE, MMS, SMS, and voice all work 100%. Should also work fine on T-Mobile.
I currently don’t have an SM-N9005, if you have SM-N9005, please flashing this ROM and setting the APN and see if it works.
UPDATE: For Sprint Note 3, I got everything working except MMS/SMS, you can get around broken MMS/SMS by using Google Voice instead.
Biggins ROM also comes with a modded S5 TouchWiz launcher, which is super-fast out-of-the-box plus you will be able to change themes easily and convert your Note 3 easily into an LG G3, LG Flex, Sony Xperia, iPhone, and much much more. (You will need to flash the TouchWiz themes add-on to get the extra themes btw.)
Biggins ROM also comes with its own ROM Control Settings dubbed “dbMods”, which allow you to customize things like your battery icon, clock position, status bar, pull down (with animated Android letters), lockscreens, Xposed modules, and much much more.
And yes, don’t forget it comes with Viper4Audio for ultimate audio tweaking. Overall, Biggins ROM is my all-time favorite custom ROM for Verizon Note 3 “right now”. So, if you haven’t tried the latest version, definitely give it a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download 5×5 TouchWiz Launcher (If you want 5×5 instead of 4×4, highly recommended)
Download NC2 Kernel (For NC4 OTA users!)
Download NC4 Firmware (For NC2/MJE users!)
Instructions for those of you on NC2 or older build:
You can simply use SafeStrap Recovery to install ROM. MAKE SURE TO USE STOCK ROM SLOT!!! To install, reboot into SafeStrap Recovery, choose stock ROM slot, do factory reset, install ROM V8, install ROM V8.3, install 5×5 TouchWiz Launcher, install TouchWiz Themes. Not required but if for some reason it doesn’t boot, put your phone into download mode and install NC4 firmware using ODIN.
Instructions for those of you on NC4 OTA:
If you have NC4 OTA (meaning you have updated your phone to Android 4.4.2 NC4 using over-the-air or simply got the phone with NC4 on it), you can also use SafeStrap Recovery to install ROM. MAKE SURE TO USE STOCK ROM SLOT!!! To install, reboot into SafeStrap Recovery, choose stock ROM slot, do factory reset, install ROM V8, install ROM V8.3, install 5×5 TouchWiz Launcher, install TouchWiz Themes. Next, put your phone into download mode and install NC2 kernel using ODIN.
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 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
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.
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.)