For this week’s Verizon Note 3 SM-N900V ROM of the week, check out Eclipse ROM with Android 4.3 and complete overhaul of TouchWiz UI to AOSP.
As many of you well know, due to Verizon’s idiocy policy on locked bootloaders, Verizon Note 3 users have not been able to install AOSP ROMs such as CyanogenMod, AOKP, etc…etc…
Well, there’s a custom ROM to solve that, the Eclipse ROM by renowned XDA developer Nitroglycerine33. I have been using Nitroglycerine33’s Eclipse ROMs since my days with the Verizon Note 2, and I can tell you all of his custom ROMs are 100% solid.
Eclipse ROM’s focus has always been keeping the core of the ROM with Samsung’s TouchWiz while removing most of TouchWiz/Verizon bloatware to give it speed. Along with that, you will find many features of the phone AOSP styled such as Dialer, Calendar, Calculator, E-Mail, and MMS apps replaced with their AOSP counterparts.
Other notable features included unlocked Hotspot, Nova launcher (TouchWiz launcher removed), KitKat notification drawer, batter/clock customization, and some more.
Overall, Eclipse ROM isn’t full of features but it gives you the most AOSP-like custom ROM possible “right now” for the Verizon Note 3 with blazing speeds and with your Samsung TouchWiz features still working (such as S-Pen). Battery life is also excellent (as you have zero bloatware) so definitely you cannot go wrong with this ROM.
If you are looking for a good custom ROM that gets you as close to AOSP possible with maximum speed/battery life, definitely give the Eclipse ROM a test drive this week(end) and do let me know of what you think!
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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