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THE custom rom center for our Note 3 - welcome to heaven.

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note 3' started by ernigeek, Aug 30, 2014.

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  1. ernigeek

    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    Index thread for the best roms(from my point of view)


    NEITHER ANDROID AUTHORITY, THE DEVELOPER, ME OR ANY OTHER PERSON THAN YOU IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DEVICE!

    This thread is about my favorites and the roms which I think are pretty good. Of course EVERY rom is good because EVERY rom was developed with love and time; they are all just developed with a different kind of love. So always show respect when it comes down to rating some roms.

    PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT DOWN BELOW BECAUSE I AM HIGHLY INTERESTED IN YOUR FEEDBACK! (Leaving a comment also helps starting a conversation and sharing thoughts on the rom collection, the roms themself, etc....) Questions are very welcome!

    But before you start reading just keep in mind that the ShinTo kernel is definitely a kernel to consider when you are running a sammy based rom!

    A kernel thread which not only compares kernels, but also gives answers to some kernel related questions is available here: http://www.androidauthority.com/com...ered-personal-experiece-and-comparison.16538/

    Omega Rom:
    • Pros:
      • A very common rom with great mods and even its own kernel! There come many apps preinstalled that provide you the best tweaks for android/note3! There is even a download center by omega where the most important files for your note 3 are all together in one place. Easy to find and very easy to use! The download center provides kernels, apps and even bootanimations directly out of omegas hand without any linking or so.
    • Cons:
      • The kernel by omega is (form my point of view) not very well programmed. Its worse than the stock kernel and it eats up your battery pretty quick! But you have the option to choose the stock kernel during installation process.
      • Sometimes its hard to find the right app to customize your device. Its not difficult but it takes time and that makes it a con.
    Overall I can strongly recommend this rom. Have fun flashing!

    Download links and link to xda:

    This rom is only for the international variant!


    X-NOTE Rom:
    [​IMG]
    • Pros:
      • Lots of features/mods and a great app which combines all of them into one spot. Many mods apply on the fly; meaning you don't have to reboot your phone for the features to take effect. The X-NOTE Rom provides a big starter kit without any unnecessary app. There is nothing you can't do with this rom.
    • Cons:
      • Because everything in this rom is useful, most of the features have to run in the background and that drains the battery. I noticed that, compared to stock rom, the X-Note rom needed around 30min less to eat up my battery.
    The X-Note Rom offers along with Jackaway one of the best and the most customizations available on the internet for the Note 3. I suggest to use Greenify to freeze all processes and apps you don't need. You can still use them but Greenify makes sure they don't run in the background to save battery. Brought me that ~30min back!
    Enjoy the flashing process and it's result.
    Leave your thoughts below!

    Downloads&xda:
    International&T-Mobile: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2472301
    ATT: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2654992
    Sprint: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2686052



    Rebirth rom v1.8 (N4 features)
    Pros:
    • Full note 4 port with everything working perfectly
    • Good battery life (can be compared to the battery life of s5 ports)
    • lagfree
    Cons:
    • There are none if you are ok with the bloaty samsung applications that will never be running smooth and the fact that screen mirroring, hotspot/tethering and the abstract unlock effect doesn't work.
    Summing up this definitely is a very good rom with good battery life and an awesome look&style IF you like Note 4's design and style. So, similar to the s5 roms, this a simple yes or no - Note 4 style or rather not! But if you decide to install this rom and like the N4's style you won't regret.:)

    Pls leave your thoughts, have fun flashing and enjoy your N4 at no extra cost:D

    Galaxy S5 Rom ports:

    Note: I combined two Galaxy S5 stock rom ports in this rom description because there only small differences important for users between those two. Everything thats different between the two roms will be written italic + underlined!
    • Pros:
      • This rom is simply a Galaxy S5 on a Note 3:D You get the UI and all the apps that usually come with the stock Galaxy S5 rom. You get a great S5 experience while still having the S-Pen.
      • Both ports are featuring a great battery life, overall performance and gaming experience
      • Both roms come with many customization apps preinstalled. (The "Tweaked s5 base" rom has a bit more root and xposed apps installed but there is no mod that can't be done on the "Galaxy S5 rom port final 40.0" rom. You may need to download some additional xposed modules though.)
      • There are additional flashable zips available over the xda thread for the "Galaxy S5 stock rom port final 40.0" rom. It's pretty useful!
      • There is a Note 4 features version of the "Tweaked S5 base" rom available on its xda thread.
    • Cons:
      • did not notice any bad issues/bugs with those two roms
    You will love this rom if you like the user-interface of the Galaxy S5.
    If not you'd better leave the rom where it is – on the server.

    I consider both rom ports as very good because neither the "Tweaked S5 base" rom or the "Galaxy S5 rom port final 40.0" rom have the common touchwiz issues. There is no quickly drainig battery, no overheating out of the blue, no lags, FC's, etc...
    There is no real difference between those two roms at all so you won't have a bad rom on your note 3 if you choose on of these two awesome roms. Congratulations to the devs!!!!!! VERY WELL DONE!!!!! KEEP UP THAT GOOD WORK!!



    Download links&xda:
    Tweaked S5 base: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-note-3/development/rom-t2891226 Latest test: 12/05/2014
    Galaxy S5 stock rom final v40.0: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...galaxy-s5-stock-rom-final-fast-clean-t2888215 Latest test: 12/14/2014

    Have fun flashing and enjoy the rom!
    Both roms are only available for the international variant!


    TR-ROM-V20:
    [​IMG]
    • Pros:
      • This rom features lots of themes directly out of the box and they are all designed pretty well.
      • You can also apply lots of tweaks during the installation -> thanks to aroma. Like: sound engine, sound boost, S5 applications, lots of TR-ROM themes, transparency, Xposed...
      • Their themes look so great!
    • Cons:
      • I didn't experience something negative...
    This rom seems to be a pretty good allrounder... It offers great themes and lots of customization while being slim and not to overloaded. You can have S5's UI and apps if you want. So this rom seems to have something for everyone!:D
    This rom only supports the SM-N900 device!

    Downloads&xda:
    TR-ROM-V20: http://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/?id=1575#downloads



     
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  2. ernigeek

    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    Echoe Rom:

    • Pros:
      • You have to choose between 2 versions the first one comes with everything you can imagie while the second one is slim so you only get what you really need.
      • The battery life with the "normal" version is pretty good but on the slim version it is even better!!!
      • You get a good FAQ and workaround section in case you have problems.
      • You get additional modding zips and back-to-stock-zips right there in that thread so you've got everything you need
    • Cons:
      • All these options mights confuse you and mess up your phone... NOT
    This rom does not have a bad battery life anymore!!
    V40 (the version I tested) gives you a decent rom with decent battery life and awesome performance. All those who kind of hate the samsung apps and services but still want to have Multiwindow by Samsung can try the slim version since most of the not necessarily needed apps (mostly system apps) are removed!!
    This rom is now a very good stock based rom! (unlike it was before!)


    Download links&xda:
    Echoe Rom xda thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2495688
    Echoe Rom download center: http://echoerom.com/roms/echoefull/note-3/



    CyanogenMOD rom(s): (last time tested on november, the 23rd, 2014)

    • Pros:
      • Vanilla Adroid
      • Bloatware-free
      • Very light
      • Easy to update (via Settings>About Phone>CyanogenMod Updater) and install (through the Windows Installer or via CWM recovery)
      • Always up-to-date! Very quick with updates!
      • Good batterylife and performance with the right kernel (for example the C-Rom kernel)!
    • Cons:
      • The preinstalled Cyanogenmod Kernel is, especially in the nightly and M- versions, very good in draining your battery even quicker than the last time.
      • Gets suddenly hot. Sudden reboots (Nightly + M-releases only)
    You have to have this rom installed at least once in yourn life! This rom is nearly always the right decision and it offers a great alternative for the bloaty stock rom.
    As many of you may know this rom is also a very common base for other roms. Thats why it's somehow the father to AOSP roms so you have to check it out at least once.
    Be careful with the nightly releases though!

    Link to downlaod page:
    Download Center (hlte, the internation variant, is pre-chosen): https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=hlte

    Note: This rom is also available for other Note 3 variants.
    Just take a quick look at the internet + the download center!


    ENJOY!!!

    C-Rom (AOSP):

    • Pros:
      • Only AOSP rom (my opinion) with great performance + battery life.
      • All mods implemented in one app which is implemented in the settings itself.
      • As far as i’m concerned this is the rom offering best&most customizing in the AOSP section.
    • Cons:
      • Without any third party apps installed – just system + Gapps.
      • The high amount of customization is sometimes quite confusing, especially if you’re no Android geek:D
      • Looks like this rom won't be supported in the future.
    Overall tis is a great rom with lots of features+customizing + where confusing seems tob e the point of this hole rom:D Seriously, this is a great rom which has now become my new favouriteand it is still but you need to keep in mid that you might end up outdated with this rom. But unlike many other people I did NOT experience any bugs/battery problems/overheating issues! Try it out and see yourself what amazing work has been done here.

    Download(s) and XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2739968
    Have fun flashing!!!

    Pls leave your thoughts down below!

    temasek unofficial Cyanogenmod 12 v 2.3.1
    • Pros:
      • Android L
      • Can be used as daily driver
      • Pretty much lagfree
      • Reasonable battery life if you have in mind that this is a very early beta.
      • Good xda thread which really helps when having problems and or needing instructions!
    • Cons:
      • sometimes the battery percentage is dropping very quickly (respectively to the normal drop-rate)
      • I needed to play around with trickster mod a little bit to get the best battery life & performance out of my note 3
        • Sometimes not going into deepsleep due to the touch-sensitive buttons.
        • Around once every two days the device doesn't wake up anymore... -> reboot needed.
    The key feature of this rom is not only the fact that it is Lollipop based... This is also a pretty decent AOSP rom which can already compete with the kitkat versions of other AOSP roms for the Note 3 in terms of stability, battery life, performance and partly modding. The only thing you may miss is Xposed framework but that simply doesn't support Lollipop yet (-> not developers fault). THe battery life and performance are OK. They only get good if tweak a little bit here and there. If you are interested I can post a guide here.

    Downlaod link&xda: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-note-3/development/hlte-spr-vzw-temaseks-unofficial-t2953375


    cmRemiX v 1.6.1 (also supporting TMO, SPRINT, VZW)

    Pros:
    • Very good rom!
    • Has some further modding already implemented!
    • Good battery life! (keep the early state in mind!)
    • Good performance!
    • Android L!
    • No annoying bugs anymore!
    Cons:
    • Sometimes heating up... -> battery draining a little higher
    Summing up this is a great Lollipop based rom which has unlike the temasek rom not the annoying unlocking and deepsleep bug for example. And except the little heat problem (which is from my point of view also existing on the AOSP kitkat roms) there is nothing else that keeps you from using this rom as a daily driver like any other Kitkat based rom.
    I find the short time needed to reach such a high state of perfection the most amazing part here!!!! You should check this out!!!! DEFINITELY!!!!!!!!!

    Download(s) and XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-note-3/development/rom-cmremix-rom-lollipop-v1-0-t2959244

    Thanks for reading! Hope it helped!
    HAVE FUN FLASHING
     
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  3. jdGamble

    jdGamble Member Droid Minion

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    I went Stock > X Note > CM11 M8 > SlimKat > C-ROM Kang > Temasek CM11 > Dirty Unicorn > back to Temasek CM11

    XNote-i agree with the amount of customization and some are even redundant. They got removed from XDA after the whole pay this and that push.

    CM11 M8-not a lot of customization included. It's CM with stock CM features haven't tried M10 yet.

    SlimKat-during my use of SlimKat i enjoyed it. Opened my eyes to its slim recents and by far my fave feature from them. Tons of customization as well with various builds from other devs. But during my time of use it suffered from memleak as they call it.

    C-ROM Kang-not the stock C-ROM this one was Sabermodded. Had tons i mean tons of customization in its hood. Some may even find it overwhelming. But i had bit of issue, a huge bug rendered it useless for me.

    Dirty Unicorn-customization yah sure tons of it, didn't really last long on this one. Too many unicorns for me. Suffered from slow UI on there customization area.

    Temasek CM11-my current ROM. Customization is lacking. for those who want to have tons of it this aint for them. Pretty simple basic stable CM1Q ROM with Slim and Omni features.

    Note: you could do a second post here listing AOSP based ROMs then have the 1st post as your Touchwiz based ROM. If you need help with AOSP base i can probably give you more than what i just wrote. It's just a summary of my experience.
     
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    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    Thanks for reply! i installed teamasek too but then decided to switch back to stock because the min freq always changed too 1100 mhz. That drained my battery so quick that my Note 3's battery life could've be compared to an IPhone's battery life!:D
     
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    Populaatti Member Scrap Metal

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    This was very useful guide for me!!! I think this is even only one on internet that is almost uptodate.
     
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    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    well, at least I'm trying to:D Pls tell me if something becomes outdated....
    And I'm glad you like it.
    Thanks for help!:)
     
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    Mewtwo Member Protocol Droid

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    Just a little request, could you use darker text colors? I can't see most of the text because it's do bright it blends with the white background.
     
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    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    Sure!
     
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    Unfortunately it seems the devs for C-ROM have bailed. There have been no updates for months, or even replies to requests or comments.
    I've been having two problems with it that are also apparent (but worse) in CM11 M8. The screen stays black after phone calls and you can't hang up or get control of the phone back, and GPS is AWOL for quite long times, particularly in new areas. Really hamstrings your Ingress play!
     
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    Joe Hindy AA App Guy Staff Member Battle Droid

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    @ernigeek Hey bud, do you intend on supporting this thread indefinitely? If so, I may make this a sticky thread so it stays at the top :) up to you though.
     
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    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    Yes, I definetly want to keep this thread up to date.... so it would be awesome if you keep this thread at the top.
     
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    Shawny Well-Known Member Sentient Droid

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    Someone is feeling colourful... Great, I'll consider this thread when updates for the Note 3 stop. I don't want to root my Note 3 because there is an apparent rumour (from PhoneArena) that when user's tamper with the phone's system, they might be able to receive official updates :eek::nailbiting: #Gasp
     
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    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    But the usage scenario you described isn't the only one...reading and using this thread doesn't have to result in a custom rom on your note 3. You maybe just want to be informed WITHOUT testing the roms yourself to do an educated decision, then you notice that none of the roms covers your interests and finally you decide to stay with one custom rom or the stock rom.
     
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    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    meaning: yes, I will support this thread indefinitely! Sry... I read my reply again and thought well, THAT MIGHT BE CONFUSING:D
     
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    papaettoui Member Scrap Metal

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    Why there is no download centre for C ROM??
     
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    ernigeek Member Droid Minion

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    sry for that... i simply forgot to link:D will be updated pretty pretty soon!!!
    Thanks for telling!
    update: link should be available now!
    For all those who might ask themselves: Well, is the C-Rom still a good rom which can be used as a daily driver?
    The C-Rom is still a very good AOSP rom.... just update/change the kernel!! (Good AOSP kernels are listed in the Kernel center available here: http://www.androidauthority.com/com...ered-personal-experiece-and-comparison.16538/
     
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