Galaxy Note 3 CyanogenMod 11 nightlies available for T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and international LTE versions

by: Chris SmithJanuary 15, 2014

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Galaxy Note 3 owners interested in trying out Android 4.4 KitKat on their devices can always go the CyanogenMod 11 route, as the first nightly builds for various carrier-branded versions of the phone have been released.

In case you own either a T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon or international LTE version of the handset, you can already download the appropriate CM11 nightly build (see Source link below) and test it out. The international GSM and AT&T versions are yet to receive their respective CM11 ROMs.

As for the official TouchWiz-infused Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3, we’ll remind you that Samsung has already started rolling it out, although it may take a while until carrier versions get it, especially in the U.S. Of course, if KitKat with TouchWiz on top is not your favorite avenue in the first place, then you can always take the custom ROM route.

As always with unofficial software for your smartphones, we’ll remind you that while we keep you updated on what the custom ROM community is working on, we won’t advise you to install any of these ROMs on your devices. That’s your decision to make, and you’re going to be responsible for whatever happens in the processes. In case you go down this route, make sure you backup your data first before proceeding with the CM11 install, and follow available instructions.

Have you installed CM11 on your Galaxy Note 3, or are you waiting for Samsung to release the official firmware for your handset?

  • IanDickson

    I’ll be patient. The Note 3, with NovaLauncher, rocks. It does everything I need it to, without an issue.

  • Mali

    I don’t wanna loose my insurance.. Since knox reports the rooted device..

    • Ivy

      Not always. There are multiple ways of rooting the note 3. If you don’t care about tripping the knox sensor it can easily be done in under two minutes. If you are worried about the knox counter being tripped, then there are ways of rooting without doing so. However, they take a little know how (or a youtube video) and about 30 Min.

      However, some carriers (Such as T-Mobile, and Sprint for sure) are not checking the knox sensor. As long as you can get it back to stock they don’t care.

  • cjshred

    If the stock camera was included.. i would be down.

    • GalaxyStig

      Maybe the dev’s will do what the G2 devs did and create an APK from the stock camera software. I use it over the AOSP camera for my G2 on Slim and Madhi.

    • Can’t you just make a copy of the original camera apk and install it when once CM11 is installed? Just an idea.

  • Eric Hayes

    No Spen, No interest.

    • antiochasylum

      CM11 supports the S Pen, you just dont get all the gimmick apps that samsung includes, I prefer the alternatives over an “S” gimmick app, as for Camera, Lenovo SNAPit camera works awesome on CM11, and its far better than stock Samsung. Also as far as warranty, really? Who gives a shit, who is Samsung to dictate what I want to do with my device. If I brick it, then its my fault. Not theirs. People who are afraid of the Knox fuse don’t know what they are doing. If I brick my Note 3, I’m going to brick it to the point where Samsung won’t even know the Knox fuse was triggered.

      CM11 on the note 3 absolutely flies. You do not even know what you are missing.

      Now rant, rave, come back at me, or whatever. But being the note 3 is a serious piece of hardware, CM11 flies.

    • mrjayviper

      what pen? o.O

      /me looks at my note2

  • There is a Stock based rom called Omega..they’re preparing for an official based kitkat … this is the rom to be waitin for
    with all respect for Cyanogen..but the Stock based for the Note Family is a Fantastic choice (at least for me)

  • steven taylor

    I just wish action note (or an action note like app) to work, but I get its proprietary. :/
    it’s the only s pen app I need.

  • Richard Jaymes Ruper

    I have to say I have it on the Galaxy S3 and honestly I love it! I can’t stand Samsung’s and t mobile’s bloat ware nor touchwiz 100% happy.

  • cheasfridge

    Is that a Nujabes wallpaper I see?