The new C-ROM build with version 7.1 is now available for download on the international Galaxy Note 3 using Exynos 5 octa-core processor. The C_ROM custom firmware is based on AOSP and updates the Note 3 to latest KitKat software, Android 4.4.4.
- SystemUI FC Fixed
- Theme Engine Fixed
- Wallpapers Fixed
- Added HOVER with All Options
- QuickSettings: Added ProfileTile
- Protected App
- Dual panel
- Show statusbar in expanded desktop
- Framework: add compass tile
- Framework: add camera tile
- Implement ad blocker
- Allow disabling of FC dialogs
- Expose heads up
- Add time-context headers to the notification header
- New UI C-RoM OTA
- Base: Allow hiding notification icons
- Add option to change size of QS ribbon bar
- Add Dialpad key padding
- Bring back Density changer to C-RoM
Head over to the source thread to know more about the features of the C-ROM.
Advanced users who wish to experience the customised features of C-ROM with Android 4.4.4 firmware, may head over to the guide to manually install the custom firmware on Galaxy Note 3.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet following requirements.
- Install USB Drivers for Galaxy Note 3 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigating to Settings>> Developer Options to enable USB debugging]
- As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create backup. If the device is having any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then backup data using the same.
- If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Note 3 should have charge above 80% battery charge.
- The phone should be rooted and have latest version of ClockworkMod recovery.
- C-ROM based on Android 4.4.4 works only with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of S2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
- After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on Booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.
- Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to give 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time for better user experience.
How to install C-ROM featuring Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 N900
Step-1: Connect and mount Galaxy Note 3 USB memory on the computer using USB cable. Now copy the downloaded zip files to the SD card of the phone. Ensure the files are in the SD card root, not in any folder
Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off
Step-3: Boot the phone into CWM recovery mode. To do this, turn the phone on while pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together
Step-4: In recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by selecting wipe data/ factory reset. Use the Power button to select while in Recovery Mode
Step-5: Perform a cache wipe by selecting wipe cache partition
Step-6: Perform a wipe of dalvik cache. This is optional but users are recommended to do this, so that the device will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to advanced then select wipe dalvik cache
Step-7: Return to the main recovery menu and select install zip from sdcard
Step-8: Select choose zip from sdcard. Using the Volume keys navigate to Android 4.4.4 ROM zip, which was earlier copied to the Phone's SD card. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen
Step-9: When the installation process is completed, go to +++++Go Back +++++ and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. The Galaxy Note 3 will boot now and it would take about five minutes to boot for the first time
When the Galaxy Note 3 boots up successfully, it should be running on the latest build of C-ROM featuring Android 4.4.4.
[Source: Team Android]