Android 7.1 Nougat is now live for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE model number SM-N9005. We are not talking about the official Android Nougat, but the CyanogenMod team unofficially released the custom firmware based on Android 7.1 Nougat for Galaxy Note 3 LTE. Samsung has stopped pushing any official updates a long time ago for Note 3, but thanks to the developer Trader418 for providing the latest Android 7.1 based CM14.1 custom ROM for Galaxy Note 3 LTE and now Note 3 users can taste the latest Android OS version. This latest custom firmware comes with all the Nougat features and numerous value-added shortcuts, performance tweaks and much more to enhance user experience on the Galaxy Note 3. The CM14.1 custom ROM still within development stages so you may face some bugs and minor errors.
By following this step by step guide you can install this custom firmware on your device. Your Note 3 LTE must be rooted and installed with the latest custom recovery like TWRP or CWM. Because flashing this custom firmware needs the most recent custom recovery pre-installed on your device. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data because while installing CM14.1 custom ROM, your data will be wiped clean and your device will look like a brand new Smartphone. If you are interested in installing CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the CM14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM is working with the Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 during or after the installation of CM14.1 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 on PC.
- It is highly recommended to take a proper backup of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on Note 3 from Settings > Developer Options.
- The Note 3 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.
Steps To Install CM14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005:
Step No 1: – First, download the CM14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.
Step No 2: – Now, connect your Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the CM14.1 firmware, and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.
Step No 4: – Now, disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Turn ON the Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while until the device enters into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – Go back to the main recovery menu and perform a full data wipe. This includes Dalvik Cache, Cache, System, Factory data reset.
Step No 7: – Go back the main Recovery menu and choose install zip from sd card > choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Find the ROM file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 3. Select the CM14.1 ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.
Step No 9: – Once the ROM is successfully installed on your Galaxy Note 3, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.
Step No 10: – After the installation of CM14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM and Google Apps, select reboot system now to restart your Galaxy Note 3.
It will take about 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM on your phone.
That’s All! You have successfully updated Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 to the latest Android 7.1 Nougat with CM14.1 custom ROM.