LineageOS has finally released a custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note3 SM-N9005 which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. If you are not happy with your old Android firmware and looking for a new and amazing custom ROM for your Galaxy Note 3 device, then you must install the LineageOS ROM on your device. You can flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat via LineageOS on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 device that brings Android Nougat experience to users along with some useful customization features. This is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. The LineageOS is an experimental build so you may experience some minor bugs like calling on Facebook Messenger doesn’t work. The RGB slider is also not working.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM- N9005 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat LineageOS. Your devuce should be rooted and have the latest recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) is already installed. Overall it is very nicely built custom ROM for Galaxy Note 3 N9005. Before proceeding, keep in mind to make a complete backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat LineageOS on Galaxy Note 3 SM- N9005 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom Firmware Features:
NFC (Partially working, NO android Pay)
Google Play application installing
Button backlight control
USB OTG Support
Power Menu customisations
Live Display (almost all of it)
In call volume slider
battery custumizations fixed
This guide containing the LineageOS Android 7.1.1 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 LineageOS 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 Flash LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005:
Step No 1: – First, download the LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM (lineage-14.1-20170116-UNOFFICIAL-Trader418-hlte.zip) 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 LineageOS 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 LineageOS 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 LineageOS Android 7.1.1 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 7.1.1 Nougat with LineageOS custom ROM.