Samsung launched Galaxy Note 3 in September 2013 which was the best smartphone and comes with amazing specification and features. If you are a Galaxy Note 3 user and want to get the latest Android OS version then you are at a right place. The official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM is available for Galaxy Note 3 which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. After the death of CyanogenMod, the CyanogenMod team will now operate their services under the Lineage OS name, so you’ll get all your favorite CM features on the Lineage OS ROM. This latest official custom ROM comes with many handful features like Google Assistant, Image Keyboard support, an AI bot which acts and talk like a human, GIF Support, Quick Reply via Notification, Enhanced Doze Mode, System UI Tuner, Customizable Quick Settings and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM which is developed by third party developers. Your device should be rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to flash the official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Galaxy Note 3 to official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM. This custom firmware is in the Nightly build so you may face some minor bugs and lags but it can be used as a daily driver without any problem. The Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM is stable, smooth and runs fast on Note 3. Before proceeding don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating your own Galaxy Note 3 to official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM is working with the Galaxy Note 3 . 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 during or after the installation of official Lineage OS 14.1 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your Note 3 is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the Note 3 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 official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 :
Step No 1: – First, download the official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 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 to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the official Lineage OS 14.1 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 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 official Lineage OS 14.1 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 official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 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 to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat with official Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM.