Android 7.1.1 Nougat is live for Galaxy Note 3 via unofficial build of Lineage OS 14.1. So now all Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 users can update their devices to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat via Lineage OS 14.1. This is a great ROM to play and modify with your device. This latest custom firmware brings full Nougat and some aftermarket features. This is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM, thus you may face some bugs and minor errors, but in the future updates, everything will be fixed soon. By following this step by step guide, you can update easily your Note 3 N900 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware.
Make sure that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM). Because Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM required a custom recovery to flash the ROM and Google Apps .zip files on Galaxy Note 3 N900. This amazing custom firmware comes with tonnes of new features and changes. Before proceeding, keep in mind to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating your Galaxy Note 3 N900 to 7.1.1 Nougat Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
Lineage OS 14.1 Custom Firmware Features:
NFC (Partially working, NO Android Pay)
Google Play application installing
Button backlight control
USB OTG Support
Power Menu customizations
Live Display (almost all of it)
In call volume slider
battery customizations fixed
This guide containing the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM is working with the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900. 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 SM-N900 during or after the installation of Lineage OS 14.1 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your Note 3 SM-N900 is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the Note 3 SM-N900 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 Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900:
Step No 1: – First, download the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM (lineage-14.1-20170107-UNOFFICIAL-ha3g.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 SM-N900 to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the 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 SM-N900 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 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 Lineage OS 14.1 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.
Done! You have installed Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Note 3.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or question regarding the above detailed guide.