Here is another CM 13 ROM for the Galaxy Note 3 based on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware. The ROM is based on the Temasek’s source for the CyanogenMod 13 released for the Galaxy Note 3. This is an unofficial release and users may expect some bugs. Currently, the NFC bug persists and should be solved in the upcoming updates.
The CM 13 ROM is available for the hlte and hltspr variants only and the release for hltevzw variant should be expected soon. Once you flash the ROM and Gapps, flash the SuperSU package in order to gain root access. The Temasek’s CM 13 ROM requires some kernel settings that will make the device lag free and battery optimized. Take a look at the recommended kernel settings from this page. It is not recommended to fix permissions. It may cause bootloop.
In order to install the ROM, you will need to setup the latest TWRP or Philz CWM custom recovery onto your device. Once a recovery is setup, download the necessary files and flash them right away. Make sure you backup everything before you proceed, like the apps, data, documents and everything on the internal storage, just in case anything goes wrong.
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- CyanogenMod 13 ROM for Android One Devices
- Marshmallow compatible Google Apps
- Root Access
- SuperSU v2.52 — Download | File: BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip
- The listed custom ROM is compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 codename hlte, hltspr, hltevzw devices only.
- Make sure you have TWRP recovery installed on your device. Download and install the latest TWRP build.
- You must have device drivers installed on your PC so as to transfer the ROM and Google apps to your device’s storage. Download here.
- You must fully charge your device or at least to 60%, as the process may take a while.
Backup your Apps and Data
Before you proceed, make sure you backup all your data. This process will wipe all the data from your device except for the internal storage. Hence, a full backup or nandroid backup is recommended. Also backup all your internal storage files just in case anything goes wrong. Take a nandroid backup from the custom recovery before flashing the ROM.
Install Unofficial CM 13 on Galaxy Note 3 by Temasek
- Download the CM 13 ROM from the download section. Also download the compatible Google Apps from the link
- Now transfer the zip files into your device’s internal storage. Place the zip files where you can easily locate it.
- Now reboot into Custom Recovery (like TWRP). To boot into TWRP, first turn off your device and then press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time. If you see the TWRP logo, that means you have successfully booted into the recovery.
- It’s highly recommended that you perform a nandroid backup. To backup your ROM, tap on backup option in TWRP and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe right where appropriate, to backup.
- After performing the ROM backup, perform a full wipe. Return to the TWRP main menu and tap the wipe button and select Advanced Wipe. Then select Dalvik Cache, System, Data, and Cache. Now swipe the confirmation button to wipe.
- Now go back to the TWRP main menu or home screen and tap on the install option. Navigate to the ROM file and select it.
- Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation. The ROM will be installed.
- Now return to home in the TWRP and tap on the install option. Navigate to the Google apps zip file and select it.
- Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation.
- Flash the SuperSU package similarly.
- Once installed, reboot to system.
If you see the new boot logo, that means you have successfully installed the ROM on your device. If you come across any boot loop or face system errors, try a factory reset from the recovery or you can always restore your previous ROM from the backup.
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