Install Ditto Note 3(DN3) ROM on Galaxy Note 2 and get all Note 3 features.

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Galaxy Note 3 came up 2 months ago, and Sammy fans added it to their wishlist because of its hefty hardware and software features. The device packs up a massive Exynos 5 Octa Core CPU clocked at 1.9 Ghz, 3GB RAM, 5.7 inch full HD Display with 387 ppi, 13 MP camera at back and a 2 MP camera on the front. Atop of these mighty specs, the device runs on Android 4.3 based on Samsung’s own Touchwiz UI.

Samsung introduced some new features like Air Command that has S Pen window, S Finder, Screen write, scrap booker , Action Memo. Along with these features, Samsung updated the multi window as well that allows 2 same apps to run at a same time. A new  look for My files, gallery got a new look as well and a hefty list of new features is there to state as well but let’s don’t discuss it for now as in the following post you will actually enjoy having all those on your lovely Galaxy Note 2.

Yes! you read it right the lovely predecessor of the Galaxy Note 3, the  “Galaxy Note 2″. Galaxy Note 3 has been talks because of its beautiful features and who doesn’t want to get it on their device? As long as there is Xda-developers forums things will keep working out for the Android smartphone owners. This time the amazing people over XDA have cooked a ROM that packs up almost all the features of Galaxy Note 3 and runs all the features flawlessly.

The ROM is named as “Ditto Note 3″ and is developed by Electronic Team developers. And the ROM shows off exactly what the name states. Let’s have a look at what this ROM offers:

      1. Air Command
      2. Smart Scroll
      3. Smart Pause
      4. Signature Lock
      5. Multiwindow with quad view
      6. Writting Buddy (Direct Pen Input)
      7. One Hand Operation in All Screens
      8. Pen Window without SPen
      9. Note 3 Icons
      10. Note 3 Launcher
      11. Note 3 MyFiles
      12. Note 3 SNote
      13. Note 3 ScrapBook
      14. Note 3 SketchBook
      15. Note 3 Settings with search feature
      16. Popup menu in many note 3 apps.
      17. Quick Glance Air Gesture
      18. Pen Window Manager from
      19. Other note 3 apps like contacts,msg etc.
      20. Smart Screen options (all though doesnt work right now.)
      21. Incoming call notification popup from
      22. Possible to use the same app in both multiwindows

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Let’s head towards the ROM flashing guide.. Before we do so, here are some pre-requisites you must have:

      • Your Galaxy Note 2 must be rooted and have a custom recovery installed. Follow this guide to root and install a custom Recovery.(Although the title specifies that the guide is for Galaxy Note 2 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but it will also work fine if you are running a lower version of Android or any other custom ROM).
      • Make sure that your device is Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – GT N7100. Do not try this on any other device. Check your device’s mode in Settings > About Device > Model.
      • Make sure that you’ve battery charged over at least 60%. It is highly recommended in order to prevent any mishap while flashing.
      • Make sure that you backup all your important media content,  ContactsCall Logs & Messages.
      • Boot in to TWRP Recovery (Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key) and backup your current ROM, take EFS backup, also backup the Modem..
      • All set? Follow the guidelines below carefully to the letter now..

How to Install DN3 V3 ROM:

      • Boot into TWRP recovery, to  do so, turn off your device and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up+ Home Button + Power Key. Select Wipe >Advanced Wipe > Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache.
      • Download the Ditto Note 3 V3 ROM and place it on your phone’s sd card.
      • Boot into TWRP Recovery again, select install > ditto note 3.zip file and flash it.
      • The ROM will take a while to get flashed. As soon as the installation is done, factory reset the phone using the wipe option in TWRP recovery.
      • Reboot now and setup your new ROM in order to enjoy the features of Galaxy Note 3.

Troubleshooting:

In case you are facing wifi issues after flashing this ROM, that is due to the old bootloader. You need to flash new bootloader on new ROM. Here is how you can get the new bootloader.

Here’s how you can flash Dr. Ketan’s Wifi Fix Patch:

      • Download and extract Dr Ketan’s Wifi Patch from HERE.
      • Open Odin.
      • Put your phone in download mode. To do so ,turn it off and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key, then press volume up to continue.
      • Connect it to your PC. the ID:COM box should turn blue in Odin now.
      • Select PDA tab, and select the downloaded Dr Ketan’s Wifi Patch file.
      • Hit start. It should flash the wifi patch quickly. As soon as your device reboots, try turning on wifi and it should be working.
      • In case you are currently on an older bootloader, then download and extract this BL_MJ5_DN3 bootloader  and flash it using Odin and skip Dr Ketan’s Wifi Fix.

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We’re sure that you will love this ROM, don’t forget to donate to the original developer in order to support him for this awesome work.

Checkout: Transform Your Galaxy Note 2 Into Galaxy S5 And Galaxy Note 3 With DN3 V5+ ROM

That’s all for now. In case you got any queries, or face any difficulties regarding this guide, feel free to stop by the comment box below. Thanks.

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  • Mustafa Bohra

    Is it necessary to be on TWRP recovery mod

    • Usama Mujtaba

      No it is not. You can also use CWM or Philz Touch CWM.

  • Mustafa Bohra

    Is their smart pause and smart scroll also added in this ROM because in the screen shot I am not able to see that

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Yes it has.

  • Mustafa Bohra

    Hello Sir! Thanks for all the replies , one another question I want to askyou and that is , Is there any method to add IR Blaster in Note II, if it’s possible then plz tell me the whole procedure for doing so

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @mustafabohra:disqus It is not possible as Note 2 doesn’t have infrared. You can install the app ”Root App Uninstall” from the play store and uninstall system apps.

  • Mustafa Bohra

    Also I want to know that how can I uninstall System apps from my Note II. I have installed S Translator in my rooted Note II and since the my Samsung account has stopped working, my phone crashes everytime. Please tell me how to remove it, I shall be highly grateful to you if you tell me and thanks in advance

  • Mustafa Bohra

    Thanks Sir! Just one more thing and that is , Please check if the link for ditto Note 3 is broken or what because i am not able to download it and I am getting speed of 6 kBps only and after downloading 200 – 230 MB my download automatically gets cancelled. Please check it and update the link if it is broken or it will be best if you please upload a torrent file for it, Please Sir i need it desperately , please provide the way as soon as possible

  • Mustafa Bohra

    I installed that app and removed S Translator and after rebooting also it says Samsung Account session expired and when I try to sign it then again and agian it says that Samsng Account has stopped working. Please tell me what to do?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Perform a data wipe through recovery and things should be fine for you, if issue still persists then flash a stock firmware on your device, find the tutorial on our site, after you flash stock firmware, boot into recovery mode wipe data / cache.

      • Mustafa Bohra

        Ok thanks for the reply but please check the ditto note 3 link . I request you to please provide a toorent file for the same please sir i want it desperately.

        • Usama Mujtaba

          @mustafabohra:disqus the developer does not allow to mirror his rom, otherwise i can upload this rom and provide the link here, the download is pretty slow, i know that but you’ll have to wait for it to complete.

          • Mustafa Bohra

            How can I contact the developer or get his permission to uploadthe torrent

          • Usama Mujtaba

            Click on the “original developer” in the last para of the above post, it should take you to the developer’s page.

          • Dharam

            hi @mustafabohra:disqus/@usamamujtaba:disqus /@denilchitrakar:disqus ,Even I am not able to download as it stops after downloading~220MB..Any other place where we can get the zip file?

          • Usama Mujtaba

            @disqus_juCsusCEME:disqus sorry, but this is uploaded by the developer and he does not allow the mirrors.. you’ll have to download it using this link only, try some other internet connection.

          • Dharam

            Thanks for your reply..let me try again

          • Mustafa Bohra

            @disqus_juCsusCEME:disqus , You can go to original developer page , click on downloads tab there and download the torrent file which is for DN3 v2, the after flashing it download OTA Updater zip file , which is available in original page only for v3.1.1 and the flash that file also after flashing v2 and be careful to flash OTA updater file only after first boot . after rebooting go to OTA updater and then download DN3 v3.1.1 and flash it

          • Dharam

            Thanks..I was able to download by switching to wired connection instead over wifi and it did the trick..Thanks again,really appreciate your help!

          • Usama Mujtaba

            @disqus_juCsusCEME:disqus Your welcome. Keep visiting our site, Thanks!

  • Denil Chitrakar

    Followed above instructions A to Z. Thats it. Now I have DN3 V3 installed in my note 2 gtn7100. Working perfectly. Thanks a lot.

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Good to know that :) Thanks for leaving the feedback ^_^ Have a great day.

  • Mustafa Bohra

    Please clear one more doubt of mine . Is smart pause only for Samsung Stock videos or all videos and how to flas v3.1 after I have installed v2

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @mustafabohra:disqus Smart pause works on stock video player, so what ever video you play in stock video player you will be able to use smart pause.
      You flash the V3 simply by following the method explained above.

  • Mustafa Bohra

    Hey I flashed Ditto Note3 v2 but I am not able to get daydream, please tell me where is it. I even tried search option in setting but when I click on it nothing happens

  • Mustafa Bohra

    I installed DN3 v2 and when i searched for daydream using search option in settings I was not able to find it please tell me qhere is it or how to get it back . Do I have to flash v3 for that or something else has to be done

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Find it in “Controls > Motions”.

      • Mustafa Bohra

        No not there. Actually what is happening is when I type daydream in search bar there comes a option of daydream but when I click on it More display options tab gets opened and there also I am not able to see daydream . Please help me out

        • Usama Mujtaba

          @mustafabohra:disqus Daydream might not work in Note 2. Its just a dummy option ported, but doesn’t work actually.

          • Mustafa Bohra

            when i installed official 4.3 , it had so why its not working now

          • Usama Mujtaba

            @mustafabohra:disqus The feature might not be activated by the developer in this ROM, as it is a custom ROM we can’t guarantee each and everything working properly.

  • Saud Afridi

    i have 4.1.2 on note 2 and wnat to go to DN3V3 i dont know that wether i have old boot loader or not so if i have older boot loader so what is the sequence of activities. ist update boot loader, 2nd install TWRP Recovery and then do the DNv3 flashing. so anything i missing. one thing i have LG origional datab cable not samsung

    please guide

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @saudafridi:disqus it would be wiser if you use the original cable only, perhaps the LG cable should not give you issue as well.
      You are on older bootloader, simply follow the instructions above, if you face no service or wifi issue, simply flash dr. ketan’s wifi patch that is linked at the last part of the post..

  • ahmed waddey

    Dear all i have been using my wifi in home and lately i have observerd sometimes the note 3 n9005 model is getting good speeed and good latency when .But again wifi is not good on my phone. I have tried all the way checking for a solution but it seems like a problem of latest android 4.3 .Seems like samsung need to release a an update to fix wifi problem

    am on android 4.3 with no root can somebody help me ?

  • Ibrahim

    Help please I tried to Patch Dr Ketan’s Wifi Patch to get the wifi to work but when I downloaded the file “wifi_fix_for_MJ2.rar” and tried to Flash it using Odin. After hitting PDA it won’t let me locate the file because its on .rar it won’t accept that option. It only opens files such as MD5, tar, smd. It won’t show the .rar file which is the Ketan’s wifi file. I’m I supposed to do something such as rename it differently if so how? Please help Thank you!@ahmedwaddey:disqus

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_mVZHs9h3qo:disqus thanks to your comment. Mistakenly i wrote PDA tab, the WiFi patch will be flashed in Modem Tab. You need to download the .rar file linked above, and extract it, then select it using Modem. Follow the corrected instructions above.

  • Mustafa Bohra

    @usamamujtaba:disqus Please tell me that if i want to format my phone and install stock ROM using Odin then how do I do it?

  • Ibrahim

    No wonder I was confused that Dr Ketan’s Wifi patch didn’t work for me. For those still struggling, make sure you download “Winrar” first before doing anything. Once you download winrar proceed with the steps provided above which is Download Dr Kenta wifi patch, and download ODIN . Then extract the Dr Ketan wifi file using the Winrar you downloaded ( Basically right click extract) then Open ODIN and hit PDA find the file you extracted from Dr Kenta Wifi patch should be patch.tar.md5 select it and press Start. Then DONE

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_mVZHs9h3qo:disqus glad that you sorted it out. Keep visiting us. Thanks

  • chaitanya kadam

    i am not able to connect to wifi at my university and office after installing custom rom ditto v3.1 on note 2. need help or fix for same. can you please post a advice. should i try bl_mj5 or ketans fix. please guide me its kind of urgent.

  • chaitanya kadam

    also i forgot to mention one more thing. my device is not getting recognised in windows 8 laptop.

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @chaitanyakadam:disqus flash dr ketan’s wifi patch.

      • chaitanya kadam

        thanks wifi is working, my laptop is not recognizing my phone and air gesture and all other smart features not working.

        • Usama Mujtaba

          @chaitanyakadam:disqus disable USB debugging mode if enabled. Also when connected phone, in the phone select USB Mass Storage mode. Make sure that you have installed the drivers for Samsung.

          • chaitanya kadam

            Hi Usama, I had installed the cygnogen rom on my phone didnt like it and then installed the ditto back. but after doing this my wifi at secure places is not working even after ketan wifi fix. please help me with ways to fix it. like any one time solution.

          • Usama Mujtaba

            @chaitanyakadam:disqus the Wifi fix works fine, what you can do is, clear your phone’s cache and dalvik cache from the recovery and flash this ROM again, check if wifi works or not, after that try installing wifi patch. In short do the whole process once again as you have already downloaded the files.

  • កូនខ្មែរ

    Air gesture doesn’t work

    • Mustafa Bohra

      which air gesture is not working

  • Jay Stewart

    hey i downloaded the rom and noticed that my wifi was not working. i seen where it tells you how to fix the wifi problem and followed all the steps but when i try to use odin to flash the .md5 file it says failed?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_YE5RssGuzg:disqus try using a different PC to flash the Wifi patch folder.

  • Zachary Neitzelt

    I had no issues installing the ROM, but the wifi fix is another story. I believe I have the old bootloader, but in download mode, after I hit start in ODIN, ODIN freezes…I waited, and waited and finally I had to pull the battery out. The second attempt comes up as failed. Any ideas?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Try using a different PC to flash the WiFi Patch.

  • mbeshara

    Does DN3 rom update has the new “S4 weather widget” or the previous widget of Note-2 or it is totally removed ??

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @mbeshara:disqus you will have to check that. I have no idea.

    • zeeshan

      totally removed but you can install any of the widget using costume MOD

  • mbeshara

    Okay the DN3 ROM is working more than fine, no crashes, but it has minor problems as the following:
    1. Samsung Keyboard missing option for changing the language by swiping the space bar! (incase that you have more than language pack installed)
    2. SPen gestures is totally missing, because Note3 can use the capacitive buttons with SPen, but on Note2 it is impossible! (official DEV page says the problem is still existing in the ROM)
    3. One handed operation “use for all screen” option: is not working at all. (even if you refreshed the option)

    So, is there a tweak or an update that handles these problems?

  • Isaac Lopez

    i use odin 3.09 and i try wifi fix and BL_MJ5_DN3 bootloader any of this to not fontion to me helpme

  • Powerx2

    This rom works on galaxy note 2 gt-n7105?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @powerx2:disqus nope. Its for only N7100.

      • Powerx2

        Ok.Thanks

  • Usama Mujtaba

    @chaitanyakadam:disqus if you are on V3, please check software updates in About Device, there is V3.1 update available now.

    • Chaudhry Naeem Khalid

      no weather widget…. no google+… and ram is almost full… and my ph is getting slower and slower… apps are taking time to open…. plz tell me how to fix it

      • Usama Mujtaba

        @chaudhrynaeemkhalid:disqus we already said that do everything at your own risk. However if the ROM is giving you problems, you can go back to your stock firmware. Just flash the official ROM.

        • Chaudhry Naeem Khalid

          whr can I download latest version of ditto note 3 rom… or is dat latest? tell me plz…

  • Usama Mujtaba

    @disqus_d4vYopb0X1:disqus you’re having connection problem. Try using any other USB port a different PC. It should resolve.

  • satyanarain

    Unfortunately video has stopped

  • abdelrahman

    can you please help me with it
    i have done every step on this web site and it doesn’t work

  • satyanarain

    my mobile automatic reboot after 30 second regular

  • Hangul Hanja

    Hi Usama, I tried to flash the BL_MJ5_DN3 bootloader. Odin shows a NAND write error and the phone doesn’t boot anymore. But I still can get in the download mode. What do you suggest to do?

  • Smart

    everything happen successfullly bt when i reboot it , it doesn’t work ..

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_7gUWkvjePw:disqus boot into the custom recovery, wipe cache, data and dalvik cache and then reboot again. it should work fine.

  • muhammad iqbal

    Firstly thank’s for xda and usama m
    this custom rom works very well to me
    ,i don’t have any problem with wifi,this rom really smooth and more long battery life
    but air gesture doesn’t work and take some more ram,and some widget like accuweather not installed in this rom.(sorry for my bad english peace)
    there is any idea for this problem

  • Afshin

    To work with wifi properly on any custom rom its beter to upgrade your BootLoader. See the link:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47379632&postcount=2789

    I’ve installed this rom but its very unstable. after a few minutes of working, it crashes! any Idea?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_FBp79JuuM2:disqus I’ve already linked the bootloader above in the last part and it’s the same developer.
      and we can’t guarantee proper working of any custom ROM, the functionality varies.

  • zeeshan

    air gesture dont work
    no weather widget
    more ram consumption
    battery drain more faster

    but good that i manage to install widget from XDA and all are fine
    no need of wifi patch

  • Pranit Koli

    everything is working except network can any 1 help me plzzzzzzzz

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @pranitkoli:disqus Can you tell me what problem is it exactly? You need to activate mobile data under networks in settings. Else try flashing Dr Ketan’s patch and check it.

  • mohammad

    my note 2 not starting after install dn3 rom v5.5 during installation am not installed 0s, now what i can do

    • http://UsamaMujtaba.com Usama Mujtaba

      @disqus_hA4qBOAgDI:disqus make sure that you didn’t downgrade your device. Also, make sure that you used a latest recovery and you flashed properly. If your device is stuck in bootloop, try clearing cache and dalvik cache if it still doesn’t help, you might have to flash stock firmware.

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