Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900

Note 3 KitKat Custom ROM

Have you got your hands on Samsung’s recent beast, the Galaxy Note 3? Well, no doubts, the best Android device available at the moment to use surely is Galaxy Note 3 whether it’s Exynos powered or Snapdragon powered. The 5.7 inches screen on the phablet is full HD with 386 ppi. Under the hood, Samsung used Exynos 5 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 CPU to power up the device alongside Adreno 33o GPU and 3 GB RAM. At the back a 13 MP camera sensor is fixed and a 2 MP camera sensor is there on the front while there is a massive 3200 mAh battery inside to give life to the device. Samsung pushed in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at the time of release and has recently updated the 3rd Gen Note to Android 4.4 KitKat (quite a fast move by Samsung).

Samsung’s devices have always remained lucky when it comes to development. There’s a number of tweaks available for Samsung devices, number of custom ROMs , number of mods and so on. Android 4.4 KitKat has added charm to the performance of Galaxy Note 3, but how about a custom ROM based on stock Android 4.4 KitKat? Well, that surely will make the device fly, and we have something similar for you here today.

Thanks to our friend Dr.Ketan for developing an amazing custom ROM. Dr Ketan’s Custom ROM K2 is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat N900XXUDNA6_N900ODDDNA3_INU firmware. The ROM offers a plenty of MODs, build prop tweaks and features. The good thing is, the installation is fully user controlled and thus you may choose whatever you want to install and what you don’t. In the following post, we’ll guide the Exynos Galaxy Note 3 owners through the process to get this custom ROM running on their device.  Before we move forward, you need to make sure that you’re familiar with custom ROMs. Although this is a stable custom ROM but still you got to know what you’re actually doing and what it may result in. If you’re new, just read the instructions being too careful. Move a little ahead with us and get it done.

Let’s have a look at ROM features first:

Dr Ketan’s Custom ROM K2 Features
ROM flasher file itself is Multitool and having some extra option like

  • -Aroma updated with new binary to remove some glitch and optimized touch sensitivity and bigger fonts
  • -Inbuilt Aroma file manager in case anything go wrong while playing device with different mods, you can manage to explore device from recovery
  • -EFS Backup/Restore
  • -Recovery Flasher Chenglu’s/TWRP/Stock (optional)
  • -Backup of various parts of ROM like System/app and System Framework folder, before trying any MODs (Optional)
  • -Various kind of restore utility – As reversal from above said backup
  • -Customized Bloatware remover, select only app you don’t want.(including Knox)
  • -LockScreen Password cleaner
  • -GPS changer (select according your location)

Inbuilt features

  • -Pre rooted (No need to flash SuperSU zip)
  • -Busybox
  • -Init.d support
  • -Ad Free
  • -Call Recording
  • -4 Way Reboot mod
  • -MultiWindow Quad view
  • -Advanced function SecMMs
  • Group messeging
  • Schedule msg
  • Backup/Restore SMS to SD card
  • Recipient limit 999
  • Original time stamps
  • Disable SMS-MMS
  • Raise SMS/hr limit
  • Split view toggle in setting menu
  • Increased MMS max size
  • Increased size of image
  • No SMS to MMS with Emoji
  • -MultiWindow manager and PEN Window manager for all apps (you can define which application you want to enable, Don’t forget to save and reboot after selection app.) PS : This is optional and you have to select from mod selection menu of aroma.
  • -Multiwindow hack
  • Quad view – you can open upto four app from MW
  • -Sec Launcher MOD (Hide application option + choice to select app for guesture)
  • -ScreenRecorder
  • -Camera Hack
  • Use camera with Flash at low battery
  • Shutter sound on/off menu (CSC Features)
  • Optional Features
  • – Soft power button
  • – Internet meter
  • – 8 extra toggles on notification area
  • – Toggle 2G
  • – No log SMS
  • – Tab view for setting menu (use only in 320/360 dpi)
  • – Multi DPI
  • Option to select 320/360/400/430/480 (stock)
  • -Sound MOD
  • Boost mod Mild,Mod and High
  • Viper Mod
  • -Aroma Optional CSC features with Backup/Restore option (some features not tested)
  • Enable camera during call
  • Enable Popup Notification
  • Shutter sound Menu
  • Enable Sub Menu Symbol KB
  • Raise name lenth limit
  • Max speed dial 100
  • Enable call button
  • Enable export to SD
  • Message
  • Raise recepient limit 999
  • SMS to MMS threshold 999
  • Enable folder view
  • Enable font features
  • Enable schedule msg
  • Disable phone nu formatting
  • Phonebook digit matching
  • Launcher Rotation
  • Web exit option
  • Wifi client 10 for MobAP
  • MultiWindow addOn App
  • Calender export
  • Email White BG
  • Clock enable Auto on off menu
  • Voice call waitingtone 60
  • National Roaming Icon enable
  • Web default desktop site

-Optional Build.prop Tweak ROM according your choice

  • 3G data speed improvement
  • Battery saving
  • Wifi connect disconnect speed
  • Deep Sleep
  • Higner image quality
  • Improve Inetrnet speed
  • Increase touch responsiveness
  • Fast Boot
  • Faster scrolling

Theme Section

  • Air Command menu theme
  • Toggle Theme
  • Push system files from SD card
  • -Select your own region GPS fixer
  • – ROM flashing is Optional, you can use this as Utility tool too.
  • – wanam Xposed compitible
  • -Some other utilities may I forget

 

Here are some pre-requisites and instructions that you must keep in mind before you start flashing this ROM.

      1. This firmware is only for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900. Do not try this on any other device, check your device’s model in Settings > General > About Device.
      2. Your device’s battery should be charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
      3. You need a custom recovery installed on your device. Follow our full guide to install TWRP.
      4. Make sure that you backup your important media content, ContactsCall Logs & Messages. This is highly recommended just in case something goes wrong and you need to reset your phone.
      5. If you already have rooted your device, use Titanium Backup to back up all your important apps + system data. Also if you are using a custom recovery, it is recommended that you backup your current system using that first. [Just for the sake of safety.]
      6. Using TWRP Recovery, please make an EFS backup before you flash this ROM.
      7. For the best performance results, it is always recommend to wipe cache and factory data before installing this firmware. You can do so using the Wipe option in TWRP Recovery.
      8. Alright! Go ahead and flash the custom firmware, follow this guide to the letter.

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.

Read all the instructions carefully? Let’s move to the 2nd page for ROM installation.

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    update download links plz

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