Transform Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Into Galaxy Note 4 [How To]

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The Galaxy Note 3 sure was a beast, but now that Samsung has unboxed the Galaxy Note 4, the device has caught all the eyes. Galaxy Note 4 packs up a lot of goodies in it’s software, that are not available in the previous Galaxy Note device, and that might be the only thing where this device takes a lead (only if the hardware specifications are kept aside). Galaxy Note 4 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI, which was introduced in the Galaxy S5. The latest UI is pretty much colorful and smooth, Samsung has introduced a new Launcher, a new System UI, new messaging app UI, new contacts app UI, new phone app UI and almost all other applications have been revamped. There are new wallpapers and new lockscreen effects as well.  While all these goodies are only exclusive to the Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy Note 4, the previous Galaxy owners might be in a bit of disappointment, but wait, there’s something that might cheer you up.

The great developer community working over the XDA forums has always brought us up something cool, and this time for our beloved Galaxy Note 3, XDA senior member g00h has come up with his Tweaked S5 BASE / Fully N4 Style ROM. The ROM is based on the Galaxy S5’s firmware and contains almost all the features from the Galaxy Note 4. Apart from the Galaxy Note 4 features, this ROM is heavily modified and packs up some cool features that you won’t be able to find in any stock firmware. The ROM also promises stability and flawless performance. We will be having a look on the features of this ROM and then head towards the installation guide in order to transform your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N-9005 into a Galaxy Note 4.

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ROM details:

  • Tweaked, Stock Ported From Galaxy S5.
  • COMPLETLEY Based on: KOT49H.G900SKSU1ANI1
  • G900S Korean S5 Official FIRMWARE.

 

S5 Based Tweaked ROM, N4 Features
Launcher Note 4 Style
Weather Widget Note 4 Style
SystemUI Note 4 Style
Hancom Office Viewer from Note 4
My Files Note 4 Style
Calculator Note 4 Style
Message App Note 4 Style
Contact App Note 4 Style
Dialer Note 4 Style
Task Manager Note 4 Style
Settings App Note 4 Style
Easy Settings Note 4 Style
Easy Launcher Note 4 Style
Easy Dialer Note 4 Style
Lockscreen Note 4 Style
Clock Note 4 Style
Original S Voice from Note 4
Original S Note from Note 4
Videos App Note 4 Style
Music Player and Widget Note 4 Style
Original S Health App from Note 4
Original Scrappbook from Note 4
First Setup Note 4 Style
Incallui Note 4 Style
memo App from Note 4
Original Note 4 Wallpapers
Original Galaxy Note 4 Lockscreen EffectsNetwork Indicator
New Toggles:
Flashlight – 1 press turns it on, long press flashlight settings
Battery – 1 press battery status , long press battery information
Camera – Take a QUICK Shots with “Shoot-it”.
Music Control next / Previous with Volume buttons
4 Way Reboot Menu
Native MultiWindows All Apps Support
Battery Style Settings
Battery Style Settings
Themes Support
Developer Options Enabled by Default
Video Call Button from Contact Log details and Contact List contact details and Dialer Completley removed
ALL HIDDEN SETTINGS Widgets are ENABLED
New Autostart Apps Option Control all apps including System Apps
Note 4 AIR COMMANDS INCLUDING Direct Input
Facelock Option
THE NEWEST HOST file for Ad Blocking
ALL SAMSUNG APPS UPDATED TO LATEST
Integrated BetterBatteryStats & XPOSED, Greenify into SecSettings.apk under G00H Tweaking ZONE
Message Button INSTEAD OF Videotelephony Button in Dialer
Popup Browser
On/Off Animations [CRT/FADE/NONE]
Battery Cover & Charging Cover Toasts DISABLED
CALL & MSG BLOCKING ENABLED
WiFi & USB Tethering (HOTSPOT) ENABLED
ANIMATION SCALES 0.25 by DEFAULT NOW PHONE IS INSANELY FAST
KEYBOARD SWITCHER NOTIFICATION ENABLED AGAIN
SCROLLING CACHE DISABLED FOR FASTER SCROLLING
Xposed Modules will not Overwrite our Ultimate favorite CSC tweaks in Feature.xml again ( Feature.xml has been renamed to g00h.xml)
Call Recording Enabled
ExtSD write permission
Up to 100+ famousest Apps are Supported in S Pen Drawer Window and Multi Window.
ALL fingerprint Services are cleaned and removed from System
Quickconnect & Sfind from Pulldown REMOVED
Sfind shortcut from StatusBar REMOVED
Private Mode REMOVED .
Multi Window HIDDEN FEATURES, Floating Apps! Quad View! are Enabled.
App Ops Permissions.
Screen Mirroring fixed
Top right Lockscreen – TOP Left Home
Modified STOCK Launcher with Theme Chooser Support / Pull Up & Left & App,Widgets Tab are enabled.
RAM USAGE REDUCED
Speed improvement.
Ultimate Build.prob Tweaks to:
Better Responsiveness & Speed
Battery save
3G Signal Optimization Tweaks
Better Image & Audio Quality
Improves Camera & Video Results
More RAM
Reduce Boot-Time
Internet Speed
Miscellaneous Android Logging Stuff are Disabled.
Modified Messages apk :
Increased SMS/MMS recipient limit to (1000)
Increased SMS/MMS hour limit to (1000)
Disabled SMS to MMS auto-converting
Disabled SMS / MMS log history in call logsA Ton of CSC Features like :
Added shutter sound menu in Camera
Sending/receiving MMS without data on
Added “Exit Internet” option to Samsung stock browser
Added call button in Phone Logs
More Toggles in Statusbar are Enabled.

Early Preparations:

1. This Guide Is Only For Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005

This custom ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.

2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%

Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.

3. Flash a Custom Recovery

A custom recovery is required for flashing this ROM. You may use our guide to install CWM 6.0.4.7 on your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005.

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

  1. Backup SMS Messages
  2. Backup Call Logs
  3. Backup Contacts
  4. Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
  5. Backup EFS
  6. Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
  7. Backup Nandroid – You can do this using CWM recovery.

5. Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, ROMs and rooting your phone are 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. If your device has the Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it ever. 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.

How To Transform Galaxy Note 3 Into Galaxy Note 4

  1. Before you flash this ROM, you need to make sure that you’ve read and applied all the guidelines explained above.
  2. Download the ROM [S5Base_N4Style_by_g00h_V7.zip] and place it on your phone’s sd card.
  3. Now boot into CWM recovery, to  do so, turn off your device and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up+ Home Button + Power Key. Select Advanced > Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache, and Data, a factory reset is recommended.
  4. In the recovery mode, now select install zip > S5Base_N4Style_by_g00h_V7.zip file and flash it.
  5. The ROM will take a while to get flashed. As soon as the installation is done, wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  6. Reboot now and setup your new ROM in order to enjoy the features from the Galaxy Note 4.
  7. That’s all.

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That’s all. Don’t forget to donate to the original developer if the ROM worked great for you. In case of any queries, use the comment box below to reach us. We would love to help you immediately. Thank you all.

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