4 Jun 2015

install cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom on samsung galaxy note 3 hlte snapdragon variant

samsung galaxy note 3 is a highly powerful device and you can increase its performance still more by flashing cyanogenmod custom rom. There are lot of versions of samsung galaxy note 3. The one which we have now is the international version which snapdragon has a snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.30 ghz with 3 gb of ram and 64 gb internal storage.Device codename is "Hlte".

Though its a powerful device it still has that laggy touch wiz user interface which  slows down its performance sometimes.There is bloatware too.If you have rooted your galaxy note 3 then you might have tried some best root apps to improve its performance or remove bloatware. But for ultimate customisation or performance you have to go for custom roms down the road.

Cyanogenmod officially supports samsung galaxy note 3 hlte version so you can have latest version of android which is android 5.1.1 in the form of cm 12.1.If you haven't flashed it yet don't know how to flash it then don't worry in this post we will guide you to  worry we will guide you to "install cyannogenmod 12.1 custom rom on samsung galaxy note 3 Hlte".
  • Charge your note 3 to at least 70% so that you don't run into any problems.
  • Backup all your apps and data on your device to external sdcard or computer as flashing cyanogenmod (cm 12.1 )rom will erase all the app data on your device including contacts.
  • Enable usb debugging on your note 3.Of course you don't need to do this for sure but enable it.Download cyanogenmod rom and gapps if you need them.
  • Backup Efs and modem partitions of your samsung galaxy note 3.
  • You must have a custom recovery like Twrp  installed on your samsung galaxy note 3.

Install cyanogenmod 12.1 rom on galaxy note 3 hlte:

cyanogenmod 12.1  rom on samsung galaxy note 3 hlte
Cm 12.1 rom note 3
Cyanogenmod rom :
Cyanogenmod is one of the best custom roms available in android development ecosystem.They support lot of devices and only which has official kernel sources.This rom is based on android open source project with lot of added features. Cyanogenmod supports snapdragon variant of galaxy note 3 which is "Hlte".

  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.

  • Performance control:A default cpu manager app to control frequencies and governors.You can adjust cpu frequencies and also set them on boot too.
  • Trebuchet: This is the default launcher that ships with cyanogenmod rom.But if you flash gapps then you might loose this.It doesn't have too many features like nova or other launchers but its simple and fast.
  • Software Updates: Cyanogenmod ROM is usually available in three types one is nightlies which gets updated with new features every night and are quite stable for daily usage.second one is the snapchat which is monthly build version which will be stable version and other one is the release candidate.Some times nightlies are considered must stable than the snapshots. 
  • Status bar Tweaks:Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Double tap on status bar to sleep device and also network speed indicator for on going traffic info.
These are some of the features of cm 12.1 for note 3 hlte and you can explore rest of the feature by flashing this rom.
Flash Cm 12.1 rom using Twrp recovery: 
  1. Download cyanogenmod rom for hlte (Cm 12.1 nighltlies )and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  2. Power of the device completely.
  3. Press volume up,power button and home key simultaneously and once you see boot loader screen release buttons.
  4. Using volume down as a navigation button move to recovery and click on power button to confirm action.
  5. Once you are in twrp backup existing rom first.It might about 5 minutes for backup to complete.
  6. Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache.You may not need to wipe system.
  7. Flash ROM and then gapps.
  8. Reboot to system.Wait at least 20 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore ROM features.
This is a simple tutorial guiding you to install Cyanogenmod custom rom on samung galaxy note 3 Hlte..As this rom is meant only for this variant of  don't try to flash it on other variants like on exynos or carrier variants as it might cause lot of errors or even brick it.
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