The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE has received the first official build of LineageOS 17.1 ROM. The build is based on last year’s Android 10 instead of the newly announced Android 11. The new Android 11 is reserved for LineageOS 18, which is already popping up on some phones. This particular is maintained by “npjohnson” and “haggertk”, which also maintains LineageOS 17.1 builds for the Galaxy S5.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a popular phone among Android enthusiasts. Even though it was released in 2013, users continue to support the phone and develop custom ROMs for it. For reference, the Note 3 was originally released with Android 4.3 and later on updated to Android 5.0. Thanks to LineageOS, the phone can now enjoy Android 10.
LineageOS 17.1 is available in different Galaxy Note 3 variants including hlte (SM-N9005) and hltechn (SM-N9008V). Below you read the full list of supported models.
- hlte: SM-N9005, SM-N900P
- hltechn: SM-N9008V
- hltekor: SM-N900K, SM-N900L, SM-N900S
- hltetmo: SM-N900T. SM-N900V, SM-N900W8
This is an official build, which means it can be used as a daily driver. There are no major issues and no known problems. However, please note that since LineageOS 17.1 is a ROM based on stock pure Android, you will not get any of the custom features that can be found exclusively on Samsung firmware.
LineageOS 17.1 Features
LineageOS is a custom ROM that can be installed on many Android devices. It based on Google’s AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and it offers the stock Android experience. The advantage of LineageOS is that offers additional features besides the simple stock Android experience.
It offers other helpful applications such as AudioFX, a lightweight browser, and Trebuchet, a highly customizable launcher. Furthermore, LineageOS offers features such as system profiles, lock screen customization, root access, expanded desktop, custom button placement, LiveDisplay, Protected Apps, PIN scramble, custom pattern sizes, call recording and more.
How To Install LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Note 3
Note: You are about to install a custom ROM on your Android phone. This process is routine and is done frequently by power users with no negative effect. Please carefully follow each step of the tutorial. We are not held responsible if you damage or brick your phone. Please proceed at your own risk.
- Backup everything on your phone before you do anything. A factory reset is always recommended when installing a new ROM, especially if the old ROM is not the same as the old one.
- Charge your phone to at least 60%. In case something goes wrong and the phone gets stuck, it will not turn off due to low battery.
- Make sure you have a custom recovery installed. TWRP is the recommended recovery for ROM installation.
- LineageOS 17.1 Android 10 ROM for Galaxy Note 3
- Android 10 Gapps | Download
Install LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Note 3 – Step by step
- Download all the necessary files and transfer them to the internal storage of your Galaxy Note 3.
- Press and hold the power button. Tap on power off to turn off the phone.
- Hold and press the volume up + home + power buttons at the same time. Release them when the Samsung boot animation appears. The phone is now in recovery mode.
- Before you flash the ROM, you need to wipe data. To do so, tap on Wipe and select System, Data and Cache. Swipe to wipe.
- Tap on Install and select the downloaded LinageOS 17.1 ROM file. Swipe to flash. Wait for the ROM to be installed.
- Go back and tap on Install once again. Select the Gapps package. Swipe to flash. This will install some of the Google applications on the phone.
- Reboot your phone.
The first boot will take a few minutes. This is normal and happens every time after a clean install of a new custom ROM. Once the phone fully boots up, you can go to the app drawer and check all the Android 10 Gapps that you installed in recovery. If you see apps such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Play Store, congrats, you have successfully flashed the ROM.