Samsung Galaxy Note 3
A man talks on his mobile phone near advertisements promoting the Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3 at the company's headquarters in Seoul October 21, 2013. Picture taken October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiReuters

A Android 4.4.2 KitKat INFAMOUS Custom ROM has been made available for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T (T-Mobile) model.

This custom ROM is based on the T-Mobile KOT49H.N900TUVUCNB4 4.4.2 update and is de-odexed, Zipaligned and brings in more customization options, app short-cuts (for easy access) such as:

  • Wi-Fi calling (can be used only between T-Mobile subscribers)
  • SuperSU
  • Call recording option
  • Custom boot-animation support
  • Real Init.d support
  • Busybox
  • MMS over Wi-Fi (only for T-Mobile subscribers)
  • App to SD card support (users can install apps inside SD card)
  • CSC feature tweak
  • IOAP browser with incognito mode
  • Trickster mod
  • Inverted Genie-widget option
  • Ad block stock
  • Xposed installer
  • Gravity box
  • Network speed indicator (by Xposed)
  • Many more performance enhancing tweaks

Prerequisites (things to remember before the installation of custom ROM in the smartphone):

  • Though installing custom ROM will improve the device's performance and UI experiences, it makes the company warranty void and they will no longer be liable to provide updates in future [users can restore warranty by flashing the device with stock-ROM].
  • This custom ROM (INFAMOUS) has to be installed only on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T (T-Mobile) only. [To check your model: Go to Settings >> About phone >> model number]
  • Make sure the device is rooted before going forward for custom ROM installation.
  • Make sure you have installed USB drivers in the PC, or else your smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T) will not be recognized by the computer.
  • Installation of custom ROM requires clearing of memory in the smartphone, so make sure to back up all the data by installing Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP in the smartphone.
  • Make sure your device has more than 80 percent battery, or else there is chance of smartphone getting temporarily bricked if the installation process is interrupted in the mid-way.

[Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting (or manual software installation) of Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or may even lead to the device being permanently irreparable. International Business Times, India Edition cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if smartphones get bricked. Hence users are advised to proceed with caution.]

Step-by-step installation procedure of Android 4.4.2 KitKat INFAMOUS Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T (T-Mobile) model:

Step 1: Download Android 4.4.2 KitKat INFAMOUS Custom ROM (here).

Step 2: Connect Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T to PC via USB cord.

[Note: Before plugging the phone to the computer, make sure you have installed USB driver software, if not, click here to download the firmware]

Step 3: Then, place Android v4.4.2 file into the phone's SD card memory. [Note: Users are advised to paste the .zip file in SD card root, not in any other folder.]

[Note: Before users begin installing the custom software, make sure the device is already rooted and must have installed ClockworkMod Recovery].

Step 4: Now turn-off the device and disconnect from the PC.

Step 5: Then perform the regular 'Recovery Mode' sortie by press holding 'volume (up)', 'home' and 'power' buttons.

Step 6: After entering ClockworkMod Recovery mode, clear phone memory, by choosing 'wipe data/factory reset' option [Note: Use Volume keys to navigate and power button to select options, while operating under Recovery Mode].

Step 7: Now, clear the cache memory by selecting 'wipe cache partition.'

Step 8: Then go back to the ClockworkMod recovery, and select 'advanced' and tap 'wipe dalvik cache' [Note: This step is optional, but many recommend this procedure so that users will not face boot loops or any other errors in the middle of custom ROM installation].

Step 9: Again come back to main recovery screen and then tap 'install zip from SD card.'

Step 10: Then tap 'choose zip from sdcard' and go to Android 4.4.2 ROM .zip file in SD card and enter the installation process. [Note: use Volume keys to navigate and power button to select options].

Step 11: Once done with the installation process, navigate to '+++++Go Back+++++' and re-start the device by opting 'reboot system now' seen in the recovery menu.

Now, your device (Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T) will take a few minutes to complete booting process.

Users then head to Settings >> select About phone to confirm the installation of Android 4.4.2 KitKat INFAMOUS Custom ROM.

[Credits: Team Android]