You can now Install CM13 on Galaxy Note 3 Android 6.0. Now Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can be updated unofficially to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 Custom ROM. this may sound unappealing at first because of the word ‘unofficial’ but it’s really worth the hard work. Since CM13 firmware is based on AOSP and developed by XDA developers so there is no serious compatibility issue between the device and custom firmware. Despite of flashing unofficial android update on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, all features and functions perform completely and with all their protocols. This tutorial will step by step guide you on How to install CM13 on Galaxy Note 3 Android 6.0 Custom ROM.
To install the custom ROM on your device is only unofficial and not illegal. So by all means you are entitled to update your android device and enjoy latest features of a firmware that you cannot get officially. Make sure you backup everything before installing a custom ROM on your device as you will have to wipe your device clean. Furthermore, there are a few precautionary steps that you should follow before installing CM13 on your Galaxy Note 3. I have written them below!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Drivers:
You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.
Make a Backup of Samsung Galaxy Note 3:
It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Install CM13 on Galaxy Note 3 Android 6.0 Custom ROM. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:
- Backup your Android Apps -> How to Backup Android Apps
- Backup your SMS Messages -> How to Backup SMS Messages
- Backup WhatsApp Messages -> How to Backup WhatsApp Messages
- Backup Contacts and other Google Data -> Go to Settings > Accounts, then sync with Google
- Backup Photos and Music etc. -> Connect your device to your Computer with a USB Cable and copy all the content from your device.
- This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 3, DO NOT try this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
- Make sure your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is Rooted and has ClockworkMod or TWRP Custom recovery installed. We’ll go with the ClockworkMod in this tutorial.
- Your device must be at least 70% charge to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.
How to Install CM13 on Galaxy Note 3 Android 6.0 Custom ROM
All done? Good. Let’s get started with Installing CM13 on Galaxy Note 3!
Step 1: Download the following files:
Step 2: After that, connect your device with your computer with the help of the USB cable and move the downloaded files to your device.
Step 3: Unplug your device and then turn it off.
Step 4: When it is turned off, boot it in to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Button simultaneously.
Step 5: When your device successfully boots into recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup by going to Advanced > Backup and Restore > Backup to /sdcard.
Step 6: Now clean up the storage system of your device; so, just select wipe data/factory reset as show in the image below.
Note: The CWM Recovery in your device may not be as same as shown in the images here. However, functions are almost the same in every version of CWM Recovery.
Step 7: After that, select install zip from the recovery menu.
Step 8: Followed by choose zip from sd card and select the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1. Installation will start.
Step 9: Wait for the installation to complete. Once it is complete, repeat the last 2 steps to flash GApps or Google Apps. Or you can follow the tutorial below:
Step 10: After you’re done with everything, go back to the recovery menu and select wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache.
Step 11: In the end, from main menu of recovery select reboot system now.
Note: First boot will take a bit of time, so just be patient. If your device gets stuck in bootloop, turn it off, boot into recovery mode, perform a factory reset and wipe cache. Then reboot it. Hopefully it will turn on!