Samsung Note 3 SM-N900v custom ROM install

  1. Root phone with Yemen root.
    1. Phone should have ADB debugging turned on and the drivers installed on the PC. This can be tricky to get right.
  2. Install SuperSU, run the app and install the binary
  3. Install Busybox, run the app and install it
  4. Put an SD card in the phone and format it (it’s necessary for some reason)
  5. Follow these instructions to unlock the bootloader
    1. (download and run this app)
    2. after clicking the install button in the app, or whatever it says, wait for the terminal to come up, type Yes and press Enter.
    3. After the phone powers off, hold volume down, home, and power, then press volume up. The device type should say Developer – that’s how you know it worked.
  6. Download the latest .img (not .tar) recovery image from here and put it on the phone’s storage.
  7. Install Flashify, choose to install recovery, navigate to the TWRP .img file, and flash it.
  8. With the custom recovery installed, install whatever ROM you want like lineageOS. Flash like usual and there won’t be any of the Samsung/Verizon nonsense getting in your way.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) install LineageOS

Apparently this only works if you have Lollipop 5.1 installed. It worked for me, anyway. Don’t use Heimdall; it doesn’t work.

  1. Copy the OS and gapps to the USB storage now to make things easier.
  2. Install TWRP – the file you want is called twrp-3.1.0-1-lt03xx-n.img.
    1. Use Odin v3.10. Click AP and select the twrp recovery .img downloaded before. If the device doesn’t show up, install the samsung drivers
  3. After Odin is done, boot into recovery immediately. As soon as the flash is complete, hold power and volume up (the one further away from the power button). When the logo comes on the screen. let go of the power button. Then I think you have to let go of the volume button as well.
  4. When TeamWin recovery loads, mount USB storage and copy OS/gapps if you didn’t before. (You might have to go into device manager, find the ADB device, and switch the driver to composite ADB or whatever it’s called to get it to show up in Explorer).
  5. Flash the zips.

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