Flash Android 5.1.1 AOSP Based AICP ROM on Galaxy Note 3 N900T – How to

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Jun 5, 2015
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Pure AOSP based and carrying popular CyanogenMod 12 features, AICP Android 5.1.1 custom firmware is now available for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Stable, smooth and carrying all CM12 components, here is how to update Note 3 N900T to Android 5.1.1 based AICP custom ROM.

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AICP Android 5.1.1 Lollipop features:

  • Compiled from Android Ice Cold Project: AICP sources.
  • Version 9.0 Beta
  • Initial release
  • Android 5.1- R5
  • Old Layout
  • Proximity Call
  • Screenrecord
  • Add blocker
  • Notification FC Disabler
  • LCD Changer (persistent)
  • Gesture Anywhere
  • Recents Panel Settings
  • Omniswitch
  • App Circle Bar
  • Network Traffic on statusbar
  • Show CPU Info
  • Boot animation changer
  • CM Theme Engine
  • Slim Launcher
  • Slim’s Heads Up, with the ability to disable
  • QS Screenshot Tile
  • QS Screenrecord Tile
  • QS Quick and Smart pull down
  • QS WiFi Detailed Tile View
  • CM12 features

Note: The link works with T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T. You can follow the steps with other Samsung Galaxy devices, but do not use this ROM zip file with any other device.

Before you update Note 3 N900T to Android 5.1.1 AICP ROM:

  • Backup any important data from your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as a complete wipe will be required during the flashing process.
  • Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900T must be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your device must be charged to at least 60% of power.

Steps to update Note 3 N900T to Android 5.1.1 AICP ROM:

Required files: download AICP Android 5.1.1 for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 N900T and save it on your computer. Do not extract the contents. Also download the Google Apps Package for your Note 3 from here.

  • Connect Galaxy Note 3 N900T to your computer using a USB cable and copy the zip file to your phone’s SD card.
  • Disconnect the USB cord and power off your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
  • Boot it into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.
  • Wipe data task: from CWM recovery menu, select wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process. Then go on to wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache.
  • From recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Locate the AICP Android 5.1.1 custom firmware and confirm the flashing process.
  • Once done, repeat the above step for installing Gapps on your smartphone.
  • After installation is done successfully, return back to main recovery menu and reboot your Note 3 N900T into the new custom ROM. First boot takes a good 5 minutes so please be patient.

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