Flash LiquidSmooth Android 5.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 – How to

Rafia Shaikh

We have already shared with you a custom ROM based on Android 5.1.1 for Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Building on that list, here is one of the top names when it comes to Android custom firmwares - LiquidSmooth. Giving you gesture and notifications controls, Dark UI, some of the best bits from CyanogenMod, and many other customization options, the ROM is now available for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 model N9005.

Stable, smooth and fast, here is how you can now update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to Android 5.1.1 based LiquidSmooth custom ROM.

LiquidSmooth Android 5.1.1 features:

  • ROM built with SaberMod 4.8.4 GCC Toolchain
  • Kernel built with SaberMod 4.9.3 GCC Toolchain
  • Updated Linux to 3.10.62
  • LCD KCAL control
  • Disabled forced encryption
  • Tweaked CPU governors (more gov’s to come)
  • ARM Optimized String Handling Routines
  • Linaro and Code Aurora Optimizations
  • SlimPie
  • CM 12 Theme engine
  • Custom Navbar options
  • AOKP system animation control
  • Listanimation views and interpolator
  • Avoid poor wifi connection option
  • SuperSu Intergrated
  • Long click option for quicksettings
  • LockClock options in settings
  • OmniRoms Performance Control
  • App Circle Sidebar
  • Gesture Anywhere
  • Gesture unlock
  • Battery icon options
  • SlimRoms Headsup customization
  • Custom toast animations
  • Option to disable screenshot noise
  • Built in superuser options with Root access options
  • Call blacklist optionsrepo init -u https://github.com/AOSPA/manifest -b lollipop-mr1
  • SMS rate limiting option
  • Filter spam notifications
  • Per app control for Lockscreen notifications
  • Configurable 0, 90, 180 and 270 degree rotation
  • Safe headset volume option
  • Less annoying sound notifications option
  • Option to use volume keys to control media volume anytime
  • Option to customize device hostname
  • Option to not wake up device when charge is plugged/unplugged
  • Volume rocker wake up
  • IME switcher notification control
  • Option to disable fullscreen keyboard
  • Force autorotation on IME
  • Option to force show enter key
  • CM’s Privacy Guard
  • Increasing ringtone option
  • Dark UI
  • Screen Density changer
  • Statusbar clock customization
  • Option to disable searchbar in recents
  • Statusbar brightness control
  • Double tap statusbar to sleep control
  • Custom Lockscreen shortcuts
  • Extra info about your device (About phone/tablet)
  • Custom Liquid Logo in about phone/tablet
  • Google bug report and ota removed
  • Option to show kernel toolchain and other info by tapping kernel version in about phone/tablet
  • Timeout and instant lock options added to slide unlock instead of just secure keyguard options
  • Developer options enabled by default
  • Navigation bar height control
  • Show application package name in app info
  • LiquidSmooth Stats and Updater added
  • Partition size info
  • Option to disable immersive messages

Note: The link works with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005. 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 Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to Android 5.1.1 LiquidSmooth:

  • 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 N9005 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 Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to Android 5.1.1 ROM:

Required files: download LiquidSmooth Android 5.1.1 for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 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 N9005 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 LiquidSmooth 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 N9005 into the new custom ROM. First boot takes a good 5 minutes so please be patient.

Let us know if you liked the latest iteration of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop through LiquidSmooth.

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