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Steve Kondik teases CyanogenMod running on the Galaxy Note 3

Well, it had to happen at some point, and now it looks like it could be happening quite soon. Steve Kondik, the man behind the popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, has taken to Google+ to tease CyanogenMod (CM) running on the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s latest and greatest phablet. A lot of folks feverishly await the arrival of CM on a shiny new device they bring home, and for Note 3 owners, the option to remove Samsung’s overbearing software and use Android as Google envisioned it should be a reality soon.

Of course, Steve didn’t mention any time frame of release, but since the ROM is up and running, a test version should be making its way to XDA pretty soon (though personally I don’t see a point in removing all the unique software features that make the Note series a joy to use, unless you just bought a Note for the large screen and powerful hardware). You’re free to hit up the source link and pester Steve about it in the comments, though you’ll likely be hit with the standard “no ETAs” response. But hey, no money spent on trying, right?

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drakenlord78
drakenlord78

Personnaly, I’m not a business man. I have tested all the feature with the S-Pen. I have to say that this is the best Samsung phone’s series, and I’m sad to admit that I regret my SGS 3 for a Note 2 in the past. But, I can’t say that I’m using all these features. For instance, on the SGS 3, after 1 year, I don’t use smart stay or smart rotation and other features with motion at all. I have simply disabled them. I have also tested the S4 features. That’s great have to admit but I wont use… Read more »

XxPixX
XxPixX

Why get a samsung if you want to have CM on it? Due to samsungs support(or should I say NO support) with development on these devices, the CM builds are really buggy for them… less so for the Qualcomm variant but still, not everything works on them and they aren’t stable.

thekorngear
thekorngear

“I don’t see a point in removing all the unique software features that make the Note series a joy to use.”

I hundred percent agree. A specialized cm rom can be established. With the introduction to Omni ROM we can hope a happy middle ground.

Umbral666
Umbral666

How can you install this without killing your phone warranty ?

Can you delete the original OS legally ?

drakenlord78
drakenlord78

CyanogenMod is, as it’s name talk by itself, a MOD. Meanning that this is a kind a “improvement” for a ROM. So, as a mod, it has to take a base. And the base is the official ROM itself, meanning the Official Samsung Firmware. You can’t really delete an OS, even if you try to format the /system partition, the kernel stay here to lead all the things that make a ROM being a ROM. But about the legal things, there is nothing illegal with that as CyanogenMod is made with full open-source code and you are not a criminal… Read more »