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The Galaxy Note 3 phablet was released in September 2013 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and last time, it was upgraded to 5.1.1 Lollipop. The phone is too old to be eligible for a new upgrade, but there’s a way to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on it, and it’s via Phronesis custom ROM. In this article, we’ll teach you how to install this firmware, which offers the latest security patches, a do-not-disturb option, performance tweaks, and the new features introduced by Google.

In order to install the Phronesis Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM, you must own a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) LTE model. You will also need to back up your data using Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP and to install a USB driver software on your PC. The phone’s battery must have at least 80 percent juice left because if the installation process is interrupted, you’ll risk bricking your Note 3.

After downloading Phronesis Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM and Google Apps to your PC, connect your Galaxy Note 3 to it and copy and paste the .zip files to your phone’s storage memory. Now, turn off your phone and unplug it from PC, then perform Recovery mode sorties by long pressing Volume Down and Power buttons.

You will enter the TWRP settings menu, where you’ll clear phone’s memory by selecting “Wipe” option, then you’ll tap “Swipe to Factory Reset” option to perform factory reset. After that, you’ll return to TWRP settings and tap “Install”. You’ll select .zip file in the phone’s memory, go back to TWRP menu setting and tap “’wipe to Confirm Flash”.

The installation process will complete in a few minutes and at the end, you’ll se a message on your screen which says “Successful” and if you face any boot loop problem, return to TWRP settings and select “Wipe cache/dalvik”. This is it.

Intex Aqua Power 4G Already Comes Pre-installed With Android Marshmallow

If you live in India and you’re searching for a new phone that comes pre-installed with the latest Android Marshmallow OS, then you might like the Intex Aqua Power 4G, which costs only Rs. 6399 ($95). The phone has a 5-inch HD IPS display, it’s powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6725P processor backed by 1GB of RAM and has a battery with a capacity of 3,800mAh that offers 18 hours of talk time. The internal memory is expandable from 8GB to 32GB and the main camera has a resolution of 8MP, offering basic features. For selfies or video calls, you can use the secondary camera of 2MP.