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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is more than three years old, but those who own it are still hesitant to give up their trusty and beloved phablet. This isn’t really surprising since the Note 3 was the cream of the crop when it was first released and stood out from the crowd because of its advanced features.

Unfortunately, because of its age, the Note 3 is no longer eligible for the latest Android updates. It came with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box and was upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It was eligible to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, but its update cycle stopped there: it could no longer receive Marshmallow and Nougat.

This is a huge problem for Galaxy Note 3 owners who want to get their hands on the new and exciting features that Android Marshmallow and Nougat bring. They can either accept the fact that they will never be able to enjoy these features, or they can replace their old phone with a new make and model that’s eligible to get the latest Android firmware updates.

They can also explore a third solution: use a custom ROM to get the newest features into their device. If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and aren’t ready to let go of it yet, you’ll want to give this a try since it’s a relatively easy way to enjoy Marshmallow and Nougat.

Choosing this option isn’t a problem since there are many custom ROMs available for the Galaxy Note 3. One example is Phronesis Marshmallow ROM, which gives you access to the features offered by Android 6.0. Another is the Android 7.1.1 Resurrection Remix ROM, which works only with the Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 model and provides it with features that can only be found in devices with Android Nougat.

Before using a custom ROM, you should first be aware of the risks that are associated with this process, which include bricking your device and losing your warranty. You should also back up your data to ensure that you can retrieve your important files in case something goes wrong. You can learn more about preparing your device for custom ROM installation by reading this guide.