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Get Android 5.1.1 MinimalOS Lollipop Custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005

Get Android 5.1.1 MinimalOS Lollipop Custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005: MinimalOS custom ROM was previously released for the Nexus 7 devices and now it is available for one of the Samsung’s flagship device, Galaxy Note 3 LTE model number N9005. This MinimalOS custom ROM is based on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop that brings all sort of great aftermarket features such as Double Tap on Statusbar, Double Tap to Wake, gesture unlock, Blacklist unwanted calls, Navbar to sleep, filter notifications, a blacklist is also there for unwanted calls and stuff and changing LCD density etc. The ROM has been tested by many users and found it very stable and working great on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 devices.

If you want to install MinimalOS Custom ROM featuring Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 3 then go ahead and follow the given instructions. Please note that this is a custom ROM which is not officially released by Samsung, thus you’ll be required to have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP already installed in order to flash the MinimalOS ROM and Google Apps .zip files on your Note 3. Before proceeding to the installation guide, it is highly recommended to take a proper backup of all your important data and settings. All you need to have a rooted Galaxy Note 3 to get this Android 5.1.1 Lollipop MinimalOS custom ROM. Checkout the highlighted features of MinimalOS ROM:

MinimalOS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM for Galaxy Note 3 N9005

MinimalOS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM Features:

  • Memory leak fixes and other fixes from AOSP.
  • Layers 2.1 Support [Latest].
  • Notification Ticker.
  • Statusbar Brightness Control.
  • Show Notification Count.
  • Double-tap Statubar or Navbar to sleep.
  • Clock Customization [Left,Center,Right].
  • Headsup Swipe.
  • Battery Status Style.
  • Privacy Guard.
  • Blacklist.
  • Filter Notifications.
  • Smart Call.
  • Smart Mute.
  • Detailed Caller Information.
  • Phone Number Lookup.
  • Quick Pin Unlock.
  • Gesture Unlock.
  • Quick Settings.
  • Quick Pulldown.
  • Show Weather [It will be removed soon].
  • Ability to disable Heads up.
  • Force Expanded Notification.
  • Advanced Reboot.
  • Screen Record.
  • Clear All Recents [Top right, Top left, Top center, Bottom right, Bottom left, Bottom center].
  • Show Search Bar in Recents Menu.
  • LCD Density.
  • Navbar Customization.
  • Navrings Customization.
  • Re-Orient Volume Buttons.
  • Expanded Desktop.
  • Ambient Display Customization.
  • Silent Mode.
  • Battery Light Customization.
  • LED Notification Customization.


This tutorial containing MinimalOS Android 5.1.1 ROM file is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 during or after the installation of MinimalOS Android 5.1.1 ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


Required Files:

Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 to MinimalOS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:

Follow these instructions to flash Android 5.1.1 MinimalOS Lollipop custom ROM on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005.

1:- First, download Android 5.1.1 MinimalOS Lollipop custom ROM ( and Google Apps for Galaxy Note 3 I9005 from the above links on the desktop of the PC.

2:- Plug your Note 3 to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.

3:- Transfer Android 5.1.1 ROM .zip file that you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

4:- Unplug the Galaxy Note 3 from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.

5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home +Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.

6:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced >Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.

7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.

8:- Navigate to the Android 5.1.1 MinimalOS custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Your Galaxy Note 3 I9005 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via MinimalOS custom ROM.

Let us know in the comments area below if you need help while flashing MinimalOS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 3.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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