Not having the latest mobile phone is not a mater of worry when it comes to operating system and upgrading it to latest Android. We are talking about Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 which had been launched by the company back in 2013 and still many a users have this magnificent beast in their possession. And now you can install Cardinal Nougat Custom Firmware on to your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005.

If you are one of those lucky people who stay away from showing off and want to use a phone because it’s useful and handy, then you are in for a treat. You can easily download and install Android 7.1.1 Cardinal Nougat Custom Firmware ROM which is based on the latest Nougat 7.1.1. This firmware has great features and is based on AOSP firmware. The ROM is compatible for Note 3 LTE N9005 in every possible way but still it has not been announced by the Samsung company itself that’s why you will need to have custom recovery(TWRP, ClockWork Mod CWM) installed on your Note 3 LTE N9005. 

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You can update your Samsung Note 3 LTE N9005  to Android 7.1.1 Cardinal Nougat Custom Firmware ROM by following this tutorial mindfully. You are highly recommended and advised to make back up pf all your data because in case of a catastrophic situation where things might not go as planned, you would, at least, be able to recover your precious data

Requirements for installing Android 7.1.1 Cardinal Nougat Custom Firmware ROM:

There are a number of things that you need to do, download and install before you start with the actual process of installing Custom ROM on your phone.

  • Make sure that you have downloaded and installed the USB drivers of Samsung on your computer.
  • Do not forget to enable the USB debugging mode.
  • Make sure that the bootloader is unlocked. If it is not, you might run into boot loops during the installation process.
  • Another important thing is to make a backup of your data. If something goes wrong or you might have to wipe your data, you should have a backup. We understand you would not want to lose everything. So, backup your data someplace safe.
  • Your Samsung device should be charged, it should have a minimum battery of 80-90%.
  • Most of these tutorials are for factory unlocked phones, we recommend that you do not try this tutorial if your phone is carrier locked.
  • Having a Custom Recovery installed on your phone is a big Plus.
  • When you enter the recovery mode during the installation process, you should perform the Dalvik cache wipe.
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Complete Instructions up updating Samsung Note 3 LTE N9005 to Android 7.1.1 Cardinal Nougat Custom Firmware ROM:

Below we have provided the complete instructions on how to update your Samsung Note 3 LTE N9005 to LTE N9005 to Android 7.1.1 Cardinal Nougat Custom Firmware. If you already know how to install a custom ROM, we are sure this is not going to be different for you. But if this is the first time you are trying to install, you should read each and every instruction carefully before starting with the installation process.

Step 1- First of all download Download Cardinal 7.1.1 ROM and on to your personal computer. 

Step 2- Connect your device with your personal computer using a USB cable. 

Step 3- Copy the files you downloaded in step 1 on to your device’s SD card root. Remember not to save it in any folder of your device. It has to be saved in the SD card of your device.

Step 4- Disconnect the USB cable from your personal computer and turn your device off.

Step 5- Turn your device on, pressing the power & volume up and down keys altogether. This will enable the device’s Bootloader mode. Click the bootloader option. 

Step 6- Once you are in Bootloader mode, look for recovery option and click on it. This click will take you in ClockworkMod recovery. 

Step 7- Tap “wipe data/factory reset” from the options showing on your Galaxy S4 screen by clicking the power button.

Step 8- Next Tap on “wipe cache partition”.

Step 9- You might as well do a dalvik wipe cache by tapping on Advance Menu and then selecting “Wipe Dalvik Cache” to save yourself from tiny errors or bootloops.

Step 10- Head back into recovery mode and select option  “install zip from SD card” by tapping on it, use your volume keys to navigate the file to the downloaded zip file of Android 7.1.1 ROM zip file you copied on your device’s SD card and start the installation process by selecting it. 

Step 11- Head back to “+++++Go Back+++++” option, tap on it and then select “reboot system now” option by tapping on it to reboot your device. 

It may take few minutes to reboot and when your phone turns back on, you will have the Android 7.1.1 Cardinal Nougat custom firmware ROM installed on your Samsung Note 3 LTE N9005 smartphone.

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