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How to Install MIUI ROM v5 (4.9.26) on Galaxy Note 3 N900/N9000Q

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13th October 2014, 05:39 AM   |  #1  
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Official MIUI ROM v5 (4.9.26) KitKat 4.4.2 Fast & Battery Friendly [OpenBeta] for Galaxy Note 3 N900/N9000Q Exynos Model is now available to download. Sawgent is the Beta Team Leader for Note 3 N900/N9000Q Exynos Model and at MIUI Device Team. Official MIUI N900 MIUI Rom has been released on 11th July 2014, 10:39 PM for everyone. This rom is official MIUI Team Rom but not a port or other developers work. It is completely Team work of Xiaomi and MIUI .

MIUI ROM v5 (4.9.26) KitKat 4.4.2

It is not Final Release yet. It's Open Beta for everyone but suitable for daily usage with all functions. Still, there are some little problem. If you face this little problem, you can report it from this topic or official MIUI bug report system.
About MIUI Roms

It is AOSP based Deodexed custom rom for many Android Phones. It includes additional functionality not found in stock Android, including a fully theme-able user interface, new music, gallery, and camera apps, and an alarm clock that rings even if the device is turned off. For more info:
Bug Report Section MIUI
What Works:

Download Links

Rom Zip - MIUI ROM v5 Download

GApps - MIUI_OTA_Safe_Gapps_4.4_GP5.0_by Sawgent
(This gapps package does not effect OTA update and solves paid app bug with latest Google Play 5.0 app.)

Only Google Play APK -
Alternative GApps link -

Like this MIUI ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.
Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong.

Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:
  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  • Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy Note 3 N900/N9000Q to MIUI ROM v5 (4.9.26) KitKat 4.4.2 custom firmware.
Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download MIUI ROM v5 (4.9.26) KitKat 4.4.2 and Google Apps for Galaxy Note 3 N900/N9000Q to your computer.

Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy Note 3 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded MIUI ROM v5 zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. You will get an exclamation mark now. Again, hold your Volume Up + Power buttons. You should now be in your Recovery Mode.

Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition”

Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the MIUI ROM v5 file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 11 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now”
Note: Repeat the same step of installation as in step 10 with Google Apps after installing MIUI ROM v5.
Your Galaxy Note 3 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Galaxy Note 3 should now have MIUI ROM v5 Custom Rom installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.
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