LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 is finally out! I have been enjoying the previous v3.1 for weeks but I find that v3.2 is better than ever, giving you more stability and a solid Android 4.4.4 ROM.
Many of earlier Android 4.4.4 custom ROMs sometimes were buggy on some of the variants but I feel the latest version is better than ever. If you are looking for a good, stable 4.4.4 ROM with lots of customization/features, my top two choices are currently Gummy ROM and LiquidSmooth ROM.
For overclocking, also install Agni kernel, which gives you much better battery life and overclocking support up to 2Ghz. For overclocking, I recommend 1.8Ghz at most and you can use either LiquidSmooth Performance menu or the Agni Control app.
For customization, LiquidSmooth ROM offers one of the best customization options through its LiquidSmooth settings (in Settings). You will be able to customize everything from your lockscreen, status bar, navigation bar, CPU, and much more.
Navigation custom setttings are my favorite part of the ROM, you have many choices including App circle sidebar, Gesture anywhere (shortcuts using gestures), PIE Controls (two PIE controls on-board), and customization offered for your soft buttons plus navigation rings. By using your navigation options carefully, you will be able to maximize efficiency of your phone while on the go.
For notifications, LiquidSmooth ROM offers Active Display, Driving Mode, HALO, Heads Up notifications, lockscreen nofitications, and some more.
Many of the LiquidSmooth builds also come with an overclockable kernel, meaning you will be able to easily overclock for your high-end games/graphic-intensive apps.
If you haven’t tried the latest LiquidSmooth ROM, definitely give it a go as it’s one of the better supported models on the Note 2 and do let me know what you think of the latest version!
Download Agni Kernel for Note 2 for AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint/Verizon/GT-N7105/Canadian (Agni Kernel actually works for Sprint/Verizon also, verified working well here, I’ve removed asserts to support Sprint/Verizon) – Credits
Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (Use micro if you want two cameras (AOSP/Google Camera) and stock if you just want Google Camera.)
Sorry, DOES NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP!!!
BEFORE INSTALLING, UPGRADE your CWM Recovery to v18.104.22.168 or higher using ROM Manager App from the Play Store. Also if using TWRP, use Goo Manager app to update to v22.214.171.124 or higher. Otherwise you will FAIL during install! You can also install CWM Recovery manually here.
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install kernel, install Gapps, install HighOnAndroid Conversion Kit (If you want OnePlus One camera, theme, AudioFX/Screencast apps), and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system. For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)
First time installing a custom ROM? See our Custom ROM Install Guide first!
- Want a height-adjustable keyboard? Check out How to Install LG G3 Keyboard!
- Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard? See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!
- Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!
- If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
- If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
- If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
- Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
- Want to listen to YouTube music with screen off? Check out How to Playback YouTube videos with Screen-Off!
- Need multi-window? Check out How to Add Multi-Window to Any Rooted Android!
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: My 64GB SD card does not work!
A: AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) do not support beyond 32GB of microSD external storage.
Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)
Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.