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Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9 in 2020


Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9 2020: One of the best Note series smartphone to have been ever released by Samsung has to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It is also because Samsung did not have a good time with the Galaxy Note 7’s battery issues and it is obvious that Samsung went conservative with the Galaxy Note 8. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 marked its launch with a bang as Samsung tried to fit in everything they could and made the smartphone successful.

Talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, we know that it launched with Android 8.1 Oreo which was the latest version of Android available at that time. Since then, we know that the smartphone has released various updates such as Android 9 Pie and even the latest Android 10 update. However, the one thing to keep in mind is that Samsung adds its layer of Android on top named OneUI which was previously known as TouchWiz.

As far as TouchWiz is concerned, it is seen that OneUI was introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 by the company. We know that OneUI has made massive improvements to TouchWiz which was considered to be the heaviest skin for Android available out there. But we also know that not everyone likes OneUI 2.0 even with all the changes so we have the option on Android to flash custom ROMs to the device.

Talking about Custom ROMs, we have now compiled a list of the best custom ROMs available for the Galaxy Note 9 in 2020 which include ROMs based on Android 8.1 Oreo, Android 9.0 Pie as well as Android 10-based ROMs are included in the list down below:

Relevant Guides for ROM installation

  1. How to Flash TWRP recovery using Odin
  2. Also, How to install Gapps on your Android device
  3. How to install a custom ROM via TWRP recovery

Important Notes

  1. Make sure to have a complete backup of your device before proceeding.
  2. Make sure that your device is fully charged when you are attempting a ROM installation.
  3. Please be patient when you are installing custom ROMs. Few ROMs can take up to 30 mins for installation. Any unnecessary action can cause the hard bricking of your device.

List of Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9 2020

LineageOS 17.1

One of the best ROMs present in the Android universe is LineageOS which was previously called CyanogenMod. Now, we know that LineageOS ROM is one of the most close-to-stock Android ROM available too as it is based on AOSP. There are two versions of LineageOS available for the Galaxy Note 9 (codenamed crownLTE). LineageOS 15.1 is the official version of LineageOS available right now which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

However, you also have the option to flash LineageOS 16 on your device which is based on Android 9 Pie. But you should note that this is an unofficial build of the device which means that they will not receive official updates from the LineageOS team.

Also, an unofficial build of Android 10-based LineageOS 17.1 has also been built for the Galaxy Note 9. This allows you to take advantage of the latest version of Android rather than OneUI 2.0.

Download LineageOS 15.1(Official)

Download LineageOS 16.0(Unofficial)

Latest: Download LineageOS 17.1(Unofficial)

Resurrection Remix OS

Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9

Get your phone resurrected with Resurrection Remix ROM for your Galaxy Note 9. It is one of the most customizable ROM out of the box. This ROM is a hybrid of features from others. According to them, the optimizations are done to keep the OS battery-friendly as well as customizations. It has original resurrection features and other customizations too.

Resurrection Remix is more of a technical ROM for tweaks. So, if you like to tinker around a lot on your phone, this ROM is for you. It is recommended to read the thread before proceeding. The ROM is based on Android Pie.

Download RESURRECTION REMIX for Galaxy Note 9

Light ROM

LigthROM is always the first choice of those who are looking for light-weight custom mods, and somehow the developers never disappoint. For, Galaxy Note 9 LightROM provides an S9 Port which is heavily debloated and stands at well under 1GB in size. The custom mod has an arsenal of utilities including Odexed and Zipaligned, CSC support, Magisk root, and custom kernels in AROMA installer. It also provides a number of sound and camera mods. Most bugs are fixed in regular updates.

Download LightROM S9 Port for Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Pixel Experience ROM

Pixel Experience ROM, as the name suggests, is one of the best Custom ROMs you would get to experience Pixel software on a non-Pixel device. Basically, this ROM is based on Stock Android and provides you a 

This also means that you get exclusive features from the Pixel device which includes the Google Camera too which is claimed by many as being the best camera application and it does improve the image quality of your device. The Pixel Experience ROM currently available for the Galaxy Note 9 is based on Android 9.0 Pie

Download Pixel Experience ROM for your Galaxy Note 9


Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9

AICP ROM is one of the best custom ROMs you can flash on your device right now. This is because although the ROM is based on AOSP, it offers a ton of customization options. We would go on to say that it has the widest range of customization settings.

Talking about the AICP ROM available for Galaxy Note 9, it is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Download AICP ROM for Galaxy Note 9

crDroid OS

crDroid OS is also one of the best ROM options available if you are looking for customizations. This ROM provides you with additional features including the ones of Lineage OS.

This ROM is now available for the Galaxy Note 9 and it is currently based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Just like the Pixel Experience ROM, crDroid OS offers a similar look to Pixel devices. However, with more features.

Download crDroid OS for Galaxy Note 9

Dirty Unicorns

Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9

So, the next ROM on the list is Dirty Unicorns. It’s based on Android Pie. In other words, it is a minimal debloated ROM. This means that there are no other extra features. It is just pure Vanilla Android for your Note 9 with limited additional features. One can consider it analogous to AOKP ROMs

This ROM is useful if you just want a necessary amount of customizations and reliability for day to day usage. It is pretty stable to be used as a daily driver for your device.

Download Dirty Unicorns ROM for Galaxy Note 9


Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9

The next ROM on the list is AOSP EXTENDED ROM is a ROM by willhemmens from XDA. The ROM is pretty stable as rock for day to day usage. It has a custom moonlight kernel from the developer as well. The performance of the ROM as mentioned is pretty nice too. No stutters here and there. “An android custom ROM that aims to provide useful customizations with stability”.

Some of the features are the added Kernel, NightLight, working Fingerprint, Ambient Display shake to appear, and so on. The battery backup on this ROM is decent too. This Note 9 Custom ROM is packed with Stock Experience in mind analogous to Pixel Experience.


Havoc OS

Havoc OS is one of the new Custom ROMs developed on AOSP as well. Even though it is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, it brings you various features from Android 9.0 Pie. It includes things such as Quick Toggles style, Android P Volume slider style, Settings UI, and more.

The ROM is very snappy and has optimized animations as well!

Download Havoc OS for Galaxy Note 9


The next ROM on the list is AICP ROM. The ROM is pretty good, with the aim of keeping things simple, clean, and neat. This ROM has a fun naming story. This Galaxy Note 9 Custom ROM is lightweight AOSP is built upon vanilla Android source, and it has no bloatware. The performance of the ROM is pretty decent, like others.

The ROM doesn’t have any reported bugs. Although if there are some minor bugs you can report to the Developer anytime.

Download AOKP ROM for Galaxy Note 9

Thus, these are the Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 9. We will keep on editing and adding more ROMs to the list. If you have any doubts, you can ask us below in the comments. Let us know about your favorite ROM too!

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