Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Find the best custom ROMs for your unlocked Galaxy Note 8 over here.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was unarguably one of the best smartphones of 2017. Both in hardware and software aspects the device is just unbeatable and overall an all-around performer. The device is here for around a year and Samsung has been providing near to best software support with the OneUI update slated to hit the device soon. However, there ought to be some folks who’d like to experiment with the device by flashing various custom ROMs. And, for them, we’ve curated a list of best custom ROMs for the Galaxy Note 8.

As in the case with every custom ROMs, the device need to be bootloader unlocked and you know it’ll trip the Knox and certain Samsung proprietary services will be at stake. Nonetheless, check out the custom ROMs available for the Galaxy Note 8.

Related: Galaxy Note 8 update brings super Slow-Motion feature and AR emojis

Galaxy Note 8 Custom ROMs

LightROM – S9 Port For Galaxy Note 8 [SM-N950F/FD Only]

Version Information
Status: Stable
ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

LightROM is a Galaxy S9 Port for the Galaxy Note 8. It’s one of the most supported custom port ROM for the device. The ROM is debloated to have much smoother experience and increased storage. You’ll get some of the S9 exclusive features on the Note 8 with the ROM.

The ROM is stable with few bugs that you won’t even notice in day to day usage. However, one of the known bugs is the broken Intelligent Scan feature. Rest of the ROM is pretty good and worth a try.

If interested you may visit the original thread for downloads and other info from here.


  • Odexed
  • Zipaligned
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Magisk Root
  • CSC Supported
  • Navigation Bar Colors
  • Custom Kernels in Aroma
  • Under The Hood Optimizations For Smoother Experience

Related: [No Root]Install Galaxy Note 8 Live Drawing on other Samsung devices running Nougat and above

DeluxeROM v9.4

Version Information
Status: Stable
ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

DeluxeROM opens the world of heavy customization with its in-built ROMControl feature. It works on Galaxy Note 8 bearing model numbers SM-N950F/FD/N. The ROM features kernel level WireGuard integration capable of giving ad-free experience system-wide. There are other plenty of customization options and build prop tweaks for better experience and speed.


  • Based on PHE N950FXXU3CRF1/N950FOXM3CRE5/N950FXXU3CRE1 firmware.
  • Device status = OFFICIAL.
  • Replaced OTA screen with DeluxeROM settings.
  • Added toggles VoLTE, wificall, UHQ, DRC, SmartManager, user, Applock.
  • Native AppLock.
  • Screenshots on secure apps.
  • Outdoor mode on settings.
  • Floating messages.
  • 0.25x animations by default.
  • Deleted signature verification.
  • Added 1500 fonts.
  • Unlock with fingerprint after reboot.
  • Deleted high brightness warning.

For more info visit here.

Taimen – Pixel Experience ROM

Version Information
Status: Stable
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

It’s a heavily debloated rom reworked as Pixel AOSP rom. Features most, if not all Pixel 2XL Android P apps and no Samsung apps. It also reduces ram usage a lot. And if You want to try AOSP or just something different and Lineage isn’t stable, yet for the Note 8 this rom should be a great deal.


  • All Pixel 2XL Android P Apps.
  • Android P Pixel 2XL Sounds(Ringtones, Notifications, UI).
  • Pixel 2XL Widgets.
  • Android P Pixel 2XL Animations.
  • SetupWizard from AOSP.
  • Pixelified system(build.prop, Play Store etc).
  • AOSP Lockscreen.
  • Oreo AOSP SystemUI(Download Material Notification Bar from APKMirror or Play Store)
    Pixel Navbar.
  • Android P Pixel 2XL Live Wallpapers.
  • Pixel 2XL Android P Launcher.
  • SuperSU – Most stable for now.
  • Stock kernel.
  • Pixel Boot Animation.
  • Google Camera with HDR+



Visit the thread from here.

DevBase v6.0 with DeX, Encryption support

Version Information
Status: Stable

A pure Galaxy Note 8 base ROM with removed bloatware and added essential features. The developer has activated all most all CSC dependent features such as sending/receiving MMS without Data on. SMS/MMS sending time instead of receiving, “Call/Message block” option in Settings”Show network speed” toggle (Settings -> Display -> Status bar) and much more.

The ROM is pre-rooted with the latest Magisk 18.0. So, all the banking apps/Game should work without any flaw except certain Samsung apps/service that checks KNOX status.


  • Odexed (original stock files) + stock kernel
  • Multi CSC OXM (list of natively supported CSC as above
  • Removed KNOX related content (useless on rooted phones)
  • Removed Rlc.apk & vaultkeeperd (to avoid “OEM unlock issue”)
  • Rooted systemlessly (Magisk v18.0)
  • All original features are present and works (except KNOX related apps)
  • Added “App Lock” feature (Settings -> Advanced features)
  • No visual changes (100% stock look)

For downloads and additional information go here.

It is our guide to best custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 8. You can check some other guides at our dedicated guides portal.

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He is so desperate to try Custom Roms such that tripped Knox of his brand new Galaxy within 24 Hrs of its purchase. Purely "flashaholic" and can torture his device to any extend for deadly customizations.


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