For this week’s Galaxy S5 ROM of the Week, check out X-Note ROM by XDA user Soloilmeglio! He is an excellent developer who has been making some excellent custom ROMs for many other Samsung phones in the past like the Note 2, Note 3, and the S4.
Based on European SM-G900F KitKat Android 4.4.2 TouchWiz firmware, X-Note ROM brings you some nice customization along with DPI Switcher (run phone UI in Phone/Tablet/custom DPI).
This ROM can be installed on European (SM-G900F), Asian (SM-900I), T-Mobile (SM-G900T), Canadian (SM-G900W8), and probably any other Qualcomm-based GSM Galaxy S5.
Inside X-Note ROM, you will find X-Note Control app which allows you to do stuff like enable Quad multi-window (so you can have 4 multi-windows), disable ads, change battery icon, change status bar/notification panel colors, enable extra quick toggles, boost sound levels (great for using phone as speaker), and some more. There’s even an “Air Wake” feature that allows you to wake up your S5 using the Air Sensor. (I haven’t got it to work yet but do let me know if you do.)
Overall, X-Note ROM is a lot of fun to play with and definitely going to get your Galaxy S5 up to speed with custom ROM development. We are still in early stages of ROM development but X-Note seems to be on a great start and a great custom ROM to get started without Knox and bloatware.