• Title: Phoenix ROM Update 2
  • Listed: 12/31/2015 7:40 pm
  • ROM Version: Android 5.1.1
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Phoenix ROM Update 2

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Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who supported Phoenix ROM in 2015. Now in 2016, I bring you Update 2. I hope you like it, even though there are a lot of good ROMS out there too for the K3 Note.

This is an Android 5.1.1 ROM port for the Lenovo K3 Note. Phoenix ROM will always be as close to AOSP and as close to the base ROM as possible. You will not find any additional tweaks for this ROM because the ROM is stable and fast as it is.

Base ROM is the Jiayu S3 5.1.1 (RC2) ROM developed by superdragonpt and DerTeufel1980 of the XDA Forums and Jiayu.de forums.

Major changes on Phoenix ROM Update 2 (RC2) since Phoenix ROM Update 1 (RC1):
- Google entered the security fixes from November (Stagefright patches are updated)
- Better support for layers themes (application from the Play Store required)
- New Launcher with icon pack support (new icon packages are in Play Store, but after "icon pack" search)
- Backup & Restore application added
- "Frameworks" updated to Android 5.1.1 release 26
- Performance optimizations (only draw pictures / backgrounds, if there is a change, …)
- ZRAM kernel reactivated (which provides compressed memory available) *** additional hidden RAM
- "Documents" file has managerial skills received (copy, cut, paste)
- Some applications adapted to the material design
- optimized "scroll"
- Performance optimization of the "last used applications" overview
- Speed Dial for Phone application added (Sorry, no translations entered)
- More and faster exchange of (automatic) brightness
- And more
- Some UI Changes specifically Settings Icons and layout

Some Issues some users may want to know:
- FM Radio still force closes upon exit, and when choosing channel list.
- Still no double-tap to wake support. If you want this feature, install Xposed Framework and use a module for double-tap to wake.
- Still no LED Notification support. I asked around how to get it to work but there are no replies. There are workarounds out there like Light Flow App and others.

Important Note to Porters:
- Thank you to the creators of Androium 6 and HTC Sense V2 for acknowledging Phoenix ROM as your base ROM.
- If you want to make Phoenix ROM Update 2 as your base rom, you are free to do so just don't forget to give credits.



If you like the work done by the developers, please do visit the links, thank them, and if you could, donate to them:
superdragonpt XDA profile:
DerTeufel1980 XDA profile:


superdragonpt Paypal link for donation:
DerTeufel1980 Paypal link for donation:


This ROM was ported by Miyer Bernabe. If this ROM worked for your Lenovo K3 Note and/or Lenovo A7000 Plus and like it, you may want to send him something too for his porting efforts:


Other Credits go to:

imageconstructor for his Phenix


Lowe Christian G. Beltran for the Phoenix ROM Logo


Some screenshots:

Screenshot_2015-12-30-10-40-38 Screenshot_2015-12-30-20-19-39 Screenshot_2015-12-30-20-22-40 Screenshot_2015-12-30-20-23-00 Screenshot_2015-12-31-10-12-29 Screenshot_2015-12-31-10-28-54 Screenshot_2015-12-31-10-36-00 Screenshot_2015-12-31-18-08-29 Screenshot_2015-12-31-18-08-38 Screenshot_2015-12-31-18-08-50 Screenshot_2015-12-31-18-08-56 Screenshot_2015-12-31-18-09-01 Screenshot_2015-12-31-18-11-34 Screenshot_2015-12-31-18-13-31

Download: HERE

*** Other notes:

– Xposed Framework is supported

Donate with PayPal to PorkchopMiyer

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※Please make a backup of your device before installing or updating ROM

61 Responses to“Phoenix ROM Update 2”

  1. 12/28/2015
    Posts: 2

    how install xposed


  2. 09/25/2015
    Posts: 80

    forever CM 12.1:)

    • 10/12/2015
      Posts: 184

      Please don't discourage the developer of this ROM. If you can't appreciate his work then don't say anything that would discourage him because this ROM is much better than you so called CM12.1. Hope you understand.

    • 07/17/2014
      Posts: 483

      Good luck with all the bugs and the mediocre speed.

  3. 12/28/2015
    Posts: 2

    xposed still not working. .get bootloop again


  4. 09/26/2015
    Posts: 374

    Ram free on first booting?

  5. 07/19/2015
    Posts: 14

    Stuck in bootloop tried 4 times with no success

    • 10/12/2015
      Posts: 184

      You need to clean install this rom. And don't forget to wipe dalvik cache, cache, system, data and internal memory before installing this rom.

  6. 05/22/2015
    Posts: 4

    Xposed works, install v.78


    Still no status bar with quick settings on the lock screen! This is not a feature of AOSP and is not adjustable from settings. 

    Nice try, but restoring CM12.1..

    • 07/17/2014
      Posts: 483

      Sure, you’re free to do whathever you want with your phone, but as IndianTigers said, CM12.1 is miles behind Phoenix in terms of speed and stability.

  7. 10/12/2015
    Posts: 184

    Thank you so much Sir Miyer Bernabe for providing us such a wonderful, smooth and almost a bugless ROM.

    From the beginning I was a die hard fan of Phoenix ROM and used the former version for more than 2 months but I must say that latter version is way too better than the former one. This ROM is really very smooth, infact twice as smooth as CM12.1. There is no wifi bug, xposed v79_sdk22_arm64 zip file with alpha4 apk is just working great.

    Further, I want to say, those who are saying that xposed is not working properly actually don't know how to flash xposed, they must attain some knowledge before commenting here. There are only two bugs in this ROM i.e. Notification led bug, for that I am using lightflow app+ambient display module and Double tap to wake bug and for that I am using gravityscreen pro apk.

    In view of above, I want to say that Sir Miyer Bernabe you don't need to get discouraged by those who say they are restoring CM12.1 or so. You did a fantastic job and I bet that so far this is the best custom ROM available for our beloved k3 note and you can make it even better by fixing led and dt2w bug.

    • 09/03/2015
      Posts: 45

      Hi Tiger, I m in love with phoenix. But Light flow app not working. It installs but it not functions for misscall (not check for others). Also how to use layer manager. I tried Prime, it got stucked at boot anim.I also tried PS named layer, not worked. Help out. This is layer supporting rom still… Help out.


      connect me:  https://www.facebook.com/nilima.kumari.75491

  8. 07/17/2014
    Posts: 483

    Super update, many nice changes, cheers dear friend! I heard other devs found that the led notification works when using the 3.10.61 kernel. You may want to try it out. :)

  9. 08/22/2015
    Posts: 83

    Great update keep up the good work.

    And you guys with issues with wifi/data/xposed. Maybe you shouldnt be using custom mods because the issues are at your place and you should be asking yourself what YOU have done wrong insteed of blaiming the rom/or what not. 


  10. 07/09/2015
    Posts: 3

    Data does not work, (or with activated roaming). I company Jazztel (Spain).

    • 07/17/2014
      Posts: 483

      Not a fail of Phoenix Rom, it’s Lenovo’s fail! Flash this in recovery: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/74df/mNRdV97iR

    • 07/09/2015
      Posts: 3

      I answered myself; I must configure the APN (even works 4G). Rom very fluid and fast, (21 seconds to boot, impressive).Miui rom is too heavy.That includes Spanish language.

      The negative: Can not find the % sign on the calculator.Is there a way?
      Thanks to the creator of this rom.

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