Get an Early Look into Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) with the Leaked Firmware

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Lollipop was the favorite candy for the Android fans last Christmas and the taste continues this new year too. Many Android devices had already got their share of the candy named OS in the past few months either in the form of official or leaked firmware and other popular ROM builds like Cyanogenmod. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE users had already tasted the leaked Lollipop firmware few days back which shows the insights of Lollipop on Note 3. You can see the Lollipop installation guide of Note 3 SM-N9005 from the link below:

→ Install Leaked Android 5.0 Lollipop FIrmware on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005

Now it’s time for another variant of the Note 3, the SM-N900 which is the 3G variant of the Note 3. The official Lollipop update for the Note is underway from Samsung but there is no there is no word on when it will land in the market. The update is bulky as all the other Lollipop firmwares weighing at 1.13 GB which packs all the Lollipop features. Being a Samsung device, the Note 3 firmware comes in the Towuchwiz flavor rather than the stock vanilla flavor. Samsung modifications to the stock OS is indeed exciting but it beefs up the simple layouts which consumes huge chunk of your device’s resources. The leak looks promising and many users at XDA reported positively and you take a quick peek of the Lollipop on Note 3 from the screenshots below:

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The firmware is an odin flashable firmware, so you can easily flash it in one click with the odin tool without the need of nerdy commands. If you’re familiar with the odin flash tool, it’s a piece of cake to install the Lollipop firmware but if you’re new to it, carefully follow the detailed procedure given below to avoid any hassles.

Warning

This Guide is intended only for the Galaxy Note 3 devices with the model number SM-N900, not for any other device of Samsung. Be extra cautious when you choose the firmware builds as flashing wrong firmwares might result in a bricked device. You alone are responsible for any consequences that might occur during the process, we shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device.

Prepare Your Device

  • Charge your Galaxy Note 3 above 60% battery level to avoid shutdowns during the process.
  • Enable USB Debugging: Link
  • Install Required USB Drivers: Link
  • Backup your device storage, Contacts, SMS, EFS (if you got root), etc. using Google Sync service or any third-party app.

UPDATE

The official Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware is available now. We suggest you try the official version.

Downloads

Lollipop Firmware [N900XXUGBNL8 5.0.7z] → Click Here | Mirror |  Mirror 2

Odin v3.10 → Click Here

Installation Instructions

  1. Download and extract the firmware file on your computer. It’s a multi-file firmware, so you’ll get a bunch of files in the package.
  2. Download and extract the Odin file in the same location where you have extracted the firmware package.
  3. Double-click on Odin3 v3.09.exe to start the flashing tool.
  4. Make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked and everything else is unchecked. Then load the files in their respective fields as shown below.
    note-3-lollipop-leak-odinNote: Don’t load the PIT file inside the firmware zip as it will re-partition the device which would be extremely unnecessary and an addition risk.
  5. Boot your device into download mode:
    • Power off your phone.
    • Now press the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons altogether until you see the warning screen, use the power button to confirm and enter Download Mode.
  6. Connect the device to the PC using an USB cable.
  7. As soon as you connect, the Odin window will display the acquired ID:COM port on the top-left and message box shall display Added!! message.
  8. Click on Start and the process will begin.
  9. It will take a few minutes to complete the flashing process and upon completion will display a PASS!! message. 
  10. Your Galaxy Note 3 will reboot automatically after the process is finished.

That’s it. The initial boot will take a tad longer than usual, so grab a coffee or take a bite while the device boots you to the initial Lollipop setup.

Leave your valuable comments below for any queries regarding the tutorial.

  • Jon Senillo Gales

    is it working in SM-N9006??? android version 4.4??

  • Hendy

    i need andriod kitkat 4.4.4 on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N
    9005XXUGNG1

  • Mohamed Hosny

    ok thanks i will try it

  • It’s the leaked firmware. You should install the official one: http://www.droidviews.com/install-official-android-5-0-lollipop-firmware-galaxy-note-3-sm-n900/

  • Mohamed Hosny

    great it is done here well i install it and it is work fine except one problem Facebook app doesn’t work crash every time i try to run it after installing

  • Aimeryl Mat

    Does it work on an unlocked At&t Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900A?

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  • It should come in a week or two.

  • Raza Dildar

    yep i have tried everything but fail .. when official update? will come?

  • Ok, did you try a factory reset?

  • Raza Dildar

    no mine is sm-n005 lte when official update gonna come for my version?

  • What’s the correct model number? If it’s SM-N900, install the official firmware: http://www.droidviews.com/install-official-android-5-0-lollipop-firmware-galaxy-note-3-sm-n900/

  • Raza Dildar

    Rakesh i have done everything perfect but my sim card is not working after update 5.0 lollipop on my sm-n005 lte can you help me about this?

  • pac

    sorry bro,.. no issues for battery from second day .. lasts longer than the stock 4.4.2

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  • pac

    stable swift and elegant!.. battery drain however is a serious issue

    is there any solution?

  • Farhood Vatanzadeh

    silent mode is not actually a bug, its been replaced with priority mode in Android 5.0 which does not work as advertised 😀 which brings us to why the hell did they changed it, access point point problem can be circumvented by a configuration message from the carrier

  • Farhood Vatanzadeh

    there is a configuration message, your carrier sends it to your device and you install it, no need to go to access point names page

  • chandan roy

    How to fix those bugs? Pls shear us.

  • Kwabena A. Bugyei

    Thanks. Please can you show me step by step guide to solving this problem.

  • Hi, that’s a known bug. I had to face that issue when I installed the firmware. I had to add the access point manually after doing the data factory reset in stock recovery to fix force close error in Settings.

  • Kwabena A. Bugyei

    I know the internet configuration. What I meant was when you click on Access Point Names to put in the configuration details it tells you Unfortunately Settings has stopped. and I am asking for a solution to this.

  • Gona Koudou Kessié

    Just call your mobile carrier and ask them to send you OTA (over the air) your internet configuration.

  • chandan roy

    Thnks

  • Depends, if Samsung does release. You can install the stock OS using our guide: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-install-restore-stock-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-note-3-all-models/

  • ROHIT BIRADAR

    ok thank you

  • chandan roy

    How to back previous os ? Or can i official update when Samsung release lollipop 5.0 .

  • ROHIT BIRADAR

    if unfortunately i found some bug ,can i back to kitkat ,if yes HOW? phone is not rooted

  • ROHIT BIRADAR

    yes my model is SM-N900 thank you.

  • Yes, it will.

  • There is no issue with installing a different country version, the variants only differ in aspects of default language and proprietary apps. SIM issues will arise only if you use a different carrier firmware.

    To sum up, its fine to install if your model is SM-N900.

  • ROHIT BIRADAR

    i think its Finland firmware so it will work on INDIAN SIM card?

  • Kwabena A. Bugyei

    please what is the fix for the Access Point Names not working?

  • sparky vicky

    thanks for the reply 🙂

  • sparky vicky

    gotcha! will it work huh?
    then what bout the bugs?
    rply soon 🙁

  • No. We won’t recommend you flash it.

  • sparky vicky

    will it work on sm-n900L?

  • Snakeman

    Hi. Thank you very much for the prompt response. Much appreciated. Besides the other bugs do you know whether screen mirroring has any bugs?

  • Snakeman

    Will upgrading from Kit Kat 4.4.2 cause any data loss in terms of apps, sms’s, settings, etc. Device is not rooted.

  • As stated by our follower @farhoodvatanzadeh:disqus Silent Mode and Access Point Names are bugged.

  • Thank you for clearing out the specific bugs 🙂
    Good luck

  • Its an early build, pal. Bugs are expected the most. The release is just to give you an hint of what is coming 🙂

  • pakkito

    Access Point Names not working

  • Farhood Vatanzadeh

    I flashed It it and its very good, there are a few bugs like the access point names, absence of silent mode in power menu and some hiccups here and there, but overall its stable and solid, tnx alooooooot

  • pakkito

    How to turn on silent mode

  • Hmm, then reflash the firmware and do a data factory reset from recovery.

  • Alex Jelvy

    Have done this over but not working

  • Then take a SIM out and reinsert. If it does not help, try a data factory reset.

  • Alex Jelvy

    IMEI is present. but can not make calls

  • Are you able to make calls? If no, check if the IMEI is present.

  • Alex Jelvy

    Installed normally but can not connect to mobile network

  • No, it’ll not and you can revert back to KK.

  • akhil roy

    Thnks for the instructions 🙂
    Will it void the warranty?
    Nd is it possible to revert bak to kitkat?

  • All I can say now is, it’s quite stable. Did not get time to check camera yet.

  • Nitinindian007

    one last query!! any issues found?? is the camera updated?? and any signs of upsm?

  • No, it’s a newer version leaked 2 days ago and it will not trip KNOX.

  • Nitinindian007

    is this the beta version that leaked abt 15days bak?? and will it trip my knox counter??? please urgent reply !!