Today here we are with some good news for the Galaxy Note 3 users in Europe who are eagerly waiting for some Lollipop love. Samsung has been constantly on the news with lots of Lollipop updates and leaks which are driving the Android users crazy. Unlike the other OEMs, Samsung is very successful at releasing the Lollipop updates for its flagship as well as the mid-range devices alike and we love Samsung for that. We’ve already seen a Lollipop firmware leak for the Galaxy Note 3 users just a couple of weeks back and now we’re talking official release.

The European Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 users are up for some luck today as it’s raining Lollipop all over Europe. The update was spotted in Poland for the unlocked Note 3, and for the Vodafone subscribers in United Kingdom, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania and few other carrier locked devices in some of the European regions. The firmware comes with the build number N9005XXUGBOA5 and updates your Note 3 to the Android 5.0 Lollipop. If the frequency of the updates from Samsung holds constant, you might see another update very soon (Hoping!!!).

If you’re lucky enough, you might have already seen the OTA notification in your notification bar. To manually check for the notification, navigate to Settings → About phone → Software update and check for the latest update. Don’t lose you heart if you don’t see the update notification even after checking for it manually. Follow the quick guide given below and upgrade your Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop manually using the Odin firmware flashing tool.


Prepare Your Device

  • Charge your device to at least 60% battery life to avoid any mishaps during the process.
  • Install appropriate drivers for your Samsung smartphone. You can find them here.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy Note 3.
  • Backup everything, this includes your device’s storage, SMS, contacts, and apps etc. The process will erase everything off your device.


Odin3 3.10: Download Link

Firmware: Download Link

Install Android Lollipop on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005

If you’re new to Odin tool and firmware flashing, do follow our detailed guide from below link:

Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Devices Using Odin – Detailed Guide

  1. Download and extract both the firmware and the Odin files in the same directory on your PC.
  2. Double-click on Odin3 3.09.exe to start the program.
  3. Boot into the download mode. To do this:
    • Power off your phone first.
    • Press and hold  Volume Down + Power + Home together until you see Warning screen with Android logo.
    • Press Volume Up to acknowledge the warning and boot into download mode
  4. Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable and make sure the device is detected.
  5. In Odin, click AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension
  6. Make sure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are enabled in Odin. Do not select the Re-Partition option unless you use the PIT file for your device.
  7. Finally, hit the start button and wait until the firmware is flashed. Once completed, the device will reboot automatically.
  8. Disconnect the device from PC and wait until the device restarts.

That’s it. Once rebooted, you’ll see the Android 5.0 Lollipop setup screen on your device. 

Fixing Bootloop after Flashing the Firmware

In case your Galaxy Note 3 gets into a bootloop after installing the firmware, perform the steps given here:

How to Perform Data Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy Devices


  1. I have Verizon Wireless UNLOCKED Note 3, Build N9005XXPUCNE5. Which firmware should I download? Kindly reply.

  2. Hi witch PDA version is compatible with N9005XXUGNL1 baseband version ? . i can’t find lollipop version for it

  3. i just updated my note 3 to 5.0 lollipop. now i can’t sign in to KNOX. it keeps on saying “failed to mount knox partition”. i tried restarting my phone couple of times, but still the same result. i checked it’s warranty and it’s still 0x0.

  4. can you help me , i have note 3 sm-n9005 and after i have update to lollipop 5.0 my wifi cannot detect please help me

  5. I have Note 3 ( N9005XXUGNK2) 4G LTE phone, I want to update 5.0 Lolipop so which version I can download? I lives in India so it;s work?

    Please help me

  6. hi i have bought samsung note 3 n9005 from hongkong after few days it get boot loop problem it’s just stuck samsung logo then i had given my phone to samsung service center in india but then can’t solve this problem they just tell me that partition problem is there i have note 3 16gb n9005…..plzz tell me any solution for this….no any frimware are working on my phone

  7. Rakesh can you help me on this ,Not moving on

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    N9005XXUGNG1_N9005XSAGNG1_N9005XXUGNG1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    FAIL! (Ext4)
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  8. You can install any unbranded firmware. It won’t wipe your data but I recommend doing a wipe after installing the firmware for better performance.

  9. @DroidViews:disqus Which frimware to choose ??? Will my data get erased ???
    Tell me fast !!

  10. I just update my Note 3 SM-N9005 to lollipop. And after I update it, it cannot detect wifi, I used all the method I read in forum but still cannot fix it. I factory reset it many times still the same. Hope someone can help me. I update it on kies 3.

  11. I just flashed a UAE firmware on my N9005… it’s android 4.4.2… now I want to do a OTA software update but processing failed… is there an Arabic firmware that I can flash to with android 5?? Thank you

  12. It’s not an Odin issue. Try these: reboot PC and Phone, uninstall and re-install USB drivers, use a different cable and USB port.

  13. Hi I have a SM-N9005 with 4.4.2 PDA is N9005XXUGNG1 United Arab Emirates and I live in Iran. In the above Firmware archive link I can’t find this version. What Firmware I can download to update my phone to Lolleypop?

  14. My Note 3 still doesn’t have the update (phone is from UAE, living in Philippines right now). I only have a Mac and Odin doesn’t work. Can someone help with using a Mac?

  15. Can you suggest which firmware should I choose to flash? It should be updated and stable release. Thanks for ur support, plz reply

  16. Okay, I will try once again and if there is any error I will share it with you. Can you suggest which firmware should I choose to flash.

  17. You can flash the lollipop firmware right away but I won’t be able to help you unless I get to know what error are you having in Odin.
    Show me Odin screenshot.

  18. I don’t have the error log, but it failed due to which phone was not working so I re-installed 4.4.2. Can you help me in installing 5.0, N9005xxuGNG1. CAN I CHANGE FROM GNG1 to some another, or I have to wait till GNG1 has 5.0 version released.

  19. I’m using SM-N9005 with 4.4.2. PDA is N9005XXUGNG1, but till date no update on 5.0. How can I install 5.0 ??
    Can I install any other firmware? Previously I tried installing UK firmware
    but was not able to install every-time it failed. Any help plz.

  20. So is it totally safe to install this framework on modified rooted 4.4.2 version with falged Knox?

  21. Can you please be more specific about how to apply the update? I mean do i need to format my phone first or juat install the framework with Odin. Because i am not very expert in this field. In some articles i read that if your Knox counter was flaged then it can cause errors in updating the framework. Or if your phone is modified then the official framework will show errors while updating it. Secondly do i need to root my mobile again after update to active LTE service?

  22. Hi,
    I am using N-9005 model with 4.4.2. I am from Pakistan and this device was not officially introduced for selling in my country. Anyway it was available in market so i buy it. But i was unable to use LTE service on this device because it was not showing the option to select LTE network in connection settings. So the only way to make it work was rooting. I root my device and change a single value 0 to 1 in a specific file to make it show options for LTE and it works. But it also flag the knox from 0x0 to 0x1. Now i am unable to get 5.0 update. So i was looking for a way to get that update. Is there a way to get it guys?

  23. hi i bought a Samsung galaxy s5 about a year ago it never gets a software update all the people i know that has the same device already got the lollipop update will my device get the update automatically some day ??

  24. Hi im from the Philippines, i bought my n9005 from dubai can I update it manually to android 5.0 from any region?

  25. Hi,
    I have installed the 5.0 version in my Galaxy note 3 LTE. but post update, i am facing an issue with the sound as by the morning, the volume of caller notification will turn low and i will have to manually increase the volume as soon as i wake up.

  26. dito ko lang din nabasa sa net yung procedures. ginamit ko towelroot.. kailangan mo din ng odin downloadable naman yun.

  27. negative pa. yup hindi available sa country natin yung update ng lollipop. niroot ko kasi yung phone ko kumuha lang din ako ng firmware sa net. yun nalang ang option natin yun procedure dito.

  28. My PDA is N9005XXUGNI4. I can see only 4.4.2 firmware version. So could i update with another PDA version (fimware 5.0)?

  29. Hi boks. same baseband. Nagawan mo ba solution?thanks! sa software update kasi nakalagay up to date sakin.

  30. please sent lollipop download link. I can’t find that. i’m using SM-N9005 model and i’m from srilanka.

  31. I wasted half day today removing 5.0 and downgrading to 4.4.2 on my n9005. After suffering for a month on 5.0: battery time reduced by x2-3; programs hang and stacked; terrible white background of the interface – less visibility and more battery drain then former black; such functions as voice call or fast dial now inserted several yes/no questions on the screen!!! instead of just calling in one press or one voice command, as they do in 4.4.2. And many issues with stability etc. You can google it and read others… JUST STAY AWAY from it. I thought “newer, later – better” WRONG.

  32. hi , im using note 3 sm-n900, i bought this phone in camboida. build number KOT49H. N900XXUENH1. android version 4.4.2

  33. when trying to click the regular download button. I got prompted this kind of error:SIS. any idea what’s the reason why i can’t download the file. Thanks

  34. Hi I’m from india. I’m using note 3 n9005. I bought this phone in saudi arabia. When i started using the phone in india it showed that it had region lock on it then i rooted the phone and now i can use it with indian sim. It’s running on Android 4.4.2 now. I want to upgrade it to lollipop, but i don’t want the region lock to come again, so can u suggest me which country’s firmware version should i use not to get the region lock. I’m thinking to go with the poland version, can u tell me if the region lock is going to come again or not please?

  35. I have no luck on both links unless you buy premium to avail the download. would there be any aside from the last link. Thanks

  36. btw, the device is rooted, what happen then after using firmware since my device is rooted. Thanks

  37. Hi, I’ve been looking over the net and nowhere to found lollipop firmware for my note 3 Model Number: SM-9005 Baseband version N9005XXUGNL1, currently I’m running android version 4.4.2 and root my note 3 using towelroot. can you suggest compatible firmware for my device for lollipop version. Thanks advance..

  38. Even the ones that are locked to a carrier like spring? My frimware is for uk I guess but I don’t live there 🙂

  39. Hi, look for the firmware for your country but if you don’t find it and your phone is not locked to a carrier, you can install any firmware.

  40. Hi, thank for your news, my build number is N9005XXUFNF4 and baseband number is n9005XXUFNF2 which frimware should I download from samobile?

  41. My Baseband Version is N9005XXUGNG1, Android Version is 4.4.2. I’m in the Philippines what firmwire do I need to download?

  42. I dunno whats the problem with my phone, it’s been a long since I had a software update as you can see based on my baseband version and android version. It keeps saying that my software is update even in samsung kies it says my firmware is the latest version when in fact lollipop has been recently released.

  43. Im using mac by the way, do you have an alternative procedures for mac users? Thanks

  44. My Baseband Version is N9005XXUGNG1, Android Version is 4.4.2… will doing the procedures above work in my case?

  45. hey rakesh, my note3 baseband isN9005xxuenc2 andbuild is n9005xxuend3 can i flash with mid-n9005xxugnj2

  46. I have a problem with my phone. (SM-N9005 – Build Number: JSS15J.N9005XXUDMK2)
    I do all steps one by one, but I get an error (EXT4, volume size in too long), what I need to do? please help me

  47. im having problem with my odin it cant recognize the file N9005XXUGBOB6_N9005XEOGBOA4_N9005XXUGBOA1_HOME.tar.md5

    even if it has the exact ext. i also tried to run as admin but no luck at all i tried using
    odin v3.09 and v3.10

  48. I have unlocked note 3 N9005 but even I don’t get lolipope update…plz help me how I can update

  49. Hi my Note 3 is already running the LEAKED android lollipop. I was wondering if there’s a need to flash the Official Firmware? Will there be any difference between the Leaked and the Official?

  50. Hi Rakesh, i have my note 3 n9005 base band version N9005XXUGNG1 BUILD NUMBER N9005XXUGNJ2, is there any middle east version of lollipop. I have tried to update via odin but it was a failure. could you suggest something?

  51. Hi Mr. Rakesh, i have my note 3 n9005 base band version N9005XXUGNG1 BUILD NUMBER N9005XXUGNJ2 , i bought and live here in aue and i cant wait for middle east update if possible i what to update it via odin which firmware should i try my phone is unlocked. Thank you for your help in advance 🙂

  52. Hi keith. Thank you for the reply. can you give me where you got an official unlock code and for how much? My unit is galaxy note 3. Thanks

  53. Not managing very goods custom Roms. I mean i was nervous enough when I installed lollipop. I am thinking do..

  54. You cannot Sim/Network Unlock with the Region Unlock App. The region unlock is for regions (Asia, Americas, Europe, etc). My unit was Network Locked to Smart as well, I purchased an official unlock code, after unlocking, I flashed lollipop and it’s been a breeze since..

  55. Since you got a carrier-branded device, I would not recommend installing any other firmware on it. Wait until the firmware for Philippines (Smart) is out.

  56. Hi, im from the Philippines and my note 3 is locked with Smart Ph network. I tried unlocking with the Region Unlock app but it did not work.What update should i install? Thanks!

  57. Update: So after installation and restoring.. I shut off the unit and let it charge. When I rebooted it, play store wouldn’t open, I lost all my google apps, and other apps that I restored with Kies 3 and Helium.. I did a factory reset, restored, and it did the same.. so I went ahead and downloaded Poland BOB6.. so far it’s been good.. no issues whatsoever.. WiFi, bluetooth, NFC, etc. all working well.. Thanks…

  58. As you stated, i inserted .md5 ext and continued to use v.3.10.. it worked, and is in the process of booting up.. i think issue is i was using a visitor account on my laptop which didnt have admin rights.. so i logged in my account and the file was recognized.. any further updates/requests for assistance will be posted in response to your comment above.. Thank you Rakesh.

  59. Hi can someone tell me How to unlock any Sim card for this Model N9005 i am trying for log enough but no response on octoplus box

  60. Hi, quick question before I begin.. My unit was originally network locked to Smart Gold Philippines, I had it unlocked by entering a network unlocm code. My Baseband Version is N9005XXUNGL1 and my Build Number is
    KOT49H.N9005XXUGNI4. Which version do you recommend I install? Im also moving to the US so would like it to be US Hassle Free.. Thanks..

  61. Thanks for ur reply..I already updated to lollipop but knox app failed to create to its mode ..plz any idea

  62. Hello Rakesh.. I am from saudi arabia(KSA).. Can I update my phone note 3 N9005 LTE with baseband version N9005XXUEND3 to Poland or South East Europe version?


  63. Hi! I’m from the Philippines but my Note 3 was bought from UAE with baseband version N9005XXUDMJ7, can I use the Poland version for my phone? Or what version would you recommend? Thanks!

  64. Hi, I have build number SM-N9005xxugng1 from Thailand. I live in Cambodia. I have no carrier brand. Phone is Unlocked. Please could you let me know the best for Lollipop 5.0? Someone asked before but I didn’t understand the answer so well. I am English, so English is no problem for me. Thanks a million.

  65. wooow, I got Android 5 on my Samsung Note 3 sm n9005 (Internationale version), Thanks much Rakesh (Admin)

  66. yes, got it, my phone is now on andriod 5.0, thanks so much rakesh
    amazing support and help. you made my day.

  67., this could be right one right, im sorry for bothering you a lot, i want to make sure before doing it. literally i got scared yesterday , i thought my phone gone.

  68. Well, you flashed the wrong firmware. It’s KK 4.4.2 firmware. Download a Lollipop firmware and flash it with the PIT file I gave you.

    Download a fimware with this buid version: N9005XXUGBOB6

  69. ok thx, let me tell you the firmware i used

    N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5_N9005XXUENA2_HOME.tar.md5 , is this the correct one for lollipop


  70. Thanks Rakesh, i did the same, it started working fine and iam still on older version of os 4.4.2, I tried for lollipop version, shall i do the same procedure again with new firmware. or can you suggest any correct firmware and procudure for my modal

  71. i got it and it worked well, i could able get my phone back and working
    thanks alot, but it is not lollipop version it has gone to olderversion 4.4.2
    can i update to lallipop now or how

  72. Reboot the phone to stock recovery and wipe data factory reset.
    1. turn off the phone by pulling out the battery and then insert it back after 30 seconds.
    2. press volume up+home+power keys together.
    3. Just as you see Samsung logo, release the power key but keep the volume and home keys until the phone gets into recovery mode.
    4. Using the volume keys, highlight the wipe data factory reset option and confirm wipe by pressing the power key.
    5. Reboot the phone and it will be fixed.

  73. Rakesh , everything is fine, but while re-starting it got stuck wih samsung logo, i wait for long time no use. anything still need to be done

  74. hi all

    ,i got the download mode and i tried instaling new firmware vai odin, but it says invalid ext4 image, i dont know what to do now,can you please help me here

    my phone details are

    Baseband version :N9005ZHUENA6
    Build No : KOT49H.N9005ZHUENB1

    please help me here

  75. hi Rakesh, thanks for ur reply ,i got the download mode and i tried instaling new firmware vai odin, but it says invalid ext4 image, i dont know what to do now,can you please help me here

  76. Rebooting to the device to the Download Mode is one of the easiest things. You must be making some mistake. It takes just 2 seconds. Press Volume down+Home buttons first and then press the Power key and keep all 3 key pressed.

  77. Mine is sm n9005 international version, im not getting andriod logo by doing
    Press and hold Volume Down + Power + Home together until you see Warning screen with Android logo.”
    i kept holding three buttons for long time, still no luck, please help me out here

  78. My phone ver N9005XXUEND3 ( KSA )
    and there is not any update for 5.0

    is there a chance to install 5.0 for my phone?

  79. Well, if you follow the guide carefully, there is hardly a chance that your phone is bricked and if it does somehow, you will be able to restore it.

  80. even better after factory reset. thanks. I suppose I will be able to receive the next updates as normal true air…

  81. Hi. just noticed now that i have option only for full sound or vibrate, no sound is not there as an option. will do a factory reset this days. i don’t really want to start all over again.

  82. Just installed it. You are a star bro. Very clear instructions and easy to do. Thanks. will keep an eye on all to see how the battery will behave and also the rest. cheers.

  83. Hi there. have a note 3 SM N9005 N9005xxugng1 version. I am from Bulgaria but the phone dont know really were is it from, which country, it is not coded. what should I try installing? thanks

  84. its important reply fast because my note 3 is soft bricked now.i know how to solve the problem but still i want to flash 5.0 rom

    Thanks in advanced

  85. i also tried the leaked version but that also didnt worked .it failed in the first second

  86. i have a hong kong note 3 n9005 i tried to flash it from poland rom but it failed twice is there any way that i can change my honkong build rom to poland 5.0 rom .plz answer fast

  87. its a official poland lollipop firmware.don’t try will show you error..wait for the hongkong firmware..

  88. what’s the update sir?.. did you successfully flash it? im a note 3 16gb hongkong version also

  89. Hello I am from Romania.

    Owning a SM-N9005 Galaxy Note 3 LTE is not encoded.

    Can I install on it version 5.0 Romania (Vodafone) ?

  90. It does not matter if i install a different region version on my note3 cause i can only see some of vodafone but mine is from new zealand, is that details is really important??

  91. i tried with poland firmware.all went well but at the end system.img.ext4 failed.maybe because of my note 3 sm n9005 is 16gb(hongkong version).what do you think?

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