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Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update: latest news

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 2 months ago

Attention all Galaxy Note 3 owners - Android 5.0 Lollipop is here. After T-Mobile began the US Lollipop rollout earlier this month, AT&T is now pushing out Android 5.0 to its customers. Find out the latest Galaxy Note 3 Android update news below.

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The Android Lollipop update is here for the Galaxy Note 3. / © ANDROIDPIT

​Galaxy Note 3 Android update in the US

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 update

Following T-Mobile's rollout earlier this month, AT&T is now updating its Note 3's (SM-N900A) to Lollipop. It's a big download, over 1 GB, so make sure your phone is charged to over 50 percent and that you are connected to Wi-Fi before beginning the download process. Android Lollipop brings battery improvements, smart-lock functionality, lock-screen notifications, plus the new Material Design look and feel, making this one of the biggest updates to hit the Note 3 in the past couple of years. 

Go to Settings > General tab > About device > Software updates > Check for updates to see if your device is ready for the update yet. Find full instructions at the AT&T support page.

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The Galaxy Note 3 Android update is out for T-Mobile customers. / © ANDROIDPIT

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 update

T-Mobile was the first US carrier out of the gate, updating the Note 3 to version N900TUVUFOB5. Go to the "About Phone" page in your settings menu and tap "software update" to see if you can download the latest version and you can view the T-Mobile-specific changelog on Samsung's cell phone update FAQ.

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 update

The Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has not been released yet. We will update this article when we learn more. 

Sprint Galaxy Note 3 update

Sprint Note 3 update expected soon according to a leaked internal document. We'll keep you posted.

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Upgrading to Android Lollipop is a sweet deal. © ANDROIDPIT

How to get Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

Instead of waiting for the Galaxy Note 3 update to arrive OTA, you can just download and install it yourself right now. We've put together a handy install tutorial for the international model Galaxy Note 3 model (SM-N9005) in our how to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3 article. Give it a go yourself - it's easier than you might think.

Have you got Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 3 yet? Are you excited to get it? Let us know in the comments below.

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes most of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. A lifelong Android fan, Scott has never owned an Apple device, of any kind, and doesn't see this changing anytime soon.

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  • willakata 1 week ago Link to comment

    Tell now there is no update for middle east !!!

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  • Catherine Casper 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    Such pros and cons with this update to lollipop. I'm STILL having problems. I am on the Sprint network and woke up to the update roughly 2 weeks ago. Between how much space it used and all the changes, it was like a brand new phone. This update came through on the day of my son's birthday party and I had zero time to learn were everything was moved to. The color scheme is really upsetting. I on accident deactivated my Facebook account since the color of the link now blends in with the background coloring that can't be changed. It links up to my car radio yet I can't navigate thru my music library via my truck radio. I have to use my phone screen now. Big deal. I've lost music and pictures. I have also lost apps. It's difficult to use the Facebook Messenger app. I at first was not receiving those messages in real time. I did however shut the phone down and restarted it days later and that seemed to help. The pros. Seems the battery life is a bit better depending on how much I use it. It finally downloaded my phone list into my truck radio along with my received and missed calls. I like the changes to the camera. I am still adjusting to it and hope in time I learn to fully appreciate all the update has to offer.

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  • Stephanie Warren 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    I just received my update for my note 3 to lollipop. what I have noticed is my phone is becoming hot, battery life is used up quickly, the new colors are pastel and childish looking, the screen is more sensitive so while holding the phone to your face it opens other stuff, while on the phone and another call came in I put that person on hold and clicked over to the new caller and realized we were on a 3 way call...didn't even know I could do that. a lot of things are in different places or have been removed. or brains remember things by look and color and to have everything change and the colors too really made it difficult to use my phone quickly. So much has changed I feel like I got a new phone, and not in a good way. I would have liked a choice to have kept the colors the same as before. I use my phone for work and to wake up in the morning to find all these changes made for a difficult day of work. it's one thing to change a few things, but to change so much and make everything in new colors was to much. I'm 5 days in to this update and I'm not happy with it at all.

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  • kevin 1 month ago Link to comment

    Can I jump from jelly bean to lollipop at once?

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  • Nick Flynn 1 month ago Link to comment

    Galaxy Note 3 android update is so glitchy and things randomly close and open or as your texting will just send texts without even finish what you wanted to say in the text. I have 2 of the same phones but they will not replace it because its not a phone defect in the phone but its the update. i do not want to pay retail for a new phone. (verizon 2 yr contract) Their are no new updates to fix all of the glitches yet? so what to do and when are they going to fix this??

    Please help.

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  • Angela Erdman 1 month ago Link to comment

    Just installed the new update this morning. For some reason, my phone did not complete the update and is now malfunctioning because of it. I had to call Verizon and they are sending me a new phone. Apps close while using them, and just seems very glitchy. Not really impressed.

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  • Sara Marti 1 month ago Link to comment

    Got the lillipop update and I like it mostly. But it took away a lot of customization. Features. for instance the colors of main apps. The yellow for the text message app is so ugly and it won't let me change it. Also my calendar has to be this bright ugly green.
    And I don't like the boxy folders for my apps. I liked the circles. Would be nice to get to choose for appearances. This primary color scheme looks ugly. But functionality is nice. Also why no purple action memo anymore. All the other colors no purple? Just my luck.

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  • Seth Palmer 1 month ago Link to comment

    Got lollipop on my Verizon model yesterday, and so far so good!

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  • Michael Gray 1 month ago Link to comment

    received lollipop update on Tmobile note 3 yesterday. First recent operating system update that has had no problems (yet). Apps opening quicker. Liking the Note 4 features that have been incorporated into this update.

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  • Bob Phillips 1 month ago Link to comment

    I just updated my Note 3 to Lollipop, and the 1st thing I've noticed is that 20% of my previously installed apps are now "greyed out" and clicking on them I'm told it's no longer installed. Do I REALLY have to re-install all those apps?

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  • Dimitri Goubet 1 month ago Link to comment

    Sm-9005 in holland still not updated tought samsung was faster whit this update but not :(
    Come on guys give us the update where are waiting on it

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  • Mario B 1 month ago Link to comment

    I received the 5.0 lollipop on my Note 3 today and it works perfect like it should so far at least. I am on the Sprint network

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  • Mrs Joanne Hunt 1 month ago Link to comment

    Received the upgrade for what I presume is lollipop 5.0. Phone has been trying to install for last 2hrs - now overheating, can't power off. Hangs with 3 logo. Would love to talk to the twats that rolled this out!

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  • Prakash Poon 1 month ago Link to comment

    when will SM-N900S Gets Lollipop update ????

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  • amer almasri 1 month ago Link to comment

    Hello , I am from Jordan .. I can't update my note 3 sm-n900a to lollipop.
    Tell me how plz ??

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  • Ray Rodriguez 1 month ago Link to comment

    This update was garbage. Changed the whole interface of everything. It is killing my battery faster than any app running 24/7 Having to charge in the same day as it was fully charged is ludicrous. My wife's phone failed during her update and it has currupted the whole phone and now she has to do a full on factory reset at the store. All her recent pictures from a birthday are all gone and lost forever. This update is not worth it and I wish I could have my old phone back. I hate everything about it. You screwed me samsung and I didn't even get dinner before hand.

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    • tyler rowland 1 month ago Link to comment

      I really like it myself. Seems to have sped things up and overall appearance of things look better. Battery life seems at least as good, will keep an eye on it. Overall, I am extremely pleased! I am on the AT&T network.

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    • Todd Welch 1 month ago Link to comment

      I'm running thru 2 and half batteries in a day with the new upgrade. Not happy either.

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  • Het Phol 2 months ago Link to comment

    Hi, I'm in Cambodia (Khmer). when note3 (SM-N900) can update to android lolipop ?

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  • mark fletcher 2 months ago Link to comment

    Hi I live in Northern Ireland, im on the o2 network and not received the 5.0 update on my Galaxy Note 3. Does anyone know when it is due to be released?

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