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Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 update news [Lollipop arrives on AT&T]

Scott Adam Gordon

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.

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  • kevin 1 day ago Link

    Can I jump from jelly bean to lollipop at once?

  • Nick Flynn 4 days ago Link

    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.

  • Angela Erdman 4 days ago Link

    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.

  • Sara Marti 4 days ago Link

    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.

  • Seth Palmer 1 week ago Link

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

  • Michael Gray 2 weeks ago Link

    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.

  • Bob Phillips 2 weeks ago Link

    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?

  • Dimitri Goubet 2 weeks ago Link

    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

  • Mario B 2 weeks ago Link

    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

  • Mrs Joanne Hunt 2 weeks ago Link

    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!

  • Prakash Poon 3 weeks ago Link

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

  • amer almasri 3 weeks ago Link

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

  • Ray Rodriguez 3 weeks ago Link

    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.

    • tyler rowland 3 weeks ago Link

      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.

    • Todd Welch 3 weeks ago Link

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

  • Het Phol 1 month ago Link

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

  • mark fletcher 1 month ago Link

    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?

  • Cyril Bihary 1 month ago Link

    My update started automatically last night, andwhen I woke up this morning, I completed the installation. But I haven't had much of a chance to play with it yet.

  • Denise Knox 1 month ago Link

    Sorry people but they don't know when the update is coming out only your carrier's know that. They just wait and hear it when they know something and put it on there page.

  • Mario Barros 1 month ago Link

    is updating my note 3 right now through Kies

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