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Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop news [updated: Lollipop lands in Europe]

Scott Adam Gordon
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Attention all Galaxy Note 3 owners - Android 5.0 Lollipop is here. Though the update has already been available for a few weeks in Russia, some lucky Note 3 owners in Europe can now get their hands on Lollipop too. Find out the latest on Galaxy Note 3 Android update news below.

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

Update: The Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop update had already been rolled out in Russia and Poland, but now the floodgates are truly open. According to idigitaltimes, those in the UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary are all able to upgrade to Android 5.0 OTA from today. 

This latest update applies to the Snapdragon 800 variant of the Note 3, rather than the Exynos chipset firmware which we recently saw in Russia. So, for any owners of Galaxy Note 3 Snapdragon 800 chipset, go ahead and check  the settings of your phone under ‘’About Phone’’ and tap the "software update" button to see if the update has already been made available (it could have spread to other European nations by now too).

There's still no word on the US rollout, but it usually follows straight after the Europe-wide release; there's no need to panic just yet. Head below for all our previous Note 3 update coverage and remember to let us know when you get the Lollipop where you are.

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Upgrading to Android Lollipop is a sweet deal. © ANDROIDPIT

Previous coverage: Sam Mobile has done it again, this time bringing the news that the Note 3 is being upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop in Russia and Poland. The update, for model SM-N900 and SM-N9005 respectively, can now be downloaded OTA, leaving owners of the Galaxy Note 4 in the dust. Lollipop on the Note 3 does bring several features from the Note 4, however, including its standout "multi-window" feature. 

What does this mean for those of us who aren't a part of the Russian Federation? Firstly it means that the update has been finalized and will be making its way West very soon. Secondly, because this is the official firmware, you will be able to upgrade to Android 5.0 yourself manually if you so wish, just follow our guide below. 

Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update video

If you want to see how Lollipop will look on your Note 3 once you get the update you can check out the Sam Mobile video below. The build demoed on the Note 3 looks to be pretty similar to that previously shown on the Galaxy S4, with some minor changes to Settings and the addition of Multi-Window from the Note 4. It's nice to see the latest TouchWiz UI make an appearance on a year-old phone, take a look for yourself:

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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  • prasad 5 months ago Link

    is there any possibilty to get 4.4.2 for galaxy note 2

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    • Martin Neal Burgess 3 months ago Link

      I have it on my old note 2 i think. Fires it up a couple of weeks back and it did a system update.

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    • Kenneth McCullers 2 weeks ago Link

      that update was out last year from what i heard they are planning to get the lollipop update on the note 2 idk when though for now we have 4.4.2 and the note 2 has a lot roms but half the good roms are on the nl700 verison

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  • Marcus Stribling 3 months ago Link

    When is the galaxy note 3 gets the 4.4.4 kit kat update.

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  • parth 3 months ago Link

    i just ri8 nw got 5.0 on my nexus 5

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 3 months ago Link

    does 444 even have any serious differences, or is even needed, coz it would be faster just just to jump to L

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  • Sean Gavin 2 months ago Link

    My Note 3 received 4.4.4 about a week ago from AT&T. I noticed some useless apps added but not really much else.

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  • jeff coates 2 months ago Link

    Hi Galaxy Guys and Gals. When you get the update can you let me know what its like please. I think my Nexus is the black sheep of the family and nobody talks to me ! 😇

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  • Mso Bal 2 months ago Link

    I am confident that this blog is right on point with information about the update since they are noting the correct "band number" for the update. Now where can I find specific information on accessing the items that have been updated such as my lock screen access is no longer under "device", it is now under "phone" and it had 5 screens, it now only has 2 and it appears that I can't even condense info that is on the 2 screens. I want to put the owner info on the same screen as the key pad or if I can't do that how do I change which lock screen should be the default screen? I would prefer that the owner info show up 1st, since I know which screen the key pad is on. Can anyone point me in the direction of how to access the changes that I should be able to access? Emoji enhancements, etc.?

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  • XxFejxX 1 month ago Link

    If you like being able to copy files directly to your external SD card, don't upgrade to 4.4.4 I didn't find out until after I updated. Total horsecrap, makes putting music on my phone such a freakin' hassle now!

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  • rasheed Keloth 1 month ago Link

    I cannot add my company email on android 5 note 3 !!!

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  • rasheed Keloth 1 month ago Link

    I cannot add my company email on android 5 note 3 !!!

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  • KarenA 1 month ago Link

    Since update to 4.4.4 on my Samsung Note 3 couple of days ago I cannot update my email. I tried deleting cache, changing sync settings, turning phone off& on. None of it helped. I use Verizon. Any ideas? Thanks

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  • Mazen Essam 3 weeks ago Link

    what is that wolf wallpaper ??
    Post link for the wallpaper plz !!!😁

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  • Mazen Essam 3 weeks ago Link

    what is that wolf wallpaper ??
    Post link for the wallpaper plz !!!😁

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    • Navi Kang 46 minutes ago Link

      Search on google facets then click on images tab on google the after some time its there

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  • Abhishek Gupta 3 weeks ago Link

    hey how to update to lollipop.... my model number is Note 3 SM-N900 can u please give the link to download ..i have odin ...

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    • Pedro Capello 1 week ago Link

      You can find it in the firmware section from the sammobile website..

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  • Pedro Capello 1 week ago Link

    Nice.

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  • Adam Fairhurst 1 week ago Link

    I got it on my note 3 last Friday, in the UK

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  • Ankit Arora 1 week ago Link

    When it will be available in India?

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  • willakata 6 days ago Link

    I am in Egypt and i have note 3 n900 and didn't receive lolipop yet!!

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  • Adam Fairhurst 6 days ago Link

    I have n9005 willakata

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  • willakata 6 days ago Link

    Ok adam thnx for ur feed back

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  • Matt Mastrolembo 2 days ago Link

    I did the firmware update that came on kies. Is this the same as software update because it's still say I have 4.4.2

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  • willakata 2 days ago Link

    The new firmware is 5

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  • diego cuevas 14 hours ago Link

    Segun veo el los samsung no Traen la Opción de Cambio de Usuarios Esto Es Asi? ????

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  • Sunil Kumara 9 hours ago Link

    Hi I am using galaxy Note3 n900 .(india)
    When I can get lolipop to my phone. Or please suggest me how I can upgrade to lolipop5.0
    Thank you

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  • Navi Kang 48 minutes ago Link

    Do anyone know what's that widgit theme?? I know it BW widgit but what's the theme name plz anyone I m searching it from 2 hours ...anyone one??

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