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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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  • Dev Martin 1 day ago Link

    This is good news. By the looks of it though, it will not be that fast until something like the FireKat ROM is released for it. I'm catching up to their latest version now, but it would be nice to get some Lollipop going on soon on AT&T. I like lollipops. And turtles.

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  • abdulkareemkhan 2 days ago Link

    Hi I'm from Saudi Arabia I didn't get lollipop 5.0 plz can you tell me when it will available in Saudi Arabia my mobile model is SM-N9005

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  • octavio 3 days ago Link

    when will it be available on my verizon note 3 in california?

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  • Duane 3 days ago Link

    Dose anyone know how to remove shortcuts from home screen with lollipop every time I try it says touchwiz has stopped working

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    • Dev Martin 1 day ago Link

      Maybe clear data for TouchWiz? I dunno that sounds pretty messed up. Actually first remove all widgets from your homescreens and see if that fixes it. Maybe one is messing up.

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  • Navi Kang 3 days 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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  • Sunil Kumara 4 days 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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  • diego cuevas 4 days ago Link

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

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  • willakata 5 days ago Link

    The new firmware is 5

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  • Matt Mastrolembo 6 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 1 week ago Link

    Ok adam thnx for ur feed back

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  • Adam Fairhurst 1 week ago Link

    I have n9005 willakata

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  • willakata 1 week ago Link

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

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  • Ankit Arora 1 week ago Link

    When it will be available in India?

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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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  • Pedro Capello 1 week ago Link

    Nice.

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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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