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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android update: latest news

Update: 5.1.1 and 6.0 updates unlikely

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 2 months ago

After T-Mobile were the first to begin with the US Lollipop rollout earlier this year, AT&T soon followed, along with other major US carriers. It seems unlikely at this point that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 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

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Android 5.0 Android 5.0.1 Android 5.0.2 Android 5.1 Android 5.1.1 Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Verizon Yes - - - - -
T-Mobile Yes - - - - -
AT&T Yes - - - - -
Sprint Yes - - - - -

Galaxy Note 3 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android Marshmallow update is not available, and it seems unlikely that the device will receive official Marshmallow support given its age. We will let you know when we learn more.

Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.1.1 update

There appear to be no plans to update the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.1.1. We will keep you update if this changes.

Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 update

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 update

Following T-Mobile's rollout, AT&T updated its Note 3s (SM-N900A) to Lollipop. The update brought battery improvements, smart-lock functionality, lock-screen notifications, plus the new Material Design look and feel, making it one of the biggest updates to hit the Note 3 in the past couple of years. 

Go to Settings > General tab > About device > Software updatesCheck for updates to see if your device has received the update. The current software version is N900AUCUEOC2. 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 N900TUVUFOB6. 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 now rolled out. It is software version number N900VVRUEOF1.

Sprint Galaxy Note 3 update

Sprint Note 3 has been updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop and has also received the Stagefight patch. The device currently sits on software version N900PVPUEOH1.

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Upgrading to Android Lollipop is a sweet deal. © ANDROIDPIT

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 dedicated Android fan, Scott has never owned an Apple device, of any kind, and doesn't see this changing anytime soon.


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  • I have a Verizon version of the note 3 but I have at&t as carrier. Can I still update? In the settings it says there are no current updates available at this time

  • I don't understand ur question/statement

  • I have 4.4.2 on T-Mobile. I've downloaded smart switch and still am not able to update. How do I update???

  • I have a note 3 but no career or pc... traveling though out south america and have been for 4 months. Is there a way to update without a career?

  • Nothing is wrong with the update.The screen is more sensitive and music sounds better with earphones.Colours should not be an issue unless you have childish preference and fantasy for colours.Mature minds place functionality above looks and feels.As regards the battery,I have not noticed any fast drain,maybe because I use an app called shut app.Samsung tried in rolling out the update.Why can't we be grateful for once?But if you are bent on getting your preferred colours,you may have to pay Samsung for a customized colour phone that would suit your whims and caprices.Thank you Samsung for making over 30 applications available in pen window as against 10 or so b4 the update,I can now run a lot of applications at the same time.

  • Do not update! You ll get note 4 multitasking features and they are horrible,it was so much better with note 3 primary multitasking;also you wont have that wonderful deep black bacground anymore,now its that stupid white that isnt good as black on amoled sreens.

    • JsJon 6 days ago Link to comment

      Yes, i totally agree with you! Unfortunately, I've upgraded before i read any forums. I'm not happy with the upgrade 5, Note 3 'Original Version' offered 'WAY' better options than this version 5. I dont like the 'light coloured background', (downside) - the black was much better. I got used to the original version of Note 3, now there gone! Overall, i give the 'Big Thumbs Down' it doesn't suit the Note 3 users.

    • Agreed, 5.0 is awful. It looks lime it was biolt for six year olds. Let me go back!

  • From what I hear, the Note 3 will not be getting anymore updates for Android. I read and youtubed it and the Lollipop 5.0 is the last update for the Note 3. Unless you flash or root your phone, you can get other updates.

  • I have sm-n9005 of note 3 and also flashed it with cm13(6.0/marshmallow) along with its gapp, the downside is it can't read my sim card but nice new features , I choose what the app can only access and some new apps that I can't find in google play store, merry Christmas :D.

  • Arnold 1 month ago Link to comment

    When i open the software update on my Note3 it says "software update is temporarily unavailable. Try again later". i have 4.4.2 version.Can anyone help me why is this happening i want to change my version..

    • OTA Software update wont work if your device is rooted you will continue to get that error message, unroot or factory restore your device without root then try OTA update again.

    • Download samsung kies then smartswitch on your pc then connect your sm-900v to pc open smart switch and from then you can update your phone to android 5.0 😉

    • hahahaha i was like u but now i am a lolipop

  • How to download official marshmallow bro plz help me

  • How to download marshmallow update??

  • Gooch L 1 month ago Link to comment

    Every time there is an update for my phone I wait and read the reviews first. Some have been good, others like this one have been HORRIBLE!!!!!! I held off as long as I could to update my phone. Since the update my lock screen constantly gets white boxes over the numbers and letters so you cant even tell what they are. My camera gets locked in landscape mode when I did not even put it there. Both problems can only be solved by turning my phone off and then back on again. Or as the repair store told me that if it kept up I would have to do a factory reset and loose everything I have which is a last resort and I don't want to do. My phone has now also restarted several times on its own. My folders on my home screen are so small they are useless and I had to remove them and make my screen a mess instead of nice and organized like I had it before. And the battery????? I have to carry a charger with me so I don't get stuck with a dead one when I'm out and about. When I am at work I have to keep my phone on silent, and lately after any call I get I have to unlock my phone and put it back on silent because the ringer goes up on its own. NONE of this happened before the update. I want the old update back, it was much better.

  • Finally updated my note 3 to lollipop 5.0...its a nice upgrade with cool features. Still getting my way around some of the features

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