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Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update: latest news

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 6 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

Galaxy Note 3 Android M update

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android M update is not yet available. Android M is expected to launch globally in Q3, 2015. We will let you know when we learn more.

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 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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  • tg smith 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    Yesterday's update is worse than before. Lags, boots me out of programs...its not compatible with certain programs. Samsung....shame on you! I will be throwing this Samsung in the garbage and purchasing BlackBerry.

  • Boody Boody 1 month ago Link to comment

    This update one of the worth it update I ever seen my question is how to go back to my old version ... there's a step we can do it to go back to old version .now mobile are lagging alote . everything in this update is really bad tell us what we can do I want go back to my old version I hate this .

  • GAK 1 month ago Link to comment

    I updated my phone also and I couldn't see any missed calls or messages that I didn't return on the locked screen. It doesn't appear at all on the locked screen. I have to go to call log to see if there are any missed calls or messages.

    • Emiliano Munoz 1 month ago Link to comment

      If this happens after the upgrade download an app called NOVA it changes the way your apps are organized and the way everything looks.

  • Abdullah Al-Fahim 1 month ago Link to comment

    This update is very bad .. look and feel is very bad and not comfortable for the eye .. phone is sucking all the time .. notifications on the upper row are not going although they were opened .. keyboard color is very bad .. auto complete also is not like before .. This update is very bad .. I think if you don't return to previous one I'll shift to IOS iPhone. . I'll give you 0 from 100 for this update.

  • Paul Gardner 1 month ago Link to comment

    This update totally sucks! The bluetooth won't stay connected to anything. The widgets keep freezing and the only way to get them working again is to restart the phone. Worst of all the ring volume has got a mind of its own! It moves between max to silent without me touching anything! I use my phone for work and it's really bad when I can't hear clients ringing me or the bluetooth disconnects from the car mid conversation! This phone was the best I have ever had and this update has turned it next to useless overnight!

  • Afnan Ali 2 months ago Link to comment

    How can i install lollipop version in my n9005 pls tell me easiest way of installing...

  • Holly Anderson 2 months ago Link to comment

    Just got my Note3 and am loving it!!!! Hubby's came yesterday and he was playing with it all night getting it set up just right.

  • pasila 2 months ago Link to comment

    guyyyz plz i want my previous version back.. this lollipop one is so childish and worst version everrr

  • Patrik 2 months ago Link to comment

    where do i get that fox wallpaper? :)

  • Owen Tan 3 months ago Link to comment

    I just hate this version! Im regret that i upgrade it. Worst version ever. Please bring back the old version.

  • Steph Swords 3 months ago Link to comment

    AT&T decided I didn't have a choice anymore and forced lollipop on me last night. my phone barely functions, the layout is horrendous, I have a lot of folders and the way they changed them drives me crazy, a good chunk of my old apps aren't supported anymore, my battery which used to last at least 24-36 hours now barely lasts 10, the Bluetooth and WiFi are terrible, my calls barely go thru, and after just getting off the phone with Samsung, there is still no talk of when an update might be released to fix these so called "glitches". glitches is the biggest understatement ever. the phone is horrible now. definitely makes me want to wait to get a new phone until well after lollipop is dead and gone. gonna downgrade back to jelly bean or kit kat tn, hopefully it actually works.

  • Leah Simulis 3 months ago Link to comment

    This update is by far the worst update I've accepted. The layout is terrible from the lock screen to messaging to the application folders. Its hard on the eyes, confusing , and just plain terrible looking. App icons like the one for "images" look like something I drew when I was two.

    The thing that bothers me the most is the fact that ,on the lock screen, the pause, play and next/previous buttons are non existent. This makes listening to music more of a hastle than it should be.

    I have one pro. When I mow the lawn with pants that don't have pockets I can't unintentionally pause my music. Big whoop.

    I will commence the prayers for a reverse update button.

  • Andreas Rausch 3 months ago Link to comment

    Also ich hab das 5er jetzt schon einige Wochen droben und sag einfach nur das kannst in die Tonne treten. Das Ding zeigt an das es auf der Ladestation liegt obwohl es schon eine Stunde nicht mehr droben liegt. Laut BT ist es ständig mit meinen Auto Radio verbunden u. S. W. 3 bis 4x neu starten pro Tag das ist der Alltag bin nur noch sauer auf das Ding.

  • B Ash 4 months ago Link to comment

    Verizon just pushed it out today. Could not decline it. It hosed my phone. If anyone can figure out a way around this do it. This update is dangerous.

    • B Ash 4 months ago Link to comment

      Okay - finally got it working. This weird "update" made the phone more clunky. Used to be you could clear all notifications with one press of the screen. Now you have to touch each individual notification. And for some of them, touching the notification clears the notification but then opens the app associated with it. It's not your choice to simply be notified that you have an email or text, now you WILL read it. Don't you dare think you should be able to run your own life.

      • B Ash 4 months ago Link to comment

        New one. It replaced my step counter that I downloaded as an add on with something called S Health, a Samsung app. It actually removed my old app (not Samsung) and put this new one in it's place. And it created an annoying icon on my screen that I am not allowed to get rid of. Also, it now has a "use the phone" swipe icon that you can't get rid of. Use the phone? What is this, 1952? The least useful thing about this device is the thing they choose to put front and center right in your face? This update is obviously not for the user. It must have some utility for Samsung and Verizon, probably more spyware, but it's made MY phone, the phone that I pay Verizon for and pay Verizon to use, harder to use.

  • willakata 4 months ago Link to comment

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

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