Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 available in Russia

Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 available in Russia
Surprise, surprise - from the looks of it, it seems like the Galaxy Note 3 might get treated to Android 5.0 Lollipop before its newer cousin, the Galaxy Note 4. SamMobile reports that the Russian version of the Note 3 (SM -N900) can be updated to Samsung's TouchWiz-y version of Lollipop through Samsung Kies right now. The build in question is rolling under the N900XXUEBOA6 signature number. 

This software update does not only bring the goodies of Lollipop, such as ART runtime and improved performance, but also a completely overhauled interface in certain sections of the UI. For example, the Settings app, as well as a majority of other stock Samsung apps, have received been given the slight Material Design treatment. Gone are the dark, battery-friendly backgrounds - white color seems to be favored almost exclusively now.

A beta version of the firmware leaked some time ago and treated to some handy screenshots of the probably last software update for one of 2013's hottest phones. In the meantime, Galaxy Note 4 users are still waiting patiently for Lollipop to hit their newer phablets. Hopefully, their wait will be a short one.

Provided that you're sporting the SM-N900 version of the Note 3 and you're feeling quite adventurous today, head on to the source link to download the captured build and flash it on your phablet. As usual, take extra care when reading the instructions!

source: SamMobile (1), (2)

Related phones

Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

In some regions: Russia. Is it forbidden yet to say Russia in the title, where you live?

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's called getting more clicks. The user will click the link to know in which region the update was there.

4. Rager722 unregistered

I don't get it, why is it forbidden?

2. Cicero

Posts: 1126; Member since: Jan 22, 2014


5. usashy97

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Is it 5.0 or 5.0.1 or 5.0.2???

6. roentgen1108

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

Pls hurry. make it faster for the SM-N9005.

7. jessicahogan38

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

When is it going to be out in Canada?!

8. mio15

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Hi, i (was forced to) tried the "beta/pre release" of 5.0 with Touchwiz. The Battery life was great but... the Action Memo Widget (which i found very helpful/useful) is gone (now implemented in S Note, which allows Synch but removes the overview widget). Silent Mode is replaced with Googles new Mode (forgot name) which ist OK but not for my all day use. If you have no problems with these 2 chancges i would recommend 5.0. otherwise stick to 4.4.x greetings

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