Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (AT&T version) gets its Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Earlier today, we told you that AT&T had started rolling out an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Samsung Galaxy Note 4. As it turns out, today the carrier is also updating the old Galaxy Note 3 to Lollipop.

The Lollipop update for the Note 3 is quite a big one, weighing in at 1 GB, so a Wi-Fi connection is needed to proceed with downloading it. While AT&T is confirming that the update is available starting today, some Note 3 users may not receive it right away.

Android 5.0 Lollipop brings lots of significant improvements to the Galaxy Note 3, the most visible one being the new UI based on Google's Material Design. You can find a list of changes at AT&T's support page at the first source link below.

In case you're wondering, AT&T is no longer selling the Galaxy Note 3 (following the launch of the Note 4 and Note Edge). However, if you want to, you can still get an unlocked Note 3 that's compatible with AT&T's network from Amazon for around $460.

Do you have an AT&T Galaxy Note 3, or Note 4? If yes, have you received the Lollipop update?


source: AT&T via Droid-life

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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)

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22 Comments

1. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

At&t beats everyone else to releasing lollipop for the Note 4 AND note 3. But still has not sent out the update for the S5. That's odd and weird. Playing with people's emotions!

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

20. ninjaunmatched

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Yet I find a good number of people still don't have the update. Wasn't there an S4 update also?

2. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Not true... My T-Mobile Note 3 officially received it 3 weeks ago.. all new design

12. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

You're just another random Touchwiz hater for no reason.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wouldn't be in a rush to download Lollipop on Sammy devices. TouchWiz is already resource hungry. Add in the memory bug in Lollipop and you're just asking for problems.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep trying to sell it.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

TouchWIZ never had the splash screen memory leak, and since this is 5.0.1, it doesn't have the new leak introduced in 5.1. But like I said, keep trying to sell it.

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I was just going to say that..

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its also has audio mute toggle which was lacking in plain lollipop. I also like the new multi windows same with the ones in Note 4. http://m.androidcentral.com/multitasking-samsung-galaxy-note-4-0 Overall there a lot of nice touches, interruption replace block mode. User can fully customise it to cover every aspects of the types of interruption they wish to receive or not receive. https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6111295?hl=en

14. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

BS Lollipop on my Note 3 is one sweet and beautiful piece of software

15. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You've just got to understand his agenda. He comes to articles about Samsung and Android to try and convince people not to buy them, and he's not afraid to lie to do it. He's an Apple evangelist, albeit an impotent one.

17. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

yet another misconception, based solely on preconception. trust me, Note 3 is way faster on Lolipop, Touchwiz included - acctually, the Touckwiz looks EXACTELLY like Google Now launcher in 5.0 They also claim the memory req. was reduced with ~340MB - this is true as well. The only thing they did wrong is that they did not implement the ultra power saver mode, I'm very disappointed about this :( everything else is fresh, faster and just a better experience.

4. glenharriman

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

After seeing this story, I checked on my Note 4 and sure enough, it began downloading the 1161.38 MB update immediately. Still downloading after about 5 minutes.

5. StevensH

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

Sprint had the first lollipop Note 4 actually

8. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I'm hoping the lollipop for note 2 rumors pan out.

18. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't think they will release it tough, is kind of late and there are no builds so far :( http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/GT-N7100/

13. havasuken

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Getting AT&T update for Note 3 now in AZ.

16. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005, International version, got Lolipop this Sunday (3/25), operator Orange Romania: build: LRX21V.N9005XXUGBOB6 size: 808MB

19. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

still waiting on Big Red. :(

22. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Yes keep doing that on stupid big red :)

21. ninjaunmatched

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Whatever happened to Sprint's update for the Note 3. They find the device file on Sprint's server for a lollipop update and make a million assumptions. Yet AT&T beats them to the punch? Sprint has been crapping on their long time customers for awhile now. (You'd have to be one to know in what ways.) Taking this long... I'm saying there are xda people that have figured a way to get it done. Like Sacs N4. (Not lollipop but is a great ROM) I bumped into someone who figured a way to get lollipop on the Note 3 with TouchWiz (Too bad I lost the link. Wasn't interested at that moment when I saw it. Sucks too cause now I want it....lol.) I'll bet these companies have a team of one guy (maybe 2) that does this stuff for them.

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