Verizon pushes out Android 5.0 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Verizon pushes out Android 5.0 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now receiving the Android 5.0 update. According to Big Red, the update includes the new "complex animations and 3D views" of Material Design. Lock Screen notifications are included with Android 5.0 as is the new "Recent Apps" menu, the 64-Bit ART compiler (which opens apps faster), and the "Floating Action" button used to write a new text message or email, or to add a new contact or calendar event. The update also improves TouchWiz, giving it a Material Design feel.

The Android 5.0 update for the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 weighs in at a hefty 117MB, which means that you should be on a Wi-Fi connection when downloading and installing it. The carrier says that it will take 8 minutes to prepare your device for the update, and another 14 minutes to install Android 5.0 on your phablet. Make sure your battery is charged to at least 50%.

You will need 1.7GB of free space to update your phone, and you will be told to clear more space if required. Also, because this is being sent out on a staggered basis, it might be a few days before the update actually hits your phone. You can try to manually pull it out by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check for Updates.

Thanks for the tip, Dennis!

source: Verizon (1), (2)

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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)



2. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Finally. .. I got the update ready until I get home :)

3. HASHTAG unregistered

I was like YESSSSSSS..... until I saw "3" :(. The day will eventually come for my Edge.

4. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Hey! How about some 5.0 love for the galaxy note 2 users!

5. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

I heard it should be getting it. S3 I guess isn't. I just got it a few months ago and I guess I'm stuck on 4.4. Its just weird that the S3 isn't but the Note 2 is because they both came out in 2012.

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Note 2 is more than 18 months old, therefore it is no longer supported in Android updates from Samsung.

7. DroidHead2015

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Yes the Note 2 & S3 are getting lollipop they are listed among Samsung devices to receive the update I own a Verizon Note 3 but have yet to get my update today

9. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Seriously? I read that Samsung cancelled the S3 update.

8. tonyt1076

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

Can anyone confirm Foxfi still works on their Vzw Note 3 with Lollipop?

10. richard_a_abel

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

Important question

11. richard_a_abel

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

Getting a "Software update is temporarily unavailable. Try again later" message.

12. Faisal8

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I still wait update Reach to Saudi Arabia

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