A new Android Lollipop update on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 came around dubbed as build version N900XXUEBOD1. The latter is the third revision of Android 5.0 Lollipop update that we have seen rolling out in Russian Federation, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The update brings several improvements and enhancements to the last two previous updates version of Android 5.0 Lollipop N900XXUEBOC4 and Lollipop N900XXUEBOA6. So there are no any new features to expect upon this update but might have had something that resolve some bug issues to the former releases.
Here is what the N900XXUEBOD1 update reads in system details:
Device name: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Model number: SM-N900
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: N900XXUEBOC4
Kernel version: 3.4.39-4115321
Build number: LRX21V.N900XXUEBOD1
Build date: April 9, 2015
Again, the update is only released by Samsung in Russian Federation, Ukraine and Kazakhstan at this time being. Those who owns a Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 but did not receive any Lollipop update yet, you might manually check it by now. Just make sure your Galaxy Note 3 has not been rooted prior to get the Lollipop update without any hiccups. Just read on below for the step-by-step on how to install the new Lollipop update on your Galaxy Note 3.
How to Update the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 to Android 5.0 Lollipop:
Perform an Update via Over-The-Air (OTA) Update
There are two methods were the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to get an update. The first method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you and saying that there is a new update available for download. You can also tap on your Galaxy Note 3 Settings>>General tab, scroll to and tap System Update. It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.
Perform an Update using Kies 3
The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies. You may head-over to your local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it (guide for installation) in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy Note 3 and other Samsung devices running with 4.3 ,4.4.2 and up OS . Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Galaxy Note 3 to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow the Kies on-screen software update instructions.
Important Note Before Performing a Software Update
According to Samsung you should prepare the following things before performing the software update. I will also add some useful insights why you should follow this procedures.
You should make sure your battery is fully charged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.
You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happens and it forces you to perform a factory.
Your device should not have been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ you should try to avoid that from happening.