Samsung has rolled another Lollipop update on Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) to version N900XXUEBOF1 in Southeast Asian countries which is now in the middle of competing each other to the 28th SEA Games held in Singapore. The N900XXUEBOF1 is almost the same build version to the previous released build N900XXUEBOD3 a month ago. According to reports, some Galaxy Note 3 users have had been experiencing undesirable heating issues and battery drain problem right after the update was made. Whilst some folks proclaimed, that they do not any issues or whatsoever to the former update.
So whatever this update might be, if you may have found some other issues from the N900XXUEBOD3 update; you may better update your Galaxy Note 3 to N900XXUEBOF1 right now. Like I said, while looking at the firmware build itself, there are only quite few changes on this update. You may not notice any differences at all, but it might have some important bug fixes and enhancements added on it.
Here are the technical details N900XXUEBOF1 Lollipop, Android 5.0 update:
Device name: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Model number: SM-N900
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: N900DXUEBNL3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4115321
Build number: LRX21V.N900XXUEBOF1
Build date: June 1, 2015
Release date: June 14, 2015
It is apparently live via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and Kies. The roll out usually take in stages manner and everyone might not see the update at the same time. It has already seen in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. The rest of SEA countries might follow soon.
How to Update the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 to 5.0 Lollipop
Method 1: Update Galaxy Note 3 to Lollipop via Over-The-Air (OTA) Update
There are two types you can update your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 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.
Method 2: Update Galaxy Note 3 to Lollipop 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 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.
If you already have the N900XXUEBOF1 Lollipop update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900. Just let us know how’s the update performs.