There is another Android 5.0 Lollipop update with indicated build version N900XXUEBOC4 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 which is rolled N900XXUEBOB2 out in India. This is the second time around where the Indian Galaxy Note 3 (Exynos) users received a Lollipop update next to the previous released build version N900XXUEBOB2. It is a stability update that will resolve some bug-issue and also brings back the silent mode which will allow users to switch the “mute mode” in sound toggle. Along with the update are some system enhancements and improvements to RAM usage and Battery life.
The Lollipop update N900XXUEBOC4 itself weighs around 91 MB in files size; which is available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.
Here is how the new Lollipop update reads in system details:
Device name: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Model number: SM-N900
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: N900DDUEBOC4
Kernel version: 3.4.39-4115321
Build number: LRX22C.N900XXUEBOC4
Build date: March 10, 2015
In addition, the N900XXUEBOC4 is now also held available for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 users in Sri Lanka: since both countries shared the same firmware build version. So better do manually check the update either via OTA update and or using Kies.
How to Update the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 to Android 5.0 Lollipop: N900XXUEBOC4
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.