Optus Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 update

Optus Australia Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9007 Official Android 5.0 Lollipop Update build N9007DIUGBOJ3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9007 TD-LTE is only released in two countries, one in Australia under Optus network and the other one is in Hong Kong. Now, if it happens that you owned the Optus version to which you are technically resides in Australia, your Galaxy Note 3 will finally get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The said Android 5.0 upgrade to which comes with build number N9007DIUGBOJ3 is now heading its ways upon the scheduled release date set by Optus itself.

According to Optus technical support team, the Android 5.0 update availability are about to be expected  from late January to early February 2016. Noting that Samsung Galaxy Note SM-N9007 only receives occasional software update.  As you might still remember, the last update was Android 4.4.2 KitKat dubbed with build numberN9007DIUDOA1, and happened a quite some time ago. So it is much better keep an eye of it, as this your chance to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9007.
Optus Note 3 5.0 Update

Here are the technical details:

Technical Details of  Android 5.0 Lollipop Update build N9007DIUGBOJ3

Device name: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 TD-LTE
Model number: SM-N9007
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: N9007DIUGBOI1
Kernel version: 3.4.0–6104449
Build number: LRX21V.N9007DIUGBOJ3
Date of build: October 27, 2015
Release date: From late January to early February 2016

As you may noticed, the build details is  dated back in late October 2015, and only recently upon its official release this year.  It is simply means that this firmware has been undergone into deep testing processes causing the deployment  delayed within several months.

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 be 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.

Update to 5.0 Lollipop via Over-The-Air (OTA)

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 the “Start” button when you want to perform an update or  “Postpone” if you want to install later.

Update to 5.0 Lollipop via Kies

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 in your Windows or Mac computer.

Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy Note 3 and other Samsung devices running with 4.4.2 and 5.0 Lollipop updates.  Once you installed Kies 3, simply connect your Galaxy Note 3 into your computer using the USB data cable. Lastly, run Kies and follow the on-screen Kies software update instructions to install the update.