The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has finally rolling out. Dubbed with build number N900XXUEBOA6 the update itself is pointing out for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 3G (Exynos) variant only as this very moment. It might be surprising that the ‘Exynos’ version got it first instead of the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 4G (Snapdragon) but that’s exactly how it goes.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update itself is huge privileged to Samsung Galaxy Note SM-N900 owners. It isn’t available yet on any newest Samsung Android phablet, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and newer Samsung Galaxy tabs. The Android Lollipop completely change the interface design. Some of new changes can be found in settings and applications, including the new Material Design. You may also noticed that the backgrounds which is mostly on a white color replacing the dark ones before which also helps improving the battery life performance.
The N900XXUEBOA6 5.0 Lollipop update is only available in Russia. But the latter’s distribution might take for a while before it reaches to other countries. The N900XXUEBOA6 software build itself might still a soak test firmware which is much likely the same to the ones released on Samsung Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update in Poland. So expect some minor glitches on some outdated apps but anyhow you can then enjoys the newly redesigned Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 system OS.
Here are the firmware build details of N900XXUEBOA6 Android 5.0:
Here are the details of N900XXUEBOA6 5.0 update:
Device: Samsung Galaxy Note SM-N900
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version N900XXUEBNL6
Kernel version 3.4.39-3779962
Wed Jan 14 01:09:34 KST 2015
Build number LRX21V.N900XXUEBOA6
SE for Android status Enforcing
How to Update the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 to 5.0 Lollipop – N900XXUEBNL6
Get the N900XXUEBNL6 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.
Update to N900XXUEBNL6 5.0 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.
Update: For those who are looking for N900XXUEBOA6 stock firmware, the guide and the firmware file can be found here.
Just drop some word about how’s the N900XXUEBOA6 Android Lollipop update performs on your Galaxy Note 3 N900.