Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy Note 3 N900 – Guide to Update with Official Lollipop 5.0 OS {Without Losing Warranty}

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 Android smartphone can now be updated with the latest firmware of Android 5.0. The best part of this update is that this is the Official firmware version released by Samsung. Applying this update won’t root the device in any manner. Also, while Samsung takes few months from now for pushing this update, you can till then apply this Android 5.0 release in your device in simplest possible manner. This update can be applied to all the devices of Galaxy Note 3 N900 irrespective of the current firmware version. So let’s check out in detail on how to safely root your Galaxy S4 so that you can then make the most of the same.


Info: Applying this update won’t root / void the warranty.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Create a backup of all the data present in your device using below mentioned steps;

SMS – Download SMS Backup & Restore app and create the backup. Once done, transfer the backup file to your computer,

Call Log – Download Call log Backup & Restore app and create the backup. Once done, transfer the backup file to your computer,

Local Files – Transfer all the data like photos, downloads, music files, videos etc. to your computer.

  • Your Galaxy Note 3 N900 should have a minimum of 50% or above,
  • Navigate to Settings> Developer Options> check the USB Debugging option to enable the same.

Note: This is the Official Firmware released by Samsung and NOT the custom ROM or Beta firmware.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned pre requisites, let’s check out on what are the instructions with which you can apply this firmware update.

Procedure to Safely Update Galaxy Note 3 with Lollipop 5.0 Android OS:

  • Once done, turn Off your Galaxy Note 3 so that it can be entered in the Download Mode.
  • Galaxy Note 3 can be entered in the download mode by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
  • In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes in Odin and also alternatively make sure that the Re-Partition checkbox is ticked.
  • Post connecting your deice to the computer in Download Mode, you will see that ID:COM section will turn Blue which indicates that device drivers are successfully installed.
  • Click on “AP” to select the rooting tar file and then click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Post update, device will be rebooted automatically. It typically takes around a 5 – 6 minutes for whole process.
  • Navigate to the path “Settings > About Phone” to know the firmware version which is present in your device. The firmware version will be mentioned as Lollipop 5.0.

Note (Only if your device doesn’t boot or gets in the boot loop mode): If your device doesn’t boot, then just enter your device in the recovery mode. Recovery Mode in Galaxy Note 3 can be entered by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button) and select the appropriate options to factory reset the device.

Do let us know in the comments section if you come across any issues in the process of firmware update as we will be more than happy to help you.



  1. nikhil

    March 5, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Sammobile has firmware for India..this one is Russian.

  2. Pratik Rathod

    February 28, 2015 at 10:25 am

    successfully install 😀 on my samsung galaxy note 3 SM-N900

  3. ACroOsS

    February 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Is it a russian stock rom or what ?
    because aaccording to sammobile its just russian and ukranie and kazakhistan lollipops are availeable

  4. Pardha Saradhi

    February 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I have tried this with my Samsung Note 3 N900, It is completing with errors! Write Operation Failed!

  5. salam

    February 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    ,, helloo

    I cant access the Odin link.. it take me to another article ( s4 …)
    where should i download the odin from ?

  6. Michael

    February 24, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Correction: Download mode is Volume DOWN + home, and power on.

  7. Shreyas

    February 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Are there any drawbacks to upgrading the N900 to Lollipop using this method for the India region?
    Would you recommend it, or should I wait for the OTA upgrade ?

  8. Danny

    February 24, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Hhmm so I guess the Canadian version wont work either? N900W8

  9. Kelly T

    February 24, 2015 at 3:00 am

    This is probably a stupid question but does that included the N900V?

  10. haytham

    February 24, 2015 at 1:04 am

    The download mode is Volume Down + home + power, not volume up

  11. eric

    February 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    will this work on a note 3 SM – N 900 P

  12. Aaron

    February 23, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Will this procedure trip the flash counter?

  13. Michelle

    February 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

    It wont let me download Odin

  14. Jay Robinson

    February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Does this work on any carrier based variants? N900A, N900V, etc.

  15. Steve Bacher

    February 23, 2015 at 7:48 am

    This does look like a version for US models as it is for the Exynos processor which is used in non-US models. Not the N900V,N900A, or N900S.

  16. Gary Funk

    February 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

    What does rooting the S4 have to do with the Note 3?

  17. Jim

    February 23, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Can this be used on my Verizon Note 3?

    Also is there a place to download the file that will get it to me in less that 12 hours for free?

  18. Stephen

    February 23, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Is this for the note 3? The galaxy s4 was mentioned in the article so I’m confused.

    Also, will this work on a sprint note 3?

  19. Andrea

    February 23, 2015 at 6:41 am

    What about N900V?

  20. Stacy Barrow

    February 23, 2015 at 6:12 am

    How about the SM-N900T?

  21. Mark

    February 23, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Can it also be done one the note 4…. n910v?

  22. Bruce

    February 23, 2015 at 5:36 am

    does this update work on the Verizon version of the note 3? (SM-N900V)

  23. Neil

    February 23, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Can i use it on my n900a, att note 3

  24. Mark

    February 23, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Can this be done on the n900v?

  25. Danny

    February 23, 2015 at 3:03 am

    So… If i try this now… i will not lose my warranty? And this will not root my N900 Note3?

  26. Blu

    February 23, 2015 at 2:13 am

    What about N900V

  27. Note3User

    February 22, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    When will it officially come out, without the use of a computer.

  28. Nour

    February 22, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Is it applicable to Note 3 N9005?

  29. samer wakim

    February 22, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    After the update i noticed high ram usage(2.4 gb). It was only about 1.8 gb on android 4.4

  30. Sheraz

    February 22, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks for the reply Pradeep. Can you please tell from where I can update to lollipop without root

  31. Sheraz

    February 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Can I update my Note 3 N9005 too?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Hey Sheraz, this is only applicable for N900 device.

      • sravan

        February 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm

        this is not working …i tried for my note 3 n900

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