If you are a proud owner of last year’s Samsung phablet, the Galaxy Note 3, you might be glad to hear that Android 5.0 Lollipop for the device has been leaked online and you can flash it to your handset. Before rejoicing in the new XDA unveil, beware that the update is only available for the Galaxy Note 3 model number SM-N9005, so I wouldn’t advise you to try flashing it on a different model.
First off, I’m sure you are aware that unofficial builds like the one the XDA Developers forum has posted online might not be the perfect fit, and if you want the real deal, you should wait for the OTA to be released (supposedly in January) for the Galaxy Note 3. If you are an experienced smartphone user and don’t tremble at the thought of bricking your phone, you can go ahead and install the update and get a taste of that sweet Lollipop early on. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 3 doesn’t come vanilla, rather it contains a new version of TouchWiz, too. With that in mind, some of you might rapidly decide that they will stay put and wait for the factory image of Lollipop so that they can enjoy stock Android. I know I would.
Nonetheless, if you would like to experience Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 3, go ahead and download the update file from XDA Developers and flash it to your phablet. Be sure to charge your phone to the max and backup all of your data on the device, since things can always go sideways when flashing handsets. Before beginning the process, read all the instructions the source has published and make sure you have the correct model number, otherwise the update won’t work on your device. Let us know how Lollipop feels like on your Galaxy Note 3 once you’ve installed it!