Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on upgrading your Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) to the recently leaked N900XXUEBNL4 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware in Vietnam. Just make sure you’ve taken care of all the things mentioned in the prerequisites so you don’t encounter any issues later. Ready?
This test build offers overhauled performance, modernized Material Design interface with new TouchWiz, lockscreen notifications, intelligent battery saving features as well improved security.
Install XXUEBNL4 on Galaxy Note 3
- Exynos variant of Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900)
- Flashable N900XXUEBNL4 Android 5.0 package (download here)
- Stock N900XXUENJ3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware with XXV/THL region already installed on phone
- Latest version of Custom Recovery (TWRP or Philz)
- Odin-flashable stock recovery file of N900XXUEBNL4 Lollipop package (download here)
- Latest version of Odin downloaded & installed on PC
- A USB cable along with the necessary Samsung drivers installed through KIES
- At least 70% of the battery remaining
- Full backup of existing data in phone’s internal memory stored on computer
Disclaimer: This is an unofficial firmware that isn’t supposed to be installed by everyday users who don’t want to get themselves stuck in a constant stream of bugs, crashes, bootloops and lags, owing to the fact that this version is currently in beta phase and is totally unstable. We shall not be held responsible for any kind of damage inflicted to your device as a result of this procedure. Proceed at your own risk!
- Unzip the N900XXUEBNL4 package you downloaded earlier and extract the “Update.zip” file (password given in previous post).
- Connect your Note 3 to the PC over a USB and copy the “Update.zip” file to the root directory of your phone’s SD card.
- Disconnect the USB cable and completely turn off your phone.
- Reboot into the custom recovery by holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds until some text appears on the screen.
- Once you’ve entered the custom recovery, clear out the Cache and Data partitions. You are also recommended to perform a wipeout of the Dalvik Cache.
- Next, select the “Install Zip from SD card” option and choose the Update.zip package. It’ll take a few minutes to complete.
- Now go back to the main screen and reboot your Note into Download Mode. It’s time to flash the stock recovery back.
- Open Odin and connect your phone to the PC. The ID:COM box in Odin should light up.
- Click “AP/PDA” and import “Recovery.tar” you downloaded. Untick “Auto Reboot” and then click the Start button.
- Once the stock recovery’s been flashed, boot your phone in recovery mode by holding Vol Up + Home + Power and then perform a full cleanup again.
Your device should now be up and running with new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS onboard. In case your device doesn’t boot up (i.e. screen remains black) then boot into the recovery, factory reset the device and flash the Update.zip package again – well yeah, this treatment has been reported to be successful with many phones.
Note: You can download the Bluetooth fix here (flash it using a custom recovery).
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