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Update Galaxy Note 4 (N910F) / Note 3 LTE (N9005) to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop

The Lollipop 5.0 update has been released for the Galaxy Note 4 model number SM-N910F (European Variant) by Samsung. Galaxy Note 4 is a high-end specification Samsung’s flagship device that comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. Previously this upgrade was rolled out for the users in South Korea and Poland having model SM-N910C and now Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is available for users in Germany with build number  N910FXXU1BOB4. So if you are from Germany then here is a good news for you that the update is live on the Kies server, so just connect your Galaxy Note 4 to the Samsung Kies server to get the latest stock firmware.

Galaxy Note 3 users will also be happy to know that they can get the Android 5.0 Lollipop on their devices as Android Lollipop stock firmware has also being released for Note 3 (SM-N9005) LTE in Poland, UK (Vodafone), Germany, Romania and Czech Republic. You can manually check the software update by navigating to Settings > About phone or it is also expected that you might get the OTA notification on your Note 3 soon. But if you from any other regions or can’t wait for the OTA notification on your device then here we’ve a step-by-step guide that how to update Galaxy Note 3 LTE (N9005) and Note 4 (N910F) to Android 5.0 Lollipop manually.

How to flash Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy Note 4 or Note 3 LTE

Galaxy Note 4 Firmware Details N910FXXU1BOB4:

  • Model name: Galaxy Note 4
  • Model: SM-N910F
  • Country: Germany
  • Version: Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Changelist: 4144221
  • Build date: 6 February
  • Product code: DBT
  • PDA: N910FXXU1BOB4
  • CSC: N910FOXA1BOB4

Galaxy Note 3 LTE Firmware Details N9005XXUGBOA5:

  • Model name: Galaxy Note 3 LTE
  • Model: SM-N9005
  • Country: Poland
  • Version; Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Changelist: 3643614
  • Build date: 20 January
  • Product code: XEO
  • PDA: N9005XXUGBOA5
  • CSC: N9005XEOGBOA4


This guide containing the official Android Lollipop update download links are working with Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F) and Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) only. Do not try to install these firmwares on any other or incorrect variants, as a result the device might gets bricked.


AndroidBlog will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 3 LTE (N9005) or Galaxy Note 4 (N910F) while upgrading to Android 5.0 Lollipop manually. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Make a backup of all your important data and settings on your device using a recommended custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
  • Download and install correct USB Drivers for the Galaxy Note 3/4 on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on the device by going to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
  • Your Galaxy Note 3/4 should be unlocked.
  • After installing stock update, the custom ROM will be lost and it will replace custom recovery with a stock version.
  • After the installation of this official firmware, your Galaxy S4 will no longer belong to a rooted version.
  • Check the battery level of your Note, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Links:

Steps To Update Galaxy Note 3/ Note 4 to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop  Firmware:

Follow the given instructions to install Android Lollipop firmware on your Note 4/Note 3:

1:- First, download the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware and Odin tool .zip files on the desktop of your PC.

2:- Now unzip Lollipop firmware .zip file with few other optional files.

3:- Also, extract the Odin tool .zip file to get Odin3 v.3.09.exe.

4:- Next, turn off your Galaxy Note in order to boot it into Download Mode.

5:- Put your device into Download Mode. To do so, turn it ON by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down buttons altogether for a few seconds.

6:- Run Odin tool on your computer (As Administrator).

7:- While the Galaxy Note 3/4 is in Download Mode, plug it with the PC via USB data cable. Odin will detect the device in a while. The ID: COM port will turn light blue with COM port number in Odin, once the phone is connected successfully.

8:- In Odin, click on AP button and navigate to the extracted firmware file and select it.

9:- Remember to check Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options and Re-Partition option must be unchecked in Odin.

10:- Finally, click on the Start button to begin the installation process on your Galaxy Note 3 or Note 4 to update it to Stock Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware. This flashing process will take some time, so be patient till the process is successfully completed.

10:- After the installation is successfully completed, the device will be rebooted automatically.

12:- Now, disconnect your phone after displaying home screen.

That’s All! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Note 4 with the stock Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.

Do let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or trouble while updating your Galaxy Note 4 or Note 3 to the 5.0 Lollipop Android OS.


Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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  1. Can I update my SM-N910F Note 4 with the firmware from Germany manually even if i live in Sweden? I have the firmware on my PC and ODIN is ready to go but I’m afraid that I’ll have problems with my Note after..

  2. I have upgraded the firmware of my note 3 for Android 4.4.2 to Lollipop 5.0
    During the process through Odin, the installation failed. I finally managed to complete the installation.
    Now the phone is running Android lollipop 5.0. Unfortunately I’ve noticed that I’m unable to check for new firmware update and I’m having this message: “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Samsung Kids on your PC, or visit a customer service center.”
    So can anyone help to solve the OTA update issue. Thanks.

  3. Is there a difference on the Note 4 between the SM-910F and N910F ?

    I have a brand new SM-N910F Note 4 UK Unlocked, and my old SM-N9005 Note 4 LTE UK Unlocked in front of me – both of which i would like to upgrade to Lollipop if possible. I can always wait, but i’m getting used to Lollipop features on my Nexy 7 2013 more and more so would like to upgrade early using Odin if i can.

    Obviously i don’t want to do any damage or brick either device!

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