You can now Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to Android 5.0 XXUGBNL8 Lollipop Firmware. Android proved to be an active operating system that keeps on releasing updates and software for better performance of all android based devices. In midst of all these update releases launched for various devices and smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 users can also test leaked firmware via Odin tool. It is not rocket science to flash the update on Galaxy Note 3 device. This tutorial will help you throughout the update and installation of firmware procedure. So don’t sit back rather try the latest firmware.

It is for sure that after the firmware update your Samsung galaxy Note 3 will perform even better than before. No need to panic just follow the guidelines step by step. It’s not a final update, whenever official update for your device comes up, you must check it as there is always improved features and functionalities in every release that is good for device. This post will guide you on How to Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to Android 5.0 XXUGBNL8 Lollipop Firmware.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Drivers:

You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.

Make a Backup of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005:

It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to Android 5.0 XXUGBNL8 Lollipop Firmware. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:

Pre-Tutorial Stuff:

  • This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005, DO NOT try this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
  • This is not a guide for Flashing Custom ROM, so you don’t need your device to be rooted. However, if your device is rooted, you’ll lose the Root access after flashing this Official Firmware.
  • Your device must be at least 70% charge to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
  • Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.

How to Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to Android 5.0 XXUGBNL8 Lollipop Firmware

Step 1: Download the following files:

  1. Android 5.0 XXUGBNL8 Lollipop
  2. Odin3 v3.10.6

Step 2: Extract the contents in the zip archive and save the files on your PC then switch off your device.

Step 3: Boot it in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Button simultaneously.

Step 4: Launch the Odin.exe on your PC and Connect the phone to computer via usb cable and wait for the device to be added by Odin, if no device is detected you need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers. If your device is detected, you’ll get the following message in Odin:


Step 5: Go back to Odin and click on the AP button and locate the N9005XXUGBNL8 tar.md5 firmware update file and load it in ODIN.

Step 6: Confirm the updating process by hitting the START button.

Step 7: After the update is completed by ODIN you will see the PASS alert as shown in the image below. The phone should reboot in normal mode, too.


Note: First boot will take a bit long, so don’t panic and be patient.