Saturday, December 27, 2014

[GUIDE] Android 5.0 Firmware Leaked for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

 
Android Lollipop is still making its way to many new devices. Firmware updates have been already pushed by Motorola, LG, and Samsung. Most of these updates have been officially released by these OEMs, and another device that should get an official update pretty soon is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as a Lollipop firmware build has leaked.
The update for the Note 3 SM-N9005 (N9505XXUGBNL8) comes in at 1.1 GB, and it brings the Android 5.0 experience and re-designed Touchwiz front-end. The update process is pretty straightforward, but XDA Recognized Contributor mithun46 created a nice guide showing how to flash the leaked firmware on Windows OS. 
Android 5.0 uses a new compiler – ART, which makes the device incompatible with Xposed Framework. The first boot process is also significantly longer, so don’t panic if your device takes longer to start. If everything goes well, you should be greeted by Android 5.0’s start-up wizard.

How to Install Android 5.0 on Note 3 :

Things we need:
  • PC Odin [3.09]
  • Lollipop Leaked Firmware
  • A Backup of your PIT File incase something goes wrong (If you don't know how to make a backup check below there are some commands)
  • and a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 THIS GUIDE IS FOR SM-N9005


Let's start. 

Note :THIS WILL ERASE/FACTORY RESET YOUR NOTE 3. So take a backup of your important stuff

Before flashing we need to make a backup of your PIT file just incase something goes wrong. And to do so open Command Prompt and execute the following commands.

Command:
adb shell su -c "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/sdcard/My-N9005.pit bs=1 skip=17408 count=4244"
adb pull /sdcard/My-N9005.pit
Now that will create a backup of your PIT File as a failsafe.

Step 1 - Extract the ROM zip file.
How to extract.

Step 2 - Once extracted. Open Odin and set up Odin as follows.
FOR 32GB Model

FOR 16GB Model


Step 3 - Now click START


Step 4 - Once you done with your reboot. 16GB users will have to goto Recovery and factory reset

First boot will take longer than expected. Leave it alone for about 10 minutes.

And after some time. You will be greeted with the glorious Android 5.0 screen.