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Install Android 5.0 Lollipop N9005XXUGBNL8 Leaked Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005

Samsung rolled out Android Lollipop already for the Galaxy S series and non-Nexus devices, and the updates released either officially or in the form of leaks for these devices. Android Lollipop 5.0 with build version N9005XXUGBNL8 has been leaked now for the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (LTE Variant). But looking at the leaked Lollipop firmware, it can be expected that the Galaxy Note 3 will also receive the latest Android Lollipop official update soon.

This leaked Lollipop firmware (N9005XXUGBNL8) brings a redesigned TouchWiz UI to match with the new material design language. Thanks to mithun46 (a recognised XDA Developer) for sharing this stock firmware leak and it will not trip the Knox security counter, according to the developer. The battery life is also expected to be improved with the Android Lollipop along as well as the new ART runtime comes with improved performance as compared to the Dalvik runtime. N9005XXUGBNL8 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is compatible with both of the 16GB and 32GB variants of Galaxy Note 3. So if you are interested in updating your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, then follow the given step by step guide to install leaked N9005XXUGBNL8 Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005.

Install Android 5.0 Lollipop N9005XXUGBNL8 on Note 3 SM-N9005


Keep in mind that this is a leaked firmware and is not released by Samsung officially. Your Galaxy Note 3 will no longer call rooted after the installation of this firmware. After installing this leaked official firmware, your device will lose custom ROM and the custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version. N9005XXUGBNL8 Android 5.0 is only applicable to the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (LTE version). Flash wrong firmware file on any other variant might brick your device. You can quickly check the device’s model from SettingsAbout Phone Model Number.

Warning: will not be responsible for any damage occurred to the device. Proceed at your risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • Create a proper backup of all the sensitive data on your Galaxy Note 3 using any custom recovery before moving on to the installation guide for installing this firmware will wipe all the data on the Galaxy Note 3.
  • Make sure that you have installed the USB Drivers correctly for the Galaxy Note 3 on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Option on your phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 should be unlocked.
  • The battery level of the Galaxy Note 3 should be at least about 70%.

Required Files:

Steps to Install N9005XXUGBNL8 Android 5.0 Lollipop Official Leaked Firmware on Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005:

Step No 1: – First, unzip firmware N9005XXUGBNL8 5.0.7z file downloaded from the above link to get a .tar.md5 file.

Step No 2: – Now also extract the Odin .zip to get Odin3 v.3.09.exe.

Step No 3: – Turn Off the Galaxy Note 3 to put it into Download Mode.

Step No 4: – Now Turn it On by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down button at the same time.

How To Boot Samsung Galaxy Note Note 3 into Download Mode
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Step No 5: – Run Odin flashing tool on your PC as Administrator.

Step No 6: –  While your Galaxy Note 3 is in Download Mode, plug it to the PC using its USB cord. The ID: COM box with COM port number will turn light blue in Odin once the device is connected successfully.

Step No 7: – In Odin, click AP button and locate the .tar.md5 extension firmware file that you’ve extracted in Step No 1, select it.

If you have a 32GB Note 3 then follow these given steps:

Execute the following ADB commands to Backup the PIT file of the device before flashing the firmware:

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

Tick Auto Reboot, Re-Partition and F.Reset Time options in Odin.

If your Galaxy Note Note 3 is 16GB, then make sure that only Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time options should be checked and uncheck the Re-partition option

Step No 8: Click on Start to initiate the installation process.

Step No 9: – This flashing process will take a few minutes and will display a PASS!! Message upon completion.

Step No 10: – The Galaxy Note 3 will reboot automatically once the process is finished.

Your device will take up to 10 minutes to boots up for the first time after firmware installation. So set back and wait until the Android screen appears.

Done! You have successfully installed Android 5.0 Lollipop official firmware (N9005XXUGBNL8) leaked for Galaxy Note 3 LTE. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or problem.


Written by 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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