If you’re a Galaxy Note 3 owner who’s hankering for the official Android 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air update to start rolling out, you’re destined for a rather long wait as Samsung is currently focusing its attention on bringing the update to more recent devices first. However, if you can’t wait, your handset carries the model number N9005, and you want to get your hands on it early, you can now download and install a leaked beta build.
This ROM is designed exclusively for the International unlocked variant of the Galaxy Note 3 (SM- N9005) and can be flashed onto the handset using the ODIN tool for PC. We recommend only installing the software if you have some knowledge of sideloading otherwise you could brick your device leaving it rendered useless.
With that being said, if you have a Note 3 and want to try the firmware, you can download it from the XDA Developers forum, where you’ll also find installation instructions.
All the changes you’d expect to find in Lollipop are bundled into this upgrade, including support for multiple accounts, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and the recently-announced Material Design guidelines, in addition to the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.