Android Lollipop 5.1.1 comes with a lot of bug fixes. There are some devices that can be upgraded to the new Android version and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of them. Samsung has still not announced a firmware update for the device, but thanks to Sonic Open Kang Project (SKOP), Samsung phones with model no. SM-N9005 can push through with the update. The firmware released by Sonic is based on the stock factory image of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Why Install Android Lollipop 5.1.1 On Samsung Device?
Before you install Android Lollipop 5.1.1 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you need to know the benefits of this new OS. The major benefits include pie control, where users can configure button styles, customize color and size, and get menu visibility. The new update comes with animation control for love view, AOKP, toast, IME animation, power menu, and navigation bar. The quick setting options include 25 user-selectable settings. The status bar provides control over clock and date styles, brightness and more.
Prerequisites for Installing Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Note 3
– First thing first; backup your phone data; otherwise, everything will be deleted after the update.
– You need a computer installed with a USB driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
– The battery of the smartphone should be fully charged.
– Enable USB debugging on your phone.
– The zip file for installation shall be in the root of the SD card, nowhere else.
Starting with the Installation Process
Step 1: The first step would be to download CyanogenMod Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM. In the mean time, you should also download Google Apps on your PC.
Step 2: Now connect the phone device to your PC using a USB cable and transfer the SOKP ROM file and Gapps package file to your mobile SD card. As mentioned earlier, it should be saved only in the root folder, and the mobile must be rooted.
Step 3: Switch off the handset and get into recovery mode. You can do the same by holding Home, Power and Volume Up buttons together.
Step 4: Once you get into recovery mode, you will get an option to choose factory reset by selecting wipe data or factory reset. Once you do that, select “wipe cache partition.”
Step 5: Now go back to recovery menu and select “install zip from SD card.” Use the “choose zip from sdcard” and use your volume key to navigate to the desired location. Select using the power button.
Step 6: Follow the same steps for the Google Apps and install them on the handset.
Step 7: Once all steps are followed properly, you can go back to recovery main menu and reboot the system.
Important: The process of installing Android Lollipop 5.1.1 is not quite easy. Sufficient technical knowledge is required for rooting the device. It is advised to follow the steps only if you have proper knowledge or guidance from one who is well-versed on Android rooting.