Android Lollipop is one of the sweetest Android updates released, which brings in material design, since the day it was announced officially people are waiting for the release of Android Lollipop for their Devices. This time the developers are late in releasing the Custom Android Lollipop ROMs because of the new Features which came in with Android Lollipop, New APIs which were unlocked and several other reasons. But as always “Better Late than Never” Finally, there is a CM12 Android Lollipop Release for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has almost been one of the smoothest smartphones, and it deserves an update, though, Samsung hasn’t released any Android Lollipop update. Soon Samsung will also release the Android Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 3, S4, S5 and several other high-end Samsung phones.
Installing the CM12 Android Lollipop ROM would cause Loss of warranty because you would require access to root, and being a high-end device the Galaxy Note 3 would get the Android Lollipop update, but it would be late and the date is not known. So if you are an Android Freak and wants to test something which is new, you can simply start following this guide and install the ROM and get the lollipop OS installed in your Note 3.
How to Install CM12 Android Lollipop in Galaxy Note 3 ?
Before beginning with the guide, let me tell you one thing CM12 is still under development and the ROM might come with some minor bugs as well, which are not yet tested by us, so if you are someone who have no experience with Custom ROMs then it would be difficult for you to deal with the installation and be stable with the Phone while operating on the Lollipop OS. Some common issues which come with new releases are : Network problems, WiFi Problems and some connectivity problems as well. Anyways a Freak wouldn’t like to think of bugs and would love to see the bugs, so let’s begin.
- Root Access (Google Search/XDA)
- Custom Recovery Installed
- CM12 Android Lollipop ROM for Note 3
- Google Apps for Android Lollipop – Note 3
[alert-note]Do Take a Nandroid Backup of the Current OS version installed in your Phone so that incase you face any bugs which annoys you a lot, you can revert back to the previous ROM.
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Step 1 : Download the Lollipop ROM and Google Apps
The CM12 Android Lollipop ROM and Google Apps have already been shared above, download them and place them into the SD card, You can download the ROMs on your Phone using UC Browser if you are having a stable Hi-speed internet connection, so that you don’t need a computer system to install Android Lollipop ROM. Once downloaded, just place them into the SD Card Storage.
Step 2 : Enter into Recovery Mode
If you already have a rooted T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 then you can go begin with the steps else first root your T-Mobile Note 3 and then begin with the guide, so enter into recovery mode. Entering into recovery mode can be done by pressing key combinations but if you don’t want to get annoyed by pressing buttons then follow a user Friendly guide to Enter into Recovery Mode without pressing keys.
Step 3 : Install the CM12 Android Lollipop ROM and GAPPS
Depending on the Custom Recovery you have you the options will differ if you have a CWM recovery then click on Install Zip and start installation of the ROM and then after the ROM is installed again click on install zip and install the Google Apps. In case you have a TWRP Recovery then just click on Install and add both the Files in an order, that is keep the ROM first and the Google apps after that and install them.
Also read : How to install TWRP Recovery in T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4
Once installed, Clear cache and Dalvik Cache and make a Factory Reset (Recommended – not compulsory) and then reboot the T-Mobile Note 3, Once you Reboot you will be welcomed to the world of Android Lollipop. Yay! you’ve successfully installed the Android Lollipop Custom ROM in your Note 3.
In case you are facing any issues while installation of Android Lollipop in your Note 3, then just post a word here, I’ll try to help to help you install the Lollipop OS in your Note 3.