The new Android 5.0 Lollipop built is already available for Nexus branded device and further smartphones and tablets will receive their own update notification soon. Among the smartphones that will receive Lollipop during December, or January next year, we have the T-Mobile model of Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Of course, the OTA release will be rolled out gradually and in phases. Moreover, since we are talking about stock Android firmware, Lollipop will come pre installed with stock features and apps along with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI that will be added above the classic Lollipop ROM.
Now, if instead, you would prefer a Nexus-like experience and a customizable Android 5.0 system, then you should know that CM12 has been developed for your own T-Mobile Note 3. CM12 is the latest built of CyanogenMod – maybe the most popular and highly appreciated Android based custom ROM.
CM 12 is based on stock Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and brings both stock and extra features on your Note 3. The firmware is still in beta release, but, it can be safely installed for a daily use – most of its features are smoothly running and there are only minor bugs and software problems that will be addressed by the devs soon.
This CM12 built is not being provided by the CyanogenMod – those of xda-developers are behind this software release. Anyway, as already pointed out, the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware is stable and ready for a daily use on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3. All you have to do for testing the ROM is to download the update package from this page (that’s the developer official thread – don’t forget to thank those of xda-developers on your way).
For installing the ROM, you first have to root your Samsung device. Moreover, on your phone a custom recovery image must be installed and you should also save the current ROM before installing CM12 – you will be able to restore it if the new platform is too buggy. If you need extra help on the flashing process, don’t hesitate and contact us – we will assist you as soon as possible with a proper and detailed tutorial.