Sunday, March 8, 2015

Install N900TUVUFOB6 T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 Official Lollipop Update Stock

Here is the Official 5.0 Lollipop Update N900TUVUFOB6 stock firmware on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T. The  N900TUVUFOB6 (LRX21V) is an update from previous build version N900TUVUENK3 (KOT49H) 4.4.2 KitKat which technically upgrade to Lollipop OS. The 5.0 N900TUVUFOB6 also allows users to make and receive calls over a wireless network as the update itself will also activates the Wi-Fi calling support, according to T-Mobile's official announcement.

T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier had to released the  Lollipop update on Galaxy Note 3 in USA alone, but other carriers  such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T might also push their own Lollipop version soon.

In addition,  some reports says that the Lollipop update has a slight battery draining issues. But since the N900TUVUFOB6 is the first Lollipop update build so we cannot guarantee its perfection when it comes to performance and stability.  You may noticed some glitches here and there appears just like we have had been found on some other devices Lollipop updates.

Technical Details of Android 5.0/N900TUVUFOB6

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Model number: SM-N900T (T-Mobile USA)
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: N900TUVUFOB6
Kernel version: 3.4.0–4086253
Build date: 13 February 2015
Build number: LRX21V.N900TUVUFOB6
SE for Android status: Enforcing

Changelog of N900TUVUFOB6

• Upgrade to Android version 5.0 Lollipop OS
• Wi-Fi 2.0 (Wireless Calling support)
(via T-Mobile support page)

The 'FOB6' is officially rolled out via Over-The-Air OTA update and Samsung Kies simultaneously.  If you haven't touched nor modified your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T, just do the manual check in your device settings. From Menu>>Settings>>About Device>>Software update, you may also use Samsung Kies 3 if you have it installed in your computer.

Below is the original, unmodified N900TUVUFOB6 5.0 Lollipop stock firmware which directly pulled from Samsung's firmware server. The stock firmware is only  for those advanced who might not been able to get the update, if it's either your Galaxy Note 3 has been running a modified firmware and or rooted. Once your Galaxy Note 3 has been modified you cannot get the update through OTA and it only gives you an error saying that your device has been modified. So therefore installing the stock firmware is the only way you can restore back or update your device to the official 5.0 N900TUVUFOB6. Just read on below for the step by step guide.

How to Manually Install Back the Official N900TUVUFOB6  5.0 Lollipop Stock Firmware on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T.

Disclaimer: This method are used by Android developers and advanced users only. If ever this is your first time heard about this procedure, please make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held any responsibility if anything happens to your device from using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!

Warning: This stock ROM is only compatible for Galaxy Note 3 N900T with SM-N900T (T-Mobile) specific model only. Do not ever try to use this firmware on other Samsung Galaxy Note 3 variants.


Q: Will I lose root once installed the N900TUVUFOB6 update?
A: Yes, this will restore your device into official firmware.
Q: Can I install root again once upgraded to N900TUVUFOB6 5.0 Lollipop version?
A: Yes, this firmware build can be rooted, but be aware about the new KNOX security platform hidden inside the system that completely voids the warranty of your device once gets tripped by means of rooting or installing any custom recovery. This sets “KNOX warranty Void: 0×1 from 0×0″ (You can see this when you set your device in download mode). This cannot be reset by any means.
Download the original N900TUVUFOB6 Stock Firmware:

Stock Odin Firmware N900TUVUFOB6   -> link
Previous Updates:  N900TUVUENK3 4.4.2 Stock Firmware -> link (You may also restores back to 4.4.2 then update thru OTA)


Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone.
• Create a back-up all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, so that you will not lost it just in-case something might went wrong after the update.
• Make sure that your Galaxy Note 3 battery is fully charged to ensure stability and to get rid pf power failure issues while updating.
• Close all softwares, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflict.
• Prepare a personal computer or laptop with Windows OS.
• Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times. then hit back in Settings>>Developer options and then Enable the USB debugging Mode.
TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – Go to Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if it's pre-installed and you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON.

Odin Flashing Procedures

Odin downloader  Odin3_v3.08 – Grab it here
USB Driver –  Drivers are here (only needed if you haven’t installed Kies)

1) Extract the downloaded N900TUVUFOB6 stock ROM. Use winzip, 7zip,winrar or any decompressing program you have in your computer.

2) Run Odin3_v3.09 flasher program. DO NOT check ‘Re-Partition’ option. Check Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check-boxes.

3) Just click on the AP button then select and load the N900TUVUFOB6 firmware.

4) Reboot the Galaxy Note 3 into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time). You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears.

5) Connect USB data cable to Phone. The ID:COM box will highlight and turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and already recognized with Odin.

6) Click the ‘START’ button when all is set and ready to begin flashing.

7) DO NOT disconnect nor do anything when the phone is already in flash mode. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation. Wait until a word “PASS” appears on the left side of the Odin screen, it is an indication that the installation successfully completes. (If you get failed errors, check the USB connection condition, repeat the whole process)

8) Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from PC.

Do factory reset again after flashing.
This is only optional just in-case you’ll experience bootloop and lag issues after flashing a stock firmware on-top of a modified and rooted firmware. Back-up your important files first as this process will delete all of stored data, then press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button to enter in recovery mode, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.


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