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update Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Samsung Galaxy Note 3

If you are looking to update your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, probably LiquidSmooth custom Rom would be the best to go with. Well, one can wait for official OTA update for Lollipop, however it wouldn’t be possible to tell when Samsung would roll this update. Still we can update this handset to Android 5.1.1 operating system through custom Rom, thanks to their developers who brought these roms on regular basis, otherwise it wouldn’t be that easy to update our device.

In this post we’ll help you update Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop using LiquidSmooth custom Rom, entirely based on stock operating system, this Rom has many things to offers apart from latest Android. It improves device’s performance significantly, one can own notice that change, with tons of customization options, you’ll be able to customize user interface according to your needs, its improves battery life and much more. If you’d like to read more about this Rom, must consider to visit the official site here.

To install this Android Lollipop Rom your Note 3, it must be rooted and there should be a custom recovery installed. Without custom recovery, it won’t be possible to install this Rom successfully, so in case don’t have a custom recovery, then first go ahead and install custom recovery on this handset.

Samasung Galaxy Note 3 – Liquid Smooth Rom Quick Review

Special thanks to @PhoneHive for this quick review.

Before proceeding to installation steps, go ahead and read all the pre-requisites very carefully and make sure to prepare your device according to them.


  • This Rom is dedicated to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 only and it should not install on any other device. Make sure to check your device’s model, go to settings -> about, there you’ll get to know the exact model number of your device.
  • Remember, installation will wipe out the entire internal memory of the device. So make sure to save all the important stuff stored under the device.
  • Also, it would be great to back up entire Rom of the device. It would act as back up Rom in case you want to back to old Rom or face any kind of problem with this LiquidSmooth Custom ROM. To back up Rom, use custom recovery, under it you’ll see back up option.
  • As said earlier, you must have a custom recovery. It won’t be possible to install this Rom without it, so install it first and then follow the further procedure.
  • Make sure that you’ve enabled USB debugging on your device. To enable, go to settings -> Developer options -> check USB debugging box.
  • Charge your device to good battery level, 50% would be sufficient enough.


  • Download LiquidSmooth custom Rom for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from here.
  • Download the Gapps package from here.

How to update Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop using LiquidSmooth Rom

Entire installation is exactly same as we do to install any mod to device, flash the Rom using custom recovery.

  1. Download both the files mentioned in Downloads section and put them into device memory.
  2. Turn off your device and wait at least 3 -5 seconds.
  3. Now press and hold Volume Up UP + Home + Power buttons at same time until Samsung’s logo appears. You’ll be directed to recovery mode.
  4. Under recovery options, perform “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and under advance section perform “wipe dalvik cache”. These actions act as a hard reset so we can have a completely clean installation.
  5. Now its time to install Rom. From recovery options, select “install zip from sd card”  then “choose zip from sd card” and locate the Rom zip file which you’ve already downloaded on your device.
  6. Be patience until it get installed. Once it complete, similarly install Gapps package.
  7. Once you done with both the files, under recovery options select “reboot system now”.

Hurray! You’ve successfully update your Note 3 to latest Android 5.1.1 operating system. For the very first start-up, it may take little longer, don’t get panic.

Remove Bloatware Apps from Galaxy Note 3
Bloaware Removed from Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which have been very popular in current days, many users has already reported about bug inside the call speaker and now they are concerning about the memory usage. If you’re one of them and looking an best solution for these problems then you’ve visited the right place. Previously we have presented a post on how to improve the volume of Galaxy Note 3 using Volume mod hack package (visit here to get guide on increasing volume of Galaxy Note 3).

Apart from this, some of Note 3 users are now wanting to remove pre-installed apps which are using good amount of internal space and storage. Ok let me turn to little technical, the apps which comes pre-installed and blocked are known as Bloatware Apps. You cannot uninstall or stop or freeze these apps, they consume lots of space, they consume RAM and processor usage  too.

So if you’re looking an tutorial to remove bloatware apps or simply unnecessary from Galaxy Note 3 then this guide will help you to do that. This guide is written in step by step fashion, so you won’t be having any problem to follow this guide.

We are going to use an app Cleaner developed by XDA developer. You wanting to read more about this bloatware app cleaner then you must consider to visit the official thread here. Features of this cleaner are listed below:

  • Save space – It removes bunch of bloatware apps. So you can saves upt 650 MB by deleting these apps.
  • Faster – It tune your device to give good performance.
  • Free Your Ram – As these apps won’t be running after deleting them, so it saves you lots of RAM and improve overall performance.
  • Longer Battery – It help you to save your memory as they won’t be present in your internal memory any more.
  • No Samsung Crap  – You’ll be deleting all the recommended apps.


  • To perform this task, your device must be rooted. So firstly root your Galaxy Note 3 and then further follow the guide. Remember, rooting your device will void its warranty which can restore if needed in future by following simple un-rooting guide.
  • Make sure your Note 3 have at-least 50% charging. So, it can alive until whole process gets completed.

How to Remove Bloatware Apps from Galaxy Note 3

  1. The installation process is very easy to follow. First download the Cleaner zip file here. Put this zip file to SD card of your device and remember don’t put it under any directory or folder. Just drop it to root of SD card
  2. Turn off the device and boot to Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume UP + Home + Power Buttons at same time until Samsung’s logo appears. You’ll entering to recovery mode after logo.
  3. At recovery mode, select install zip from sd card->choose zip from sd card. Find and locate the downloaded zip file and confirm it for further flashing.
  4. After it complete, select “reboot system now” and you’re device will be rebooting.
  5. When it start it will ask you” Root access possibly lost. Fix?” then choose “No” and all done.

You have successfully flashed this Cleaner zip file to your device. Remember, all deleted apps will available in download folder, so you can easily get them back to working state. If you have any problem while installing this Cleaner or needed any other help then comment below. So we can help you! Enjoy this guide!