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The Galaxy S3, which was released in May 2012, is currently running on Android 4.3 JellyBean, and until now, the users who rooted this device were able to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom ROM. Unfortunately, there old flagship won’t run on Marshmallow any time soon, but there’s a brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM available for it. On the other hand, Verizon started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to its Galaxy Note 4, but the phablet will get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in February.

The Galaxy S3 owners can update their devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, by downloading a custom ROM developed by arter 97. However, before installing this custom firmware from the internet, you must root your device and make a backup of all the important files and settings. The file for Android 5.0 Lollipop must be downloaded to your phone and desktop (connect to a wireless network if you’re doing it directly on your smartphone), then get the arter 97 kernel and unzip it. Then, the smartphone will be connected to your computer via a USB cable. Make a Nandroid of your device and put the backup file in /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup. Disconnect the phone from your computer and turn it off. Then, enter into recovery mode and select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache” in this order. Now, select the “Backup and Restore” option and restore backup and in the end, flash the arter 97 kernel. You will select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card” and wait until the Android 5.0 Lollipop gets installed.

Galaxy Note 4 On Verizon Upgraded To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

This Lollipop update is now running on Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 phablet, but according to Lawyer Herald, the device will receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgrade within a month. Samsung is conducting a beta testing of this update on some of its phones, while the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has been sent to many non-US Galaxy Notes.

As for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop version, it comes with Android for Work, Prioritized communication, a built-in battery saver feature, amplified audio support etc.

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