A few days back, Samsung started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005). The update included changes to the UI, such as the translucent status bar and the white icons on it. There were also some performance improvements, resulting in higher benchmark scores and faster unlocking of the device. The update was first made available to the Polish users via Kies and later to others in stages.
The Galaxy Note 3 was launched by Samsung in the month of October last year along with the Galaxy Gear. It has a 5.7″ display, 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 3 GB RAM, 16, 32 and 64 GB internal memory options, 13 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. It originally ran on Android 4.3. Let us now see how to update it to Android 4.4.2.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Samsung Galaxy Note 3:
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Download the official Android 4.4.2 firmware and Odin zip files to your computer.
- Unzip the firmware zip file.
- Unzip the odin zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file.
- Switch off your Galaxy Note 3 and enter download mode. You can do this by pressing Volume Down + Power + Home buttons.
- Connect your Galaxy Note 3 to your computer via USB. Odin will recognize your device and a blue box will appear in it confirming the recognition.
- Add the AP_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file to AP.
- Add the BL_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file to BL.
- Add the CP_N9005XXUENA2_REV03_CL1277177.tar.md5 file to CP.
- Add the CSC_OXX_N9005OXXENA5_327209_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file to CSC.
- Make sure that the re-partition box is not ticked.
- Click on Start and wait for the process to complete.
- Once it is complete, your Galaxy Note 3 will reboot and will be updated to Android 4.4.2.
Note: If you encounter any problem after the device reboots, enter recovery mode by pressing Volume Up + Power + Home buttons, perform wipe data/factory reset and then reboot your device.