Finally Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware is available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) users. The new firmware comes with lots of bug fixes and improvements. Also come with some few changes like Camera shortcut on lockscreen, White icons in status bar and Transparent status bar. Currently the update is available for the Poland Users and very soon it will be available for the other regions. If you can’t wait for the update and want to install the latest Android 4.4.2 N9005XXUENA6 firmware on your Note 3 (SM-N9005, here is the complete working guide which you will follow on your device and install the latest firmware on your device.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
INSTALL ANDROID 4.4.2 N9005XXUENA6 ON NOTE 3
DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5_XEO.zip (1.5 GB)
Step 2. Now download the ODIN zip file here and extract the folder on your desktop. You nee to you this tool to flash the firmware files on your android.
Step 3. Once both the files are download on your desktop. Switch off you device and boot it into Download Mode. To do this Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons.
Step 4. Now connect you device to the PC with the USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box of ODIN screen will turn blue with the COM port number.
Step 5. Now on the ODIN app click on the AP button and select the firmware file that you downloaded on step 1. And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. Now Hit the Start Button from the ODIN application to start the update process.
Step 7. Once the update process is finished on your device you will see the a PASS message with green background on the ODIN application.
Now you Note 3 is updated with the latest firmware and you can disconnect your phone from PC. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.