Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates is now available for the Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 device. The new update comes with the latest goodies of Samsung and powered with some new features. The update is available via KIES in France, with and OTA update soon to follow. This one if the official firmware from the Samsung and it includes UI tweaks, a noticeable speed increase, and a camera shortcut from the lock screen. If you can’t wait for the OTA update and looking for the manual way to update your Note 2 with this new official update, here is the complete guide which you follow and update your device with Android 4.4.2 firmware.
Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk. If you have the rooted device, then this update will remove the root access on your device and you have to root your device again.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 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.
BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY 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.
UPDATE GALAXY NOTE 2 WITH ANDROID 4.4.2
Step 1. Download the Official N7100XXUFND3 firmware for Note 2 here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 2. Now Download the ODIN flash tool from here and extract the file on your desktop. You have to run this application to install the update on your Galaxy Note 2.
Step 3. Power off your phone. Boot the Galaxy Note 2 into Download Mode, to do this by press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 4. Now your device in Download mode. Connect your device with computer via 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. From the ODIN screen click on the PDA or AP button and browse the firmware package file that you downloaded and extract on step 1. And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. After that hit the START button to begin the installation process.
Step 7. Now the installation process will take some time to update your Note 2. Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and at that time you can disconnect your device from the computer and your device is updated with the latest firmware.
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.