The last update the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 received was the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean long back in January 2013. For some unknown reasons, Samsung did not release Android 4.2.2 or 4.3 for this device. At a time when it seemed that the Note 10.1 would not get any newer updates, the company took its users by surprise when a leaked version of the KitKat firmware for the device came out in April this year.
The leak of the test firmware was an assurance that Samsung has not forgotten the Galaxy Note 10.1 altogether and it’s working on the KitKat update for the device. Finally, the long-awaited moment has arrived as the Android 4.4.2 software update is already being rolled out. The owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 in Germany reported receiving KitKat OTA update notification as confirmation.
While the official OTA will take some time before it reaches all Galaxy Note 10.1 users worldwide, there is still a way that you can install the latest KitKat firmware right away. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware with build version N8000XXUDNE4 is available for download and can be installed using Odin. KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 is really a great jump from the previous Android 4.1.2 as it bring many new things to the device.
Here are the details of the firmware:
- Model: Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000
- OS Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Build date: May 2014
- Product Code: DBT (Germany)
- PDA: N8000XXUDNE4
- CSC: N8000OXADNE4
- MODEM: N8000XXUDNE1
icon-download Download Galaxy Note 10.1 KitKat Firmware
Poland (T-Mobile): TPL-N8000XXUDNH2-20140926144614.zip
Spain (Vodafone): ATL-N8000XXUDNH2-20140918101723.zip
United Arab Emirates: XSG-N8000XXUDNF2-20140819163119.zip
Philippines (Sun): XTC-N8000XXUDNE5-20140617142811.zip
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 bring many new changes and goodies to the device, such as
- White icons on the status bar
- Google now experience
- Faster performance
- Tweaked UI and new apps
- Camera shortcut on the lockscreen
- Default apps feature under Settings
- Some changes in Camera interface
- Better battery performance
How to Install
Having downloaded the firmware from the links above, you’ll have to install it on your device manually using Odin. If you do not know how to install stock firmware on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, read this tutorial.