Galaxy Note 10.1 Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update (GT-N8000)


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.

Galaxy Note 10.1 Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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

 icon-download  Download Galaxy Note 10.1 KitKat Firmware


Mirror Link 1,   Mirror Link 2

Poland (T-Mobile):

Spain (Vodafone):


United Arab Emirates:

Philippines (Sun):









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
  • TRIM
  • Default apps feature under Settings
  • Some changes in Camera interface
  • Better battery performance
  • More…

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.

  • Unfortunately, there’s no update available for GT-N8013 model.

  • Zakariyya Al-Quran

    Well… Has it been released, will it ever, and is there a way to get n8010 (international wifi) onto n8013 (us wifi) Samsung really screwed us over

  • NFSHesham

    how to root and unroot the device on kitkat ?

  • Look, CM is a custom ROM and so t requires root aand custom recovery to be installed.

    Read this:

  • Bryce Henning

    Hi Rakesh,
    ok so i just downloaded the CyanogenMod 11. Now what do I do. I happen to have odin 3 on my windows computer. but I’m not sure what to do next. Can you help me out?

  • I agree with you. Samsung has really been negligent to the US variant of the device since the beginning.

  • JohnDoe

    Why hasnt the gt-n8013 gotten the update? Seems like every other variant of the 2012 note 10.1 has gotten the update except the US WIFI only version. To me it sounds like Samsung is giving the US the finger.

  • BenW

    Stills no build for the gt-n8013?

  • I’m sorry but your english is… What do you mean by:”I dont want to the S pen, can u help me?” ?
    Have you installed custom ROM or original one?

  • amanda carissa wardhani

    I updated my old note 10 to kitkat, there was 4 buttons for back, home, multiapps, and screenshoot. Now my screenshoot button is gone. There is no screenshoot buttkon for old note 10. I dont want to the S pen, can u help me?

  • Try CyanogenMod 11:

    It’s based on the latest AOSP 4.4.4.

  • Florence Bertone

    Hi Rakesh,
    I have the same problem (N8013 with XAR region code and no update so far). Which custom ROM would you recommend and is there a tutorial a blonde girl like me could understand ? 🙂
    Thanks ! 🙂

  • You can try a custom ROM since the official update is not out yet.

  • shiven selvic

    I’m looking for a gt-n8013 kitkat update, wifi model, in the usa. Any word if and when samsung will release it forthe model I mentioned and is the only way to get kitkat for the gt-n8013 is rooting(I’ve never rooted a device before and I don’t feel comfortable doing it to the only tablet I have)? Or as I said an update from samsung themself?

  • Dennis Suryawijaya

    Hi, any one have problem after upgrading to KK? Both my GT N8000 and SM T311 become laggy, even changing tabs in browser is quite slow. Any ideas what to fix? Thanka in advance bros,

  • Well, you can install it. German is just the branding (CSC) of the firmware but it should has almost all European language. You can select your preferred language from Settings> Language and Input.

  • Stian Ø

    Hi! I like it when my devices just update automatic and I dont need to worry about it. But it seems like it will take for ever before that happens with my Galaxy note 10.1 (GT-N8000) Im still stuck with 4.1.2. I need at least 4.2 to run a new app i want. So now im going to be crazy and try and update it myself. I found this article about it. The update linked to in this article, will that keep my norwegian language? It made me a conserned that the picture in this article shows at tab with german languge.

  • roger

    thanks m8

  • roger

    oki..but u haveany other Place i can download it from??havent got any acount for fast download

  • roger

    not branded and from norway

  • Okay. I remember you but which country are you from and is your device carrier branded? 4.4.2 KK is available now!

  • roger only Version 4.1.2 on that sheit..:)

  • Are you looking to 4.4.2?

  • No sir, it’s still the same. You’ll have to wait for 4.4.4.

  • roger

    any News about a New Version for the gt-8020?

  • Joanne

    May I know how to do a screenshot with the latest OS version?

  • Syed Ali Ameer Shah

    any idea about the KK 4.4.3 update on note 10.1 in Saudi Arabia?? when can we expect it??

  • David

    Cool thanks. 🙂

  • Yes, it’ll but you can root the device using TowelRoot:

  • David

    This will unroot my gs3? Not a problem just wondering.

  • Steps are the same bro! Anyway, use this guide:

  • David

    These seem to be instructions for Note 10.1

  • David

    Do you have any on your site? Looked around a bit but couldn’t find any.

  • Yes.

  • David

    Are ther any KK touchwiz roms?

  • David

    Yes. It’s been a good phone. I am thinking of gettin the Note 4 when it comes out in the fall.

  • Ha ha, using that device for very long, David. I remember you. Anyway, S3 has received 4.4.2 too:

  • David

    Actually, my bad I have a Verizon GS3.

  • Since your phone is rooted and has a custom recovery, try a KK based custom ROM, or you would be able to get root only but no custom recovery.

  • David

    As always thanks for fast responses. Is there anything new for the verizon s4? I am also running Hyperdrive 4.1.2 on my Verizon GS4. Thanks again.

  • The same 4.1.2. 🙁

  • David

    Bummer. What is the latest release for the N8013? I am running Hyperdrive 4.1.2 now.

  • Sorry, KK has not been released for GT-N8013 yet. As you know, updates for US variants of Samsung devices rather late.

  • David

    The model # is GT-N8013.

  • Yes, it is official but for a specific model. What is the model number of your Note 10.1?

  • David

    Why isn’t USA listed? Is this an official rom? I should be able to flash it and that would remove root?

  • Yes, for GT-N8000.

  • David

    Is this the latest rom for the USA Note 10.1 wifi?

  • Yeah, sometimes updates mess with things badly!

  • Miggy Z

    They should have maintained the position of the home icon on the lower left corner and the screenshot button or have an option to keep the old layout since a tablet is wider than regular phones.

  • Helvio Fernando

    Awesome, works fine in brazillian N-8000! 100%


    -no formatted, no apps lost

    -lost CWM and root only