It was just yesterday that Samsung released a leaked test firmware for the Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 (Snapdragon). There is nothing queer about a firmware leak but if it happens to be a KitKat one, it really matters. A couple of days ago, we shared a leaked KitKat firmware for the Galaxy S4 LTE. It appeared for awhile that S4 users will be the first to get the new update first despite the fact that being a newer device, Note 3’s claim was stronger.
Anyway, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update via OTA to the users of Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 in Poland. The build version of the released update is N9005XXUENA6. If you from Poland, just check you might have received the update notification. If not, you can request it via Kies by checking the software update manually. In case you are from any other part of the globe and own this specific model of Galaxy Note 3, you can download the complete firmware file from the link below and install it manually using Odin. Since the firmware is unbranded, it can be installed on any international Note 3 SM-N9005 that is not locked to a network carrier.
Well, we do not have much information about the new features offered by the KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3, but we are sure about two new things that after getting your device updated: a new camera shortcut on the lockscreen and transparent status bar with white icons. Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update also brings faster performance along with better battery life.
- Model: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005
- Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Build date: Thursday, 09 Jan 2014
- PDA: N9005XXUENA6
- CSC: XEO (Poland)
- MODEM: N9005XXUENA2
How to Install:
Having downloaded the firmware file, you can install the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on your Galaxy Note 3 using the Odin tool. For detailed steps on installing a stock firmware on Note 3, please read this detailed tutorial.