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 brings 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
  • MODEM: N8000XXUDNE1

 icon-download  Download Galaxy Note 10.1 KitKat Firmware

Germany: N8000XXUDNE4_N8000OXADNE4_DBT.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
  • TRIM
  • Default apps feature under Settings
  • Some changes in the 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.

57 COMMENTS

  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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 ! 🙂

  7. 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?

  8. 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,

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

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

    ps:

    -no formatted, no apps lost

    -lost CWM and root only

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