How To Install Android 4.4 KitKat update on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900
Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 variant with Exynos processor. This update brings minor changes in interface. However KitKat status bar icons have replaced the multi-color icons. This update improves performance as well. Samsung brought the camera shortcut to lockscreen for quick access.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on Galaxy Note 3 is rolling out in phases and it will be available to your country hopefully soon. However if you cannot wait or cannot update device officially with OTA or KIES due to any reason, you can install official Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 update manually.
Read on how to install Android 4.4 KitKat update on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900. Use a Windows computer having phone USB drivers. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Update: This firmware is changed but still based on KitKat.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update for Galaxy Note 3 from here (File name: File name: N900XXUDNA6_N900SERDNA6_SER.zip).
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder.
Step #3: Download the Odin3 to your PC.
Step #4: Unzip the downloaded Odin zip into a folder too.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3.xx.exe.
Step #6: Turn the device off.
Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode. Reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave these buttons and press the volume up button to enter into download mode.
Step #8: Click on PA Button and locate .tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again).
Step #10: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave power button but not volume down until you enter in recovery mode. In recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been updated to Android 4.4 KitKat successfully. If you encounter any error while installing the firmware, leave a comment please.