Install Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Verizon Galaxy Note 3 N900V
Verizon Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update is finally being rolled out officially through company’s official software KIES and the Verizon upgrade assistant at firmware number N900VVRUCNC4. This update will brings many changes to the life of your Galaxy Note 3 including white status bar icons, full-screen album art, camera shortcut on lockscreen and more. Furthermore this update will enhance the battery life and performance.
Make sure your Galaxy Note 3’s battery life is charged and then connect it to your computer with KIES or Verizon upgrade assistant in order to update this phablet. However if you are not comfortable with official tricks, you can install Verizon Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update manually using Odin as well.
This guide shows you how to install the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat VRUCNC4 firmware update on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900V. 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.
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.
Step #1: Download the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat OTA firmware from here.
Model: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000
Product Code: VZW
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder.
Step #3: Download the required 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.
Step #8: Reboot the device into download mode, to do 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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.”
That’s it, you have successfully flashed the KitKat update manually. If you experience any error, you can leave comments and let us know.