I`ve recently posted an article about the wonderful Android 4.4.2 making its way to Samsung Galaxy S4. Now, it seems that the KitKat test firmware is also available for download, due to some leaked info, for the all mighty Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The new test firmware is available for number N9005XXUENA6, and it has to be used exclusively for these devices sporting this build number. It seems that the Android 4.4.2 will be the official one for the Galaxy Note 3, and only a few bug fixes and some improvements will be put on the Android. Other than that, it is a stable firmware that for the moment, it doesn’t need any other improvements.
As our source mentions, the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) will be receiving the Android 4.42 KitKat ROM in a couple of weeks now, since the update is rolling out in stages, so it will eventually take a few months until the update will have reached all the countries.
The changes involved for the Galaxy Note 3 are quite similar with the Galaxy S4. Icons for the status bar changed from the green Gingerbread to the white KitKat style. Important: the update brings a higher performance for the thablet, with a much faster unlocking of the device, improvements to the lockscreen and the same camera shortcut on the lockscreen, just like the Galaxy S4.
As already said for the Galaxy S4, the instructions involve this model only. Do not try to update the 4.4.2 Kitkat on other devices. This is what you should do.
First, you will need to unzip the firmware file, download Odin3 v3.09 and extract the ZIP.file; then you will need to open the Odin3 v3.09 and restart your phone in download (to do that just press and Hold + Power + Volume Down).
Next, you have to connect your device, wait for a blue sign and add: AP_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to AP; BL_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to BL; CPN9005XXUENA2_REV03_CL1277177.tar.md5 to CP;
CSC_OXX_N9005OXXENA5_327209_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CSC.
Click start button and wait, then boot into recovery mode by pressing the Home +Power + Volume Up. The last steps would be erasing all your data by going to factory reset from your device and then rebooting the smartphone. You will have now installed Android 4.4.2 on your Galaxy Note 3.