Do you remember about those Samsung internal documents from last year that suggested a possible Android KitKat update for both Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 handsets in January 2014? We had no idea what to think about them back then, but now, one thing is for sure: this Android 4.4.2 update for Galaxy Note 3 has already started rolling out last week, although unfortunately only in Poland. But the good news doesn’t stop here! All owners of this device should also know that that the company has uploaded the official kernel source files to its Open Source Release Center and we all know what that means.
To be more specific, this kernel source is exactly the clue that we were hoping to get in order to be sure that the update Android KitKat will soon start rolling out to other countries and possibly entire regions as well.
Anyway, you probably know that once the rollout begins, it could take days or even weeks before it reaches every single Galaxy Note 3 out there. But if you don’t feel like waiting that long for this OTA update, we have another suggestion for you.
As our source also suggests, don’t hesitate to hit this link in order to download the kernel source for the KitKat firmware, but you must be extremely careful about the model number of your smartphone, just as you can see in our photo. We strongly suggest that you must be completely sure that it is SM-N9005, otherwise you simply risk damaging your phone and we are sure that you wouldn’t want for that to happen.
Sorry Galaxy Note 3 owners with other carrier versions! You cannot try to download the update files yet, but this doesn’t have to mean that the situation won’t change. We’ll just keep you updated!