Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet can now be updated with the latest version of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS. The much awaited official version of firmware is here which will make sure that you enjoy a whole new android experience in your Galaxy Tab. While most of the bugs have been put to the rest, you can also make use of this lighter firmware which optimizes the RAM consumption and battery consumption. So after checking out the quick list of pre requisites mentioned below, we will head over to the detailed guide which will help you upgrade the firmware. This firmware version details is dubbed as XXUDND5.
Note: Applying this update won’t root the device or void the warranty in any manner.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- With the help of below mentioned steps, you will have to create the backup. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it may not help you to restore the data.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 50% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device. Also, make sure that this firmware is not applied to the Network Locked Devices.
Assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps, let’s proceed to the next step where we have summed up the detailed guide which will help you apply this update.
Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware:
- Download Odin and Firmware Package of Kitkat 4.4.2 from here to your computer. Once downloaded, extract both the zip files in your computer.
- Turn Off your device so that it can be entered in the download mode. Download mode in Galaxy Note 10.1 can be entered by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device. If the tablet enters in the normal mode, you need to retry the process of entering the device in the Download mode.
- Open Odin in your computer and connect your Galaxy Tab 10.1 device to the computer while in the download mode to see ID: COM section turns Blue. Once it turns blue, it will indicate that all the required drivers are installed successfully and select below mentioned files in Odin.
– Add AP_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to AP
– Add BL_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to BL
– Add MODEM_N8000XXUDND2.tar.md5 to CP
– Add CSC_OXA_N8000OXADND5.tar.md5 to CSC
- Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked in Odin. Once the above files are selected, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. It will take around 3 -4 minutes for applying the update. Once the firmware is applied, tablet will be rebooted automatically.
- It will take 5 – 7 minutes for loading all the apps and applying the update in the device. Don’t disconnect the device from Odin till you see the home screen in your tablet. Once you see the home screen, you need to disconnect the device from computer.
- Head over to the path “Settings > More > About Tablet” to check out the latest version of firmware which will be mentioned as Kitkat 4.4.2 OS with the version detail as XXUDND5.
Note: If at all your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully applied the latest firmware update of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS in the tablet manually. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.