Galaxy Note 2

Manual Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Official Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS – Guide

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users can now update their device with the official version of KITKAT 4.4.2 android OS. Samsung has started rolling this update in selected countries and just in case if you hate to wait then you can manually apply with this update. This Kitkat firmware further optimizes the user experience of Galaxy Note 2 as Kitkat is much lighter and also optimizes the RAM consumption. This firmware is dubbed as XXUFND3. After checking out the quick list of pre requisites mentioned below, we will head over to the next step where we will be checking out on what is the procedure with which you can apply this update.

KitKat 4.4.2 Gaaxy note 2

Note: Applying this update won’t root the device or void the warranty in any manner. Irrespective of country, you can apply this firmware update manually.

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.

Once you are done with all the above mentioned steps, proceed onto the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device with the latest firmware.

Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Offiical XXUFND3 Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware:

  • Open Odin in your computer and turn off your device so that it can be entered in the download mode. Now, turn off your Galaxy Note 2 so that it will now have to be entered in the Download Mode. Download Mode.
  • Galaxy Note 2 can be entered into the Download mode 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 Note 2 enters in the normal mode, then you will have to retry the process of entering the device in the download mode.
  • Click on “PDA” tab in the Odin to select the firmware tar file which you got after extracting the firmware package to click on “Start” in Odin.
  • Once you click on “Start”, you will now need to wait for the whole process of firmware gets finished. The whole process of firmware update will take around 3 -4 minutes and once done, the phone will be rebooted automatically.
  • As soon as the firmware updating process gets completed, you will now see that the device will be rebooted and it will take around 3 -5 minutes for setting up the device.

Note:  If at all your Galaxy Note 2 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 reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.

So there you go, you have now successfully updated the device with the latest firmware of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS. We will very soon come up with the article which will even help you root the device.



  1. Maharramov Tofig

    April 26, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Can i use this in Azerbaijan?

    My baseband: N7100XXUEMJ9

  2. Andrej

    June 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm


    Can I update with XXUFND4? What is difference between 4 and 3? (XXUFND3)? I saw Drippler deleted the article with XXUFND4 update. Are there issues?


  3. Eddie

    May 30, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    My Note2 baseband version is N7100DXDLK5

    Does the update apply to me too?

    Best ragrds

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 31, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      yes you can very well apply this update

  4. Paddy

    May 24, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Hi will this firmware work on Australian Vodafone N7105T. Already unlocked and rooted. Presently running DN3 4.3 jelly been.

  5. musttafa quraishi

    May 6, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Sch-i605 verizon note 2 cn bt updated using this rom through odin ???

  6. Randy

    April 30, 2014 at 2:40 am

    What about the problems as regards to external SD card? Here in France they are offering the update ÔTA, but I’m afraid to apply it, especially after the last update to 4.3 just made a mess out of my Note 2: heating battery which drains very very quickly…

  7. Bill

    April 30, 2014 at 2:05 am

    there is no PDA tab in odin

  8. Amit Dalal

    April 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hello Pradeep Sir

    Please let me know when the Android 4.4 Kitkat OTA update is going to be available for SGN2 GT-N7100 in India?

    I’m eagerly waiting to have an Hands on Android 4.4 OS on my Breath-takingly Beautiful Note 2.

    Thanks a lot

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2014 at 10:51 am

      as of now its not yet available. You can manually apply this update.

  9. Aniket

    April 28, 2014 at 9:35 am


    I tried downloading the firmware package, but it seems your site have some issues. It’s is showing user is not logged in. Can you please check?


  10. Vusal Tagiyev

    April 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Do we need to have the device rooted in order to accomplish the task?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      no, this update doesn’t need the rooting process

  11. Gareth

    April 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    This won’t work for Verizon Galaxy Note 2 (SCH-I605) models, will it?


    April 27, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Can i use this in UAE?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      YES YOU CAN , but you need to apply this for the unlocked device


    April 27, 2014 at 11:45 am


    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      yes you can upgrade this in UAE

  14. aaron

    April 27, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Will this work on any note 2. sprint version US?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      yes it will be available…

  15. DS

    April 27, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Your link to Odin contains the Artemis Virus.

  16. note 2

    April 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My Note2 baseband version is N7100XXUEMJ9

    Does the update apply to me too? I see XXUFND3

    Thank you!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      yes you can pply this update in your device.

  17. A Simple Guy

    April 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    It works on my T-Mobile variant SGH-T889
    I’m unrooted but the phone is factory unlocked.
    3 hours in with no problems.

  18. Nakul

    April 26, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    This is a firmware for France. Does this mean that when I will install it on my Note2, it will convert my language to French?
    Or will it stay English as I don’t know French and if it becomes French I will be in trouble.

  19. Sagar

    April 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    is it firmware having language as french??
    or i can download back here in India

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      you can download it in India as well

      • Mannjsh

        April 27, 2014 at 8:28 am

        Will this void my warranty?

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm

          no as its an official update

      • rajat

        April 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm

        is it an official upgrade of samsung ?
        if not when it is expected to come ??

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

          yes its an official update by Samsung

          • Eddie

            May 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm

            My Note2 baseband version is N7100DXDLK5

            Does the update apply to me too?

            Best ragrds

          • Pradeep Neela

            May 31, 2014 at 6:38 pm

            Yes eddie, you can make use of this update

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