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.
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:
- Download Odin along with the Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware package in your computer and extract both the zip files.
- 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.