Galaxy Note 3 Android device can now be updated with the latest version of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS dubbed as XXUENG1. This device is having the model number as N900 and is available in most of the Asian as well as Russian countries. While this update has already been pushed to the devices via OTA (Over the Air) update, you can also manually apply this update in your device. Though there is no exact change log of this firmware version, there are some crash fixes which have been done in the camera along with battery enhancements which comes packed with this firmware update. This firmware is an official firmware update and not the custom rom firmware. Applying this update won’t root the device / void the warranty.
So let’s check out on what are the quick pre requisites before we run down through the list of instructions for applying this update.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- Head over to the path “Settings>> Developer Options>> USB Debugging option” to enable the same and make sure that battery in your Note 3 is left with the minimum charge of 50%.
- Galaxy Note 3 on which this firmware will be applied manually should not be Factory Locked device as it may lock the device again.
- All the data in your Galaxy Note 3 should be backed up manually and not with the KIES as it may not help you restore the data.
Let’s proceed to the next step where we have mentioned all the instructions for applying this update.
Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 3 with XXUENG1 Android Firmware:
- Download the XXUENG1 Android Firmware package and Odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, you then will have to extract both the files in your computer.
- Open Odin in your computer and turn off your device so that it can be entered in the Download mode.
- Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons to enter the device in the Download Mode. If your Galaxy Note 3 enters in the Normal mode, then you need to re try the process of entering the device in the Download Mode.
- In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes in Odin. Make sure Re-Partition checkbox is not checked in Odin as it may mess up complete process of firmware update.
- Click on “AP” tab in the Odin to select the 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.
Even if you are on the custom ROM firmware, you can apply this firmware update and the warranty of your device will be restored. Very soon we will be coming out with the detailed guide which will also empower you to install the custom ROM firmwares in your device.