Galaxy Note 2

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

It’s official now, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android smartphone can now be updated with the latest yet official version of Kitkat 4.4.2 dubbed as XXUFND4 which comes with tons of new features along with many bug fixes. Interface has become lot smoother than before and also this new update comes with the faster performance along with the white status bar icons along with the better Samsung Wallet and KNOX app. After checking out the list of quick pre requisites mentioned below, we will be checking out on what is the procedure with which you can apply this firmware update.

KitKat 4.4.2


Note: Applying this update won’t root the device or void the warranty in any manner as this is the official firmware released by Samsung.

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 70% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • You will be needing the computer which has the full read and write access.

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 as it may even permanently damage the device.

Let’s slip into the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device with the latest version of Kitkat.

Procedure to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Offiical XXUFND4 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.
  • 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 rooting 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 device is rooted, you will now see that the device will be rebooted and it will take around 3 -5 minutes for setting up the device. You can check on whether the device is rooted or not with the help of Root Checker app which can be downloaded from the Root Checker app.

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 rooted the device with the latest firmware of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS. We will very soon come up with the custom ROM firmwares for your Galaxy Note 2 based on the Kitkat 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 firmwares.




  1. rohit

    September 9, 2014 at 8:27 am


  2. Johan

    June 6, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I’ve done the long awaited upgrade on my Note 2, BUT it sucks. At first the LED notifications, Alarm, reading from the external memory card, and when put in vibration mode, won’t work. And the battery life was no good at all. After a full reset and a cache partition, the LED work and battery life is back to what it used to be, but the other functions still don’t work. I believe the next upgrade would solve these issues, but hey this sucks big time, especially given the fact that you can’t degrade back to Jelly Bean.

  3. joshua

    May 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Heyy, does this works for n7105 version too?

  4. jamshed

    May 24, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I have n7105.note 2 4g version.can I update my phone in ths.procedure.

  5. Paul Chia

    May 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Can I apply the update on my Note 2 N7105?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 31, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      no, its only for N7100 variant.

  6. de smit

    May 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I can not download it.
    I got pass the 2 wordt.
    And when it starts to download it stops after 1 sec.
    And say ready

  7. Soli

    May 24, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Could i apply the normal latest upgrade (meant for un-rooted phone) to a rooted Phone. Or do i have to get another TAR file for a rooted phone?

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