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Test build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) leaks

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The build up to the launch of Kit Kat for the top tier Samsung devices, like the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 is getting intense and after leaking a test build of Kit Kat for the Galaxy S4 over the weekend, SamMobile have just announced they’ve acquired a new firmware build that means that Galaxy Note 3 owners can share in the Kit Kat fun.

After they tweeted over the weekend that the build they had for the Galaxy Note 3 was not ready, SamMobile have procured a more final build which they feel is ready for release. The changes are similar to that found in the Galaxy S4 Kit Kat firmware leak – Icons changed from Green to white, camera shortcut on lockscreen, slightly faster performance – and this build is believed to be feature complete, meaning that apart from some potential stability or security patches, this could be what is rolled out to end users beginning in the next 1-2 weeks.

Firmware Build information :
Model: SM-N9005
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 340325
Build date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:09:09 +0000
Product Code: OXX

As with any of these leaked builds, please take all precautions, backup your device and read up as much information as you can.

If you do flash it onto your Note 3, let us know in the comments what you think of Kit Kat on your phone.

Source: SamMobile.

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9 Comments on "Test build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) leaks"

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Kamarul Zaman Bin Sabar
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Kamarul Zaman Bin Sabar

After update to android 4.4.2 for note have a android prosses lag..i think 3 time i was wipe my note 3..need suck…

Valued Guest

so will this work on my (vodafone bought) Galaxy Note 3 even if it is carrier unlocked?

Ausdroid Reader

BTW, not sure what that’s a picture of ^ but it’s not a Note 3 and I don’t think it actually exists. In fact, it looks like a well made fan concept.

Valued Guest

Picture says 5.8 but its 5.7 isnt it?

Anyway. Cant wait to try it

Mark Corlson
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Mark Corlson

Please do post back if it’s a safe firmware to flash. I want to do it but unsure of the stability.

Valued Guest

Seems as though official release has just started too for some countries…poland and i cant remember where else. People have said it is same as leak…so maybe still has minor issues but seems to be unfolding pretty quickly…tomorrow morning i reckon and there will be a CWM flashable version…i’ll wait til then because flashing now will flash a new bootloader meaning u can be stuck without root…for a while…or go through the whole downgrade procesa which can be a bit iffy so…best to wait a day. Peeps are hard at work. Give it 24 hrs.

Ausdroid Reader

CF-autoroot for the Note 3 SM-N9005 has been updated for kitkat and so has Supersu

Valued Guest

Also if you flash as sammobile has describe it wont void warranty or trip knox…best to do ur reading first but

Ausdroid Reader

Perfectly safe. Running it now on my carrier unlocked Note 3, not even a hiccup.

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