Samsung recently announced the release of KitKat update for Galaxy Note 2 in select countries, and began its initial roll out of new Android 4.4.2 update for the said device, just a few days ago.
The company has now rolled out a follow-up release to the initial Android 4.4.2 KitKat update (N7100XXUFND3) with firmware build number N7100XXUFND4, for the international variant of Galaxy Note 2 with model number GT-N7100.
The firmware is now available in several countries over Samsung KIES server as well as via Over-The-Air (OTA), starting with Saudi Arabia.
As this is the most recent firmware build, it brings the latest KitKat features such as smoother interface, faster performance, white status bar icons, Samsung Wallet and KNOX.
N7100XXUFND4 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details
Model name: GALAXY Note II
Country: Saudi Arabia
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000
Product Code: ACR
Interested users can follow our step-by-step guide to install the firmware manually via Odin, as the firmware may not yet be available across all countries or regions at the same time.
Note: As N7100XXUFND4 is an unbranded firmware, it can be installed on any unlocked international variant of Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100), regardless of the country or region.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device, during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
1. Install necessary USB Drivers for Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) on the computer.
2. USB Debugging Mode should be enabled on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Back up your important data to avoid potential data loss during firmware installation.
4. Ensure the phone is factory unlocked (not locked to any specific carrier).
5. Verify Galaxy Note 2 has at least 80 percent battery charge.
6. The Android 4.4.2 N7100XXUFND4 firmware is compatible with Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) only. Do not attempt installing it on incorrect variants as it may brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note 2 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.
Steps to Update Galaxy Note 2 with Android 4.4.2 N7100XXUFND4 KitKat Stock Firmware
Step 1: Extract Android 4.4.2 N7100XXUFND4 firmware zip file via WinRAR/7-Zip or WinZip to obtain a .tar.md5 file and some other optional files.
Step 2: Next, extract the Odin zip file to get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with a few other files.
Step 3: Power off the Galaxy Note 2 and boot the device into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until the Samsung logo with red or yellow text appears on screen.
Step 5: Launch Odin on computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Now connect Galaxy Note 2 to computer with USB cable in Download Mode. When Odin detects the device and a pop-up message reading "Added!" appears on screen, the ID: COM box will turn light blue with the COM port number.
Note: If the Added message fails to appear, then try re-installing USB drivers or changing the port on computer.
Step 7: Choose the following files in Odin from the extracted N7100XXUFND4 folder:
- Click the AP button and choose the .tar.md5 file
- Tap the CP button and select the file named MODEM.
- Press the CSC button and choose the file named CSC.
- Hit the PIT button and select the .pit file.
Note: Ignore the last three files if they are missing or not found.
Step 8: In Odin, select Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. But, uncheck the Re-partition option.
Step 9: After ensuring that Step 7 and Step 8 are done correctly, hit the Start button in Odin to begin installing the firmware.
Step 10: After the firmware is installed, a PASS message with a green background appears in the left-most box at the top of Odin. Galaxy Note 2 will then reboot to the Home screen. It is now safe to disconnect the USB cable and remove the phone from the computer.
Your Galaxy Note 2 is now running N7100XXUFND4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify that the firmware is installed on the device.
Troubleshooting: If the Galaxy Note 2 is stuck at boot animation after Step 10, then boot into recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together), and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before choosing the Reboot System Now option.
Note: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Performing data wipe task will erase your device's internal memory and not external SD card data.
Click here to read about how to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Install Philz Recovery
[Source: Team Android]