Samsung has started rolling out its first Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update for the international model of Galaxy Note 3 Neo (SM-N750), following the update for the Korean variant about four months ago.
The new update bearing the build number N750XXUCNG6 is currently available in India for download over the air, via Samsung Kies as well as through SamMobile's firmware download section.
SamMobile confirms that the changelog for the update looks similar to what we have seen with other devices receiving the latest KitKat update such as faster performance, white status bar icons, improved battery life, full-screen album art on the lock screen, wireless printing support and more.
Owners of Galaxy Note 3 who cannot wait for the official KitKat firmware release in their country or cannot access the update via KIES for some reason can follow our step-by-step guide to install the same manually via Odin.
Android 4.4.2 N750XXUCNG6 Firmware Details
Model name: GALAXY Note 3 Neo
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:13:02 +0000
Product Code: INU
Note: As this is an unbranded firmware, it can be installed on any unlocked international variant of Galaxy Note 3 Neo (SM-N750), 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 3 Neo (SM-N750) 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 3 Neo has at least 80 percent battery charge.
6. The Android 4.4.2 N750XXUCNG6 firmware is compatible with Galaxy Note 3 Neo (SM-N750) models alone. Do not attempt installing it on incorrect variants as it may brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note 3 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.
Steps to Update Galaxy Note 3 Neo withAndroid 4.4.2 N750XXUCNG6 KitKat Official Firmware
Step 1: Extract Android 4.4.2 N750XXUCNG6 firmware zip file via WinRAR, 7-Zip or WinZip to obtain a .tar.md5 file and some other optional files.
Step 2: Next extract Odin zip file to get Odin3 v3.09.exe along with a few other files.
Step 3: Turn off the Galaxy Note 3 and boot the device into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until you see a Samsung logo or the red and yellow text on screen. Then keep tapping the Volume Up button to progress into Download Mode.
Step 5: Launch Odin on computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Now connect Galaxy Note 3 Neo 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 yellow 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:In Odin, click on AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
Step 8: Now choose Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes in Odin. Leave the Re-Partition option unchecked.
Step 9: After ensuring that Step 7 and Step 8 are done correctly, hit the Startbutton 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 3 (LTE) will then reboot to the Home screen. It is now safe to disconnect the USB cable and remove the phone from the computer.
Galaxy Note 3 Neo is now running N750XXUCNG6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the firmware installed on the device.
If Galaxy Note 3 Neo is stuck at boot animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before choosing reboot system now function.
Note: In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and the Power key to select the desired option. Please note that performing wiping task will erase your device's internal memory and not external SD card data.