The Android 4.4.2 KitKat test firmware for the 3G + Wi-Fi version of Samsung's original Galaxy Note 10.1 with model number GT-N8000 has been leaked online, indicating that the official update is nearing.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 was launched in 2012 with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software and later upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Following the release of Android 4.1.2, Google rolled out two major Android updates- Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.3. However, the Galaxy Note 10.1 never received those Jelly Bean upgrades.

This would be disappointing for the Note 10.1 owners as Samsung might not release any major update for the device, as the Galaxy Note 2, which was released along with Note 10.1 received Android 4.3 update.

Samsung has recently started Android 4.4.2 treatment for the international version of Galaxy Note 2 bearing model number GT-N7100 and it now appears that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will also get KitKat soon.

XDA member izap has shared Android 4.4.2 test firmware builds for Galaxy Note 10.1, which was leaked in 11 parts.

The leaked Android 4.4.2 version with build number N8000XXUDND5 is for open Europe region and was built on 23 of this month.

Samsung is expected to release the stock Android KitKat update for Note 10.1 in either May or June, reports Sammobile.

Firmware details

Model: GT-N8000

Model name: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Country: Open Europe

Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Changelist: 1430589

Build date: 23 April

Product Code: OXA




Those who wish to experience the leaked test firmware may follow our step-by-step guide to install N8000XXUDND5 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 10.1.

Below are the screenshots showing leaked N8000XXUDND5 Android 4.4.2 running on Galaxy Note 10.1. [Cortesy XDA member, Eric-Mod]