Jan 12 AT 7:49 PM Alex Wagner 12 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets leaked Android 4.4.2 update of its own


There’s some good news today for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners that are jealous of their Galaxy S 4 brethren and their recent Android 4.4.2 leak: Now you, too, can sink your teeth into Samsung’s KitKat bar, provided that you own the international, SM-N9005 variant of the Note 3. SamMobile today posted a test version of the Galaxy Note 3′s Android 4.4.2 update, which features the build number KOT49H.N9005XXUENA6 and is reportedly one of the final test builds for the device.

Many of the new features found in the Galaxy Note 3′s Android 4.4.2 update were present in the Galaxy S 4′s recently-leaked build of KitKat, including white status bar icons and a lock screen camera shortcut. Also bundled into the Note 3′s update is full screen album art during music playback as well as “significantly” improved performance that results in benchmark scores that are “off the charts.” Even the process of unlocking the Note 3 is said to have been improved with this latest update.

If you’re rocking an SM-N9005 version of the Galaxy Note 3 and are feeling both brave and hungry for some KitKat, you can install this test update for yourself by hitting up the link below. Samsung hasn’t announced when it plans to begin the Note 3′s official Android 4.4 rollout, but if SamMobile is to be believed, the push could begin sometime in the next week or two. Of course, owners of the other Note 3 variants likely have a longer wait ahead of them as the update makes its way through the carrier approval process. At least we’ve got these leaked screenshots to keep us occupied in the mean time.

Source: SamMobile

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  • redraider133

    Hopefully it isn’t much longer until this update is pushed out for users to enjoy.

  • Suraj Lekhak

    Where is the link ?

    • blndetech75

      Click on the SamMobile on the bottom of the page. It will take you to the instructions and the link.

  • Dylan Vella

    I am already enyjoing the 4.2.2 as i own the nexus5 … it is super clean and buttery smooth !

  • kno wat

    dats uncredible

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    We need a Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 that only supports 4.4.2 to make Samsung pushing out updates in a faster speed.

  • jerrbomb

    Samsung looks like they will be on top of their game this year.. Stepping it up a notch… This looks like it’ll be an amazing year… So maybe with a new update a TW refresh will be on its way soon enough…

  • Odies Fisher

    Just wanted a phone that work

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  • Broseph Stalin

    It’s already beginning it’s rollout in Poland:

    Samsung seems to be stepping up their game.

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  • KC6191

    Ive updated my note 3. But why the album art lock screen doesn’t appear while i playing music?? It was fine for few days but after that it doesn’t show anymore on my lock screen whenever i play music