Nov 20 AT 4:09 PM Evan Selleck 23 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for AT&T now receiving its Android 4.4.4 update

image AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.4 update

The Samsung Galaxy S5 for Sprint has just received the green light to get its Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, but it looks like that’s not the only Samsung-branded smartphone getting new software.

As it turns out, the AT&T-branded Galaxy Note 3 is now also receiving its official update to Android 4.4.4. This means that you’ll be upgraded from Android 4.4.2 (if you’re still on official releases) and, as usual, the update will be sent out over the air (OTA). So, while some folks are already picking up the new software on their handsets out there in the wild, these things happen in waves, so stay tuned over the next few days to make sure the new version lands on your own handset.

The update itself measures in at 459MB, and there are a few new features and tweaks to use with the new version, as noted by Android Police. With the update, owners will find Kid Mode, Knox 2.0, SideSync 3.0 and a virtual tour mode within the camera app. What’s more, AT&T has made some changes to the pre-installed software on the handset, reportedly making Uber one of the apps that can’t be uninstalled from here on out.

Stay tuned for the new software, and if you do get to upgrade, let us know in the comments what you think!

Via: Android Police

Source: Samsung

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  • Bart

    Bummer. At first it appeared ATT was starting the install when it abruptly terminated with the message there were no updts

  • BlazeHN

    So we pass from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 and then stay on it for another year or so and then maybe we get Lollipop.

  • steve

    Why even do a update to 4.4.4? I would rather wait another month and get lollipop. Now i bet the lollipop updates comes next summmer awsome samsung. So while the g3, s5, m8 and z2 will have it months before the note 3

    • masterpfa

      Who’s to say AT&T will give you this, it may by that time, fall out of the 2 year supported devices. .

    • Robert Rieter

      “…Wait another month and get lollipop”. From AT&T? That’s funny!!

  • masterpfa

    This is what I hate about Carrier devices
    Always late to the party
    It’s a shame more people aren’t able to afford to go the Un-carrier route.

    Rant over.

  • ken

    Got 4.4.4 Ota last night. I don’t mind it at all.

  • Robert Rieter

    My wife updated last night, had a random reboot this morning. Never happened before. I’m rooted, so I was going to factory reset and update. Think I’ll wait a couple days now…

  • Clarence Dempsey

    My update stops at 27 seconds and says error in the install and update mode

  • Pierson

    I have tried several times and even tried with ATT and it continues to fail. The download completes. And then it starts about the 27% mark of installing, it fails. and then you can’t download it because it comes back and says up to date. even though it shows 4.4.2 as the version. ATT had to escalate it. No telling when I will get a response.

    • Neil

      How did you fix the problem. I have the same issue

  • Reza

    Updated mine without a glitch but the addition of Uber and kids safe feature sucks cause I don’t use or have kid and can’t erase either one. Otherwise I feel my Note 3 is more stable and don’t get the Black Death screen any longer. If it was not for unlimited plan I would have been along time ago from At&t. If your phone runs well, my suggestion is don’t bother. Nothing new added. That sync3 is troublesome for many and gain is minuscule to none.

  • Tee

    Just got the 4.4.4 upgrade via OTA from AT&T. So fsr it’s working well with no glitches.

  • Tim

    It broke my camera. It goes black on my Note 3 since the update. Also killed my third-party S View flip cover, but I went back the original case and the camera is still broken.

    • digant

      Same here.. Sview cover and Camera issue …

  • daz

    I updated fine but it still tells me im 4.4.2 any one else the same?

    • LaVenia Sykes

      Yes, I had the same problem. Was told by AT&T rep at store that the 4.4.4 upgrade is being halted due problem with SGN3 crashing and serious other issues. Also, after three attempts to install I too received message in Setting + My Device that Software is up to date but it is still showing 4.4.2 and I need to check back in 23 hrs and ?? Mins! Very frustrating…. 11/25/14

    • Adler

      Me too.
      failed twice then said complete. But still says 4.4.2.
      could this be because I’m rooted?

      • Jim

        Yes! If your rooted it will not update. It did it to me. So I uninstalled my root and installed the 4.4.4 update just fine. BUT!!!! now you CANT Root 4.4.4 this sucks until someone figures a root this? So unless you want to be permanently unrooted? Don’t do the update!

  • Dima k.

    I too have the same issue. The system updates, once the update is done phone self reboots in 5 seconds. Installation begins and reaches 27%, status bar restarts the and reaches 27% again. At this point the small note on screens shows “update failure”. then reboots to normal 4.4.2. A message then appears “Install interrupted The software update could not be installed.” and done at the bottom of page.
    I called AT&T Tech Support they told me to clear catch in “Settings> Storage>Cached data”, try update in safe mode, or just do a factory reset.
    Since my first three failed update attempts I have been limited to one updated attempt every 24 hours??????
    Does anyone have any other suggestions other than factory reset?

  • William

    Updated to 4.4.4 this morning… killed my 3rd party s-view cover. Just bought the cover two weeks ago.

  • Lina

    Android 4.4.4 has killed my phones capability to use the Spigen Slim Armor View case. The S view window does not work at all. When I close the case it briefly shows the sWindow menu through the screen and then it disappears and goes to my normal phone.

    I was thinking about totally resetting my phone, however, I have read on other forums that other individuals are having the same problem with no avail. fixing it. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this? It was an expensive case and I bought it for the S window feature that is now essentially not functioning. I tried taking the case on and off and resetting my phone, of which neither worked. I had also looked at the settings to make sure there was nothing interfering with the S window capabilities and there is nothing that I can see that is.

    Is anyone still having this same issue?

  • eminem093

    Hello to all

    Updated to 4.4.4 my note 3 from at&t sview cover works after 2-3 reboots anything else is oki for know.

    Have a nice day