Firmware Update N900XXUENJ3 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900, Rolling Out in Southeast Asia

There is another firmware update officially rolled out by Samsung in Southeast Asian countries that will bump the Samsung  Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) to firmware build version N900XXUENJ3. It is now seen live in Kies firmware server as we speak, and it’s heading in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam’s unbranded Galaxy Note 3 N900. The N900XXUENJ3 is the fifth 4.4.2 (KitKat) update being rolled out in SEA region over the past months since the first released on February. Each of these previous updates had brought several tweaks in the name of system stability, improvements for a much better performance and other enhancements like the apps compatibility and many more.

Furthermore,  on every updates wasn’t commonly noticeable to the looks and design in the UI. The recent updates only targets the Android system OS and it is not actually changes everything the way how  the Android  4.4.2 (Kit Kat OS) has been designed.  In technicality, it bring some bug fixes, new Apps added and also some compatibility update,  better speed and performance,  stronger data connectivity, battery life improvements and more. So, better check out to see what’s new about to this N900XXUENJ3 4.4.2 update.

The N900XXUENJ3 4.4.2 will replace the previous N900XXUENG1 4.4.2 update which had been released since August. Then the build number will then be KOT49H.N900XXUENJ3 and the baseband will be N900DXUENI1 once took the update.

Those who might missed every firmware updates here is a run-down of the 4.4.2 update being rolled out this year;

N900XXUENG1 4.4.2 4.4.2 in between July to August.
N900XXUDND1 4.4.2 from May to April.
N900XXUDNC1 4.4.2 rolled out on March to April.
— And the first Android 4.4.2 update was with build number N900XXUDNA6 4.4.2 and was released on January to February this year.

Technical details of N900XXUENJ3 4.4.2 update

Device Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900
Model number SM-N900
Android version 4.4.2
Baseband version N900DXUENI1
Kernel version 3.4.39–1955999
Build number KOT49H.N900XXUENJ3
AP: N900XXUENJ3
CSC: N900OLBENI1
CP: N900DXUENI1

Again this update, might rolled out in phases and not everyone can get the update at the same. So better keep on checking it using Kies or via over-the-air OTA update every now and then later on. Below are the comprehensive guide for you to update your Samsung Galaxy Note SM-N900 to N900XXUENJ3 4.4.2 OS.

How to Update the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 to 4.4.2 KitKat N900XXUENJ3

Update to 4.4.2 KitKat N900XXUENJ3 via Over-The-Air (OTA)

There are two types you can update your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the first method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you and saying that there is a new update available for download. You can also tap on your Galaxy Note 3 Settings>>General tab, scroll to and tap System Update. It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Samsung galaxy note 3 how to software update via OTA

Update to 4.4.2 KitKat N900XXUENJ3 Through Kies

The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies. You may head-over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it (guide for installation) in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy Note 3 and other Samsung devices running with 4.3 ,4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Galaxy Note 3 to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow the Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Samsung galaxy note 3 how to software update on kies

Important Note About Performing Software Update

According to Samsung you should prepare the following things before performing the software update. I will also add some useful insights why you should follow this procedures.

  • You should make sure your battery is fully charged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called   “soft-bricks”.  If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.
  • You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happens and it forces you to perform a factory.
  • Your device should not have been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made.  Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ you should try to avoid that from happening.

If it happens that you’re a proud owner of the Galaxy Note 3 and have managed updating to  N900XXUENJ3 4.4.2,  just please share to us some of your thoughts about it. Is there any other improvements you’ve might noticed that hasn’t around there before?

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