There is a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update rolling out for the international Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) and comes in firmware build version numbers N9005XXUENA7. This is the second official 4.4.2 KitKat build released after the successful rolled out of the first 4.4.2 KitKat update ‘N9005XXUENA6’ last month. Though, Samsung was already started rolling it out but mostly only those users under mobile network operators contract in Europe countries has enjoyed it first and not everyone fully covered or received this 4.4.2 update on their Galaxy Note 3. This is also similarly happens to the ‘Exynos based’ international Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) receiving the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update last month, while in the United States and Canada Galaxy Note 3 variants there are no signs of the 4.4.2 Kitkat update yet.
Here are the official changelog of 4.4.2 update ((N9005XXUENA7):
– Software Update to 4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
– Music Album Art is displayed on the lockscreen with music playback.
– it has been added a new start setting menu.
(Start-up screen, SMS
– Camera shortcut added in the lockscreen.
Security Enhancement and Stability Update.
* Some changes may depend on the country or the mobile network operators.
* After the update, you can not revert to the previous software version due to an update of the safety guidelines.
Firmware build details of the 4.4.2 KitKat update (N9005XXUEDNA7):
Device name: Samsung Galaxy Note III (Snapdragon)
Model number: SM-N9005
Android Version: 4.4.2
Build date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014
The 4.4.2 KitKat update also includes new security enhancements, which is now added with a more tightened security framework. There are some changes you will also noticed in the status bar icons like the battery power capacity is shown in white which unlikely before it was green. We’e already seen this changes from the first released firmware build N9005XXUENA6 and we have found no other differences yet.
Here are the list of countries and or network operators which we believed received this N9005XXUENA7 4.4.2 KitKat update. You may update your Galaxy Note 3 through over-the-air or OTA update or by using Kies 3 while connecting your Note 3 onto your computer.
Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 4.4.2 KitKat Update (N9005XXUENA7)
|Country | Carrier||Availability|
|These data are for the specific firmware build N9005XXUENA7 4.4.2 KitKat Update only (if your country/carrier is unavailable you may also check to the next update or take a look from the Previous Update 4.4.2 KitKat N9005XXUENA6||Next Update 4.4.2 KitKat N9005XXUENB3|
|Austria (3 Hutchison)|
|Belgium (Base KPN)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH Telecom)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina (HT Eronet)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina (Telekom Srpske)|
|Croatia (Hrvatski Telekom)||Yes!|
|Czech Republic (O2)|
|Czech Republic (T-Mobile)||Yes!|
|Czech Republic (Vodafone)|
|Faroe Islands (Foroya Tele)|
|Faroe Islands (Vodafone)|
|France (Bouygues Telecom)|
|France (Free Mobile)|
|Greenland (TELE Greenland)|
|Hungary (Magyar Telekom)||Yes!|
|Iceland (Vodafone Iceland)|
|Ireland (Vodafone Ireland)|
|Latvia (Latvijas Mobilais Telefons)|
|Latvia (BITE Latvija)|
|Norway (Telenor Mobil)|
|Russian Federation (MegaFon)|
|Russian Federation (MTS)|
|Russian Federation (Beeline)|
|Russian Federation (Tele2 Russia)|
|Russian Federation (Rostelecom)|
|Slovenia (Telekom Slovenije)|
|South East Europe|
|United Kingdom (EE)|
|United Kingdom (Vodafone)|
|United Kingdom (3)|
|United Kingdom (O2)|
|New Zealand (Vodafone)|
|New Zealand (Telecom)|
|Note: This data may consists errors and subject to change without prior notice.|
If it happens that you already received this update, just do share to everyone how’s your first impression on this 4.4.2 update on your Galaxy Note 3. You may check everything, from network to data connectivity, speed, smoothness and don’t forget about the battery life consumption.
For advanced Android users who exactly knows how to flash a stock firmware, you may find a detailed step-by-step instructions here.
[Thank’s to the folks at Android-hilfe]