N900XXUENG3 Galaxy Note 3 N900  update

Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 N900XXUENG3 4.4.2 Update

Another software update hitting on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 wich bumps to firmware build number  dubbed as   N900XXUENG3 by Samsung. It is still based on  Android 4.4.2 KitKat and has seen on several countries in Middle East and Africa. The N900XXUENG3 have exactly the same changelist to the previous update released N900XXUENG1. Since the 4.4.2 rolled out it has added some new stuff, bug-fixes and improvements on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900.

Noting that Samsung has never been addressed any detailed changelog, so we have gather some of the changes since day one of the 4.4.2 update.

Some of the changes you are going to notice on the 4.4.2 update:

• Kids mode installer support.
•  Virtual tour mode in camera.
• Updated Knox 2.0.
•  Batter fully charged icon changed.
• Battery life seem improved.
•  WiFi connectivity issues  resolved.
• The term “Location” is used instead of GPS in notification panel.

So better check it out if you have received the N900XXUENG3 update.

Technical details of the N900XXUENG3 update

Device model number: SM-N900
Android version:  4.4.2
Baseband version: N900XXUENG1
Kernel version: 3.4.39 – 1955999
Build number: KOT49H.N900XXUENG3
PDA: N900XXUENG3
CSC: N900OJVENG2
PHONE: N900XXUENG1

Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 4.4.2 KitKat Update N900XXUENG3

Country | Carrier Availability
AfghanistanYes!
AlgeriaYes!
Bangladesh
EgyptYes!
India
Indonesia
KazakhstanYes!
KenyaYes!
Malaysia
MauritaniaYes!
MoroccoYes!
Nepal
NigeriaYes!
Pakistan
Russian FederationYes!
Russian Federation (Megafon)
Saudi ArabiaYes!
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
TunisiaYes!
Ukraine (Kyivstar)Yes!
United Arab EmiratesYes!
UzbekistanYes!
Vietnam
Availability of Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 4.4.2 KitKat Update N900XXUENG3

How to Update the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 to 4.4.2 KitKat N900XXUENG3

Update to 4.4.2 KitKat N900XXUENG3 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 N900XXUENG3 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 Before 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 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 your a proud owner of the Galaxy Note 3 and have managed updating to  N900XXUENG3 4.4.2,  just please share to us some of your thoughts about it. Is there any other improvements you’ve noticed that hasn’t around there before?  How about the battery life performance, as well as the smoothness, speed  while browsing apps, SMS, videos, photos, contacts and among other else?

One thought on “Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 N900XXUENG3 4.4.2 Update”

  1. hello sir
    just wanted to ask when will the 5.0.0 lollipop update will arrive for sm n900xxueng1, Please oam egrely waiting for the update. Thank you

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