Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 Update to Firmware Build N900XXUENH1

Samsung  Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900  (Exynos version) has receive another 4.4.2 update to firmware build number N900XXUENH1 and replaced the previous released build 4.4.2  N900XXUENG3. Updating to  N900XXUENH1 has nothing more any adverse effect as it is a minor update bringing an improved system stability and performance enhancements.  The update showed an  identical baseband version to previous updates so nothing more to expect new on the user’s interface.

In addition, the previous update already brings several new stuff such as the  Kids mode support,  Virtual tour mode in camera. and resolved the WiFi connectivity issues. The KNOX app has also been updated to Knox 2.0 and there seems a little bit battery improvements.

Technical details of the N900XXUENH1 update


Device model number: SM-N900
Android version:  4.4.2 (kitkat OS)
Baseband version: N900XXUENG1
Kernel version: 3.0.4–1955999
Build number: KOT49H.N900XXUENH1

South Africa and Middle East

  • Device model number: SM-N900
  • Android version:  4.4.2 (kitkat OS)
  • Baseband version: N900XXUENG1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.39–1955999
  • Build number: KOT49H.N900XXUENH1
  • AP: N900XXUENH1
  • CSC: N900OJVENG2
  • CP: N900XXUENG1

Latin America

  • Device model number: SM-N900
  • Android version:  4.4.2 (kitkat OS)
  • Baseband version: N900UBUENG1
  • Kernel version: 3.0.4–2452501
  • Build number: KOT49H.N900UBUENH1
  • AP: N900UBUENH1
  • CSC: N900UUBENG1
  • CP: N900UBUENG1

How to Update the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 to 4.4.2  N900XXUENH1

Update 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 via  Kies 3

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 be 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  N900XXUENH1 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?

5 thoughts on “Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 Update to Firmware Build N900XXUENH1”

  1. This update has caused major issues to me and more specifically the most annoying of all is dropping the network mode selection of mobile networks. As a phone it becomes useless without even knowing or an error popup.
    please unform us when the next update is available otherwise i will be forced to roll back with factory reset.

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