Samsung and Verizon might be sending out the Official Android 4.4.4 update for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V. We spotted the new Android 4.4.4 with build number N900VVRUDNJ6 or “KTU84P.N900VVRUDNJ6″ in Samsung’s firmware server. Though there is no official announcement has yet to come regarding the latter but this might be about to roll out officially, but the exact time is still uncertain as of now.
In addition, this update might bring some bug-fixes and system improvements to the previous 4.4.2 N900VVRUCNC4 on May. As you may read-through some of the users comments, they mostly reports about the lag-issue, and battery life performance. So keep on eyeing of it either via Over-The-Air (OTA) update, Kies 3 and or by using Verizon’s Software Update Assistant stating from now on so you can grab the update first before everyone rush-in.
Technical Details of N900VVRUDNJ6 4.4.4 OTA Update
Model name: GALAXY Note 3
Model number: SM-N900V
Android Version: 4.4.4 (KitKat)
Baseband version: N900VVRUDNJ6
Kernel version: 3.4.0-3040597
Build number: KTU84P.N900VVRUDNJ6
SE for Android status: Enforcing
Again, there are no given changelog as of this very moment but we will get you updated if Samsung and Verizon are about to release the official announcement.
How to Update your Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V to 4.4.4 N900VVRUDNJ6
There are three method you can update your Verizon Galaxy Note 3 to 4.4.2 KitKat N900VVRUDND6. You may choose a software update method below which might been easier for you to perform an update.
Update to 4.4.4 N900VVRUDNJ6 via Verizon Software Update Assistant
This is the first method and exclusively available for Verizon devices. Just head-over to Verizon’s support page and then simply grab the Software Update Assistant into your computer. Just follow the fully detailed instruction from there.
Update to 4.4.4 N900VVRUDNJ6 via Over-The-Air (OTA)
The second 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.
Update to 4.4.2 N900VVRUDNJ6 Using Kies 3
The third 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.
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.