Verizon Galaxy Note 3 OTA update to N900VVRUDNK1 from previous firmware build N900VVRUDNJ6. The N900VVRUDNK1 is still an Android 4.4.4 KitKat version and not the most anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update yet. Based on the firmware build itself, the N900VVRUDNK1 has the same changelog as well as the ‘kernel version’ (see details below) to the former. So there is no newly added features to expect on this update but there is huge possibility that this update has something to do about the performance and stability related issues.
Technical Details of N900VVRUDNK1 4.4.4 OTA Update
Device name: GALAXY Note 3
Model number: SM-N900V
Android Version: 4.4.4 (KitKat)
Baseband version: N900VVRUDNK1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-3040597
Build number: KTU84P.N900VVRUDNK1
SE for Android status: Enforcing
While looking back to the addressed changelog, don’t get me wrong about the software version build number N900VVRUCNC4 as it was an error from Verizon. It was the 4.4.2 software update version way back on May 2014, I already posted that here. As you may see that some new preloaded apps has been added, including bug-fixes. While some were technically applies to system improvements.
In addition, if you are only looking for the most important part on every software updates which basically contains some bug-fixes. Hopefully, this update includes fixes on some undesirable issues like the call audio that one has experienced a voice call that randomly switch itself from Bluetooth to speaker for no reason. The 4G LTE connectivity issues that also caused the no carrier service in some places. Added to that is the SMS issues intermittent problems sending and receiving text messages that were both are delayed. And lastly, the disconnect issues surrounding the VPN is also added on the list.
The update itself is officially rolled out via OTA, Samsung Kies, and via Verizon Software Update Assistant. You may grab Kies 3 or Verizon’s Upgrade Assistant which available on Mac and Windows computers. Below are just a simple guide on how to get the N900VVRUDNK1 Android 4.4.4 update.
How to Update your Verizon Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900V to 4.4.4 N900VVRUDNK1
There are three methods you can update your Verizon Galaxy Note 3 to 4.4.4 KitKat N900VVRUDNK1 officially not to include the advanced users method by using the stock firmware flashing method. You may choose one method which might have been easier for you to perform an update. Just ensure that your Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900V) is fully recharged, and no root installed within, or you’ll get some undesirable outcomes when you try to forcefully the OTA on a rooted device. Instead find the stock firmware N900VVRUDNK1 and then directly flashed it on your rooted Galaxy Note 3.
Update to N900VVRUDNK1 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 N900VVRUDNK1 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 N900VVRUDNK1 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 4.4.2, 4.4.4 and 5.0 OS. Once you’ve 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 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.
Source: Verizon wireless support