How To Flash The Official Android 4.4.2 Firmware On The Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Today, we will guide you on how to properly flash the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N9005) device. You can also watch the video below made by our official YouTube partner, Ash from C4ETech for a more detailed guide.

 

If this is your first time flashing a stock firmware on your Samsung device, you will need the following tools/programs:

1. Backup all your important files first i.e apps, contacts, SMS. You can watch this video for a detailed guide.
2. Make sure you have installed Kies or the Samsung drivers in order for ODIN to recognize your Galaxy Note 3 device.
3. Make sure you have sufficient battery power before the installation
4. Open ODIN on your computer, then select AP, then open the stock firmware tar.md5. file.
5. Connect your Note 3 on your computer, wait for it to be detected, then select start
6. Wait for the process to finish
7. If by chance you get into a bootloop, go to recovery by pressing the power and volume up buttons simultaneously and do a factory data reset.

NOTE:
1. This is meant only for the N9005.
2. You do not have to be Rooted.
3. You do not need a custom recovery.
4. It doesn’t matter what firmare your N9005 is currently on.
5. This will NOT trip any counters or affect your warranty status.

 

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  • DriodNewbie

    What about for the SM-N900?

    • Nadmaj Espiritu

      Flashing method is the same., but there’s no Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for your variant yet..

  • Zeus

    Hi Everyone I attempted it as mentioned but now my phone is in a soft brick state… mentioning that I should connect to kies for recovery. I can still go into download mode

    Odin continually fails, I have tried both the XEO and OXX version roms.
    Could my Note 3 which had N9005XXUDMJ6 XFV South africa Vodafone Stock
    rom on be the hong kong version?

    Added!!

    Enter CS for MD5..

    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    AP_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 is valid.

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Enter CS for MD5..

    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    AP_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 is valid.

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..

    File analysis..

    SetupConnection..

    Initialzation..

    Set PIT file..

    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

    Get PIT for mapping..

    Firmware update start..

    SingleDownload.

    aboot.mbn

    NAND Write Start!!

    sbl1.mbn

    rpm.mbn

    tz.mbn

    sdi.mbn

    NON-HLOS.bin

    boot.img

    recovery.img

    system.img.ext4

    Complete(Write) operation failed.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed