Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE variant N7505 can now be updated to XXUBND3 4.3 — the most recent Jelly Bean update released by Samsung for numerous regions. We are a little bit worried as to why Note 2 N7100, from previous year, is running Android KitKat and this is not — and even when the Korean variant has already received it. We hope to see a KitKat firmware build none the less. You can check on Samsung KIES or OTA (over-the-air) update if this build is already available in your region. In a situation when you don’t find it, you can use our full step by step tutorial on updating manually. N7505XXUBND3 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and you can install it on your device by following our full tutorial. You can now easily install XXUBND3 Android 4.3 on Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE N7505 and even root this firmware! This is not a custom ROM, so a custom recovery like TWRP is also not required.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE N7505 to XXUBND3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware using ODIN. We have all the tips on how to backup your Android apps and other phone data, also for a smooth flash we have written tips along the tutorial which you can easily follow. This is a branded firmware, which means you might find some carrier apps as well in your phone. This will be the last reminder to back up your data as their is a potential risk of your phone getting wiped after installation. Let’s continue with the tutorial.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
XXUBND3 Android 4.3 Firmware Details:
Model name: GALAXY Note 3 Neo LTE
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000
Product Code: ROM
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE N7505, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
You may be interested in the following Galaxy Note 3 Neo related articles:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root XXUBND3 Android 4.3 on Galaxy Note 3 Neo – Complete Guide.
- Install TWRP 2.7: How to Install TWRP 2.7 Recovery on Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505.
- Try KitKat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE custom ROMs, click here!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE N7505 to XXUBND3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware.