UBUENH1 Android 4.4.2 has superseded as the next major KitKat firmware update for Galaxy Note 3 N900. This update has come just before Samsung’s next major event regarding next Note phablet. UAE users will be seeing this update pop up on Samsung KIES as well as OTA (Over-the-update). Regarding other regions, Samsung is still to announce the exact date. On the bright side, we have compiled a manual guide which will allow for installation of UBUENH1 Android 4.4.2 on any Galaxy Note 3 N900 regardless of the region. N900UBUENH1 is an official firmware update from Samsung, not a custom ROM. It has been packaged so you can install it easily with ODIN manually. You can update Galaxy Note 3 N900 to UBUENH1 KitKat 4.4.2 firmware — the lucky ones who have this already installed, can root this firmware.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install UBUENH1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 N900 using ODIN. We have also given some tips on how to backup your phone data and have given some other important tips. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. Users usually skip the most important step which is creating a backup, not just of your apps but of your photos, downloads, documents whatever you have on your smartphone except for the pre-installed system files. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
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Android 4.4.2 UBUENH1 Firmware Details:
Model name: GALAXY Note 3
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:20:45 +0000
Product Code: ARO
You might find these following Galaxy Note 3 N900 related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root UBUENH1 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 3 Official Firmware.
- 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 Samsung Galaxy S5 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 3 N900, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 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 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 KitKat.
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 N900 to Android 4.4.2 UBUENH1 official firmware update.