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How to Install Galaxy Note 10.1 P601 3G UBUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

After releasing initial KitKat firmwares, Samsung is now moving on to follow-up builds such as this, UBUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 firmware. Although it is based on the same Android 4.4.2 revision, it contains all the essential security fixes, tweaks and improvements. Moreover, the bug reports from the previous updates have been taken into account and have been fixed. This post will all be about showing owners on how they can update their devices manually. Manual method also comes in handy when you are stuck in a boot-loop or having issues booting up normally. P601UBUCNH2 being an official firmware, will be available on Samsung KIES and OTA(Over-the-air) update already. You do not need to root Galaxy Note 10.1 or install a custom recovery since we will be using ODIN to flash this firmware. You can easily install UBUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 10.1 P601 by following the step-by-step tutorial below — and also root this tablet!

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through how to backup data, some important tips and the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note 10.1 P601 to UBUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 official firmware with all the steps required to do so. This is a completely unbranded firmware, which means, you can install this firmware on any Galaxy Note 10.1 P601 but can get some extra language packs depending on the region. Don’t forget to read all the important tips given below. Being a tablet, you might have filled it up with personal data and documents so it is only logical to back it up before undergoing the update. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P601 - UBUCNH2 Android 4.4.2

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 ( 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 😉

UBUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:

Model: SM-P601
Model name: GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition 3G
Country: Panama
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 2632433
Build date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:33 +0000
Product Code: TPA

You may also want to read the following pages:

If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 10.1 P601, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 4.4.2 USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USB drivers!

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:

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 tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet 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 tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet 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 tablet 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 to the next page for the tutorial on how to update Galaxy Note 10.1 P601 to UBUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware.

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