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Update Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505 to XXUCNH1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

XXUCNH1 Android 4.4.2 firmware update is now available for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505. This is the first ever KitKat update being released for this phone. Neo line of devices are to be cheaper versions of the original flagship without sacrificing much. After this update, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is now on par with the original Galaxy Note 3. New icons, new widgets, new features and security fixes are some of the gains over the previous 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware. XXUCNH1 has a very low chance of popping up on Samsung KIES and OTA (Over-the-air) update due to regional limitations. Don’t lose hope, we have compiled a fully functioning manual guide which everyone can try on their Note 3 Neo. N7505XXUCNH1 is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and you can install it on your device by following our full tutorial. You can now easily install XXUCNH1 Android 4.4.2 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 XXUCNH1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat 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. Major revamps like these are most likely to completely wipe your device back to factory settings so backing up is a compulsion. Let’s continue with the tutorial.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE N7505 - XXUCNH1 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 (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 😉

XXUCNH1 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:

Model: SM-N7505
Model name: GALAXY Note 3 Neo LTE
Country: Saudi Arabia
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 2244489
Build date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:16:40 +0000
Product Code: KSA
PDA: N7505XXUCNH1
CSC: N7505OJVCNH2
MODEM: N7505XXUCNG2

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:

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:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo 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 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 Neo LTE N7505 to XXUCNH1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware.

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