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How to Install Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE XXUGNI4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE can now be updated to XXUGNI4 Android 4.4.2, which is another KitKat based firmware update. Changes have been made mostly internally, visually it’s almost all the same. As accustomed with maintenance updates, better battery, performance and compatibility are all present. Even though the next iteration of this device has started hitting the markets, Note 3 owners should not worry because this device is promised to get a Lollipop update soon. Samsung KIES and OTA(Over-the-air) update have this firmware available on their servers but there is a catch, only limited regions will be able to actually access the it. However, this isn’t a dead end. Our detailed tutorial is available for manually upgrading. Just follow along and you would be able to install XXUGNI4 Android 4.4.2 right now. N9005XXUGNI4 firmware is a Samsung official firmware therefore no need of rooting or installing a custom recovery. You can update your Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 on XXUGNI4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware using our step-by-step method and also root this firmware. You can also install Android 4.4.4 KitKat using CM11 custom ROM.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXUGNI4 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 KitKat official test firmware using ODIN. We have all the tips on how to backup your Android apps and other phone data, also don’t forget to read the important tips we have given below. Before actually going through with the steps, be sure to have all of your photos and downloads backed up because such updates tend to format your phone leaving behind no trace of personal data. Let’s continue with the tutorial.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 - XXUGNI4 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 😉

XXUGNI4 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:

Model: SM-N9005
Model name: GALAXY Note 3 LTE
Country: Switzerland
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 1955971
Build date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:43:19 +0000
Product Code: AUT
PDA: N9005XXUGNI4
CSC: N9005AUTGNJ1
MODEM: N9005XXUGNI3

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

You may be interested in the following Galaxy Note 3 related articles:

If you need to install a previous firmware for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE, check our guides below:

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:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 3 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 LTE N9005 to XXUGNI4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware.

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