The international LTE version of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s (KRX:005935) Galaxy Note 2 with the model number GT-N7105 recently received the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware with the build number N7105XXUFND3.

The firmware update is the first KitKat build released for the Galaxy Note 2 LTE, which had been running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean so far. The new firmware, which was rolled out in various countries, can also be downloaded for a manual installation.

Here is a tutorial, showing how to upgrade the Galaxy Note 2 LTE to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat N7105XXUFND3 using Odin. But before trying their hands on the installation process, users should be aware of certain aspects:

- All data stored in the handset should be backed up properly

- The handset must have at least 80 percent battery power

- The USB drivers for the device must be installed on the computer

- USB Debugging must be enabled

- After flashing the firmware, any installed custom ROM will be lost

- Custom recovery, such as ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP, will also be lost

Note: International Business Times cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.

Step 1: Download the firmware package and extract the zip file. There will be a .tar.md5 file along with some other files.

Step 2: Download Odin v3.09, and extract the zip file. There will be an Odin3 v3.09.exe file along with some other files.

Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.09 as an Administrator.

Step 4: Boot the Galaxy Note 2 into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons. After a warning message appears, press Volume Up key to enter Download Mode.

Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note 2 to the computer via the USB cable and wait until an Added!! message appears in bottom left box in Odin.

Step 6: Click on the AP button in Odin and select the .tar.md5 file which was extracted in Step 1.

Step 7: In Odin, ensure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked.

Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin flashing.

Step 9: After the process is complete, you will see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port with green background and the device will restart automatically.

Step 10: After the Samsung logo appears on the home screen, you can unplug the device from the computer. The phone will now be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat N7105XXUFND3.

[Source: True Android]