The international LTE version of the Samsung (KRX:005935) Galaxy Note 3 -- with the model number SM-N9005 -- recently received the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with the firmware update being rolled out in various countries starting in Germany.

To update the Galaxy Note 3 LTE to Android 4.4.2 KitKat -- version N9005XXUENB4 -- users can download and install the firmware through Samsung KIES, or over-the-air by going to Settings > More > About Device > Software update.

However, users can also update the handset manually by flashing the stock firmware. Here are the firmware details of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005:

Model: SM-N9005




Date: 2014 February

Download Links: Samsung-Updates, SamMobile

Check out some of the vital aspects that users need to be aware of before manually installing the firmware:

- All data should have proper back-up.

- The handset must have at least 80 percent battery power.

- The USB drivers for the device must be installed on the computer and USB Debugging must be enabled.

- After flashing the firmware any installed custom ROM will 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 Odin v3.09, and extract the zip files.

Step 2: Run Odin3 v3.09 as an Administrator.

Step 3: Reboot the Galaxy Note 3 and put it in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons.

Step 4: Connect the Galaxy Note 3 to the computer via the USB cable while the phone is in the Download mode. Wait until a blue sign appears in Odin.

Step 5: Click on the AP button in Odin and select the .tar.md5 file that was extracted in Step 1.

Step 6: In Odin, ensure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked, except for the re-partition check box.

Step 7: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process.

Step 8: When the installation is complete, the device will restart automatically.

Step 9: After you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, you can unplug the device from the computer and close Odin.

[Source: SamMobile, Team Android]