The international version of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s (KRX:005935) Galaxy Note 2 with the model number GT-N7100 recently received a new official version of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware that comes with the build number N7100XXFUND3.

Users can update their devices over-the-air by going to the Settings icon in the apps menu > select the More tab > tap About Device > select Software Update > select Check for Updates and follow on-screen instructions to install the firmware.

However, users can also update their devices manually by downloading the firmware package and flashing it with Odin.

Here are certain aspects that users should note before installing the firmware manually:

- All data stored in the device should be backed 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

- 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. You will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.

Step 2: Download Odin v3.09, and extract the zip file.

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 you get a warning message, 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 a blue sign appears in Odin.

Step 6: Click on the AP button in Odin and select the .tar.md5 file that 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: Once you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, you can unplug the device from the computer. The phone will now be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat N7100XXFUND3.

[Source: True Android]