Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update begins rolling out

by: Bogdan PetrovanApril 25, 2014


Good news, folks. Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100).

For now, the update is only available in France (XEF) through the Kies PC companion software. No information on an OTA rollout just yet, but knowing Samsung, it shouldn’t be too far behind.

Other countries should follow over the coming days, with priority given to unlocked versions of the Note 2. Carrier-branded models are subject to more approvals and testing, so they tend to lag when it comes to system updates.

According to the folks at Sam Mobile, who put the update through its paces, the Android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy Note 2 brings all the KitKat-specific features found on other Samsung devices, including support for cloud printing, NFC tap-to-pay support, all white icons in the status bar, full-screen album art, and the ability to put a camera shortcut on the lockscreen. The phone’s performance and general smoothness seems to have been improved, and we expect that a number of bug fixes and tweaks have been applied under the hood.

In terms of Samsung features, the most visible are the Knox security suite and Wallet, Samsung’s own mobile payments app.

This is an official build bearing the N7100XXUFND3 version number. To check for your update, go to Settings > About phone > Software update on your phone, though it’s also worth trying plugging your Note 2 in Kies for a manual check.

  • sebastian


    Multumesc Bogdan ;)

  • Thanks Bogdan

    THANK YOU!!!
    Samsung was much faster with this update than 4.3

  • Android Developer

    What about the LTE model (N7005)?
    And what about the SGS3 (I9300) ?

    BTW, for those who wish to use the latest version, here it is (of note 2) :

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Now for the S3,cause there are a few bugs with that 4.3 update

  • eliHd

    What about kit kat on gs3 the one with 1gb ram samsung? If they not giving it kit kat I will go somewhere else for my nxt phone!

    • jjordan

      The s3 has been the most supported phone when it comes to updates. Think about it that phone launched with ice cream sandwich. So it was updated to 4.1.1, 4.1.2, and skipped all the 4.2 iterations and finally updated to 4.3. That’s pretty freaking good.

  • Cool! Good to know ;)

  • wezi427

    I guess Verizon will push this update this time next year.

  • Chris

    YYYYeeeeeesssssss Jedi Master X 3 here I cooooome

  • Mike – Construction Contractor

    Doubt Verizon folks will see it. Instead, Note 4 will be pushed. I’ll get the Note 4 but would like to have 4.4 on Note 2 until then.

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  • Suraj Waghmare

    Will it work on Indian Note2??? if not please upload for India as well

  • victor rios

    .Hi people. I live in Peru but 1 year ago I bougt a Note 2 in France and yesterday my device was updated witk 4.4.2Kit Kat. Great samsung!!!! Now I am waiting for the GALAXY NOTE 4 to buy it.

  • Kevin Toh

    Hopefully this update will improve battery life! The Android 4.3 update was a battery drainer!

  • Masoud

    I had to redownload over 3 GB of tomtom map to my internal storage, since google has restricted third party apps from wrinting data to external SD card. :( Which means you can’t use your SD card to store app-data

  • vzcx

    I updated my Note 2 to 4.4.2 (Indian official Rom). now it is very smooth, Better UI and battery life and a great benchmark (Antutu ~22500)

  • Dirk Huyghe

    unfortunately the battery drain verryyyy fast since i installed 4.4.2 ( :- (, is hopeless! if i can i try to go back to previous version