Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 N9005XXUENA6

After the first leaked KitKat build for the Galaxy S4 was posted online a few days ago, it’s now time to see an Android 4.4.2 test firmware for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005 model) become unofficially available.

The same Sam Mobile has posted up build N9005XXUENA6 up for this Galaxy Note 3 version (see Source link below,) describing it as “one of the ‘final’ Android 4.4.2 KitKat test builds” for the handset, which means “nothing will be included or excluded in future builds of Android 4.4 for the giant phablet, except a few bug fixes and improvements here and there.”

The publication says Samsung may roll out the official update for the device in one or two weeks, although nothing is official just yet.

Galaxy Note 3’s unofficial KitKat update brings over the same kind of changes we have already seen in the Galaxy S4’s build, alongside the expected performance improvements that are reflected by “off the charts” benchmark scores.

For what it’s worth, we’ll remind you that the Galaxy S4 KitKat build from the other day temporarily broke SuperSU functionality, so don’t be surprised to see the same thing happen on the Galaxy Note 3 following the update.

As always with unofficial builds, we’ll remind you that it’s up to you to decide whether to go down this route, or whether to wait for the official software – we’re not going to advise you to install unofficial ROMs on your devices, and you’ll be the only person responsible for whatever happens during these procedures.

  • AndroidBoss

    Ahh thought it was the official update lol.

    • Jayfeather787

      Not until next year :)

      • Skander

        The insider did say 1/2 weeks as this is the final test build.

        • Jayfeather787

          It was a joke about Samsung’s late updates.

          • Skander

            Update released officially today ;)

          • Jayfeather787

            Great. I was just making a joke. Good for Samsung users that they have kit kat.

      • AndroidBoss


      • Skander

        Official update is out today :)

  • Mystery Man


  • D’Ander McSullivan

    No love for Exynos :(

    • TheMysteryMan

      This is leak. Exynos will get there. Samsung has not left their Exynos hardware behind. Exynos devices power their home markets. So rest assure that 4.4.2 will come for all Exynos versions. Just a matter of time.

  • email

    whataaa about note 2 ?????????????

    • Jayfeather787

      Later, it will eventually be ported to the Note 2, but it could take a month or two. Maybe as soon as a couple weeks, depends on the developers. Note 2 is probably not getting the official kit kat update though, at least not for a long time.

      • Aweso

        The same rumors that said SGS4/Note3 were getting upgraded to kitkat around january said SGS3/Note2 were getting it around april. Still rumors, of course.

        • Jayfeather787

          Oh ok.

  • jack

    The update to KitKat will come to the Note 3 a little after the Note 4 releases and by that time it will be 2 versions of android behind…. Just my predictions let’s see if this happens.

    • Aweso

      It’s already officially rolling out in Poland. o_o

    • D’Ander McSullivan

      Cool story

  • JS

    My first Android phone was a SGS3. I hated it and was about going back to iPhone. Then thanks to Xda I tried a custom rom without Samsung ‘s ugly, slowing down and battery killing Touchwiz and bloat and saw how great and beautiful ‘real’ Android is and fell in love with the OS. Samsung is like a serial rapist. Abusing Android device after device year in year out. Can’t believe how many they still buy their (non Google Edition) crap.

    • Js


  • Beci

    I thing kitkat 4.4.2 its not a surprise like was ice cream sandwich and jelly bean.
    Really i hoped for great changes but this os its to simple with only lockscreen function and nothing special

    • Jayfeather787

      What? Nothing has changed about the lock screen. This may not seem that different, but there are big time changes running under the hood. It runs very well on low end devices, and the new ART runtime is amazing. That is about it, but ART is a very good idea.

  • RahulMacwan

    I just wanna get my hands on 4.4 on note 3 without that davlik i wanna put it on the new one.(i forgot the name of it)

    • Jayfeather787

      ART. Very smooth.

  • tony solinan

    I can’t wait to see the Gs5,from Sammy,or then Note3 neo, either way I’ll
    Wait about 5or 6 weeks before I make up my mind as to which sort of new
    Phone is on the market, then if LG, HTC,Sony,Asus, Lenova, Samsung,or if
    Any of the Chinese, like oppo,haiwui,or whatever is available in my country
    Before I make up what phone to go for if any!

  • Aman

    How to switch off phone when it is in charging. ..

  • Aman

    When I switch off phone
    And then connect with charge then my phone is on…..
    How to switch off…
    And the android 4.4.2 is not like a 4.3…
    Andeoid 4.3 version is the best…
    Pls change the android version….

  • sincityjohn44

    i’ve had a ton of small bugs. i really wish i hadn’t flashed this build on my note 3 :[

  • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

    You can get the updated list of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 roms from here