Note 3 Android 4.4 update starts rolling out to AT&T

by: Andrew GrushMarch 27, 2014


After first touching down to Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile, an Android 4.4 update is finally making its way to the Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T’s network!

Just like what we’ve seen from the Galaxy Note 3 update from other networks, there’s really not a lot new here outside of all the new KitKat features you’d expect. There are at least a few small Samsung-specific changes, however, such as minor visual changes like the new all-white status bar icons and new sound controls. Here’s a full change-log giving you an even better idea of what to expect:


  • Improved user interface: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
  • Default messaging app: Choose a default messaging app when multiple messaging services are installed.
  • Improved GPS performance
  • Enhanced music access: Full screen album art and media controls are available from the lock screen when listening to music.
  • Camera access: The camera can also be accessed directly from the lock screen.
  • Location menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS and share location details.
  • Wireless printing: Integrated support for wireless printing available in enhanced settings.
  • New sound controls: Set sound for specific Samsung applications in enhanced settings.

The OTA update is making its way over to AT&T customers right now, but as usual it may take a few days or more to reach everyone. If you have yet to receive a notification letting you know an update is waiting, you can always check manually by going into Settings> About Device> Software Update. Keep in mind that the update is a sizable 541.7MB, so you’ll probably want to be on Wi-Fi before you start downloading.

So how about it, have you received an update for Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your AT&T Note 3? If so, how did the installation go and are there any other changes worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks for the tip, Jon!

  • jj

    Your welcome ;-) gps is working and confirmed!

    • Flip Jumpman

      Updated to 4.2.2 and all is good!

      HEE HAA!

  • Flip Jumpman

    Finally! I can’t check until 4 hrs bc I checked last night after hearing it I was being released.

    But I’m now hesitant to update so quickly because of the sd card issues. Glad that they fixed the GPS but I also hope the fix the transition scale on the camera defaulting back to 1X every time.

    • jj

      Change the date on your phone. U can check now!

      • Flip Jumpman

        I’ll do just that. Thanks jj.

  • George Collins

    I installed earlier today, and was worried about the battery and other problems with Kit Kat updates I’d read about. Fortunately, everything seems fine for the last 5 hrs.

  • tried to update 3 times now (ota). kies says my firmware is up to date. Any ideas?

    • Brad

      Trying clearing your phone’s cache, then the system updater’s data, then shutting off wifi n data. Then check the Ota, it’ll obviously not work, so turn back on everything and try again.

      If still nothing, just gotta wait your turn.

  • gazebo

    Have you noticed that AT&T took off the ability to add the camera to ur lock screen. If you go here

    And follow the steps to add the camera you will see the shortcuts option is missing wtf

  • Trayce N Jackson

    I just updated my phone, I’m with at&t. I don’t care that they changed the battery color to white. Is there any way to change the colors. Trayce

    • Flip Jumpman

      No I don’t think there’s a way to change the color but I recommend “Energy Bar” by IJP. It puts a simple line (strip) on the very top and you can change the colors, percentage and line thickness. It’s an awesome app.
      Give it a try Trayce, I’m sure you’ll love it.

      • Trayce N Jackson

        I had it before. Didn’t care for it but if that’s my only option. Thanks!

  • Terry Kaschula

    I’m not happy at all. My battery life has been cut shorter which is awful. My friend who has the note 2 is also complaining and wanting to change phones. Is there any way of going back?

    Another headache is when I type a word incorrectly, instead of deleting one letter at a time it deletes the whole word and I hv to start again.

  • someone

    It’s great to see that OEMs are now making a greater effort to update their devices

  • Boogey

    I’m with at&t and I have the note 3 and I didn’t get the 4.4.2. Can someone tell me where I can get it.

    • rex0886

      Go to your settings icon Then touch the general tab. After that scroll down to about phone. Touch to access last lyrics touch software update. But make sure your wifi network first.

      • Boogey

        I didn’t that many times and nothing. Even my girlfriend who don’t ever update her phone has the new update and she didn’t even know what it was. Lol

  • Andrew Blake

    Got update and it looks like it came with a couple new apps didn’t notice till I did some searching