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.