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Android 4.4.2 ROM available for the SM-N9005 version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Android 4.4.2 ROM available for the SM-N9005 version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
If you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and aren't the patient type, a ROM is available that will bring Android 4.4.2 to your phablet. This is an unofficial test version for the SM-N9005 model. The version of the firmware, N9005XXUENA6, is one of the final builds which means that Samsung won't be adding or subtracting anything from it, except for a few bug kills and performance improvements.

The official update could be just 1 to 2 weeks away from getting rolled out, although by the time it reaches everyone, it could be quite a while. As far as the changes you that can expect from the update, it is said to be similar to the changes found on the Android 4.4.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 found on the Google Play edition. Status bar icon colors have been changed to white, and there have been changes to the lockscreen including adding a shortcut to the camera, and the use of full-screen album art when playing music.

Keep a few things in mind. The test firmware will wipe your current data, so back up your phone. The good news is that installing this test firmware will not void your warranty, although it might brick your phablet if you don't know what you're doing. If you're not sure about installing the ROM, your best bet is to wait for the official release. Otherwise, click on the sourcelink for instructions on how to load this ROM on the SM-N9005 model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Screenshots from Android 4.4.2 test ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Screenshots from Android 4.4.2 test ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Screenshots from Android 4.4.2 test ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Screenshots from Android 4.4.2 test ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 3


source: SamMobile via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 12 Jan 2014, 19:30 1

1. twens (Posts: 446; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Hmmm, I guess we with the exynos(n900) versions are always left out. Samsung is getting on by bad side with their exclusive love for the US. If they don't stop this bullcrap I will switch to an iPhone. At least with an iPhone no matter my country am assured to get the same treatment.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 19:52 1

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6644; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Patience...

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:24

6. SleepingOz (Posts: 2483; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


With a freaking load of bugs!

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:51 1

9. __0__ (Posts: 187; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


you should have bought a snapdragon note 3 that are available internationally instead of whinning like a crybaby . You should have known exynos are crappy and without LTE before hand . I dont live in the US and i use a Snapdragon note 3 .

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 01:23 1

16. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Let me check if I can get something in your thick head of yours.

There is nothing called *international* version of Note 3, nothing exists like that.

The reality is that in certain countries only Exynos-version is shipped. So, if someone is part of those countries, they can either buy the Exynos version or import a Snapdragon version paying extra and without warranty.

Do you get it??

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 03:57

19. __0__ (Posts: 187; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yeah but he is whinning about US getting the snadragon version

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:53

11. __0__ (Posts: 187; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Fyi , n9005 are international note 3 that uses the snapdragon 800 . US models have their own codes .

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 19:39 1

2. Teja171 (unregistered)


Oh no, i don't want touchwiz anymore.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 19:48

3. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 396; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Ugh. Exynos are always late. The disadvantage of multiple variants.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 19:52 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6644; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Should be hitting the US later this month or early next month!

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:17

7. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 129; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Wow! The UI is so new!!! There is a new camera button on the lock screen!!!!- if this is how samsung expects us to react to this update, they have got to be kidding themselves. Touch wiz sucks switch to cm11 :-)

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:27 2

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6644; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I prefer TW. Had CM11 on my S3 in November and definitely missed the UI. I don't know what I'd do without my S-Pen.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:53

10. __0__ (Posts: 187; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


you could still use Spen , but you couldnt use all the touchwiz features like action memo , pen window , screen , scrapbooker , airview etc . I only occasionally use action memo and pen window but i liked airview

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 22:16 5

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6644; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Which is why I'm sticking to TW. Samsung got it right this time.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 00:22 2

13. saffant (Posts: 185; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Well said. Tired of this incessant hate directed towards TW. You know some of us actually care about the functionality of the phone more so than opening our apps 1/3rd of a nanosecond faster.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 10:30

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6644; Member since: 14 May 2012)


When the Note gets updated to 4.4, guess who's switching to ART to abuse the power of the S800? :)

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 00:27 3

14. maherk (Posts: 443; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The new UI for phones will be released with the S5. As it said above, I tried Cm on my s4(before switching to the note 3), and I felt like I am back in ages. I missed the camera with all the modes, the smart stay, watchon, screen modes, group play, and many more. People always wanna take a ride with the bandwagoners, and now its time to hate on TW. If you dont like it, go and flash a google edition rom, or maybe don't buy a Samsung phone at all, how about that?

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 01:04

15. 1701nino (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I agree,i wanted vanilla android so i bought a nexus device.If you don't want touchwiz don't buy a samsung phone or else deal with it.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 02:25

17. JMartin22 (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The white icons look bleak and that's the worst color ever for an AMOLED display to have to render statically.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 02:43

18. Andrewtst (Posts: 251; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Awesome! :D My small review -http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=4 9385573&postcount=13

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 08:51

21. coolbouy (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


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

anything4android(dot)com

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