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

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.


source: SamMobile via AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Patience...

6. SleepingOz unregistered

With a freaking load of bugs!

9. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 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 .

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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??

19. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah but he is whinning about US getting the snadragon version

11. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

2. Teja171 unregistered

Oh no, i don't want touchwiz anymore.

3. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

7. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 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 :-)

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

10. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 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

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

13. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 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.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

14. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 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?

15. 1701nino unregistered

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.

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

18. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

21. coolbouy

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

You can get the updated list of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 roms from here anything4android(dot)com

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