Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets its Android 4.4 KitKat update at AT&T

Just one day after it started rolling out KitKat to its HTC One mini, AT&T is now ready to update its Samsung Galaxy Note 3, too. Owners of AT&T’s Note 3 should be able to update their device to Android 4.4.2 as of today (though it's possible that not everyone will get the new version of the OS right away).

Launched by AT&T last year, the Galaxy Note 3 initially ran Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. At the moment, AT&T is (still) selling it for $299.99 on contract.

Here’s the changelog for the 4.4.2 KitKat update:

  • 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.
For a ”successful install,” AT&T recommends you to have at least 50% of the battery full. Happy updating!

source: AT&T

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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)



1. Xavier1415

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Bout damn time!!!!!! Updating mines now. Charlotte nc area

12. monkeylarue1

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

I agree homie!

2. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

About time!

3. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I would really like my Verizon GS3 update asap. Hopefully it'll recover some of the battery life lost in the 4.3 update. Also, I'm pumped for emoji because I'm a teenage white girl at heart.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The emoji support is amazing. Use them all the time lol.

15. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

My phone already has most of the emojis, but they're black and white and annoying to access. Really excited for native, full color support.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I prefer using Google keyboard since I can easily hold the enter button and pull up the emojis. It has a better auto correct system than the stock Samsung one too.

18. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

On 4.3 the Google keyboard only has a few, very lame, emojis.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Whoaaaa!!! Looks like att ,finally got they shyt together..(updates)

5. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Of course as soon as I get the HTC one

6. pocketbook

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 26, 2014


14. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Verizon Note 3 user here, too. Every time I read another carrier's Note got the update I'm like, "Tf bruh?"

7. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Yaaaaaaaaayyy! Now that 4.4.3 is in tow, the wait will continue the never ending battle

8. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

And sadly, I'm still waiting on Verizon to release theirs.... Sigh

10. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Once I get my update, I won't have any problem with my Note 3 and I won't complain on Twitter about my phone rebooting and erasing data by itself. With that solve, I'm sure I'm going to win my 3rd NBA Championship! lol! :)

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Troll comment of the day ladies and gentlemen.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Surely what a lye and a big troll he is,,,

11. monkeylarue1

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

This made me cheer! Bout damn time!

13. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

God damn you Verizon. Fail as usual :(

19. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Hope it works better then the T-Mobile update of Kitkat, it was absolute hell for 2 weeks due to battery life issues, wifi dropage, cellular connection, no matter what I did and two Note 3's, it was still an absolute crap of an update. On my 3rd Note 3 on Jelly Bean and no issues. Gonna avoid KitKat all together

20. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

It took more than a month after T-mobile update.

21. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Which is unreliable as hell

22. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I upgraded two units and it is much faster now. Initially it kept saying WiFi too slow and would refused to connect. I left it alone and it did it by itself (both). It takes more than an hour. I had to restart them twice. Fist time the screen was frozen working only with the Spen. Clipper and avast and such show now at the bottom. The screen has more light or contrast it seems at the same settings. This is a great phone getting even better. It is amazing what a software upgrade can do to the hardware, sort of. It will resuscitate some 2 years old cell phone I firmly believe. It is incredibly fast now. I listen to Bloomberg radio, Pandora.. I use them to take credit card for the business and people are thrill to sign with the Spen. They fill good about it. The Spen is a winner.

23. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011


24. Faisal8

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

When i get it to my galaxy note 3 . And I am from Saudi Arabia

26. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I am from Dhahran, KSA. I've updated 4.4.2 Kitkat to my Note 3 from last month by rooting it through Odin. I downloaded the firmware (from Sammobile) for release in Argentina and it just work fine and get significant improvements on the battery and others. Downside is that the Play (Google) music player was removed.

27. Faisal8

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I know I can update through Odin..But for better to have the update by the company. This is the best for my device

28. maulgandhi unregistered

I have been waiting for this update since the 4.4.2 leak back in January. The performance and the battery life i got from the leaked update was unbelievable. battery life on jelly bean 4.3 was ok, i was getting 15-16 hours max, but with the leaked kitkat installed it was 24-25 hours with the same amount of use as before. With the official release, i am let down by Samsung and At&t, only get 19-20 hours, same amount of use. The another let down was not to see a brand new ui on note 3. i hope to see changes in ui in future updates. With Kitkat the ram management has gotten better. So far happy with the update, besides battery life. Hope to see new features and new UI soon.

29. cdevries

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2014

After the update from 4.3 to 4.4.2 I have noticed that my camera settings are missing. Some features ex accessing the camera from the lock screen is not working. What do I do? Do I have to reset my cell?

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