Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 gets its Android 4.4 KitKat update starting today

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 gets its Android 4.4 KitKat update starting today
The relatively old Samsung Galaxy Note II is finally getting a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat! According to SamMobile, an official update is being rolled out to Note II users in France starting today (via Kies). We’re assuming that folks in other countries will also receive the update shortly. Just to be clear, we’re talking about the international Samsung Galaxy Note II model here: the GT-N7100.

We don’t know when carrier-specific variants of the Galaxy Note II will receive the update. But we hope it will happen soon. Sprint, for example, already confirmed that its Note II would get KitKat later this year. This probably means that Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will also update their Note IIs at some point. Meanwhile, several screenshots showing Android 4.4.2 running on the Note II N7100 can be seen in the slideshow below.

We’re expecting Samsung to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to other older devices, including the Galaxy S III, in the near future. Stay tuned for more details from the magical realm of Softwareupdateland.


source: Sam Mobile

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

that's a good news for Note II users. Hope S4 Active will be next to receive the said update.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It already has but for some reason it got pulled I believe. You can still flash the update over on XDA.

14. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I am using GlamourS4N3 on my GS3 with note 3 features!

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I was hoping for my Note 10.1(2012) 4.4 update.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That why I buy Samsung.

8. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Thats y everyone does too...

18. fuelband

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Not if u want to root.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Another thing I am looking out for is whether the company is hiring our local work force. I need to know they are giving back to my local economy. From my observation Samsung pass with flying colors!

6. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Though there aren't much of changes, but it is still good. I had my note 2 on touchwiz kitkat since a moth ago, thanks to the E-team's DN3 rom.

21. Gtn7100

Posts: 3; Member since: May 04, 2014

Can I use this ( DN3 ) without rooting my phone?

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Looks like this update doesn't inherit much of NOTE 3's features My suggestion : Forget this update and Give your N7100 a Ditto Note 3 (DN3) ROM treatment with KitKat in it

22. Gtn7100

Posts: 3; Member since: May 04, 2014

But how? Please help?

11. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

My mum's Note II is still on Jelly Bean 4.1

12. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

If you have a rooted Verizon Note 3 you can also get Kitkat. Head over to xda-devopers.com.

13. magnum44 unregistered

I' m looking forward to this update because the previous update from JB 4.1.2 to 4.3 sorted out some irratic behaviour that started to develop in the gallery and file manager apps. I have both the Note II and 3, and found the Note II to be better (until that issue referred to earlier which is now no more). In fact my boss has the Note 3 too and only last week he downgraded to the Note 2 and found it much better (smoother and cooler). I think the reason behind this is that may be the snapdragon 800 is too brutal whereas the Exynos is smoother, more heat efficient and a better tailored SoC to Samsung's devices.

16. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Exactly.! Note 2 seems to be the most efficiently running phone. Note 3 is way too rough for some.

15. annaarron

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

It's transporters like Verizon that make being on an Android gadget an upsetting background. Individuals that don't know accuse Google/Android for Verizons purposeful postpone in OS updates for gadgets on their system moreover Apple. Verizon is basically a horrendous supplier see more goo.gl/3YwOVQ

17. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Thats why I love samsung. Updates for flagships and respect towards consumers.! #a_proud_note2_user

19. neihouma

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Will this update fix my wifi and bluetooth in my T889?

20. isuru.nirundaka

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

hello... I'm Isuru from Sri Lanka. I'm using samsung galaxy note 2 (GT N7100) International version smart phone. I want to update my 4.3 jellybean to 4.4 kiakat. I checked for update from phone and kies but receive a massage "The latest update have already been intalled". I wamt to know, WHEN IS THE 4.4 KITKAT UPDATE RELEASE IN SRI LANKA????? (ON KIES)

23. Morten67

Posts: 1; Member since: May 11, 2014

Note 2 v7105 Norway now updated to 4.4.

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