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[EASY] [Guide]Update Note 3 to latest leaked kitkat build

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Originally Posted by Andrewtst View Post
BL step is a must! without update the BL, your flash will fail and phone stuck.

KitKat 4.4.2 ROM must update the BL and they is no chances revert back to older 4.3 ROM.
That was corrected shortly after - I'm aware of this.

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why did you guys need to update BL ??! i was on MJ7 and just went to Sammobile got the file and simpley flash it with odin now my phone is on kitkat maybe because you were not in MJ7 hmm ??
btw how to root this kitkat version ??? konx doesn't matter.
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I've just downloaded the Firmware from here and flashed it. Now Im on KitKat WITHOUT WIPING DATA! All My Apps,Music,Photos..are still there
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Originally Posted by hapticc View Post
So today Kitkat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM N9005 has leaked and to update and download we have made a simple and short guide.


-Your data will be wiped. So, back it up!
- You are doing this at your OWN risk. We are not responsible if you brick your device or your cat eats your phone.
- It will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty.
- This test firmware is a pre-release build and not official from Samsung.



Step 1
Extract (unzip) the firmware file
Extract Odin v3.09.ZIP file

Step 2
Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)

Step 3
Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin

Step 4
Add AP_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 to AP
Add BL_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 to BL
Add CP_N9005XXUENA2_REV03_CL1277177.tar.md5 to CP
Add CSC_OXX_N9005OXXENA5_327209_REV03_user_low_ship_MU LTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CSC

Note No need to update bootloader as suggest in #2

Step 5
Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked

Step 6
Click start button, relax and wait a few minutes and phone will restart.


CREDITS: EASY HOWTO UPDATE NOTE 3 to latest leaked kitkat build
Even easier just download this

step to unzip and open odin 3.07 or 1.85
put in pda
flash and all is good!
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Do you sure this way OK with Note 3 N9005 16G HongKong ver?
(Last edited by Towle; 23rd January 2014 at 10:48 PM.)
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