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Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 To ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 receives new ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware update on 05 Jun 2014. This update is being pushed only to Hong Kong region through Samsung KIES and OTA (over-the-air) update system. If you want to get this latest firmware on your Galaxy Note 3 N9005, then we have a complete guide on how to install ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 device manually. Please keep in mind that this is an Official Firmware, not a modified custom ROM. You can easily install ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 using our tutorial given below. I recommend you to read this article once before actually performing it on your device.

Details About ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 Firmware:
Model: SM-N9005
Model name: GALAXY Note 3 LTE
Country: Hong Kong
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 1860648
Build date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:29:04 +0000
Product Code: TGY

Backup And Some Important Tips

Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

How To Update Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 To ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat

We have put together all detailed step-by-step guides on how to update Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial for installing ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005. Please don’t try this with other Android device.
  • This is an official Samsung firmware, not a custom ROM or a modified firmware.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 4.4.2 build ZHUENF1 update for Galaxy Note 3 N9005, which means you will lose root after installing this update. You will again have to root Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again.

Entire Step-By-Step Procedure:

Step 1 - Download N9005ZHUENF1 Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to your computer and extract the zip file:

Step 2 - Download ODIN v3.07 which will help you to install Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005.

Step 3 - Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 - Make sure you have your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.


Step 6 - If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 - Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 has now been updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat build ZHUENF1 software update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify what build have you installed.
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21st June 2014, 10:46 PM |#2  
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If I'm in UK and I flash this meant for Hong Kong will I have any issues?

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22nd June 2014, 02:58 AM |#3  
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What if I just wanna flash the baseband?

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23rd June 2014, 03:45 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by slimldj

If I'm in UK and I flash this meant for Hong Kong will I have any issues?

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You might need to be aware that HK's official Note 3 only came with 16GB storage so it's most likely not compatible with UK version.
23rd June 2014, 09:17 PM |#5  
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Can i flash Euro FW after this ?
24th June 2014, 12:58 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by superpuper

Can i flash Euro FW after this ?

Hong Kong based note 3 has a different partition so you can't simply flash it with any other ROMs. You might wanna find the right thread for that. I seen one here. The this link below. Mine is 32 GB but 16GB has a different way as well. Please hit thanks if I have helped you.
24th June 2014, 01:17 AM |#7  
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I just ordered note 3 16GB international unlocked version. I should be receiving it in couple of days. I believe this is a Hong Kong model. It comes with android 4.3.
As soon as I receive this phone, can I go ahead and update the firmware as you described above? Will my phone still remain unlocked? If it gets locked after update, then i can't use it in US - AT&T network.

Please help me.
19th July 2014, 09:00 PM |#8  
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PIT file and modem flashable for HK Note 3 32GB
My friend has royally screwed up on his HK Note 3 while trying to flash through Odin, first the HK firmware and then a firmware that does not belong to HK. As a result, the phone boots up fine but has unknown baseband and IMEI. He has no backup as well. As his helper, I require the flashable pit file as well as the flashable modem file of the HK Note 3 32Gb. Please provide me the above and help me to bring his phone out of coma. He tried a re-flash of the firmware in the first place as his phone was randomly re-booting like mad.
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