April 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Now Rolling out

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 KitKat

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now being pushed to owners, but it seems that the roll out is not global yet. For the time being only the international variant (N7100) is getting updated to KitKat, but we are pretty sure that other variants will follow.
It was reported at least a couple of times that the Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be released late April or early May. The latest report came about two week ago from a Korean publication saying the new firmware will be released later this month. Anyway, a leaked Samsung document that hit the web in March indicated that both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 updates will be released in April – May time frame, which might mean that the KitKat update for S3 shouldn’t be to far away.
The new Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 is labeled N7100XXUFND3 and it’s being rolled out in phases. The update was spotted for the first time in France, but it might be available in other regions, too. It seems that the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 update is not yet being pushed over-the-air, so if you want to download it you need to grab the USB cable, connect your smartphone to the PC, and launch KIES.
As soon as the OTA roll out begins and your Galaxy Note 2 becomes eligible to receive the new firmware, you should receive a system update message in the notification area. Tap on it and follow the on-screen instructions. Anyway, it’s also worth checking for the update manually under Settings > About phone > Software update > Check for software updates.
Alternatively, you can flash the Android 4.4.2 N7100XXUFND3  update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 manually. Hit the link for a tutorial.
There’s no official changelog available for the Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100, but we are sure that it brings all the features KitKat brought on other Samsung smartphones: white status bar icons, cloud printing, color emoji support, new Location Menu, camera app shortcut for the lockscreen, immersive mode, full screen album art in the lockscreen, improved Samsung Keyboard, updated Samsung native apps, KNOX, Samsung Wallet, minor TouchWiz UI tweaks, and better power management.
Have you received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2? If so, what country are you based in? Was it OTA or through KIES? Please let your fellow Note 2 owners know in the comments section below.



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