Samsung has released latest official firmware update XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3. While the update is only available in the Malaysian region, you can choose to manually flash XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on your Galaxy Note 3 or wait for it to become available as OTA update in your region. Once you have updated it, here is how to root XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Note 3 LTE N9005.
Follow this detailed guide to update XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005.
Prerequisites to root XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Note 3:
Please check these prerequisites before going forward to the update guide.
- Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy Note 3 LTE in your computer.
- Make sure to take backup of any important files on your smartphone.
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
- Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 carries more than 70% of charge.
How to root XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Note 3:
Here are the steps to root XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 on Note 3 official firmware:
- Unzip Odin on your computer and install it.
- Unzip firmware zip file in the same folder as Odin.
- Switch your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 off and boot it in Download mode: press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons together.
- Connect your phablet with computer. When connected successfully, you will get a message in Odin saying Added!!. (In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn't help either, then re-install USB drivers).
- On your Odin, click on PA and select the CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.zip file for Galaxy Note 3.
- Click on Start to initiate the update process.
- When Android 4.4.2 update installation is successfully completed, you will get a PASS message.
- Once you see the home screen, you can disconnect your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and reboot it.
Note: In case your device gets stuck at boot screen after installation of leaked firmware, perform data wiping tasks: turn off Note 3 and reboot it into recovery mode. In recovery, select the wipe data/factory reset. Go back and reboot your phablet.