The Wi-Fi variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has received a brand new Android 4.4 KitKat official OTA update in UK.
Use this tutorial if you want to successfully update your tablet manually instead of waiting for the firmware files to be sent to your device. Note that the update is rolled out via OTA (over-the-air) and through Samsung KIES in stages. Not all tablets will get the new official files at the same time, so you can use the firmware zip and ODIN app in order to successfully upgrade the entire device without losing data in the process.
If you think that the update should’ve have already arrived on your device, then you can automatically search for Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update by opening Settings, then About Device and tap on Software Updates – use the ‘check now’ button to look for new files. If there is an update available then you should confirm the download and installation. Alternatively you can connect the Galaxy Note 8.0 to your computer and start Samsung KIES which will take care of the rest of the steps in case there is a new update available.
If the OTA Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update nor the KIES one hasn’t arrived, then you can choose to use our tutorial below. Make sure that you read the guidelines below before starting the updating process, so that you will know how to setup the table before flashing any new KitKat files.
Here’s what you need to know before getting to the tutorial guide:
- use this post only with the Wi-Fi model of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet – model number has to be GT – N5110.
- check the tablet’s model number by going to ‘About Device’ section and verifying that N5110 is listed under ‘model number’
- do not attempt to update any other devices using the files that are posted in this article.
- download and install the Samsung USB Drivers for your computer.
- enable USB Debugging option from Developer Options menu.
- if the Developer Options isn’t listed under Settings, then you should open the ‘About Device’ section and tap seven times on the ‘build number’ text.
- after Developer Options appears, go to Settings, open the menu and then enable USB Debugging.
- without USB Debugging enabled you won’t be able to connect the tablet to your computer and ODIN cannot send the KitKat firmware files.
- disable all antivirus applications from running on your computer.
- disable the Samsung KIES software before starting the update process. KIES will block Odin app and you cannot install any update files.
- if your tablet is rooted, then this update will revoke root access and restore its warranty.
- if your tablet is running a custom ROM or a custom Recovery then you need to know that these will be removed completely.
- the custom Recovery will be replaced with a stock Recovery Mode.
- for tablets with custom ROMs installed you will lose all the data that is stored on its system partition.
- if you want to backup data from installed apps, SMS or other similar files you can use Helium app.
- Contacts can be synced with your default Gmail account.
- if the tablet runs on stock Android ROM then you won’t need to worry about losing any data files in the process.
- check the tablet’s battery charge level and make sure that it is over 50%, it will prevent the device from switching off in the middle of the updating process.
- use this guide only if you’re an advanced Android user.
- note that we cannot be blamed in case you lose any data nor in case you get your device bricked in the process.
These were all the guidelines that you had to go over in order to correctly configure the tablet for the installation of a brand new Android update.
How to flash Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update for Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi:
- Download the N5110XXDNE1 firmware zip from here.
- you will need to have a registered account at SamMobile before being to download the file.
- Extract the contents of the zip file and save the tar.md5 file in your computer.
- Download Odin3 v3.09 from here.
- extract its contents to a single folder on your PC.
- Power off the tablet completely.
- Now you need to boot it in Download Mode.
- Launch Odin 3.09 exe on your computer.
- Use the USB Cable and connect the phone to your PC.
- wait for ODIN to detect the device, then continue to the next step.
- if ODIN doesn’t detect the tablet, then you will have to re-install the Samsung USB Drivers.
- Now, go back to ODIN screen, click the AP button.
- Load the N5110XXDNE1 tar.md5 file in ODIN.
- make sure that the Re-partition option is disabled.
- don’t edit any other default ODIN settings.
- Press the START button when you’re ready for the updating process to begin.
- do not press any buttons until the installation is complete.
- When the installation is complete you will see the ‘PASS’ alert in ODIN and the tablet will reboot.
- note that the first boot process of the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware will take a while before it loads all the files.
- Log into your device’s new home screen and then you can start testing all of its new features.
These were all the steps that you had to take in order to complete the updating process. Now you’re free to customize and install any new apps you want.
If the process at the first attempt, then you can choose to repeat the entire post once again. Also, if you do encounter problems during installation, then you can ask for extra help in comments.