Verizon has launched the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. If you will use this tutorial then you will learn how to successfully update your tablet manually.
The new KitKat build for Galaxy Note 10.1 Verizon has been released and it brings tons of new features and improvements that should improve the overall Android experience. Use the tutorial if you didn’t get the official update files and you want to install the new firmware manually.
If you want to learn more about the changes added by this update you should read our news article here.
This is a great guide that should be used by advanced users whose tablet device didn’t receive the official update notification just yet. In order to make sure that you successfully complete the update, then you will first have to read the preparation guide below. The guidelines will help you backup data, configure the computer and tablet for the process, so that you will manage to complete update at your first attempt.
Here’s what you need to know before getting to the tutorial:
- use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.
- don’t attempt to update any other Android devices with the files that you will find in this post.
- check your tablet’s model number and make sure that it matches the SM – P605V model number of the Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 2014.
- if the tablet doesn’t match the model then you should close the guide.
- download and install the Samsung USB Drivers for your computer before starting the update.
- this will make sure that your tablet will be recognized by your PC and allow you to flash the firmware update file.
- ODIN is the app that you will use to install the update.
- disable any antivirus application from running on your PC.
- also, disable Samsung KIES software, so that it won’t block the ODIN app from sending files to your tablet.
- enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
- that’s a guide for users who don’t know how to enabled Developer Options, it’s using Galaxy S5 as example but it works with all Samsung devices running Android OS.
- if your tablet runs on stock ROM, then the installation should complete smoothly without you losing any data in the process.
- if the device packs a custom ROM, then you will see all data stored on the system partition getting removed.
- also, if there is any custom Recovery installed then it will be replaced with a Stock version.
- you can backup data from installed apps using Helium for Android.
- sync Contacts info with your Gmail account.
- check your tablet’s battery level and make sure that it is over 50%, this will prevent it from switching off in the middle of the updating process.
- use this tutorial only if you’re an advanced user, read the entire post, don’t skip any steps and you should be able to complete the guide in under ten minutes.
- do not blame us in case you lose any data nor in case you brick the phone, you’re updating it at your own risk.
These were all the preparation info you had to go over before starting the update.
How to flash stock Android 4.4.2 VRUCNC2 firmware update for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014:
- Download the VRUCNC2 firmware zip from here.
- the SamMobile website is hosting the file, so you should create an account with them if you want to download it.
- Extract the contents of the firmware zip and save the tar.md5 obtained file on your PC.
- Download ODIN 3.09 from here.
- extract the contents of the archive and save them in a single folder on your computer.
- Power off the tablet completely.
- Boot your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 in Download Mode.
- if you can’t boot Download Mode, then you can find info here, that’s a guide for Note 3 but it works with Note 10.1, too.
- Double click the Odin executable on your PC.
- Use USB cable and connect your tablet to your computer.
- wait for ODIN to confirm that it has detected the device.
- if the device is not detected, then you should re-install the Samsung USB Drivers.
- Go to ODIN 3.09 window and click on the AP button.
- Load the tar.md5 file obtained in step 2. That’s the VRUCNC2 firwmare update file you need to flash.
- make sure that the Re-Partition option is disabled.
- don’t change any other default Odin settings.
- Hit the START button when you’re ready for the updating process to begin.
- don’t press any buttons until the update is complete.
- After you manage to complete installation you should see ODIN displaying the ‘PASS’ alert and the tablet will restart.
- wait for this first boot process to complete.
- Use your Login credentials to take control over your tablet when the update is finished and the home screen is loaded.
These were the steps you had to follow in order to complete the updating process of your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Verizon edition to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
If there are no problems with the update, then you should close this tutorial as you’re done with it. If you found errors or the update hasn’t been completed then you should read the notes below.
NOTE 1: if Odin 3.09 shows any errors, it freezes or it display the ‘FAIL’ alert, then the tablet hasn’t been updated, so you will be forced to repeat the guide one again. Make sure that you complete all steps successfully and that the firmware release matches your device.
NOTE 2: if ODIN says that the update was completed, the phone reboots but it doesn’t load the home screen, it enters into a boot loop or it boots but there are errors showed whenever you’re trying to launch an app, then you will be forced to ‘Factory Reset’ the Galaxy Note 10.1 Verizon. This process will wipe all data from the system partition, but it will force it to boot in normal mode.
Here’s how to factory reset your Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 2014:
- switch off the tablet completely.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
- confirm process.
- reboot tablet.
That’s it, now your device has to boot with the new official ROM correctly. In case you need any extra help, then you should use the comments field below.