The official Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUCNE2 firmware has been launched for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition LTE.
Use this guide if you don’t wait for the OTA Update notification to arrive on your device and instead you’re planning on manually installing it. This a great tutorial for those of you who know how to use Odin and use it to flash new firmware updates in under ten minutes.
If you want to learn more about this release, then you should take a look at our news article here.
The new update comes with tons of fixes and improvements that improve the overall performance of your Android device. The official update has been pushed to Nordic European countries first, but you can still install it on your device if it matches the build number listed in the preparation guide.
Before starting the update you should first take a look at the guidelines below:
- use this guide only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE Edition with model number set to SM – P605.
- check your tablet’s model number by going through Settings> About Device menu and verify the ‘model number’ value, if the tablet matches the version then you can continue to the next part of this post.
- get the Samsung USB Drivers and install them on your computer.
- without these drivers you won’t be able to apply the update as Odin will not detect the tablet, no files can be pushed from PC to device.
- disable Samsung KIES if you have it installed on your computer.
- also you should disable any antivirus apps, too.
- usually these apps will block Odin from running on Windows PC.
- enable the USB Debugging option from Developer Options menu.
- if the Developer Options section is not enabled in Settings you can find info here on how to make it show up and then enable USB Debugging, too.
- if your tablet is rooted the update process will remove root access and restore the device to 100% stock Android.
- the device’s warranty is also restored.
- if your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE model has a custom ROM installed on it, then the update will remove all data that is stored on its system partition.
- for tablets with custom ROMs on them you will have to apply an extra step after the update is installed, an extra step called Factory Reset.
- the custom Recovery of your tablet will also be replaced with a stock Android Recovery.
- if you want to backup data from some installed applications then you should use the Helium for Android tool.
- sync your Contacts info with your default Gmail account.
- in case you are running stock Android, then disregard the info listed above under ‘custom ROM preparation’, as no data will be lost.
- this post should be applied by advanced Android users, do not blame us in case you will brick the tablet nor in case you lose any data files in the process.
- check your tablet’s battery charge level and make sure that it is over 40%, this will prevent it from switching off in the middle of the updating process.
- read the entire post, do not skip any steps and you should be fine.
If you want to apply the updating process for your device you can continue to the next part of this article.
How to install XXUCNE2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE:
- Download the P605XXUCNE2 firmware zip from here.
- note that you require to have an account at SamMobile in order to be able to download the new file.
- Extract the P605XXUCNE2 zip content and save it on your computer.
- Download Odin3 v3.09 from here.
- extract the archived contents on your PC.
- Power off your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE device now.
- Open the Odin3 v3.09 on your computer.
- Boot your tablet in Download Mode.
- press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power at the same time.
- release the buttons when the ‘warning’ screen appears, then simply hit the Volume Up button in order to confirm boot in Download Mode.
- Take the USB Cable and connect your tablet to your PC.
- wait for the Odin app to detect your Galaxy Note 10.1 and get to the next step.
- if the tablet is not detected you will have to re-install the Samsung USB Drivers.
- Return to Odin window now and click on the button tab titled ‘AP’.
- Browse your computer for the P605XXUCNE2 tar.md5 file. It’s the file extracted in step 2.
- load the firmware tar.md5 file in Odin.
-make sure that the Re-Partition option is disabled.
- do not change other default Odin settings.
- Press the START button when ready for the installation process.
- do not press any buttons until the update is complete.
- When the update is finished your tablet will reboot in normal mode and then Odin will display a green box with the ‘PASS’ text in it.
- the update has been successful and you can close this guide.
I hope that the update of your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE model has been completed and now you’re starting to test all the new features.
If you encountered any problems during update you should continue reading the rest of the instructions in this post.
NOTE I: if Odin freezes or it displays the ‘FAIL’ alert, then you should try to repeat the entire tutorial more than once. But, make sure that you won’t skip any steps and that your tablet matches the model number listed in the guidelines.
NOTE II: if the Odin app tells you that the process was passed, but the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 isn’t able to boot in normal mode as it gets stuck at boot animation or it enters into a boot loop, then you will have to apply a factory reset process.
The Factory Reset also is required for devices that were running a custom ROM before you decided to install the update.
Here’s how to apply a Factory Reset for your Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE:
- power off the device completely.
- boot the tablet in Recovery Mode.
- do it by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power, all at the same time.
- release the buttons when the Recovery screen appears.
- select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
- confirm process.
- reboot in normal mode.
That’s it, now your tablet should boot correctly in normal mode. If you need any more help, then you should use the comments field below.