If you happen to own a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 you should keep an eye on the notification bar as a system update may be pending. The US carrier officially revealed that they are rolling out a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 update starting today.
Because the usual KitKat treats such as transparent status bar, immersive mode, cloud printing, full screen album art in the lock screen, new Location menu, white status bar icons, or color emoji support were patched in the previous Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 updates, the new firmware update only arrives with minor changes. According to the changelog posted on T-Mobile’s support page, the new update brings network improvements and enables VoLTE. VoLTE is T-Mobile’s Voice Over LTE which improves voice quality and brings faster call connection time.
As usual, the new Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 update is being rolled out in phases, which means that some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. Once your Note 3 will become eligible to receive the new firmware, you should be able to see a system update message in the notifications bar. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions. In case the system update notification failed to show up, you would also want to perform a manual check under Settings > More > System manager > About device > Software update > Check for software updates. Alternatively, you can grab the USB cable, connect the smartphone to the PC, then check for the update via KIES.
T-Mobile informs that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 update has software version N900TUVUDNF4 and that its size may vary depending on the software version currently running on your device. The update file can have either 25.79 MB or 188.00 MB, therefore it’s recommended to use a stable WiFi connection while downloading it in order to avoid unwanted data charges.
Have you guys received the new OTA update? Please let us know in comments. If you don’t want to wait until T-Mobile pushes the new firmware for your device, then you can choose to follow the instructions listed in our ‘how-to’ guide here. Note that you should use the guide only if you’re an advanced Android user.