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Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Still Due, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rolling Out

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean continues rolling out on more Samsung Galaxy Note 2 devices, but Android 4.4.2 KitKat is still missing in action. It seems like all Galaxy Note 2 smartphones will soon be updated to Jelly Bean, as Samsung is preparing to start rolling out KitKat.

We expect Samsung to release the KitKat update in May, but no exact date has been offered, unfortunately. It seems like they will start rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for both the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3, as you’ve probably read in our previous article.

We have a list of models that should receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update soon and here they are: International GT-N7100, China Unicom Gt-N7102, International GT-N7105, China Mobile GT-N7108, Verizon SCH-i605, US Cellular SCH-R950, AT&T SGH-i317, Bell, Rogers, SaskTel and Telus SGH-i317M, T-Mobile SGH-T889, Mobilicity, Videotron and WIND SGH-T889V, Sprint SPH-L900, China Telecom SCH-N719, NTT DoCoMo SGH-N025, KT SHV-E250K, LG U+ SHV-E250L, and SK Telecom SHV-E250S.

If there have been any model missed out, please let us know and we will try to find out more information about it.

Samsung will probably have the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update ready by May and they will start sending it to carriers for certification, which can take a while, depending on the carrier. We don’t expect the update to roll out to all devices by the end of May, as it sometimes takes months. You can watch the Jelly Bean update, which isn’t even finished yet, even though it’s now months old.

Once the update is ready and we manage to get our hands on it, we will let you know. We will offer it to you so you can update manually through Odin, so you don’t have to wait for your carrier to release it.

If you have any information about the update or even questions for us, please leave us a comment in the form below. We keep watching Samsung in order to find out more information for our readers and we will keep you posted.

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  • Wondering if Samsung will ever update the original Note i717. Any info?

    • Pvarth

      AFAIK Note 1 will not be updated anymore since its past 18 months support from Google.
      KitKat was designed for improving experience on low end phones and as such Note 1 is more than capable for KitKat. Its just that it no longer fits in Google’s support policy and as such I dont think Samsung will release any more updates. If they do, it’ll be great but I reckon they wan you to buy their newer models now.

      • Puskar Kandel

        Exactly This. This is what Samsung is ruining. Their brand image by abandoning support to the device which made space for 100 million more phablets. I know their update window is only 18 months but it’d be a nice gesture update the device so that people know Samsung cares about their devices.

        • Tornado15550

          I completely agree. I have a Galaxy S2, and this device runs 4.4.2 KitKat flawlessly (custom rom). I don’t see why Samsung wouldn’t update it to 4.4.2. Just look at Apple. The 4 year old iPhone 4 is still getting the latest iOS 7.1.1 update, whereas the 2 and a half year old S2 was stuck on 4.1.2 officially. Samsung should stop releasing a million different variants, and just focus on one core model they can ship out everywhere. Also, they should stop waiting for carrier approval to release updates. They should release the update the same way apple does – instantly.

  • snow1872

    You don’t want the kit kat update it messed up my note 3 had to get a new one.

  • mohammed

    will i die before installing the kitkat on my note 2

    • kartik

      @mohammed Hahahahhaha

  • Robert H Fisher

    this is a joke. i brought my LTE weeks after they became available “unstamped” in my country, since then i have only seen one update (4.3 and that i had to manually find and use ODIN to install, which in turn shut me out from progressing in using any CM 4.4 or any other roms “the community” had to offer thanks to a knox 0x1 counter flag.” thanks samsung for remaining retarded , thats like TARDY. but REALLY TARDY. I mean the LTE is neglected so much already, and we just wait with top of the line mobile while you jerk us around with obsolete tech, yet you continue to put out more phones and sell more gears. … if it wasn’t for the battery life. i would sell this and buy into a mobile company with an eye on the community (if there even is one) that can deliver frequent firmware updates.

  • Dave Patel

    Will the sgh-t999 be receiving android 4.4.2

  • TiRth PatEl

    i have 2 note2 1 i got from canada Telus SGH-i317M in this i don’t get kitkat UPDATE and in another from india i got an update of kitkat

  • TiRth PatEl

    so in Telus SGH-i317M when will get UPDATE

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