Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 got updated to Android 4.4.2 back in February, but the US carrier is now releasing a new KitKat-based update for the Samsung phablet. Unlike the update that was released in February, the new firmware that it’s now being pushed to Note 3 users is a minor update that adds support for WiFi calling.
The Galaxy Note 3 is not the first Sprint device that receives the WiFi calling support, as the feature was also released for both Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini back in February.
While the last Sprint Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update brought features cloud printing, immersive mode, white status bar icons, transparent status and nav bars, emoji support, TouchWiz UI tweaks, and more, the carrier lists “WiFi Calling” as the only enhancement brought by the new firmware. It’s also worth mentioning that the new update is labelled N900PVPUCNC5.
As usual, the N900PVPUCNC5 OTA update for Sprint Galaxy Note 3 is being rolled out in stages and it can take several days until all users will be able to download and install it. When your Note 3 is eligible for the Android 4.4.2 N900PVPUCNC5 update a system update message will pop up in the notification area and all you need to is download the update file, select Install now after the download is finished, and wait for the smartphone to reboot and apply the upgrade.
Sometimes, a firmware update only becomes available after a manual check which can be performed from Settings > General > System Update > Update. Alternatively, you can check for the update via KIES by connecting your Note 3 to the PC using the USB cable.
Sprint doesn’t mention anything about the size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 Kitkat N900PVPUCNC5 update, but it shouldn’t weigh more than 50 MB. Anyway the best way to download it using a stable WiFi network to avoid data charges.
Have you received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat N900PVPUCNC5 update on your Note 3? Sprint users I’m looking to you.