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Install Leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10-.1 N8000 tablet, the first 2012 edition, can be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat using this tutorial.


The new firmware is not officially released as it will take some time before the official announcement will be made. The firmware version of this Android 4.4.2 KitKat build for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 tablet is N8000XXUDND5. This build resembles the one that is now officially available for the Galaxy Note 3.

Make sure to read the entire post in order to learn how to properly flash the new leaked firmware.

Note that this is not an official update by Samsung, but a leaked test build most probably that might not be in its final form. This leak is dated April 23rd so it is pretty new, but that doesn’t mean that it is 100% stable. Samsung usually tests such ROMs for several weeks maybe months before deciding whether to release them or not.

More about the release can be found in our news article. Before starting the installation you will need to take a look at the preparation guide below. You will learn what steps you should take in order to make sure that the update process will be completed at your first attempt. Here’s what you need to know:

  • use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 10.1 model number N8000.
    – don’t try to update any other Android devices with the files that you will find in this post.
    – verify your tablet’s version by opening the About Device section and checking the info under Model Number.
  • make sure to install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer before starting the updating process.
    – without these drivers installed you won’t be able to use ODIN, as the app won’t recognize the tablet.
  • disable any antivirus program and the Samsung KIES software from running on your computer.
  • enable the USB Debugging from the Developer Options section.
    – that guide that teaches you how to enable USB Debugging is for Galaxy S5, but it works the same way for any other Samsung device.
  • in case your Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on stock ROM, then you shouldn’t worry about losing any data files in the process.
    – if your tablet runs custom ROM, then you should know that its system partition will be removed in the process.
    – also, any custom Recoveries that you might have installed on your tablet will be changed with a stock one.
  • if you want to backup data from installed apps, SMS text messages or any other data use Helium tool for Android.
    – Contacts data can be synced with your default Gmail account – tutorial here.
  • if your device is rooted then by flashing a stock ROM even if it is leaked you should know that root access is revoked in the process.
  • check the device’s battery charge level and make sure that it is over 50%, this will prevent the device from switching off in the middle of the installation process.
  • this tutorial has to be used by advanced users, do not blame us in case you lose any data nor in case you brick the tablet.
  • read the whole guide and make sure not to skip any steps in the process.

Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post and learn how to successfully update your device with a leaked ROM.

How to install leaked N8000XXUDND5 Android 4.4 KitKat for Galaxy Note 10.1 2012 model:

  1. Download the N8000XXUDND5 KitKat firmware zip from here.
    – note that you need to download all those files, so you will get the AP, BL, MODEM and CSC files.
    – get all files and save the zips on your PC.
  2. After the downloads are complete you have to extract all the archives so that you will get four tar.md5 files:
    – AP_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5
    – BL_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5
    – MODEM_N8000XXUDND2.tar.md5
    – CSC_OXA_N8000OXADND5.tar.md5
    – don’t extract any further than this and remember where you’ve saved the files as we will them later on.
  3. Download ODIN 3.09 from here.
    – this is the app that we will use to flash all the firmware files.
    – extract the ODIN zip contents and save them on your PC into a single folder.
  4. Now, power off your tablet completely.
  5. Boot the device in Android Download Mode.
    – download mode is accessed the same way for all Samsung devices.
    – if you can’t boot it, then you can check the info in the Galaxy Note 3 Download Mode boot guide.
  6. Launch ODIN executable on your computer.
  7. Use the USB cable and connect the phone to your PC.
    – wait for ODIN to confirm that the device was detected and then continue to the next step.
    – if ODIN doesn’t recognize your Galaxy Note 10.1 then you should re-install the Samsung USB Drivers (download link is listed in the preparation guide).
  8. Go back to ODIN now and tap on the AP button.
    – Load the AP_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 file.
  9. Press the BL button and load BL_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 file.
  10. Press CP and load MODEM_N8000XXUDND2.tar.md5 file.
  11. Press CSC and load CSC_OXA_N8000OXADND5.tar.md5 file.
  12. Disable the Re-Partition option in ODIN.
    – don’t change any other default changes.
  13. Press START to begin the flashing process.
    – don’t press any buttons until all files installed.
  14. When the process is complete ODIN will display the ‘PASS’ alert and the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 reboots.
    – wait for the first boot process to complete and disconnect the phone from PC when the Samsung boot animation screen appears.
  15. Log into your tablet’s home screen after the boot is complete and start testing all the features and functions added by the Android 4.4 KitKat firmware.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to complete the guide. If everything went smoothly according to plan you should close this article and go back to your device and start customizing its new features.

If you encountered any other problems you should take a look at the notes below.

NOTE 1: if the phone freezes or ODIN doesn’t complete the installation and it shows the FAIL alert, then you should disconnect the phone from PC and then power it off completely. Repeat the entire tutorial again without skipping any steps, eventually the ROM will install correctly.

NOTE 2: if ODIN says that the update was complete, but the tablet is unable to go past the Samsung boot animation it means that you will  be forced to apply a factory reset. The factory reset means that you will lose all data stored on your phone’s system partition, but it will forced the device to boot with the new ROM. Here’s how to do it:

  • power off the tablet.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode.
    – it can be done by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons, all at the same time.
  • release the buttons when the Recovery menu appears.
  • select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ and confirm process.
  • reboot the tablet when done with factory reset.
  • wait for the device to boot and then use your Google account to take control over its new functions.

These were all the steps that I had for you, now you’re free to test the leaked Android 4.4 KK on your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 tablet. For any other questions use the comments field.

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