[Updated] International Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) gets update with Download Booster, Kids Mode

Last month, the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy Note 3 received an update that brought Galaxy S5 features such as Download Booster and Kids Mode to Samsung’s third-generation phablet flagship. Today, the same update has begun rolling out to the international Snapdragon variant of the device – an over the air update is currently available in the UK, and apart from the aforementioned features, the update also brings version 2.0 of KNOX. The update is around 185 MB in size, and carries build number N9005XXUFNF4.

The Kids Mode feature won’t work right away, as the update only installs the Kids Mode installer, which you will need to use to download the necessary files. Expect the new update to make its way to other regions in the coming days. As usual, also expect to be waiting a few days before it shows up on your device, though if you’re in a hurry, you can try pulling it manually from the Settings » General » About phone » Software updates menu.

Update: The same update is now rolling out in Russia as well. Expect the list of regions where it is available to expand considerably as the days go by.



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7 months 20 days ago

androidv5 n9005 ksa

Luis Pascual
1 year 1 month ago

Some people call the Exynos variant “International” and now Qualcomm’s 4G variant is “International”. Mindblowing…

1 year 4 months ago

When will Lollipop roll out for Note 3 LTE (N9005) in Egypt and/or Saudi Arabia?

Please reply…

1 year 6 months ago

ممكن الروم الرسمي لكلكسي نوت 3 الاصدار 4.4.2

1 year 6 months ago

plz i have note 3 4g i want to know when my software will update?

1 year 9 months ago

Lollipop n9005ksa whoen

1 year 10 months ago

When we will get Lollipop update for Galaxy note3?

1 year 10 months ago

N9005xxuend3 why no update kids mode and download booster

1 year 11 months ago

When this update is released in pakistan

2 years 9 days ago

When this update will be available in kuwait

2 years 1 month ago

When this update will be available in UAE ???

2 years 1 month ago

when well come to uae ???

2 years 1 month ago

Aftee update every time i need some gps location i need to open it and agree on a message pop up. Is that a bug or it happend to everyone?

2 years 2 months ago

hello i am from india i want to download sm n9005 4.4.2 firmware for my note 3 4g mobile i want to download indian firmware ..help or suggest me if i download note 3 firmware which is released in uk or polad and install it in my samsug galaxy note 3 4g what will happen will it work or any problem is there …..i am from india please help me i wnat to upgrade my sm n9005 4g to 4.4.2 kitkat
tanking you

Sorin Dobrita
2 years 3 months ago

When this update will be available in Romania for SM-N9005?
At this time, it isn’t, via Kies or OTA.
Best regards.

2 years 3 months ago

On the sites of XDA developers are often helpful informations about fw updates/releases and modded versions of it…

2 years 3 months ago

The update ia rolling to exynos model as well… today i updated my note 3(indian model).. not much changes though.. can anyone tell me whats new about knox 2.0. I found it to be almost same as previous.

2 years 3 months ago

When this update will be available for n9005 in Romania? Thanks

2 years 3 months ago

this is a good firmware… but after i install this firmware,my GPS cannot find any satellite… :(

2 years 3 months ago

Any noticeable improvement in performance?

2 years 3 months ago

i didn’t receive any update :(

2 years 3 months ago

y que hay del note 3 SM-N900?????? no recibira esta actualizacion?

2 years 3 months ago

Download link? Manual install? By virtue of being members of this site, quite a few of us are not know for our patience when it comes to updates and waiting for carriers to push them out

2 years 3 months ago

and what about ART (android run-time) ??

2 years 3 months ago

nope still no ART introduced

2 years 3 months ago

kids mode and download booster all of these are gimmick i have 4g with limted download so i will waste money – kids mod is just another stupid things – i wish they port to note 3 the upsm or s5 toolbox or even ui or enhanced camera processing time / at least bring the camera from 4.3 how shame is that -samsung dont make people exciting about new update anymore / the Knox 2.0 is just going to be something pain in the a** to root or even custom rom.

2 years 3 months ago

My wife has an S5 with Kids Mode and it is actually not a gimmick. We have a 3.5 year old and it is useful. It has a timer, PIN controlled, and ability to quarantine content you want you kid to access only, and nothing else. Haven’t tried Knox as yet but don’t knock it till you try it.