Yes, you heard it right folks! The original Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which hasn’t been updated since the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, will soon receive Android 4.4.2 KitKat treatment. The tablet was initially launched with Android 4.0.4 ICS out of the box and later updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and since then the tablet has not received a single Android OS upgrade. After Android 4.1.2, Google released two major Android updates: Android 4.2 and Android 4.3, both were skipped by Samsung for the Galaxy Note 10.1.
Galaxy Note 10.1 owners started to believe that Samsung might never update their device again, as the Galaxy Note II, which was released together with the Galaxy Note 10.1, did receive the Android 4.3 update. However, the day has finally arrived that Galaxy Note 10.1 owners can taste the KitKat goodness, thanks to XDA forum member izap for leaking an Android 4.4.2 test build for the Note tablet. The firmware was originally leaked in 11 parts, so we had to re-package the firmware. We are expecting Samsung to officially start rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 in May/June.
– You are doing this at your OWN risk. We are not responsible if you brick your device or your cat eats your phone.
– This test firmware will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty.
– This test firmware is a pre-release build and not official from Samsung.
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:09:45 +0000
Product Code: OXA
Download: Forum Thread
– Extract (unzip) the firmware file
– Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
– Extract Odin .ZIP file
– Open Odin3 v3.09
– Restart tablet in download mode (Press and hold Power + Volume down button)
– Connect tablet and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
– Add AP_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to AP
– Add BL_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to BL
– Add MODEM_N8000XXUDND2.tar.md5 to CP
– Add CSC_OXA_N8000OXADND5.tar.md5 to CSC
– Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
– Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
– If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
– Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
– Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
– Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!
Screenshots (By XDA forum member Eric-Mod)