N9005XXUGNI1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 - How to Install

N9005XXUGNI1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 14-Nov-2014. Download and update the latest XXUGNI1 Android 4.4.2 Kitkat official firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (Snapdragon LTE). Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is N9005XXUGNI1. The Galaxy Note 3 was released with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and started receiving firmware update soon after the release. The device already received official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update and here we have another KitKat firmware for SM-N9005. If you yet to update this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and flash the N9005XXUGNI1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware manually through Odin.

Root N9005XXUGNI1  

If you already updated the N9005XXUGNI1 firmware and looking for an easy to follow method to root the firmware, then follow this guide- Root N9005XXUGNI1 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware On Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 - Simple Tutorial.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 users as they are eagerly waiting for great features that coming with this latest update.

 Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with many new features than the previous Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, some includesCamera shortcut on lockscreen, White icons in status bar, Performance improvements, Transparent status bar, Improved keyboard layout in landscape orientation, Select between the stock messaging app or Hangouts for SMS and MMS, Select between TouchWiz or other launchers through settings, Wireless printing, Updated Google apps and many more.

So, want to update your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to the latest N9005XXUGNI1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware? There are two official way to update the firmware, either check and update via   OTA (over the air) from your phone settings, go to Settings-General-About-Software Update or download and update through the Samsung Kies utility. However, if you are looking for a manual way to update the latest Android 4.4.2 XXUGNI1 firmware on your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 via Odin, then follow this step by step tutorial.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 Full Specifications and Features  

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-General-About. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".

Download N9005XXUGNI1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 model.

Papua New Guinea: N9005XXUGNI1_N9005PNGGNI1_PNG.zip

[Firmware for rest of the countries will be added here when available]

Previous Firmware Builds:

N9005DXUGNH1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005- How to Install

N9005XXUGNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005- How to Install

N9005XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005- How to Install


  • Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-General-Developer Options (As the Developer options are hidden by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up, So go to Settings-General-About on your Galaxy Note 3 and tap Build Number for 7 times to visible the Developer options.) See the image above
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver

Points to be noted:

  • If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
  • Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
  • After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.4.2 N9005XXUGNI1 official firmware on Galaxy Note 3 N9005.

How to Update Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 3 N9005 via Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 XXUGNI1 Firmware for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 from the above list
  2. Download Odin 3.09
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy Note 3 N9005 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Extract the downloaded Odin3.09 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
  8. Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension .tar.md5
  9. In Odin screen, click on AP (PDA in older Odin) button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: N9005XXDLJ5_N9005ODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
  10. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
  11. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  12. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  13. You can now disconnect your phone from computer
  14. Finish
Congrats! You have finish updating your device. Hope you successfully completed the tutorial to update Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUGNI1 official firmware on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your device should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version XXUGNI1. You can verify the firmware update details from Settings-General-About. If you have any queries, feel free to contact with us using the comment form below and also share how you find the tutorial. 

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