Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Install N9005XXUEND3 4.4.2 Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 Unbranded Stock Firmware

Download and install the Official 4.4.2 N9005XXUEND3 stock Firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005 (Snapdragon) variants. These firmware build N9005XXUEND3 are all unbranded and can be flashed on unlocked or SIM-free versions of the  Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005. The N9005XXUEND3 has been rolling out in select Europe and parts of Southeast Asian regions.  The stock firmware is useful for those  who might have had a rooted SGS 5 phone and missed the update on Kies or OTA.

The N9005XXUEND3 may only add system stability improvements, bug-fixes and minor enhancements since the baseband or modem version is still similar to the  previous 4.4.2 UENC2 to NC3 update. But still it brings a huge differences when you've been experiencing some issues from the previous updates. According to our correspondents from Europe countries that this update improved the battery life performance. So better check it out and perform the update as you wish.
4.2.2 KitKat

In addition, the N9005XXUEND3 4.4.2 update has recently hitting both carrier locked and unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 in UK's update from 4.4.2 NB7, Poland, Italy, Greece and among other select European countries at this point while other countries Northern and Baltic regions already received the  update a while ago.  So for those who prepared the stock firmware 4.4.2 N9005XXUEND3 may just grab from the source link below.

Important Reminders before Flashing the N9005XXUEND3 4.4.2 Stock Firmware

Q: Will this trip KNOX warranty void flag counter to 0×1?
A: Nup, this an official and signed firmware from Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not trip KNOX.
Q: My Galaxy Note 3 is rooted, will I lose root?
A: If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flashed, but you can still root it again if you want. Don’t go anywhere else if you want to root, the proper root guide for N9005XXUEND3 at XDA.
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.

  • Make sure that your Galaxy Note 3 battery is fully charge.

  • Stock Firmware packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.  before flashing no-matter if it is Full-WIpe or Non-Wipe,  just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in  safe  if something went wrong during the flashing process.

  • Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serialport.  Odin will not work on MAC OS.

  • Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 3.

  • Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings – while if you are on 4.3 just hit Settings>About Phone> then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appear.

  • TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – juts tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on.

  • Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat now comes with a new protected bootloader that might cause issues when you try to downgrade to the old software updates. This also applies if you want to get root and custom recovery and any unsigned firmware once you are on 4.4.2 KitKat, so please be aware with that.

Download your N9005XXUEND3 4.4.2 stock firmware and the necessary tools

Note: These are unbranded firmwares only, if you install it on a branded or carrier locked Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005), you’ll lose the default logo and apps of that said network operator. 

Download Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (Snapdragon) N9005XXUEND3 4.4.2 Official  or Stock  Firmware according to your country's location.

Firmware Build details (About Phone info):

Model: SM-N9005 Galaxy Note 3
Country: United Kingdom
Android Version: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Kernel version: 3.4.0-1168347
Build date: 2014, April 14
Build number: KOT49H.N9005XXUEND3

Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. Also  need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘Phone Bootloader Update’ (only if your device runs on 4.3) , ‘AUTO-REBOOT’ and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes must be checked. Only the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked.

Reboot your Galaxy Note 3 into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy Note 3 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut off,  just  press and hold the Volume Down key,  Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Connect your Phone to PC or Laptop

Once you already reboot the phone in download mode,  simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Load the N9005XXUEND3 4.4.2 Android KitKat stock firmware file

The stock firmware is pack in a single .tar.md5 file only.  Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load the firmware file like this. “N9005XXUEND3_N9005OXAEND1_HOME.tar.md5″

Pit file: N9005.pit
(Important Note): Some flashing failure issues have been reported when tried flashing 4.4.3 firmware on top of Poland’s NB3 .  If it happens that you might also encountered such Odin flashing failure, just try to load the pit file on the Odin’s PIT field along with the stock firmware N9005XXUEND3.  Again, there is a risk danger using a Pit file.  Using it is solely at your own risk.

Start Flashing or Installing the stock firmware

Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stockROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cableor turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

Wait ’till it PASS!!

When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed  (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.

Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware

Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
You can also do factory reset by dialing *2767*3855#.

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock firmware on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.

Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and or try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, it isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Also try to use another computer or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: This is eventually happens if your device came from custom firmware but you can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy Note 3 in Normal mode.

That’s it! If you found some interesting features on this N9005XXUEND3 4.4.2 KitKat update, just drop it on our comment form below.

1 comment:

  1. this fiemware works on philippines and simm free? sorry cause im stock with kitkat 4.4.2 note 3 and the baseband is C2 and its sim lock :(