Friday, June 20, 2014

Install N8000XXUDNE5 Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 Official 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware in Asia Countries

For those Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 users in Southeast Asian countries,  here goes the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for your devices. The Android 4.4.2 Firmware build N8000XXUDNE5 with updated baseband version to N8000DXUDND1 has just sent out by Samsung, which you folks out there can upgrade via Kies and over-the-air (OTA).   Those who prepare the advanced method you can also manually  install the stock 4.4.2 firmware N8000XXUDNE5 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000.  The N8000XXUDNE5 is the second official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update that has seen rolled out in Asian countries. The first wave of released was only seen in Germany which comes in firmware build  N8000XXUDNE4. The Android 4.4.2 update can be rooted so there is nothing to worry about if you'll lose root, once you take the 4.42 upgrade.

Those who are advanced users  but can’t wait any longer may grab the N8000XXUDNE5 to give it a try now.  The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is gradually rolled out by Samsung but not everyone will get the update at the same time, others users may still need to wait but lucky select countries will get an update ahead from around the world. For advanced users that has always took an opportunity for grabbing the official firmware and manually install it into the device also get the most of the latest updates. But be aware any minor glitches and issues might be found on any firmware updates.

4.2.2 KitKat

Again, to those who might want to upgrade their Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 may use this method. Just read on below as I will show you the step by step guide for manual upgrading.

If your device has root on it, you may probably cannot get this update. To install an update to a rooted devices, all you need is grab the original stock firmware and then manually flash it, this will then restore back your device to official default settings. Though, you will lose root on this process but you can retain root again. I have added the right rooting method below for those who wants to retain root again once upgraded to 4.4.2.

Firmware build details of the 4.4.2 KitKat N8000XXUDNE5:

Device Name: Galaxy Note 10.1
Model number: GT-N8000
Android Version: 4.4.2
Baseband Version: N8000DXUDND1
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-1678704
Build Number: KOT49H.N8000XXUDNE5

Some Noticeable changes on 4.4.2 KitKat:

· shortcut icons on the lock screen
· S Note
· Gallery, e.t.c
· Multiple widgets
· White status bar

The stock firmware below is only for those who did not get this update through ‘OTA’ over-the-air or even Kies and had faced issues like “Software Update Failed” or “This device is not supported with kies” and any similar errors. So again, if you want to have the 4.4.2 KitKat update installed on your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 just simply grab the 4.4.2 N8000XXUDNE5 stock firmware from the sources below, for this is your other last resort. One more thing, the 4.4.2 update now equipped with a secured bootloader which similarly found on 4.3 updates, some circumstances is that you cannot revert back to the older software update version, for this breaks the bootloader image once gets re-written. So make sure to be aware with that if you are planning to install any ROM that still based on 4.3 , or 4.2.2. If you are also rooted then you’ll lose root once the 4.4.2 installation has made, that’s because official firmware wipes-out any modification you have made or installed in your device.

Upgrade Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 to Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat via N8000XXUDNE5 Stock Firmware Odin Flashing method

Disclaimer: This method are used by Android developers and advanced users only. If ever this is your first time heard about this procedure, please make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held any responsibility if anything happens to your device from using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!

Warning: This stock ROM is only compatible for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000  with GT-N8000 (international version)  specific model only. Do not ever try to use this firmware on other Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 variants.

Q: Will I lose root once installed the N8000XXUDNE5  update?
A: Yes, this will restore your device into official firmware.
Q: Can I install root again once upgraded to N8000XXUDNE5 4.4.2 KitKat version?
A: Yes, this firmware build can be rooted, but be aware about the new KNOX security platform hidden inside the system that  completely voids the warranty of your device once gets tripped by means of rooting or installing any custom recovery. This sets “KNOX warranty Void: 0×1 from 0×0? (You can see this when you set your device in download mode). This cannot be reset by any hacking method except by Samsung service personnel using a special reset tool of-course.

Download  the original N8000XXUDNE5 Stock Firmware:

Stock Odin Firmware N8000XXUDNE5: 

India - N8000XXUDNE6_N8000OLBDNE3_INU Download (link)
Indonesia - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_XSE Download (link)
Malaysia - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_XME Download (link)
Singapore (SingTel) - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_SIN Download (link)
Singapore (StarHub) - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_STH Download (link)
Singapore - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_XSP Download (link)
Singapore (M1) - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_MM1 Download (link)
Philippines - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_ XTC Download (link)
Thailand - N8000XXUDNE5_ N8000OLBDNE3_THL Download (link)
Vietnam - N8000XXUDNE5_N8000OLBDNE3_XXV Download (link)


Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone:
- Create a back-up all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, so that you will not lost it just in-case something might went wrong after the update.
- Make sure that your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 battery is fully charged to ensure stability and to get rid pf power failure issues while updating.
- Close all softwares, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflict.
- Prepare a personal computer or laptop with Windows OS.

Stock Firmware 4.4.2  N8000XXUDNE5 Odin Flashing Procedures:

Odin downloader -  Odin3_v3.09 
USB Driver - Drivers are here

1) Extract the downloaded N8000XXUDNE5 firmware or stock ROM. Use winzip, 7zip, winrar or any decompressing program you have in your computer.
2) Run Odin3_v3.09 flasher program.
3) Just click on the PDA button then select and load the N8000XXUDNE5  firmware.
DO NOT check ‘Re-Partition’ option.
leave these checked: Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check-boxes.
4) Reboot the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000  into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time). You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears.
5) Connect USB data cable to Phone. The ID:COM box will highlight and turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and already recognized with Odin.
6) Tick the ‘START’ button when all is set and ready to begin flashing.
7) DO NOT Interrupt, touch nor do anything when the phone is already in flashing progress mode. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation. Wait until a word “PASS” appears on the left side of the Odin screen, it is an indication that the installation successfully completes. (If you get failed errors, check the USB connection condition, repeat the whole process)
8.Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from PC.
Do factory reset again after flashing.
This is only optional just in-case you’ll experience bootloop and lag issues after flashing.
Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

Root N8000XXUDNE5 4.4.2

If you want to root the root guide is here

First Step Root Using PhilZ CWM
1.) Download Odin
2.) PhilZ CWM Advanced Editition 6.41.6-n8000.tar.md5
3.) Open Odin v3.09
Reboot tablet in Download Mode (press and hold Power + Volume Down buttons)
Connect tablet and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
Add the philz_touch_6.41.6-n8000.tar.md5 file to AP / PDA
Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
Click the start button, and your tablet will reboot
4.) Boot your phone in Recovery Mode (Press and Hold Power Button + Volume Up)
in CWM go to Philz Settings > Re-Root System (SuperSU)
5.) Reboot your tablet and download SuperSU apps in PlayStore

2nd Step Root Using PhilZ CWM
1.) Download Odin
2.) PhilZ CWM Advanced edition 6.41.6-n8000.tar.md5
3.) Download SuperSU v1.99 and Push it to your Internal or externally SD Card
4.) Open Odin v3.09
Reboot tablet in Download Mode (press and hold Power + Volume Down buttons)
Connect tablet and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
Add the philz_touch_6.41.6-n8000.tar.md5 file to AP / PDA
Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
Click the start button, and your tablet will reboot
5.) Boot your tablet in Recovery Mode (Press and Hold Power Button + Volume Up)
in CWM go to Install Zip > Choose zip and locate SuperSU v1.99 and flash it… Reboot

That’s all! Just let me know if you have something to mention.


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