Thursday, July 10, 2014

Install N7105XXUFNE3 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 Official 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware

Manually update your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE GT-N7105 to the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update build N7105XXUFNE3. This is the manual method for upgrading if your device has root and did not received the official 4.4.2 update that was officially rolled out by Samsung. The Android 4.4.2 N7105XXUFNE3 update has been released in stages in select countries over Europe on both unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy Note 2 N7105.

Here are the technical details of firmware build N7105XXUFNE3

Device name: Galaxy Note II LTE
Model number:  GT-N7105
Version: Android 4.4.2
Baseband version: N7105XXUFND3
Build number: KOT49H.N7105XXUFNE3


Important Reminders before Flashing Stock Firmware:
Will this trip KNOX warranty void flag counter to 0×1?
Nup, this a official and signed firmware from Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not trip KNOX.
My Galaxy Note 2 LTE is rooted, will I lose root?
If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flash, but you can still root it again if you want.

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 2 LTE 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 2 LTE.

  • Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings in developer option simply tap turn USB debugging mode. – 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.

  • 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 are planning into rooting and installing any custom recovery and any unsigned firmware once you are on 4.4.2 KitKat , so please be aware with that.

Download Galaxy Note 2 LTE GT-N7105 N7105XXUFNE3 4.4.2 Stock or Official Firmware

Unbranded N7105XXUFNE3 4.4.2 Firmware:
Baltic - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105OXXFNE1 Download (link)
Germany - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105DBTFNE1 Download  (link),
Nordic countries - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105NEEFNE3 Download (link),
Nordic countries - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105NEEFNE3 Download (link),

Carrier branded N7105XXUFNE3 4.4.2 Firmware:
If you install a carrier branded firmware on a unbranded Galaxy Note 2 LTE (GT-N7105), you’ll get the default logo and apps of that said network operator.
Austria (A1) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105VFGFNE1 Download  (link)
Croatia (VIPNET) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105VFGFNE1 Download  (link)
Denmark (3) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105HTDFNF1 Download  (link)
France (unbranded) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105OXAFNE1  Download  (link)
Finland, Swedes, Norway, Denmark (unbranded) - N7105XXUFNE3  Download  (link)
France (Bouygues) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105BOGFNE1  Download  (link)
Germany (T-Mobile) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105DTMFNF2  Download  (link)
Germany (Vodafone) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105VFGFNE1  Download  (link)
Greece (Cosmote) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105COSFNE1  Download  (link)
Hungary (T-mobile) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105TMHFNE1  Download  (link)
Italy (H3G) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105HUIFNF1  Download  (link)
Italy (Vodafone) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105VFGFNE1  Download  (link)
Netherlands (T-Mobile) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105TNLFNE1   Download  (link)
Norway (Telenor) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105TENFNE1 Download  (link)
Portugal (Vodafone) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105VFGFNE1   Download  (link)
Spain (Vodafone) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105VFGFNE1  Download  (link)
Sweden - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105TLAFNE1  Download  (link)
Switzerland (Swisscom) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105VFGFNF1  Download  (link)
United Kingdom (H3G) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105H3GFNE1  Download  (link)
United Kingdom (Vodafone) - N7105XXUFNE3 N7105H3GFNE1  Download  (link)

Download the needed tools for flashing
Odin3.v3.09 here
USB driver here
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 2 into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy Note 2 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 Galaxy Note 2 to your computer

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 stock N7105XXUFNE3 4.4.2 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 it.

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 stock ROM.
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 until the progress bar show 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# (This may not work on 4.4.2 update).

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 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 2 in Normal mode.

That’s it! If you found some interesting features on this N7105XXUFNE3 4.4.2 update, just drop it on our comment form below.


  1. We are many users who can not root their device after installing N7105XXUFNE3. There is a lot of info on the net on how to root it but it is all wrong since it works only for N7105XXUFND3 and not for this one. After installing CF-Auto-Root-t0lte-t0ltexx-gtn7105 through Odin, super SU appears in programs but it gives 'Unfortunately superSU has stopped' message. After installing superSU plus which should prevent Knox from tripping the SU the problem persists and there is no way to remove it.

    Is there anything that can be done? I can not run SU app since Knox trips it at start.

  2. Find the N7105XXUFND3 kernel, that's your key to root.