Monday, December 29, 2014

Install N900PVPUDNK4 Sprint Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900P 4.4.4 KitKat Stock ROM

Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900P Android 4.4.4 KitKat stock ROM with firmware build N900PVPUDNK4. This stock firmware is directly pulled from Samsung’s firmware untouched nor modified by any means and stays as the official 4.4.4 as it was. So you can rest assured that this will not knock-down the KNOX counter if you have keep it at the default state of “0x0″. The official Android 4.4.4 N900PVPUDNK4 brings some minor enhancements to the Samsung user interface in addition to the previously International Wi-Fi Calling support, Kids Mode, HD voice Icon, and other Google Security Patches.

Technical Details of N900PVPUDNK4

Device: Galaxy Note 3 (Sprint)
Model number: SM-N900P
Android version: 4.4.4
Baseband version: N900PVPUDNK4
Build number: KTU84P.N900PVPUDNK4

The N900PVPUDNK4 4.4.4 Changelog:

N900PVPUDNK4 Update Changelog

• Minor enhancements to the Samsung User Interface
via Sprint

This is an update from previous 4.4.4 N900PVPUDNH7 so you will then bump you Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900P to official software build N900PVPUDNK4 but stays at Android 4.4.4 once the update has made. You may check your firmware details by heading-over to Settings>>About device and then scroll down to the build number.

Again this guide is for advanced users only. Those who got their device rooted and has been modified and has not been able to receive official OTA update anymore. If you haven’t touched your device then you should simply update officially thru over-the-air OTA update and or using Samsung Kies 3. You will lose root once you flashed the N900PVPUDNK4  firmware but you can still root the 4.4.4 update if you need your root back.

A Reminders before Flashing N900PVPUDNK4 Stock Firmware


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 3 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.
• Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-ups that says something “congratulations you are now a developer”.
• TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – Got Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON.

Galaxy Note 3 reactivation lock
Very Important Note!

Once you installed and been upgraded to Android 4.4.4 Firmware N900PVPUDNK4, you should not revert back to the old software build version. The 4.4.4 KitKat updates now includes a secured bootloader that may possibly result into unwanted bricks if you attempt downgrade. Furthermore, if future updates came around, you may not also use this firmware for reverting back to official stock. Instead, find the most recent original firmware updates version.

Disclaimer: Use of this guide is solely at your own risk! This isn’t the official method to update if you haven’t modified your phone in the first place.

Download the needed tools for flashing

Odin3.v3.09 links here
USB driver links here
Galaxy Note 3 (U.S. Sprint) Original Firmware or Stock ROM:
N900PVPUCNK4 4.4.4 KitKat Full Stock Firmware: (Download)

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.

How to Install the Full  Official Android 4.4.4 KitKat N900PVPUCNK4 Stock ROM

1.) Run and Configure Odin.

Run Odin Odin3_v3.09.exe on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.

2.) 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!!”

3.) 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.

4.) Load the stock 4.4.4 N900PVPUDNK4 firmware file.

T he stock ROM is pack in One .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.

5.) Start Flashing or Installing the N900PVPUDNK4firmware.

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 cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

6.) Wait until Odin show PASS!!

When the Stock ROM 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 threadscompleted. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.

7.) Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware

Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Device>Device info. (This might not work on 4.4.4 updates)

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock ROM 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 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.
Try to use another PC 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: 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.

From here you must have upgraded to N900PVPUDNK4 Official 4.4.4 KitKat upgrade on your Sprint Galaxy Note 3 4.4.4 SM-N900P.


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