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How to Manually Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11

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Android 4.4 KitKat update is not yet available for Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 but users can upgrade the smartphone manually using CyanogenMod 11. It features Android 4.4 goodies, bloatware-free system and various methods of customisations.

CyanogenMod 11

Developers of CM 11 have made an Android 4.4 custom firmware for Galaxy Mega 6.3 and it offers all the default features found on Android 4.4 KitKat with additional tweaks for consumers to customise the user interface, control performance and extend the battery life.

Requirements

  1. Create a manual backup of all personal files and system settings you have stored on the Galaxy Mega 6.3
  2. The battery level should be at least 50 per cent to avoid power interruption during the update.
  3. Enable USB debugging mode on the smartphone. Go to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
  4. Root your Galaxy Mega 6.3 smartphone, then install a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod recovery.
  5. Download the USB drivers for Galaxy Mega 6.3 on your computer. You can use the Samsung Kies PC Suite to install the drivers.
  6. Download the unofficial CyanogenMod Android 4.4 KitKat firmware and the Google Apps package to your computer.

Warning: The BitBag is not responsible for any errors which may occur on your Galaxy Mega smartphone. CyanogenMod requires root access, voiding any warranty. Read and follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging the device. Do this at your own risk.

Flashing Instructions

  1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to the computer using a USB cable.
  2. Copy and paste the CyanogenMod Android 4.4 KitKat firmware and the Google Apps package you?ve downloaded earlier to the microSD card of the smartphone. No need to extract the zip files.
  3. Disconnect the smartphone from your computer then turn it off.
  4. Reboot the device into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time.
  5. Inside the Recovery Mode, create an Android backup of the current ROM. Select ?backup and restore > backup? to make a copy of the ROM which you may restore anytime.
  6. Now, wipe the device by selecting ?wipe data/factory reset? and ?wipe cache partition.? Then select ?advanced > wipe Dalvik cache.?
  7. Install the CyanogenMod 11 by selecting ?install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD card > find the firmware file you?ve pasted earlier > confirm its installation.? Apply the same with the Google Apps package.
  8. After the installation, go back to the main menu and select ?reboot system now.? It may take at least five minutes before the device reaches the home screen.

Well done! Your Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is now running Android 4.4 KitKat based on CyanogenMod custom ROM.

In case your device goes into a boot loop, remove the battery, then reinsert and re-apply the update. Do not forget to perform a full wipe to avoid boot loops.

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