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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Now in Testing Phase; How to Install Pre-Release Firmware

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Original Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 slate is expected to receive an official Android 4.4.2 KitKat, after a firmware leaked out. The new firmware is currently under testing phase which may be rolled out by May or June.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 New Firmware ?

Users of the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 thought that the Android 4.1 is the last firmware, until Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware leaked out. An XDA forum member izap leaked the upcoming Android KitKat for the said Android tablet and posted it available for download.

Galaxy Note 10.1 original was released back in August 2012 and debut with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung updated the device to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean then skipped Google?s two official major releases – Android 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean versions.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat N8000XXUDND5 build version for Galaxy Note 10.1 original is currently under testing phase and expected to be released around May or June 2014. The new firmware could also be the final software support for the device as expiration draws near.

Getting Android KitKat

Since the leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for the 10.1-inch tablet is still under testing and probably a beta version, expect bugs to occur on certain apps, services and system functionalities. SamMobile took the liberty to re-compile the firmware since it was leaked in 11 file parts.

Warning: We are not responsible for any damages or errors which may occur on your Galaxy Note 10.1. Regardless if the firmware is official or not, it requires manual installation that may damage the device. Do this at your own risk.

Firmware Details:

– Model Compatible: GT-N8000

– Country: Open Europe

– Android Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Changelist: 1430589

– Build Date: Wednesday, 23th of April, 03:09:45 +0000

– Product Code: OXA

– PDA: N8000XXUDND5

– CSC: N8000OXADND5

– MODEM: N8000XXUDND2

Installation:

  1. Create a manual backup of all data files and settings stored on the tablet.
  2. Download the firmware files from SamMobile forum thread on your computer.
  3. Download ODIN flash tool on your computer.
  4. Extract the firmware and ODIN zip files.
  5. Launch the ODIN flash tool on your computer.
  6. Turn off your tablet then reboot into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Power and Volume down keys.
  7. Connect your tablet using a USB cable then wait till ?blue sign? appears on ODIN.
  8. Add ?AP_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5? to AP.
  9. Add ?BL_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5? to BL.
  10. Add ?MODEM_N8000XXUDND2.tar.md5? to CP.
  11. Add ?CSC_OXA_N8000OXADND5.tar.md5? to CSC.
  12. Re-partition area must be ?unticked.?
  13. Hit the Start button and let the process finish.

In case your device goes into boot loop, turn it off, then reboot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Home, Power and Volume up keys at the same time. Select ?wipe/factory reset? which will erase all data on both internal and microSD card storages but fixes boot loop. Once you?re done, go back then select ?reboot system now.?

Screenshot by Eric-Mod from XDA Forum

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