Update Galaxy Note 3 LTE to N9005XXUGNJ2 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware [How To]

The latest N9005XXUGNJ2 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware update has been released and is available to download for Galaxy Note 3 Model SM-N9005 (LTE variant). This latest update comes with many bugs fixes, issues addressed and better drivers. Users can now update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 via OTA update  as well as Kies server but only in UAE. But if your Note 3 SM-N9005  is unlocked and can’t wait for the OTA update notification available on your device then our given guide covering anyone who owns a Galaxy Note 3 N9005 and can update the N9005XXUGNJ2 stock firmware until Samsung releases Android 5.0 Lollipop on your device manually.

You don’t need to root or installing a custom recovery for the N9005XXUGNJ2 firmware. Just follow our step by step guide on how to update Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 on XXUGNJ2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware using Odin flashing tool.

XXUGNJ2 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:

  • Model: SM-N9005
  • Model name: Galaxy Note 3 LTE
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Version: Android 4.4.2
  • Changelist: 1955971
  • Build date: 28 October
  • Product Code: XSI
  • PDA: N9005XXUGNJ2
  • CSC: N9005OJVGNH2


Please note that N9005XXUGNJ2 Android 4.4.2 stock firmware is only applicable for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (LTE version). Flashing wrong firmware file on other variant might brick the device, you can check device’s model number by going to Settings About phoneModel Number. If your phone has already a custom ROM installed then it will be lost with the new official firmware installation and your Galaxy Note 3 will no longer rooted. AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 3. Proceed at your own risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • All data of the phone will be wiped using this guide so it is highly recommended to make a backup first.
  • Your Galaxy Note 3 should be factory unlocked (Not locked to a particular carrier).
  • Download & install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy Note 3 to connect it with your PC and use Android SDK with it.
    • [Goto Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option]
  • Make sure that the battery level of your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is above 75% battery charged.

Download Required Files: 

Steps to Install N9005XXUGNJ2 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 3 LTE (SM-N9005):

Step No 1:- First of all unzip firmware zip file which you have downloaded from the above link to get a .tar.md5 file. Similarly extract the Odin .zip file on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: Switch off the Galaxy Note 3.

Step No 3:- Now boot your Galaxy Note 3 into Download Mode by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down button at the same time.

Note: Ensure that Galaxy Note 3 USB drivers are installed on the computer.

Step No 4:- Run Odin Flashing Tool on your PC as Administrator.

Step No 5:- As it is in Download mode, just connect your Note 3 with your PC via USB data cable. Odin will detect your phone. The ID: COM box will turn light blue in Odin when the phone is successfully connected.

Step No 6:- In Odin, click on AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 (Step No 1)

Step No 7:- Remember to tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time option and Re-Partition option should be unchecked in Odin.

Step No 8:- Now click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process and it will take a few minutes to finish successfully.

Step No 9:- The Galaxy Note 3 will be rebooted automatically once the installation process is completed. Disconnect your device from the PC after displaying a home screen on it.

Great! You’ve successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the latest N9005XXUFNF4 Android 4.4.2 stock firmware.

Let us know in the comments box below if you have any query or problem about the above updating firmware guide.

  1. Reply ahmedJan 3, 2015 at 8:14 am

    can you provide .tar file of CSC: N9005OJVGNH2 please ?

  2. Reply Abhimanyu MohanJan 18, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I got the update a year ago on my Note 3 9005 in UAE sometime around Jan-Feb.

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