The latest Android version 4.2.2 KitKat test build is now available for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users. However, this firmware is particularly for the N9005XXUENA6 model of Note 3. This update is leaked shortly after it has been made available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile.
According to the report, this update would be the final one of this Android version for the SM-N9005 model of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and no other modifications would be done before the official rollout. Just a few improvements and bug fixes could be there. Currently, this update is not official but it is expected that within 3-4 days, Samsung would declare it officially. However, it might take a few months to reach your country.
This update is very much similar to that released for the Samsung Galaxy S4 previously, except some changes in the user interface and the status bar icons. The colour of icons has also been changed from green to white. With this update, the performance of the device is definitely going to increase for the better. Unlocking the device has become faster than ever along with some modifications in the lock screen. The best part about this update would be that the album art for the music player occupies the full screen on the lockscreen and there is a camera shortcut on the lockscreen too.
Before applying the update, it is advisable to backup all your data as it might be erased during updating. Warranty of the device would remain untouched even if you apply this update. However, you must keep in mind that this is not an official update by Samsung and if any problem occurs to your device in the procedure of applying the update, nobody other than yourself would be responsible for the same. However the steps to install the same on your Galaxy Note 3 are not too difficult. Sammobile has noted the detailed instructions for the same on their website.
At the time of publishing the article, the leaked ROM has now started rolling out officially for the Galaxy Note 3 in Poland and some other European countries. However, if you are of the impatient types who cannot wait for the official update, you can download the same from here.