How to Update Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 to KitKat 4.4.2 XXUFNE1

You can do so much with an updated Galaxy Note 2 (International) GT-N7100. Such a procedure deals with the sort of improvement options you’ve always wanted for your phone. Give it a try and you’ll see what an upgrade is capable of!

Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUFNE1 will deliver the best of the best in terms of novelties. As such, you will have a phone with plenty of new additions that’ll only improve it.

Only the Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 is the perfect fit for today’s update tool. If you’re thinking of upgrading another model with it, don’t. This firmware has just been made available for the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ireland (Vodafone), Austria (Open and A1), Greece (Vodafone), Italy (Vodafone), Germany (Vodafone), Spain (Vodafone) and Romania (Vodafone).

Make sure you don’t use this guide on a device that isn’t running an Android 4.4.2 KitKat version.

The novelties

Here’s a more detailed look at what the new and official firmware can do. With the new XXUFNE1 official firmware on your handset, you’ll quickly discover that there are new features to experiment with. Likewise, your smartphone’s going to have new apps. Ending up with a highly customized phone won’t be hard; the new firmware offers many options and tweaks to do just that.

The battery unit is going to be improved, too. Which means that it’ll run for a more lengthy time. The processor and other elements will also receive improvement so that the device runs faster and without difficulties.

The firmware you’ll land on your phone soon presents an activated KIES logo. Which is why you’ll be allowed to update the handset with Samsung’s useful KIES software. This will require your smartphone to have stock ROM by default. If it doesn’t, this guide doesn’t need you to own such a device.

If the smartphone you’re using has been rooted recently, an upgrade will damage some of its stuff. Root access, for one, won’t be in use anymore. Apart from that, you’ll discover a deleted system partition. And yet, you won’t lose important content or internal / external SD cards.Galaxy-Note-2-GT-N7100

Prerequisites

Find, below, our requirements for a successful update:

  • preserve, with backups, the data on your smartphone;
  • create a full NANDroid backup (the tutorial is here);
  • the Samsung N7100 needs to run on a fully charged battery;
  • open the security programs on the laptop and turn all of them off;
  • turn off, next, the phone’s security programs;
  • Windows needs to be running on your laptop;
  • install USB drivers for the handset on the laptop;
  • your handset must have an enabled USB Debugging.

Step by step instructions

There’s a very simple way to end up with an upgraded Galaxy Note 2 (International) GT-N7100. Here’s how!

  1. Your first step for today: download the Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUFNE1 official firmware for your country (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Ireland, Open Austria, Greece, Italy, Germany, Spain and Romania) on the laptop. Odin v3.09 will have to be downloaded on the same device afterwards.
  2. You should go to the unzipping tool you usually use; unzip, with it, the packages you just downloaded on the laptop. There’s a file which is of interest for this guide: Odin v3.09.exe. Wait until it appears, then launch it on the laptop.
  3. Here is what you’re meant to do next: enter the handset in Download Mode. Proceed to this action like this: simultaneously press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down first. After that wait for a boot message. Press Volume Up when it comes up.
  4. You should move on by providing a connection between the smartphone and laptop with the USB cord belonging to the former. Odin will then have a blue sign to reveal on-screen. This will show you that a plugging’s been established between the two.
  5. This comes next: turn on Auto Reboot and then enable F. Reset Time once the firmware file’s been added to AP / PDA. After the two boxes have been turned on, uncheck this one: Re-partition.
  6. Another step will follow the previous one: click on “Start“. The firmware used for the update will be flashed on your phone now. Wait approximately 14 minutes.
  7. Then watch out for this message in a green-colored box: “Pass”. When the handset reboots, you’ll have to perform one last step.
  8. It tells you to do as such: take out the USB cable. Stay with your phone open and tap these options: Settings and About Phone.

Now that you’re holding an upgraded Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100, you’d better see what all those goodies are about. Should they not satisfy you, the previously generated NANDroid backup file will retrieve the phone’s former ROM. That way, however, the update will be revoked.

Try out our comment section below if you have issues with the procedure.

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