International variant of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N750 is finally being updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Samsung made this move much late as it updated the Korean variant of the same device to the latest and greatest version of Android 4 months ago. The new Android 4.4.2 KitKat packs up the same enhancements as it did for other Samsung devices. Performance has been enhanced, battery life of the device is improved, a lot of bugs have been fixed. Noticeable changes include white icons in the transparent notification bar, new music player widget on the lock screen, some of the applications have a got a new UI and some more that you may come across upon updating your Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
As always, the update is on a slow roll out through OTA or through Samsung and at the moment it’s available for Indian users only. Since the things aren’t hard to break a bond with, you can update your device to this latest firmware regardless of it’s Indian region. If it’s getting hard for you to wait and get this update, we won’t waste much time and make a quick move in order to update the Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N750 to latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUCNG6 firmware using Odin3, Samsung’s flashtool. Let’s go through the firmware details and then flash this firmware.
- Device: Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N750
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Region: INS/INU
- Build: N750XXUCNG6
- Date: 24/7/2014
- Changelist: 2311980
1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N750!
Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up. In that case, we may not be held responsible.
2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!
Your device’s battery shouldn’t be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.
3. Use the OEM datacable to establish connection!
Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.
4. Backup everything!
Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. Also, clean install is always recommended, that means you will probably have to wipe your device to install the new firmware. So, you may backup everything as listed below.
- Backup SMS Messages
- Backup Call Logs
- Backup Contacts
- Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
- Backup EFS
- Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
- Backup Nandroid – If CWM or TWRP installed previously.
5. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!
Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired firwmrae. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.
How To Update Galaxy Note 3 Neo N750 To Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware:
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
- Download and Install Samsung USB drivers .
- Download and extract firmware file INU-N750XXUCNG6-20140819140755.zip
- Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation.
- Open Odin3.exe.
- Put your Galaxy Note 3 Neo in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue. Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
- For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
- If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
- Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
- Hit start and wait till the firmware flashing is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
- Wait for your device to reboot, as soon as it reboots check out the new firmware!
- That’s all!
We hope that this guide worked perfectly for you. In case you are stuck with something or you are facing any issues regarding this post, make sure that you leave the comments below. We will get back to you immediately. Thank you.