HOW TO UPDATE GALAXY NOTE 10.1 GT-N8000 TO 4.4.2 KitKat OFFICIAL

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 is the best android tablet of 2012. Samsung has done a great job with this tablet. The galaxy note 10.1 inspires many people with its best creativity features. It is the first Sasmung’s tablet that came with stylus s-pen. The galaxy note 10.1 is well known for its creativity features because the versatile and precise s-pen offers a great experience when sketching and note-taking, making this the ideal creative tablet. The galaxy note 10.1 N8000 is a GSM tablet and supports voice communication, SMS and MMS. It has GSM/HSPA  technology. This tablet has a powerful Exynos Quad Core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9, 2 GB RAM and 16/32/64 GB of buit in storage. It has card slot  microSD,upto 64 GB. This tablet comes in Black and White/Silver color.

The last update that galaxy note 10.1 N8000 received was 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in January 2013. For some unknown reasons this tablet didn’t get 4.2.2 or 4.3. Samsung directly pushed out 4.4.2 kitkat update for this tablet skipping the 4.2 or 4.3 update.

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Today i will show how to update your galaxy note 10.1 N8000 to 4.4.2 KitKat. Some of the users got the KitKat update through OTA (over the air). But those who didn’t get this update through OTA can follow this guide to update their device to new 4.4.2 KitKat. The 4.4.2  KitKat for galaxy note N8000 brings many new changes and improvements to the device such as new notification bar, new lock screen, better UI experience and many more.

The method listed below is an official method designed by samsung. Odin is official samsung’s tool for flashing firmwares on Samsung phones. The Android 4.4.2 XXUDNE4 is an official OS for galaxy note 10.1  N8000 so you will not loose your warranty. If your tablet is rooted then you will loose root. Although this method is official but you should be very careful when applying the following steps.

  • NOTE: This is fully valid method, i have tried this and it is safe but remember that you may mess things up if you do not do this properly. So do this at your own risk. If you are completely new to this then you should not try this at your first. If any thing wrong  happens with your device then Droidopinions.com will not be held responsible for this. Thanks.

DISCLAIMER: This method is only for galaxy note 10.1 model GT-N8000. Do not try this on any other model. This is an official method developed and offered by samsung so don’t worry. Odin is samsung’s official tool for flashing firmware on samsung phones. As the firmware is official so you will not loose your warranty.

FIRMWARE DETAILS

Here are the details for this firmware.

OS Version:       Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Model:                Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000

Build Date:         May 2014

Product Code:    DBT (Germany)

PDA:                   N8000XXUDNE4

CSC:                    N8000OXADNE4

MODEM:              N8000XXUDNE1

NEW CHANGES AND FEATURES IN THE UPDATE

> New notification bar.

> White icons on the status bar.

> New multi apps tray.

> Smooth Performance.

> Better response of apps.

> New improved UI (user interface).

> Better battery performance.

> Changes in camera interface.

> New lock screen.

> Can add widgets to lock screen.

> Default apps feature under settings.

> And many more,,,,

THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE INSTALLING THE FIRMWARE

Before you proceed to flash the firmware prepare these necessary things as follows so your phone will not be screwed up.

  1. Backup all your important files like photos, videos, contacts, messages, applications, so that you will not loose them if any thing might get wrong.
  2. The battery of your tablet should be charged maximum to avoid power failure issues while updating.
  3. Also make sure that USB data cable of your tablet is perfectly working.

Install CWM custom recovery on Galaxy note 10.1 N8000

DOWNLOAD REQUIRED FILES

First of all you need to download required files. So download them on our PC.

4.4.2 KitKat N8000XXUDNE4.

Odin 3.09.exe.

Download Samsung USB drivers from (here) and install on your PC if required.

Steps to Install 4.4.2 Kitkat on Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000

STEP-1

  • At first, extract the firmware N8000XXUNDE4 and Odin that you have downloaded from the link above.

STEP-2

  • Run the Odin_3.09 flash program.

STEP-3

  • After running the Odin click on the PDA or AP button and select the unzipped firmware which is N8000XXUDNE4_N8000OXADNE4_N8000XXUDNE1_Home.tar.md5 file. Also make sure that no option is checked except Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time.

STEP-4

  • On your tablet go to the Settings–>System–>Developer Options and enable USB Debugging mode. If you do not find any developer options in settings then go to About Phone in settings and tap on “Build number” repeatedly. This will enable Developer options on you tablet and then enable USB Debugging mode.

STEP-5

  • Now reboot the galaxy note 10.1 N8000 into download mode by doing the following method.
  • First switch off the device. Now press and hold the power+Volume down buttons for about 5 seconds. A warning screen will appear. From there press the volume up button. Your tablet will then go into Download mode.

STEP-6

  • After that, Connect your galaxy note 10.1 N8000 to PC via a USB data cable. You will see that Odin will detect your device and one of the small boxes above will be highlighted like in the picture below.

 

STEP-7

  • When all following above procedure is set. Click on the Start button.

STEP-8

  • You will see that the Odin will start flashing the Firmware. Now during the flash you should be careful that there should be no interruption nor you should do anything to your phone. Your phone can be messed up if you accidentally interfere.

STEP-9

  • After the firmware is flashed completely you will see the PASS message appear on the Odin.

STEP-10

  • Now wait until the phone reboots then unplug the cable. At first your tablet will take some time to completely reboot.

Your galaxy note 10.1 N8000 is officially updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Go to serttings=>About Phone and verify the new firmware version running on the tablet.

Also note that Odin might get stuck at any point. So don’t panic just unplug the cable, close the Odin, then run  the Odin again, plug the the cable to your PC and apply the update process once more.

HOW TO FIX IF YOU ARE STUCK AT BOOTLOOP OR SAMSUNG LOGO

If your galaxy note 10.1 is stuck at samsung logo or booting animation. Go to recovery mode by pressing and holding Power+Volume Up buttons together. Scroll down to Wipe data/Factory reset with the help of volume button and select by power button and perform the action. After that perform the Wipe Cache Partition. Now press the reboot option to reboot the device. Note that by performing wiping task your all internal data will be erased.

That’s it guys. Thanks to every one. Hope that you got all the information you needed.

Faiq Ahmed

Faiq Ahmed loves Android OS and he is an Android Geek. He has owned an Android phone since 8th grade. Currently doing BS Computer Science.

View Comments

  • I have updated my GT-N8000 successfully using this method.Now my tablet looses WIFI passwords after a reboot. Can I repeat this update to get this issue resolved?

  • For some Reason after I installed the 4.4.2 on My Galaxy note 10.1 ..i can no longer download whatsapp from the store..it tells me that my device does not support the version of whatsapp !! any idea what to do ??

  • Hello Faiq!

    I followed your instruction to recover my note 10.1. I hold power+volume up button but the unit does not go into recovery screen as you showed. It blinks and show the samsung galaxy not 10.1 and keep flashing that. I have another one and it does go into the recovery mode but this bad one does not. I also tried Odin and tried to flash the rom but it failed after some time and the message was " can not open the serial ( com) port.
    Any help please to fix this issue?

  • Hi there, just had some questions. Im on the build number N8000XXCMF1 (4.1.2) (united arab Emirates) Variant. Flashing thif update using odin won't be any trouble right?

  • Following the steps, it works flawlessly. I've read that you can't go wrong if you flash the firmware which matches the region/country where you bought the tablet (In my case, used PHE_N8010XXUDNG1), and OBVIOUSLY, the tablet model. Nothing impossible to find with some quick Google search.

  • Hi there. It's not working for me. I can't acess the developer options, but I think that debbugin is on. After all the steps above, it just fails and says in Odin "There is no PIT partion". What should I do?

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