The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE 2014 edition has received the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update over the air or with Samsung Kies. If you are within the area in the world that is getting it OTA it will come as a system notification. Otherwise, go to Settings > About Device > Software Updates and then let it scan for updates. If it is there, it will ping back the result. For everyone else who doesn’t have that luxury then you have to update manually by following the guide I am presenting below here.
The XXUCNE2 update was rolled out to the Nordic European region at the beginning of June so that means it will finish up soon. We strongly suggest updating one way or the other because it brings lots of goodness to your tablet that you did not previously have. This tablet originally came with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean TouchWiz UI but what we have here is much better than that. KitKat originally started with Google Now available from the lock screen but the latest 4.4.2 took that away and replaced it with the camera app instead. You will need to swipe upward to open the camera app and not click on the icon. There’s also white status bar with white WiFi, Battery and signal strength icons. When the battery goes down, and the power is weak the remaining parts are a transparent white instead. It fits the overall look of stock Kitkat better. There’s also wireless printing, immersive mode, change to the notification font, Easter Eggs accessed from tapping on the build number plus full screen album art, better multi-tasking and more.
Before we rush into things though lets not forget to partake in some of the important things to check, so we don’t make any mistakes. Always backup your data. For each person, this will be different. Given that this is a tablet and not a smartphone many people do not store information such as contacts, photos and more on here. Instead, they are likely to have many applications and things of that nature. Make use of the app called Helium available from the Google Play market since it is fantastic at making copies of apps and also other data. It could be all you need. However, if you want to know more this tablet comes with 16 GB of built -in storage space. A few GB’s of that will be used up already on the Android OS, but you should have somewhere in the vicinity of 11 GB free space to use as you want. If there is free storage space for you then by all means utilize it to back up to instead. There’s microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC storage expansion cards that can store up to 64 GB, so there’s no excuse to not back up.
If you have a custom ROM, the manual method is the solitary way to go, but note that when you do it will revoke the root that was there prior to today. While you still have root, there’s an excellent way to back up data that many people prefer to the most traditional options out there. The way for root is with the Titanium, and it is available from the Google Play Store.
During this guide, we will be using Odin, a tool made by professional Samsung developers. This tool is for Windows-based PC’s and preferably above Windows Vista although it will work on Windows XP right through to Windows 8. Because we use the Odin application our devices will be plugged into the computer system unit for the most part of this guide. However, from what I can discern in the connectivity features, this tablet does not come with USB charging that is surprising. If that is true and it does not replenish the battery when plugged into the machine, you will need to make sure, you have at least 30% battery power remaining before starting so that it does not shut down during the installation process.
It released in October of 2013 and came with 8220 mAh that gives an astonishing 43 hours talk-time. That lets me make the judgement based on age and capacity that 30% is all we will need to stay safe. After all this installation is only a 10 minute process.
Make certain you have USB Debugging mode allowed by visiting the Developer Options section from the settings menu. You will also need to have up to date Samsung USB Drivers for a successful connection between device and computer.
How To Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 LTE To Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUCNE2
1. Download the P605XXUCNE2 firmware zip file here.
2. Download the newest Odin 3.09 from this page. Watch for the link on the front page.
3. Extract both folders to the computers C: Drive or desktop.
I recommend the C: Drive unless using XP. By using the C: Drive we can avoid desktop clutter and also save it for next time. from Vista, 7 and 8 it is easy to find again by going to Start > Search box and typing in the title of the file.
4. Unzip and open the Odin program, so it is running but don’t touch anything inside, just have it sitting open ready to go for when we arrive back to it in a minute. We prefer to open it first, that way when we connect the device it will pick it up.
5. Make sure the tablet is turned off.
6. Boot it up in Download Mode by pushing Home + Power and Volume Down at the identical time and not releasing the buttons until the logo shows up.
7. Connect the Note 10.1 to the system unit of the PC now with the USB cable.
If you don’t know where to find the USB cable check the charger because often people use it here every day without realizing it.
Now we are only looking at a computer screen and not the Note 10.1 LTE screen.
8. On the screen will display a message letting you know that it is “added” and the ID: COM port will change color.
9. Click the AP button and upload the P605XXUCNE2 tar.md5 file that we first downloaded in step one.
10. Wait for the file extension to load properly before clicking the Start button towards the bottom of the screen.
11. Wait for it to finish flashing. It will reboot and then it will say “pass” on the screen with the ID: COM port changing to a favorable color.
12. Now you can shut down Odin and disconnect the tablet from the computer. Make sure you do it precisely by revisiting the system tray in the taskbar and clicking the green arrow icon for “safely remove hardware.” Put a stop to the USB Mass Storage device and unplug the USB wire when it says it is safe.