How To Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE To Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat Custom Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners has a great news from CyanogenMod team, Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat Custom Firmware is now available. The CyanogenMod team developed the CM11 M8 for Galaxy Note3 before the Samsung official firmware update rolls out. This update requires custom recovery in order to flash the ROM and Google Apps package on device. Follow this simple firmware update guide to install Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE to Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat Custom Firmware.

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Pre Requisites

  • First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.
  • Install latest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 USB drives on your computer.

How To Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE To Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat Custom Firmware

1.Download Android 4.4.4 CM11 M8 KitKat Custom ROM and Google Apps package on your PC.

2.Connect your device to computer and transfer the downloaded files to your internal SD card and make sure the files are in the SD card root.

3.Disconnect device from PC and turn off the device.

4.Now enter into bootloader mode by pressing and holding volume up+volume down and power buttons together.

5.Now enter into bootloader and go to recovery option. Here perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”, cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” and also wipe dalvik cache .

6.Now go to main screen and select “install zip from SD card”. Navigate using volume keys and select Android 4.4.4 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button.

7.Same procedure (step 6 only) is applied for Google Apps package also.

8.After installations go back and reboot the device.

For the confirmation go to Settings>>About phone to verify the firmware update.

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