Verizon Galaxy Note 3 finally gets KitKat update

May 12, 2014
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If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 3 for Verizon, plug it in! An update is available for you, but won’t be pushed to your handset over the air as usual. This one seems to come solely via a wired connection, but doesn’t take long and brings you the joy of KitKat with TouchWiz.


Via Android Central, we learn that plugging your Note 3 into a Mac or PC computer will activate the Verizon Software Assistant. From there, an update is suggested, which brings you the latest Android 4.4 for the Note 3 from Samsung. Kies, Samsung’s update software, will also give you the update.

The lucky soul who spotted and reported the update noted it took about 30 minutes to complete, which may be why it’s not an OTA update. That suggests a lot of data pushed, and Verizon may not want to task us with that via a cellular signal.

The Verizon Note 3 may be behind contemporary devices for KitKat updates, but it’s here now. Considering the update is technically unofficial (we’ve not heard from Samsung or Verizon about it), there is no word on if this will be available over the air, or when that might be.

Source: Android Central


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  • Joshua

    says my phones up to date yet about device only shows 4.3 :(

    • mark householder

      mine to

      • Eric Vandemark

        Ditto…

      • Nick

        Same

      • Liaw Kim Poh

        Try using Kies to check too

    • Guest

      Tryed both kies and verizon software update and nothing, Go figure, thats verizon for yea!

  • James Burkett

    Checked both apps, no update

  • steve

    same here i think they pulled it

  • jeremyleesnow

    I just talked to a verizon rep…. it is currently being rolled out.. OTA… just happening in waves..

  • Jim Smith

    I tried both apps and no update. I guess they pulled it for now.

  • Tiffany

    I spoke with a Verizon rep, it’s being rolled out in waves according to the device manufacture date.

  • Paula J. Babington

    Getting the update right now, OTA!

  • Sergio

    Just getting my update OTA right now it’s a bout time…

  • Terry Woodcock

    Got my update OTA about an hour ago! Woot!

  • DMR

    Just upgraded my Note 3 to Android 4.4 2 KitKat about an hour or so ago. It’s now available OTA. Downloaded it via WiFi.