Galaxy Note 3

Right on cue, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is starting to receive its update to Android 4.4 KitKat, with a 503MB over-the-air update now going out to some devices. The update brings the Sprint Note 3 up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introduces some minor visual tweaks, such as white status bar icons in place of the colored graphics of old.

KitKat's arrival on the Sprint Note 3 is part of Samsung's U.S. release plans for Android 4.4 — the latest version of Android is due to hit 14 phones and tablets on U.S. carriers in the near future.

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Sprint Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update now rolling out

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You're joking, right? A quick look at the title of the article would have answered your question.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Hoping to get it here in Washington (State). I'm with US Cellular, so will still be a while, but at least its in the USA finally and hitting our carriers! Lucky to Jeromegotevo4g, and Gator352, what carrier are you two with?

Sprint.

What's hilarious is that my wife has the S4 and it's been pushing out now for weeks and she hasn't received it yet.

Kiev never works. I updated my mom's S4 by searching for the OTA online..

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Been running 4.4.2 here in the UK for around 3wks now. Mind you I did flash the Poland firmware (I got impatient).

I find that it's faster and I'm sure that is not a placebo lol little improvements such as the camera quick access on the lock screen & also being able to select your default launcher and messaging app.

I have rooted and flashed foxhound ground zeroes 2 and it's made a huge difference to the performance and battery life :-)

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You could always select the default launcher and msg app. That's been a feature of Android for quite some time...

N900PVPUCNAB

No D at the end. I am on the same build as you, but it should be nothing to go to the "official" when a flashable zip comes out.

Well there is, even the Odin version to take u straight to nab from mk2.. But I am having no issues with NABD, so I'm not even gonna bother.

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I'm looking forward to all the custom roms based on official KitKat. A lot more stable and no bloatware.

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I guess Amazon knew I was looking for an update on my Note 3, so they gave me an update on the Amazon App store. Lol

Come on T-Mobile

~My $0.02~

Going by Sprint sometime this week so I can get some idea of what too expect.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

Don't use the word "colored"Alex,it offends me as a"colored" man :-D

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

Your right about no ART but your wrong about everything else. Camera is on the lockscreen and it is a decent upgrade. There was nothing all that huge in the JB-KK upgrade anyway.

This is where T-Mobile needs to step up to make their UN-carrier transition complete. Because if your great plans and phones aren't getting updated as expected, then you might as well give up.

How come my Verizon N3 hasn't got the update? I keep searching for it and nothing.. this sucks.

yes, it's a joke, I know it's a Sprint roll-out. WIth that said, I should get my Verizon one sometime mid-quarter 2015 just before they discontinue the phone

Been on it for a bit but I am glad to see the official rollout.

I guess it is time to start backing things up to go stock for awhile!

Great job Sprint/Samsung.

Thanks for the info. I did a manual check earlier, and there it was. It took ~45 minutes or so to download, then a longer than normal boot up to finish updating, but I'm running KitKat now. There are two things I hope this fixes -- the flaky WiFi connection issue and the erroneous KNOX notifications. Does anyone know if it does?

Verizon trolls the forum uses sprint as guinea pigs. Doesn't kitkat break apps to sd? If so how can I avoid updating or turn off the you have a new update crap?

Just got the update this morning. Was not notified that I had an update. I checked and the update was there. It took about an hour. I am in Corona, Ca

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Congrats, Sprint Note 3 owners!!!

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Do a Google search. They said the other day what they have in the works. I am on my phone or I would do it...

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Kit Kat tastes like Jellybeans. Can't tell them apart...

Same here. I was waiting till I got WiFi and then when I got back to my hotel (I'm at the state swim meet) and the update was just gone. It said I was up to date too. In disappointed.

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I searched for mine this morning, and it was there. Took it about 45 minutes to go through the process, but it's faster than before.

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Here in Az with my S3 waiting for my kitkat. Anyone else getting it here? Ive been looking on how I can speed up the process.

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Central nj had my update this morning took about 45 minutes looks like I have big battery improvement.

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Kitkat on Sprint Galaxy Note 3 is now available on Kies yupppp enjoying the new Kikat. go and get yours. @NJ