Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update begins rolling out


It was only yesterday we’d seen Samsung’s source code for the Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update trickle into the atmosphere, and we imagined it wouldn’t take long before the actual over-the-air rollout process begin. Thankfully Samsung didn’t disappoint, as many Sprint users over at AndroidForums.com are reporting that they are beginning to see the upgrade.

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The upgrade looks to clock in at around 503 megabytes, which definitely isn’t light work for your 3G or 4G connection. You’ll want to get going on a WiFi network before attempting to pull this one down, and as general rule of caution you should only attempt it if you have at least 50% on your battery life.

As we’ve seen with KitKat upgrades for other top Samsung devices, this version doesn’t change a whole lot (Android 4.3 Jelly Bean took care of the most big changes), though Sprint does note a few things in their notes:

  • OS upgrade to 4.4.2
  • Music album art will be displayed on the lock screen while playing music
  • New launcher settings menu added for easily switching home screens and SMS apps
  • Camera shortcut added to the lock screen
  • Improved user interface and stability

We’re still looking to track down more information from Sprint, including the version number you should be looking out for. In the meantime, you’re free to ping their servers and see if they’ll let you download this upgrade. Just head to Settings > About Phone to take care of all that. Let us know if you’re seeing it in the comments below!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Got mine at 3 hours ago in St. Louis!

  2. Shamone AT&T! Patiently, waiting.

  3. Tmobile note 3 is a go …8)

    1. Where you get that from? No go for me in the east coast.

    2. No OTA or update with Kies for me. :-/

  4. just got it here in Ann arbor Michigan downloading now

  5. just outside of detwat Michigan

  6. I can get mine now but I’m going to wait until there’s a root without tripping knox

  7. FYI… A coworker and I both got and installed the update… If you have any issues with the touch screen after the first boot, use your s-pen…. There is a dialog box that disappears that prevents your finger from registering touches… reboot and you will be able to confirmed the Device Update Complete dialog and all will be well

  8. Did I wake up in an alternate universe? Samsung releases KitKat source yesterday and the Sprint OTA is already rolling out? You mean there isn’t some unspoken 6+ month waiting period between source release and OTA availability? I must be dreaming.

    1. For several recent updates (not 1 device in particular), Sprint has done OTA within 48 hours of source code release :)

  9. Took the OTA already. Hope it magically fixes the random reboots I was experiencing, but we’ll see.

  10. Since yesterday i am getting reboots too.

  11. Come on tmobile!!!

  12. so I got the update and downloaded it but the install wasn’t successful, and to said use kies or go to the Samsung center . anybody else have this problem

  13. Why does verizon takes forever? I want my kitkat.

  14. Was able to download successfully in Dallas, Texas.

  15. I’m in St. Louis … no update

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