Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 test build leaked seems not to be stopping anytime soon for Samsung devices just yet. After just two days after the Samsung Galaxy S4 build leak another leak has surfaced this time targeting Galaxy Note 3 according to SamMobile. A post showing a purported test build for the Android 4.4.2 update of the Samsung SM-N9005 has come to life but this applies to Snapdragon 800 model with LTE bands only.
Amongst the visible changes on the new build includes white icons in the status bar this includes a white battery, service, Wi-Fi, clock, and many other icons. The best addition is the camera icon shortcut on the lock-screen, what is yet to be uncovered is whether the camera will have the ability to take photos with phone on lock mode and if there will be a separation on the gallery to distinguish on-lock pictures and those captured when the phone is unlocked. Another nice gimmick is the fact that during music playback the album art is fully shown on the lock-screen.
With benchmark scores finally on the upward stroke as far as the Kitkat build is concerned and this is a positive change and having the users have access to the Android run-time is a confirmation that there is a high probability that not much will change when the final update is brought to the market.
What has to be put in mind is that the N9005XXUENA6 firmware is intended for the SM-N9005 model only meaning it almost certainly won’t work for any of the US variants of the phone, even AT&T and T-Mobile but only non-US models sold for LTE carriers. My opinion on this is that It will probably be a couple of months at least before American carriers start pushing Samsung 4.4 builds.
Before flashing this Android 4.4.2 KitKat test firmware on the Galaxy Note 3, keep in mind that this build will wipe all your data from the phone, so make sure you back it up. For more details on how to download and install the leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat build for Samsung Galaxy Note 3, head over to SamMobile