How to Update Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUDNK1 Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010

Hello Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010 users! Get set to update your Galaxy Note device to the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUDNK1 Firmware. Samsung just of late rolled this official stock firmware in Australia. The firmware is intended to fix the existing bugs in your Smartphone and manifest the device with some brand new features. Since it’s an OTA update, it will be sent to the users via notification. But if you are not patient enough to wait the notification to reach your handset, then you can adopt the alternate method i.e. the manual update. Also I wold like to mention here that post update, you can also root your device. Make sure that the firmware mentioned in the link below is specifically meant for the concerned region and hence shouldn’t be used for any other regions. Now let’s take a look on the below mentioned step-by-step guide for the manual update method.


Double check the Name and model of your device before initiating the update since this guide is meant for only the Sasmung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010 handset and implementing the procedure in other devices might hard/soft brick your device. Remember, TechGipsy will not remain responsible for any sort of damage or data loss that your Android device might undergo during the installation process. So proceed only if you understand what you do.


  • All important data and files of your Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010 device should be provided with a good back-up before this update since the update might erase all your important data.
  • computer and original USB cable should be kept ready for use.
  • Your PC must be pre-loaded with the Galaxy Note 10.1 drivers since the drivers will help you connect your Note to your PC. If not installed, then at first download the drivers from the official site of Samsung and install those on your PC.
  • The USB debugging option of your Android device should be enabled before the update. To enable the same visit Menu > Settings > Applications.
  • To ensure if your USB debugging is enabled, navigate and tap on Developer Options. Don’t forget to disable the USB Debugging option post update.
  • Most importantly keep your Galaxy Note 10.1 battery fully charged. If it is not fully charged, at least maintain a minimum of 75% power back up before starting the update.

Steps to Update

  • First of all download the Android 4.4.2 KitKat file for your Note 10.1 Smartphone and extract it on the desktop of your PC. Now download Odin
  • Then Put your Galaxy Note 10.1 into download mode by first turning off the phone and then pressing its Volume Down button, Power Button and Home Button simultaneously. Thereafter press the Volume Up Button again after a warning message appear on your screen, to put your Galaxy Note 10.1 into download mode.
  • Then connect your Smartphone to your PC via USB cable.
  • The button-left corner of Odin will display a message after the connection of the Galaxy device with your PC is successful.
  • Now launch Odin on your PC, click on “AP/ADB” in Odin and choose the “.tar.md5″ file from the extracted Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUDNK1 folder. Make sure that re-partition option is unchecked.
  • Next select the “Auto-reboot” option in Odin and press the “Start” button. The update process will take around 4-5 minutes. Wait still your Galaxy Note 10.1 device restarts.

Congrats! You have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy 10.1  GT-N8010 to the latest Android KitKat XXUDNK1 Firmware. Go ahead and experience the enriched KitKat features in your Galaxy Note 10.1  GT-N8010 device. In case of any issues, get back to me via the comment section. I shall find out a solution for you. For further tech news, Android updates and Rooting, keep visiting TechGipsy.

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