Update Samsung Galaxy Note 3 10.1 to KitKat 4.4.2

By | November 5, 2014

Samsung has the highest range of smartphones that we all know but in tablet category also it owns most number of digital slates. The Galaxy Note 3 10.1 is one the premium tablet among them filled with latest hardware and new Samsung UX interface specially designed for tablets. The Galaxy tab 3 10.1 got the KitKat 4.4.2 update after a long wait in the world of jellies but with an upper count of about 20 markets, it may take a while for the update to reach your device.


If you have own this digital slate and looking to get the latest KitKat 4.4.2 on your device then you might find this article helpful to get that. The process is so easy that a beginner of Windows can easily update the device with the help of a Windows tool called Odin that helps you get the update right on your device.

But to get the update your device must be rooted as there is no sigh of official update to reach so early for your device, if you think the process you are going to follow is not worthy can leave it but I’m telling you people are being satisfied by following this method to taste the much awaited Kitkat version.

Note: Guide is intended only for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 with the model no. GT-P5210

Things to be done

  • This will void the warranty of your device.
  • Download and install proper USB drive, you might use Samsung Kies.
  • The process mentioned below requires a Windows PC.
  • You must have enabled the USB debugging on your device (Settings > Developer options > USB debugging).
  • For security reasons, create a complete backup of all your data.
  • Download Odin v3.09

Download Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 firmwares → Click Here

How to Update Samsung Galaxy Note 3 10.1 to KitKat 4.4.2

  1. Extract the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 KitKat 4.4.2 firmware on your desktop, then you will see a file with extension .tar.md5.
  2. Move the downloaded .tar,md5 file from the extracted folder to the Odin3.09 folder on the desktop.
  3. Double click on the Odin v3.09 to launch on your Windows
  4. In the Odin window, you need to make few changes, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked and leave everything else unchecked, don’t skip this step.
  5. Also cross check that the Re-Partiton is unchecked or not, make it unchecked.
  6. Now turn off your device and Turn it On back While Pressing, Volume Down+Home+Power button until you see some Samsung logo on the screen, Press Volume Up to continue. Now you are in download mode.
  7. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable, the Odin port will go yellow, if it detects your device successfully.
  8. Click on AP and browse the .tar.md5 file that you have placed inside the Odin folder.
  9. Click on start button to begin the rooting process.
  10. After completion of the process, your device will reboot automatically.

Now your device will boot up with the latest Kitkat 4.4.2, don’t forget to share your first experience after getting new Android on your tablet.