You might have came across the news that all the Canadian carriers have started rolling out the KitKat 4.4.2 update for their Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition devices.
Although official updates have begun rolling out through OTA (Over-The-Air), since these updates are not released for all the users at once, it might be a while until the update finally arrives on your device. So, instead of waiting for god knows how long, you can follow this tutorial to install KitKat 4.4.2 update on Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition devices.
This guide will work on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 devices working on Rogers, Bell, Telus, Kodoo, Virgin and SaskTel Canadian mobile carriers. All these devices have the same I317M model number. Thus before you try this tutorial on your device, make sure that your model number is I317M only.
- From Developer Option Menu, enable USB Debugging Mode.
- Install Samsung USB drivers by following our guide.
- Make sure that Kies isn’t running in background since it might interfere.
- If you have a rooted device, this process will unroot your device and you will have to root it again.
- This procedure will also replace any custom recovery with stock recovery.
- This procedure might delete the personal data on your phone which includes SMS, MMS, Contacts, etc. Thus make a backup of your device before trying to install this update.
- Also make sure that you have more that 60% battery backup (80% or above recommended)
We are not responsible for any problems or data loss that might occur on your device during or after this installation process.
[How To] Install KitKat 4.4.2 update on Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition
- 1Install the firmware particularly for your carrier only. Don’t install firmware for other carriers since it might brick your device.
- 2Extract the firmware file, you will find a .tar.md5 file with I317MVLUDNF1 in its name.
- 3Download and extract Odin, inside you will find a Odin3 v3.09.exe file. Run it as Administrator.
- 4Click on the AP button and browse for the .tar.md5 firmware file.
- 5Makes sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked. Re-partition box should remain unchecked.
- 6Power off and restart your device in the Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home + Power button simultaneously until you see Warning! Screen, then press Volume Up to enter in the Download Mode.
- 9Flashing process might take more than 10 minutes to complete, so have patience. DON’T INTERRUPT THE FLASHING PROCESS FOR ANY REASONS WHATSOEVER, SINCE THIS MIGHT BRICK YOUR DEVICE.
- 1Odin doesn’t detect your device- In this case, make sure that you have install the correct device drivers. Also check that Kies isn’t running in the background. Try reinstalling the drivers, plugging your device into a different USB port or using a different computer/USB cable.
- 2Odin shows FAIL instead of PASS- Unplug your device, close ODIN, restart your PC and follow the entire procedure once again.
- 3Device stuck at bootloop- If your device is stuck at bootloop, i.e. your device keeps restarting then enter the Recovery Mode by booting your device while pressing volume up + power button + home button simultaneously and keep them pressed until you see the recovery mode. Next perform a Wipe data/Factory Reset and then reboot your device.
- Bell Mobile Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition.
- Kodoo Mobile Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition.
- Rogers Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition.
- SaskTel Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition.
- Telus Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition.
- Virgin Mobile Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (I317M) Black Edition.
- Odin3 v3.09