Software update: Samsung Galaxy Note II

    Learn how to check the software version and update the Samsung Galaxy Note II.


    Understanding the software version

    How tos



    Understanding the software version

    Beginning December 9, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will have a software update to Android version 4.3/ Software T889UVUCMK7 via Over-the-Air manual pull down and Samsung Kies.


    You can update in two ways:


    • Over the air (OTA) update to T889UVUCMK7: OTA push update is available as of 12/9/2013. Please wait for the notification to update. The update is also available for manual update using Kies.
    • Manual download to T889UVUCMK7: If you did not want to update via OTA, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See to confirm the version.


    Current Software Version
    Update Status


    This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.



    Beginning December 9, follow the steps  to Download update from Samsung.

    Other versions

    T-Mobile and Samsung will not send you a software update.


    Devices with non-T-Mobile software versions are out of warranty and do not receive updates.



    Software versions


    Android version 4.3/ Software T889UVUCMK7- Current version


    • Android version 4.3/ Software T889UVUCMK7
    • Updated 12/9/2013



    • KNOX
    • Samsung Galaxy Gear support



    • T889UVBMD1
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update is 486 MB

    Android version 4.1.2 / Baseband version T889UVBMD1 - 06/3/2013

    Android version 4.1.1 / Baseband version T889UVALL4 - 1/16/13

    Android version 4.1.1 / Baseband version T889UVALK8 - 12/19/2012

    Android version 4.1.1 / Baseband version T889UVALJ1 - 10/24/2012 Original Software


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    How tos

    Check software version

    To check the current software version, follow these steps:


    1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Tap the More tab or scroll to Systems.
    4. Touch About device.
    5. Scroll down to Baseband version to view the software version of the phone.



    Download update from Samsung


    You can check for updates and request to download the update from the Samsung servers. To check for updates and download, follow these steps:



    1. You will receive a notification message when the update is available for you.
    2. From the message Notification Screen, touch Download.
    3. Touch Install Now.
    4. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android version 4.3/ Software T889UVUCMK7.



    Manually update over USB using Samsung Kies

    You can manually update using the manufacturer provided USB and any computer that has the latest version of Samsung Kies installed. To manually update over a USB cable, follow these steps:


    Note: All troubleshooting support for the Kies desktop experience including installation, connectivity between handset and Kies as well as device OS updates should be forwarded to Samsung. See Samsung Kies for more information.


    Installing Kies
    1. Download the most recent version of Kies by visiting (Select the SAMSUNG Kies version compatible with the PC)
      • Save the file to a desired location - the Desktop is recommended for easy access.
      • Ensure you are on the most recent Kies version. If you attempt to check for Kies updates manually through the application, older versions may not recognize that there is a new version available. Compare your version number (found in Help > Kies Info) with that available through Samsung (click the file to download, on the download screen, the file name will include 2.x.x.x.xxxxx_, this is the current version available).
    2. Double click the Kies file. The program will self extract, no action is required
    3. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.
    4. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.
    5. Kies will begin the installation. No action is required.
    6. When the process is complete, click Finish.
    Prepare the Samsung Galaxy Note II

    Note: USB Debugging is only needed when using a MAC to Update via Kies.

    1. From the Android home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings.
    2. Tap Developer options.
    3. Tap Ok.
    4. Tap USB Debugging.
    5. Tap the Home key to exit the settings menu.
    6. Insert the USB data cable into the phone and then into an available port on the computer.
    7. Select Media device(MTP) at the phone prompt. The PC should recognize several devices and begin installation. This is normal and may take a few minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.
    Upgrade the device to Android version 4.3/ Software T889UVUCMK7

    Important: Verify you have backed up all of your data, including the contents of the internal (non-removable) SD card, to prevent unnecessary data loss.

    1. On the PC, open the Kies application.
    2. Connect the device to the computer using the included USB cable.
    3. Once Kies recognizes the device, a popup window will appear.
    4. Click Update.
    5. Read the Caution statements and select the I have read... check box.
    6. If desired, select Allow saving to back up the device. If not, select Proceed without saving.
    7. Click Start Upgrade.
    8. The software will download to the PC, and then to the device.
    9. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.
    10. Click OK to confirm.



    Over the Air (OTA) update

    After receiving a notification that you received the OTA update, you may download it. To download, follow these steps:


    1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Touch About device.
    4. Touch Software update.
      • If you are not connected to Wi-Fi, you will receive a prompt to connect.
      • If Wi-Fi is not available, tap on OK.
      • If the update is not available, you will receive the message The device is up to date.
    5. Follow the on-screen prompts.
    6. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android version 4.3/ Software T889UVUCMK7