A couple of days ago the guys at CyanogenMod released the CyanogenMod source code for a number of variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This was believed to be another step towards the release of an official CyanogenMod 11 build for Samsung's phablet but up until this moment there is still no trace of this release. Despite all of this, Android fans have apparently already started working on bringing the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, to Samsung's flagship phone and progress is being made slowly. As usual the first few releases in the series will not be the safest. So in order to keep your device safe you should probably wait a while until more stable releases are shipped out and we do not encourage you to install custom ROMs. And there is as always the need to remind you that you are responsible for your own actions and for everything that might happen with your device during these kind of operations. Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung itself have yet to arrive as well. However, some carriers have provided us with somewhat vague release dates, like the French carrier SFR that mentioned Android updates for the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 in the first part of next year. There is nonetheless the Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S4 which has been updated to the latest version of Android. If you own this device, we would love to hear your opinions about it.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool