1. Zabrak's Avatar
    So I've actually been getting this error for the past couple months, though I'm just now properly addressing it.

    So I rooted my Note 3 a few months ago, and since then I've been getting an error every time I try to update my phone.

    I should note that literally every morning, I get a prompt asking to update my phone.

    Anyway, the error is:

    "Software update unsuccessful: Sorry, there was a problem updating your SAMSUNG SM-N900V. No changes were made."

    And that's that. My current Android version is 4.3

    Anyone know what's going on here?
    04-19-2014 12:56 PM
  2. yogi2000#AC's Avatar
    If you are in NB4 now, you are getting the KitKat update, and it is a b@itch for anyone who ever rooted or modified their system. There is a guide over at XDA on how to revert every little file in your system for the update to go thru, but even then it still could fail! Even some people who never rooted we're getting failed updates.

    Probably the surest way is to go to your local Best Buy Samsung desk, or AT&T device support center, and have them flash the official firmware to your phone(basically we have to do this because the recent firmwares have not been made available to the general public) This will wipe your data but otherwise it is the easiest way to update. Also beware, the KitKat update has no known root method at the present time!
    04-19-2014 01:52 PM
  3. Zabrak's Avatar
    Alright so to clarify
    if I actually want this update, I'll need to unroot the phone, correct?

    Couldn't i just follow some guide on youtube, rather than taking it to a store?
    04-19-2014 02:01 PM
  4. z06mike's Avatar
    Worst case you have to Odin back to stock and take the update from there. Have you frozen or deleted any files?

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    04-19-2014 02:07 PM
  5. yogi2000#AC's Avatar
    Alright so to clarify
    if I actually want this update, I'll need to unroot the phone, correct?

    Couldn't i just follow some guide on youtube, rather than taking it to a store?
    You could try this, it was posted after I had already updated, but perhaps it could be your ticket.


    We have the problem that there is only 1 official stock firmware available and it is an early one, so we can't downgrade to it. There is a restore to MJ5, but then you still have to do fixes for the update to take.
    04-20-2014 12:20 PM
  6. anon8380037's Avatar
    Rooting sucks!

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    04-20-2014 01:05 PM
  7. Zabrak's Avatar

    So I properly unrooted my phone back to how to default settings

    however it looks like the 4.4 KitKat update isn't available for Verizon yet on the Note 3

    anybody else know anything about this?

    Apparently it may release in May 3rd or something, I don't know:

    Verizon Galaxy S4 & Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 Update: What We Know
    04-20-2014 01:34 PM
  8. yogi2000#AC's Avatar
    Dang I didn't know you had the Verizon model. Sorry! I forgot this isn't only for the AT&T model
    04-23-2014 09:34 AM

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