Download Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for Canada Galaxy Note 2 SGH-317

Samsung has got Many of the variants of the Samsung Note 2 started receiving the Kitkat 4.4.2 update about 2 months earlier. But not all the Note 2 variants got the Update on time, such as the Verizon variant and the Canadian variants (SGH-I317M).

We saw the update for Verizon model last week, it’s now time for the Canadian Version, the Black Edition Note 2 (Common for Bell, Virgin Mobile, Rogers, Koodoo Mobile, SaskTel and Telus) users to get a taste of Kitkat.

The update brings your device to the build number I317MVLUDNF1 and updates the Android version to 4.4.2 KitKat. The update brings all the Kitkat features like Low Ram usage, Better overall performance, camera shortcut on the lockscreen, wireless printing support, expanded emojis, etc, and updated versions of a few Samsung apps. Also included are improvements to Bluetooth, copy and paste, and the keyboard app, etc.

This update is currently rolling out on the above mentioned carriers. If you are unable to get the update, for any reason and you’re an Advanced user who can’t wait for it, you can always download it and install it yourselves. Thanks to folks at, who got the firmwares ready for you to install. The procedures and the softwares that are required are mentioned below.


Model: SGH-I317M

Model name: GALAXY Note II

Country: Canada (Rogers) (Black Edition)

Version: Android 4.4.2

Build date: June 1, 2014


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.


Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged ‚ÄĒ at least 50% battery of the device.


To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‚ÄėAbout device‚Äô option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be SGH-I317M!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other variants of Galaxy Note 2 or any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been warned!


Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.



You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash stock firmware on your Galaxy Note 2.

In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Galaxy Note 2 on your computer.




Download the Odin zip file and firmware file given below. Transfer both Odin and firmware file to a separate folder on your computer just to keep things tidy. Also download the firmware for your carrier. If you download a different version, you may BRICK your device.

Odin File → download link.

Firmware File →


  Example video: If you haven’t used Odin before to install a stock firmware or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. The video demonstrates flashing of CWM Recovery on Galaxy S3, but since the procedure is same for flashing stock firmware also, the video will help: Click here to watch the video

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing stock firmware, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Extract/Unzip the Odin zip file, Latest Odin3 on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably) to get the following files:
    • Odin3 v3.09.exe
    • Odin3.ini
  2. Extract/Unzip the Firmware zip file on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably) to get a tar file.
  3. Move the extracted firmware file in the same folder in which you extracted latest Odin3 (just for your convenience, that is).
  4. Disconnect the Galaxy Note 2 from PC if it is connected.
  5. Double-click the Odin3 v3.09.exe file to open Odin.
  6. Boot your Galaxy Note 2 into Download Mode:
    • Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off.
    • Press and hold these 3 buttons together¬†until¬†you see¬†Warning!¬†screen:¬†Volume Down + Power + Home.
    • Press Volume Up now to continue to Download Mode.
  7. Connect your Galaxy Note 2 to PC. Odin window will show an Added!! message in bottom left box. Odin’s screen would look like this:
    Odin 3.09 - Samsung-Galaxy-Odin-Device-Added-Screenshot
    If you don’t get the Added! message, here are some troubleshooting tips:
    • Make sure you have installed driver for Galaxy Note 2 as said above in ‚ÄėBefore you begin..‚Äô section.
    • If you have already installed driver, then uninstall them and re-install back.
    • Connect using a different USB port on your PC.
    • Try a different USB cable. The original cable that came with your phone should work best, if not, try any other cable that‚Äôs new and of good quality.
    • Reboot phone and PC and then try again.
  8. Load the firmware file (extracted in Step 2) into Odin as instructed below:
  9. Click on the AP button on Odin and select the firmware file (.tar file from step 2). Your Odin window should look like the screenshot below:
  10. Now in the Option section of Odin, make sure that Re-Partition box is unchecked. (Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes remain checked, while all other boxes remain unchecked.)
  11. Double check the above two steps.
  12. Click the Start button to begin flashing stock firmware on your Galaxy Note 2, and wait until you see a PASS! message in Odin’s top left box.
  13. When you get PASS! message, your phone will restart automatically. You can then disconnect your phone from PC.
    Odin 3.09 - Samsung-Galaxy-Odin-PASS-screenshot

If you see FAIL message instead of the PASS in Odin’s top left box, that’s a problem. Try this now: disconnect your Galaxy Note 2 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 3 of this guide again.

Also, If device is Stuck at setup connection or on any other process, then too, try this: disconnect your Galaxy Note 2 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 3 of this guide again.


It was easy to flash stock KitKat Android 4.4.2 firmware on your Galaxy Note 2, right? Let us know in comments below.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

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