The kernel source was posted just the other day, which usually signals an update is right around the corner. Indeed, here comes KitKat for the Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint. The 503.6MB OTA download includes a few small tweaks to TouchWiz with Android 4.4.

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Here's the changelog for the OTA, version number N900PVPUCNAB.

  • Android 4.4
  • Music album art on the lock screen
  • Launcher selection in settings
  • Camera shortcut on lock screen
  • Improved user interface and stability
  • Prevention pop-up removal

There may also be some Sprint-specific bits in the update, but most of the changes are directly related to KitKat. The OTA is popping up in a lot of places, so you might to be able to trigger the download by checking for updates in the system settings. Otherwise, it will invade your status bar at some point in the next few days.

[Sprint, XDA – Thanks @BradsMarsh, +Justin Schreurs, +Bartholomeu Maddux, and everyone else]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • CBNforum

    AT&T where are you???

    • JazzEspresso

      hold one let me shit first...here goes..ughhhhhh....holly shit what a mess I made...call me back in 6 months, maybe then you will see 4.4...fucking ATT!!

  • tommyS4

    guess its time to go get a framily plan...

  • kingdazy

    /me is waiting for this to be ripped apart, and reloaded as a rooted debloated rom! (i heart xda)

  • frafri

    Sprint Galaxy S4.
    got update last night after clearing framework services.

    Springfield, Illinois.

    • KanishkSingh

      Does Google Wallet work for you?

      • frafri

        I did an app purchase on google play store
        and it worked.

  • solbin

    Still waiting on the T-Mobile update.....

    • Dominic Powell

      Gotta add WiFi calling first

      • yankeesusa

        Which I love and use when I really need it. Can't wait for tmobile to release the note 2 update also.

  • frafri

    does anyone know why the emojis are missing from the hangoutapp :/

    • DoctorRabbitfoot

      Not missing here....all the same emojis are there.

      • frafri

        the icon on the left that contains all of them is gone. :/

  • KanishkSingh

    Does it support Wallet ?

    • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

      Yes and it supports Tap and Pay

      • KanishkSingh

        Ah ok. I forgot in the first place that sprint was never blocking google wallet. It was the other three. Will have to wait and see if they still block google wallet.

  • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

    I'm pissed it still doesn't allow you to use the stock camera while on a call nor did they add an in-call flash that allows you to disconnect one line without hanging up on both parties

  • gautam

    When it come to India

  • Lisa Edouard

    Ever since updating my phone freezes, the camera app on the screen does not work, and lastly my email master sync is broken...