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The Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update has leaked for T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon.
CyanogenMod 11 is now available for all of those carrier versions. Users can access the update by downloading the CM11 nightly build. The GSM and AT&T versions have not received the ROMs yet.
The build is based on the latest version of KitKat which is Android 4.4.2. This software should be installed with caution as it could void the device's warrantee or erase saved data.
Samsung has already begun rolling out the official update in other parts of the world. It still may take a long time before it hits the States.
The Galaxy Note 3 was released in the fall of last year and has become one of Samsung's fastest selling devices to date.
It will be followed by the Galaxy Note 4, which is now rumored to feature a three-sided display.
Samsung's Executive VP of the mobile division Lee Young Hee recently interviewed with Bloomberg and confirmed that the new device could feature this type of advanced display thanks to the company's closer relationship with Gorilla Glass maker Corning.
An earlier patent application submitted by Samsung also pointed to the company going with this three-sided touchscreen.
Samsung's 2014 flagships which includes the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 could also end up featuring chips with 4GB RAM.
Last month the company announced the development of the industry's first 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip which is denser, faster, and more energy efficient than any of the products currently found on the market.
The new memory chip is built on a 20-nm class process which allows manufacturers to reach a capacity of 1GB of RAM on a single die. Smartphone makers will be able to give their devices 4GB of RAM by combining four of these chips.