hmmm. I have a galaxy note 3 too and I want the Kit Kat update as well. bachinphx I may have to try your instructions on getting the Kit Kat update; if it doesn't work then I will try the OTA Update when it becomes available.
I installed KK today. Runs nice. A few performance updates as well. Apps open quicker, GPS locks in faster, SD card works fine. Some new apps installed. Here are some screens to prove it.
It's because he didn't flip the 4G switch I've done this as well in past as, And when leaving your Home or a place that has Wi-Fi that phone used it's nice that it can re-engage the 4G.
You don't need to flip the mobile data on and off........it's automatic! If it was out more people would be on here saying they got it! He hacked it!!!! I've tried Verizon update assistant. ....nothing!!!! Kies 3.........nothing!!!!!!