Is there a way to flash my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with stock rom(Android KitKat 4.4.2) in Linux(any distribution)?

EDIT: I can't figure out how to flash this firmware with Heimdall. All I can find is different files and different devices.

EDIT:Here are the instructions building a Heimdall firmware package.

EDIT: I found a post on XDA saying that Heimdall doens't support KitKat 4.4.2, I got the same error as that guy:ERROR: Failed to send request to end PIT file transfer! ERROR: Failed to download PIT file! When trying to download the PIT file for my device.

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For flashing Samsung devices on operating systems other than Windows, you might wish to take a look at our tag-wiki:

Heimdall is a cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung mobile devices

Thought your device doesn't seem to be explicitly mentioned as being "officially tested" on the projects homepage, the page writes:

Users have reported success with a wide variety of Samsung's mobile phones and tablets from all around the world.

Heimdall (click for larger variant)
Heimdall (Source: WebUpd8.Org; click image for larger variant)

Update: If Heimdall somehow doesn't fit your needs, according to our odin tag-wiki there's also JOdin3 which works browser based. Haven't tried that (no Sammy here), but might be worth a look.

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