Sprint Galaxy Note 2

Sure, the Galaxy Note 3 has received an update to the latest version of Android in March, but what about its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2? After outlining that the device would be receiving the KitKat update later this month, Samsung is making good on its promise by rolling out the update to Sprint's Galaxy Note 2.

This is the first major update for Sprint's Galaxy Note 2 this year, and brings all of KitKat's goodies to the last-gen phablet, like improved battery life, white status bar icons, full-screen album art, wireless printing support and more.

Samsung is on a roll as far as Android updates are concerned, and has rolled out KitKat to the international version of the Galaxy S4 Active earlier this week, and to the Galaxy Mega 6.3 today.

As is usually the case with these updates, it might be a while before all users receive it. If you don't see the OTA update, head over to the device's settings to manually check if there is one available, or connect your device to Samsung Kies to check for an update.

Now that Sprint has rolled out the KitKat update, other carriers should follow suit shortly.

Source: Sprint

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Justadye4 says:


eszklar says:

Waiting for the KitKat upgrade for the T-Mobile USA Note 2. It belongs to my GF, otherwise I would have installed a 4.4.2 ROM on it myself long ago.

Notajediyet says:

"Others will follow shortly". Just like the US S3 variants. Which means in 4-7 months after the bloatware is added.

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thatguy97 says:

You know it

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5

NoNexus says:

Blame your carrier for the bloat, the Sprint SGS3 already has KK

Urvaksh_S says:

I'm not from the States and I have a question: Does Sprint load lesser bloat onto their devices or is it just that they care more about their users and are fast to update even older devices?

Posted from my de-TouchWized Samsung Galaxy S3 running SlimKat 4.4.2

jeddo45 says:

They don't add a lot of bloat to their devices. In turn, it helps to push out faster updates. Sprint is usually among the first to push out updates.

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Theot says:

Been running aosp versions of 4.4.2 for awhile on my Note 2. I'm tempted to go back to stock to try it but I know it will be bloated and laggy so I think I'll just stick with the smooth fast Slimkat rom.
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Urvaksh_S says:

+1 SlimKat is very smooth although it may not have the amount of customisations others would've desired from a ROM. Much better than TouchWiz that's for sure.

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kinster02 says:

Yeah !

From my Note 2 to you

Erick Newman says:

Come on tmobile.

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vpblaze says:

Ha! All the goodies KitKat brings like better battery life! Ha!

KitKat has done nothing to improve battery life for quite a number of Note 3 owners. Quite disappointing. Why fix something that isn't broken!

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jboogie1289 says:

Must be specific handsets because my Note 3's battery life has increased.

kbot1226 says:

Yay, Google Wallet will rise again!

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shcole says:

how will this affect apps I have moved to ext card? Should I avoid this "upgrade"?

Mamaluka says:

It's my understanding that any apps you've moved to the SD card will be rendered useless unless you put them back onto your device. Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

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pat mor says:

I am sprint and not seeing it for Kies or OTA?

pat mor says:

Sprint Note 2 that is.

Crystalyne says:

Not seeing it in Kies either. :(

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jwoodsoniv says:

I have been checking all day and nothing. 4.4 should hold me over until the Note IV is released.

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pat mor says:

That what I was thinking also. Was very close to the Note 3 but my note 2 is fine and with Kitkat maybe I can hold off.

Jnug70 says:

No update ota or kies.

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pat mor says:

Still nothing this morning 5/30. When is it going to hit OTA and Kies? Sprint Note2


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I got the update yesterday and I see NOTHING that has changed at all.. I mean NOTHING! Someone who uses Sprint with the Note 2 want to tell me what is different? I have had issues with my phone so maybe it didn't go through or something.

shaungilmer says:

Same here... it installed but I can not tell any difference really

Got notice of this update this morning on Sprint.

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