Note 3

Update brings more stability and enhancements to the Note 3

Folks using an AT&T branded Note 3 are seeing a small OTA update this afternoon. Preliminary reports say things seem a little more responsive, and the keyboard background has changed colors to a pleasing blue-back look. Also, important to many, this update breaks root — you've been warned. We reached out to AT&T for a change log, and as soon as we hear back we'll update things here.

Getting the update is easy enough — your update will appear in the status bar when it's your turn, or you can try your luck and manually check in the settings. 

Discuss today's update, and all things Note 3 in the forums.

Source: AT&T Note 3 forums. Thanks everyone who sent this in!

There are 38 comments

mdentley says:

Got's hoping the wifi connectivity issue is resolved.

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makailey3111 says:

Good to know I am not the only one who has trouble with wifi connecting

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ayg says:

I was hoping it would allow for GPS connectivity improvements. Sometimes it just loses connection and refuses to reconnect without rebooting in Google Maps.

Dperks17 says:

Where's the 4.3 update for my note 2 on AT&T!!?

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XavierMatt says:

Gesse, I wonder what's taking so long?... Does sprint have it yet?

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Howard Sylve says:

Dude where's the update to my s3?

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David Horgan says:

Sorry guys. Your devices have been taken to the back burner to make roon for current devices.

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Lane Jasper1 says:

It was released days ago so you should have it if you do a manual check. everyone I know with a note 2 on AT&T has already applied the update and that's about 8 friends of mine so just check software update under Settings and you will probably have it.

Hoping my phone has a more stable connection to the ATT microcell now. Sometimes doesn't connect.

Sjn013 says:

restart your microcell its with a problem the microcell not the note 3 the microcell should of gotten a ota to fix it if not id delete it and re add it

anthonok says:

Was rooted. Took ota. Rerooted no problem.

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Note3Ukulele says:

Which method did you use?

Duncan1982 says:

And here in the UK im still waiting for this update even though it was mentioned weeks ago if its the same one? Sounds like it is.

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XavierMatt says:

Bloat it up Bloat it up. That's how they ball out. Bloated apps bring dolla bills, they get MO money. - lol in my Rihanna Voice.

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emcknight23 says:

now that's funny

hey guys i have att note 3 but i unlocked it and running on tmobile network i m still abale to get this update from att servers


I got the update. :)

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rcgaryk says:

The keyboard update is nice. Looks more like what the Note 2 had.

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rcgaryk says:

KNOX WiFi issue still exists. Damn, I was hoping this was going to fix that :(

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drez22 says:

Same here. Still have Knox Wifi issue.

pstomike says:

Me too... "Unauthorized app has been stopped for trying to access system..." (or something like that). It always happens when the WiFi drops out and re-connects.

OceanR1 says:

Same here on Tmobile us carrier, also issues with WiFi, as I am a it tech I also found out USB 2.0 fails radio test on all carriers. I have not tested 3.0 since most techs on payroll of carriers use 2.0 micro USB and swear by it.

tylerb2002 says:

me 3. Bummer

Mark Vasquez says:

Temp fix until next reboot. Hold down on shield icon until app info pops up. Then press clear cache and clear data then back to of it. I know it stinks but at least it doesn't kick on every 5 minutes

xamadeix says:

Which leads me to believe that the S4 will not be updated today... if they're rolling out the note 3 update...

Ronzdaname says:

Got my update. Wish they would have giving us the option to change the backgrounds of the keyboard and the phone touchpad.

jakedsnake says:

Where's my KitKat update!

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pstomike says:

My Note 3 popped up a notification "NULL" when checking for the update. I clicked OK. Then it downloaded it and started to install it when it said installation stopped. Now when I go to Software Update it says "Check for Update" and "Continue Update". Continue Update is grayed out. Hmmm... Now says I can't check for update for 23+ hours... Hopefully it will work tomorrow :/

Omg that just happened to me too... so annoying... -_-

Ok go to settings and uncheck ur auto time and date. Change ur date to tomorrows date. Good to go. When ur done just recheck ur auto time and date box again.

tylerb2002 says:

I was postponing the update to see if there were any negative reports, but it went through automatically this morning as soon as I took my phone off of airplane mode. well at least it doesn't seem to have broken anything. Didn't notice any changes at all, actually.

I love automatic updates /s

bonespiel says:

I just got Verizon's version of this yesterday!

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Mark Vasquez says:

Sad the root you are supporting has been proved that while you do it it is stealing your imei number. Not safe don't trust it!

My update came and the phone response is faster.

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Never have had a wifi issue.

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Blairpad says:

This update is a mixed bag of mostly... bad, I am sorry to say. I don't mind the darker keyboard, but they went for the tiny keys with more space around them that iHate the look of. No biggie though. What IS a biggie is what they did to the video player. No more live thumbnails when you are looking for your video. I LOVED that and showed it off. So what they are saving a few clock cycles, and 5 minutes of battery life? Also, maybe it's just me but I can NOT get a preview thumbnail to appear on the timeline with the S-pen anymore. What were they thinking here? I guess I am gonna find a way to roll back using Odin and the OneClick.exe from DesignGears. Sigh!