AT&T Galaxy Note 2

We heard from AT&T that today was the day for the long-awaited Galaxy Note 2 multi-window update, and it looks like the carrier has stuck to its word. Several users in our forums are finding OTA notifications on their devices -- while others have had success checking manually -- and reboot to find the new feature in working order. The download all together is 178MB, which is quite hefty, and keeps the Note 2 on Android 4.1.2 for the time being.

See the update hit your device yet? Head to the forums and let the other members know how it's working out.

Source: AT&T Galaxy Note 2 Forums; Thanks, Larry!

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My AT&T Note 2 is at 4.1.1... not 4.1.2 is that a typo or did I miss something? Anyways no update for me yet, just checked manually and it says no software update available at this time, and I can check again for 24 hours... lame.

You are not worthy!

LOL... you are probably right.

If you're rooted you can use titanium back-up to wipe the data on the software update and re-check.

mu5icpimp says:

You don't have to be rooted to clear data on the updater.

Soap4Me says:

How do I clear the timer and why do they have one.

Mine went to update this morning but had to leave. Reconnected it when I got where I was going it was at 66% and then was cleared it didn't do the update when I rebooted and still says I'm on the old patch 4.1.1 plus now it says no new update available. Anyway to find the file in my ex file explorer and reset it or have it continue?

DanD22 says:

I had the same issue, now i can't get update. did you get it to work?

ethanquin says:

I have the same issue. What do I need to do to refresh the update? Att says its a samsung issue and samsung says it's an att issue! I'm lost!

andyjwang says:

I hate that it says wait for another 24 hours. While I have problem with "memory full" and trying to figure out why, why do I want to wait for another 24 hours to try? Is it silly?

I just updated mine multitasking is up and running. Go to software update in setting--About--Update.
Good luck and Enjoy!

blazin504boy says:

The speed difference!!!

Soap4Me says:

the update was not for speed lol.

npco543 says:

How long does anyone think it'll be before Apple applies for a patent on a multi-window UI for smartphones and tablets?

curley says:

Is it just me, or does the new Multi Window look like Samsungs OLD window 6.0 software? See the Samsung Omnia

borgdog says:

hmmm vaguely familiar. I'll pull out my Omnia once I get home and compare.

cenkaetaya says:

haha, you are so right


losmorob says:

Same here 4.1.1 and no update at this time

wildmangk says:

Manually checked mine and it was there

Statusnone says:

Got mine earlier today and love it. Also try the new Samsung keyboard with multi window! It's awesome.

draken says:

After the update I only get a green screen for the camera. The smaller front camera preview is fine. Stopped app and cleared defaults but it didn't help. Any one else having issues with the camera?

Glerp says:

No notification and no luck on the manual search. No update at this time... Can't check update for another 48 hours.

Terry Wilson says:

change the date to like dec 29 and try again.... worked for me

shihhan2015 says:

Oh yeah!!! This worked for me. I just finished downloading the update. I didn't notice any speed change but I got the multi-windows. :)

draken says:

Exynos memory fix worked before the update. After the update it is causing the green screen on the camera. When I disable the fix, the camera works fine. So I either have a working camera or block a large security hole... *sigh*

planoman says:

Downloading now. Hope it is worth the hype.

NavyVet420 says:

I have CleanROM 3.5 and have had Multi-view for a week now. Its neat. Plus I also have mine transparent.

Root. Get rid of ATT junk apps. Will make your phone faster.

Use CleanROM 3.5

planoman says:

Got it. I must admit- it is pretty cool!

nquach88 says:

Would I lose my root if I chose to do this install? I'm still on stock rom, just rooted to remove bloatware.Pros and cons anyone? Thanks.

Soap4Me says:

I played with the check for updates and now I have to wait 133 hours to check again. How do I clear that? I want the upgrade for galaxy note 2. Will the update push through despite the timer?

This. Mine is up to like 90-something hours... I am impatient.

Soloberry says:

Tired of waiting.


Same here, I can't find how to bypass that shit!I'm up to 112 hours of wait time!

Soap4Me says:

Me too. Does the countdown timer prevent updates from coming through if they are there and how does one clear the countdown timer *which sucks* without rooting?

Naza1966 says:

just go to settings and then to dateand time and set the date to the 31st and then check for the update and it will be there this is what I did

Soap4Me says:

when I tried that it pushed my check for update timer from 19 hours to 132 hours!

Naza1966 says:

well that means the update was not pushed out where you live it worked for me and im working with mulit veiw right now

Red326 says:

Settings/apps/all/device management/clear data. Recheck update

Soap4Me says:

I do not have a device mgt under settings/apps/all. I have a device help there. The data cannot be cleared under it.

Soap4Me says:

there is however a drm managent. Is that it?

lan2cp says:

Andrew, is that an app or the digital clock widget from 4.2? If so, how did you get it to work? -Chris

nikkifaye says:

Does the countdown timer prevent the update?

Soap4Me says:

I asked that hours ago if you scroll up. No one answered me either. :(

nikkifaye says:

this sucks and i have 35 hours left

Soap4Me says:

I found out from ATandT that YES. The countdown timer under check for updates is an application and if you got the date PUSHED ahead, you cannot get the update until the countdown timer counts down. ATandT also removed the clear data from the updater app so you can't clear the timer. For those of us who pushed the clock and got the timer to go to outrageous hours, you cannot get the update until the timer counts down to Zero. So for those who cannot get the update now, if you pushed the countdown timer to high hours you won't see the update for quite a while. I have to wait til Wednesday now. Sorry guys. Bombard ATandT and get them to put the update to Kies Air which they should have done to begin with. Then there would be no staggered 10% a day release of the update around the country and no TIMER app (the ATandT upgrade app.). ATandT put that updater app in due to not wanting people to bombard their network with constant requests for upgrade downloads at one time so their diamond of a network (in their eyes) won't get slowed down. Sprint released the upgrade in the wild. With ATandT we are "lucky" to be getting the update at all. Again, this should have been an online download like when the Original Note got an upgrade from Gingerbread to ICS. Keep calling ATandT and maybe they will put it online rather than on wi-fi (Over the Air).

Cant connect to my home wifi any more since I got the update. Battery reboot worked for a few minutes then got disconnected again. Disabled all at&t apps. Called customer support and they were unable to help. Any ideas?

Soap4Me says:

When this update hits, I may not take it. :)

jpark23 says:

Check out topic Multi view update on December 27th! post 232 to get your update.

BgDaddy_5150 says:

Been trying for a few days to update, keep getting "Memory Full. Not enough space. Unable to update software." Any idea's why or how to fix? Have a Note 2 and have over 1GB of free memory.

Lurrch says:

Getting the same thing here. I have 4GB free on the device and a 32GB SD card, no issue with storage on this thing

andyjwang says:

Yes, I hit the same memory full message. Very strange.

Akshit Passi says:

I was also getting the same error.. What i did was I cleared the "cache memory" using app2sd application.. and no more error message.

Chilagurl says:


Frank Uresti says:

Do the manual update on your att note 2 android 4.1.2 is out muti-window is available now. Hells yea.

Kleinpeter12 says:

I keep trying to update my note 2 because it tells me I have an update but everytime I do it it gets to 24% and then tells me it cant be completed. Can anyone help me ?

lrubin28 says:

I installed the 'upgrade' for my HTC OneX. Now my keyboard is totally gibberish. *&$&*&$&^^!!!. Can't type -- made sure English QWERTY is selected, shut down back, etc, etc. F'ed up...Thanks ATT!