T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3

KitKat source indicates that KitKat itself could be ready for T-Mobile's Note 3

Samsung has posted the open-source components of Android 4.4.2 for the T-Mobile branded Galaxy Note 3 today. This is not news in and of itself, as manufacturers are supposed to post the open-source code they have used. But when we see code for software we don't yet have, that's another story.

Posting the code means that Samsung thinks it is ready for production. Typically, we have seen source code two or three days before an actual update, and we're hoping to see the same thing here. Of course, it may not be ready for production and it just got posted early. Yeah, I'm a party-pooper sometimes.

Anyhoo, if you have a need for the KitKat source for the T-Mobile Note 3, you can grab it from Samsung's open source page. If you're just anticipating the release of KitKat for the T-Mobile Note 3, come have a seat over here with the rest of us by the electrical outlets.

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Samsung releases T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 source code for Android 4.4.2


Excellent! seeing how well 4.4 runs on the tab pro devices im really looking forward to see how the note 3 is, i really do think the note 3 is the best device Samsung have made and thats including the new S5

ITS GREAT! I've had it since Sunday for the US Cellular verson of the Note 3. Battery life is much better! and its a lot faster to boot! I'm quite pleased after a week of using it!

One thing I hate in Kitkat Note 3 is apps can no longer write in micro SD card but overall the performance is a boost.

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Exactly, most apps.

Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

If you're rooted you can fix it very easily by adding a line to the permission file. It's missing the "media_rw" line. Otherwise if you're not rooted you will need to wait for a quick fix from Samsung. I can't believe they didn't catch that in testing. If you want to "fix" it now just google it. There are a couple places that already have the instructions. Here is one place from xda: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2617921&nocache=1

Just a side note. Samsung has started releasing OTA updates for fixing extSdCard write issues along with the problems with S View covers.

What about Note 2? T-Mobile has to remember most people on their network pay full price for their phones and can't upgrade every year. Either way at least those that are rooted will have the option for a debloated version of KitKat. Can't wait.

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I'll be sure to do a hard reset when it's released.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

The S4 got an update to 4.3 in November and the Note 2 got 4.3 in December. What would ever drive you to think your older devices should get another update before the current latest and greatest gets at least one?

tl;dr quityerbitchin'

I was lucky to get the 4.4.2 on this last Sunday (February 23rd) evening. I've loved it, NO complaints (yet) and the increase performance and battery life is a nice bonus! I was looking on getting the 10,000 battery because I use mine so much, but now don't have to! Saved me money!

I would like to ask a newb question regarding this:
What exactly does the source code (that is published by Samsung) contain?
I mean Android is already open source, and Google already publishes it, so what does Samsung add to it?

Also, How does this help? Does it help for developing Roms that are based on Samsung's stock rom? Or maybe even help with developing AOSP based Roms ?
Does Samsung allow to use some functionality that it has developed being used on other devices? Or maybe port the current one somehow to other Samsung devices?
In other words, what can you get by using their source code?

I'm OK with getting kit Kat whenever no rush lol it breaks foxfi on vzw anyway and I need that ish! Too cheap to pay for Wifi and I have unlimited data