Samsung Galaxy Note 2

A heads up for you folks rocking the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — a software update is headed your way. Sprint has posted the changelog for version PAMK4, which brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the device.

In addition, you'll also be getting improvements for HD voice, Samsung KNOX, and compatibility for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Sprint notes that it'll be a staggered rollout, so you might not get it first thing. (And with the way updates have been going lately, that's not necessarily a bad thing.)

Source: Sprint; More: Sprint Galaxy Note 2 forums

 
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robotaholic says:

Nothing here yet in Oklahoma.

dodge470 says:

Can't seem to log into forums I keep getting a connection err but if I log out I can get in...any way I have the s4 from us cellular with the 4.3 that they stopped so does anyone know if they get the bugs fixed will there be something sent to us that have the 4.3 to fix it?

I'm new to this site!

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zaydabarber says:

Im on att ours is coming out to day also

"AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2"

yankeesusa says:

I just got a replacement through best buy insurance. I haven't rooted it again yet. Should I wait in case this breaks the current rooting method?

wraith404 says:

It has KNOX, it will affect the current rooting method. Most notably, once KNOX is enabled, rooting will permanently trip a "WARRANTY VOID" flag. Also, once it is enabled it is impossible to revert to a prior ROM version. In other words, if the update is borked, you're stuck with it until Sammy tries to fix it, and their track record with updates is less than stellar.

On the S4, CFAutoRoot still works, but of course trips the warranty flag. Generally speaking, no one was able to get any of the root keeper/persistence tricks to work. Also several people reported the 4.3 update to be buggy, slow or unstable. So depending on the software similarities between the S4 and Note 2 updates, you might consider taking the 'hide and watch' approach before updating.

NoNexus says:

I believe that was the S4 update that had issues and they pulled it, not the Note 3/2.

Different hardware all the way around.

Ratnok says:

Where's KitKat?

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Ratnok says:

Where's KitKat?

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yankeesusa says:

Thanks. I will wait. Will most likely be selling it anyway. Switching to T-Mobile. I'll root it again before the update so it can be worth more.

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eahinrichsen says:

This. It's amazing how much extra you can get people on Craigslist to pay for an unlocked/rooted phone, eve for models that are really easy to open up.

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Nik Popa says:

I wonder about Framaroot?.. That's what I did... It was short, simple, effective... But I wouldn't mind rocking 4.3!

hmmm says:

Unless you have a Nexus device I would unlock it and root it ASAP and prevent any OTA.

jackwagon06 says:

Definitely. Besides, how long before devs come out with a debloated rom running 4.3 with tw? That's the thing to do if you're into it

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wraith404 says:

Probably a few days before they are solid without all this KNOX bullshit.

SgtJG007 says:

Sprint care tweeted me today saying it will be rolled out in waves. I'm assuming it will start rolling out today. I'm waiting for it to be available on KIES.

Thadrow says:

I have such a bad feeling ATT version wont roll out today as expected. Sigh.

Dperks17 says:

Ugh, you're probably right.

dizzle16 says:

Very disappointed in Samsung right now, you guys can't get the s3 update right, which was expected 2 WEEKS AGO TODAY ON SPRINT, but have no issues with the note 2 which has the same UI. How long does it take to get these issues resolved? Amateur devs fix this stuff quicker than this

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NoNexus says:

Same ui, different hardware. The ui is less important

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wraith404 says:

Very true, but the hardware differences are are typically dealt with in the HAL. Device drivers are in the kernel, and access libs are in the hardware abstraction layer. You can compile the same rom and link to different HAL and kernel. So it's quite possible that Samsung is using a very similar base ROM project across several Galaxy devices if they are all on the same Android version.

NoNexus says:

But you still have to make sure that everything works together with everything else which means while you have your ui base, and even a hardware base, there are tweaks for all of the.

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cammykool says:

my concern is replacemnt phones

Fearce#AC says:

S3 update for At&t is rolling out right now. After seeing this post I decided to try on my S3. It's 623 mb. Halfway done so far.

marisdaman says:

Does rooting void Samsung warranty only or does it include Best Buy insurance / warranty.

hmmm says:

If you make sure it cannot turn on in the event something goes wrong then it will not void any warranty ;) At least that's what I would do if I knew they denied warranty claims due to rooting.

NoNexus says:

If I ever had to turn my Note 3 in, for a legit reason, I would hard brick it.

It is hard to do unless you do it properly but can be done. Heck even a soft brick might do.

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Guitar_Jesus says:

Just crack the screen. They even let you keep your old phone till you get your new ine now. So BB doesn't bother checking for root.

zaydabarber says:

Have any one received their update for att note 2

"AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2"

Dperks17 says:

Nope :(

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donnie623 says:

Um no. Call AT&T. Anyway, happy as hell Sprint is sticking to the timeline and pushing this out!

zaydabarber says:

Att s3 getting it also I seen it in s3 group

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dizzle16 says:

So the at&t galaxy s3 gets 4.3. What the fuck happened to "suspended"? Samsung is fucking up fast and picking up speed

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nstuber3956 says:

This is such crap! I'm happy for sprint users, but come on I've been waiting patiently for this update. I should have known ATT would screw us over!

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ekincaid says:

Is there any Sprint users out there that have received the update. I haven't seen anyone yet.

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I have and so far, no major problems. The typical "root is gone" issue only.

AB Camacho says:

I'm in LA nothing yet

RandallMeek says:

I was wondering the same thing

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AB Camacho says:

Sprint users in LA... anyone get an update yet???

TishaCombs says:

Long Beach checking in... Nothing here, yet... :-/

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zaydabarber says:

Im in south Carolina and no update on att note2

"AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2"

Ruben_915 says:

My father in law just got a galaxy s4 on sprint...out of the box it had a 4.3 update reqdy to download. I just baught a tmobile galaxy note 2.....can't wait for mine :-)

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RandallMeek says:

Sitting here in Florida still waiting on this update. I still don't see anyone saying they've received the update except like 2 people in this post. I know it is rolling out over a couple of days but surely someone has it that can talk about it.

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RandallMeek says:

BTW- Sprint Galaxy Note 2

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danska8es says:

Sprint just post again the update for the note 2 in the support page
http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Find_and_update_the_software_v...

AlyarbankHQZ says:

I just updated from the file found on xda and it worked fine. Just place it on the root of your SD card then enter recovery by hitting Vol-Up+Home+Power then load update from SD. Be patient it takes a while to complete.