Verizon Galaxy Note 2

A quick heads up for those of you who own the Verizon Galaxy Home Button, erm, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 -- a software update is currently coming down the pike. We don't know exactly what's in version LL4 (Verizon's usually excellent upgrade info pages are currently failing us), but it's looking like the Exynos exploit is targeted, and that'd make sense, seeing as how other Samsung devices have been updated for the same thing this week.

Update: OK. The changelog is as follows:

  • Android Security Patch added for additional security.

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Here's exactly what the fine folks in our Verizon Note 2 forums are seeing. We've got an e-mail into Verizon for more details, and we'll update if and when we get 'em.

More: Verizon Galaxy Note 2 forums

 
There are 32 comments

Does this update fix the logo on the home button?

Yes. Keep staring at it. It'll change.

zero3187 says:

Will it work for ones not yet purchased?

MaxComrie says:

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treb1797 says:

http://www.droid-life.com/2013/01/18/verizon-posts-galaxy-note-2-update-...

Security Patch. Ohhh...Logo is still on home button *eyes go crossed*

mwara244 says:

Droid-Life comments say DON'T UPDATE, takes away root unlock the phone for the easy unlock. VZW trying block people again from unlocking their phone because they beleive that it will cripple their network. I call BS that a rom or new apk's will cripple their network, they just don't want people figuring out to get free stuff like the wifi tether incident for example from before.

Voliam says:

If you squint, the logo looks like the Nike swoosh.

wcarlson41 says:

If I update, will I no longer be able to root? (since the prior available root for the Note 2 relied on this exploit)

creccaj1 says:

You would still be able to root using ODIN.

since=sense now?

creccaj1 says:

Just a heads up to everyone. This will break root access to your phone if you currenlty have root. To save root you will need to download Voodoo OTA root keeper, run the program and save root preferences, perform the update and then run the program again to reroot your device.

droidgeek says:

I just used Voodoo OTA root keeper as you have stated but had no luck updating. Could it be that I used odin to root. The instructions mention this may not work if you use either Kies or odin.

heathcliff says:

I am just about to buy a Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon. What's your best advice for ROOTING the phone, at the moment? All my other phones have been pretty easy. Heath - hc@roadrunner.com

heathcliff says:

I am just about to buy a Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon. What's your best advice for ROOTING the phone, at the moment? All my other phones have been pretty easy. Heath - hc@roadrunner.com

shane chacon says:

Here is what it does. Its a change to add a boundary check routine to only allow applications to access the phones memory in specific areas.

I wonder if the update will now cook me a delicious bass...

gaphair says:

Sea Bass only!

Who? says:

That's actually a nice looking photo of something derided as hideous.

I do try, ya know. :)

The most pitiful Galaxy Note 2 ever. Verizon is overrated and overpriced totally useless.

tim242 says:

I hope your constant baseless rants make your life better. You change with the wind.

grlla says:

Tell us how you really feel goober.

squiddy20 says:

"Verizon is overrated and overpriced totally useless." I think the 100-or-so *million* Verizon wireless subscribers would beg to differ about being being "useless". Moron.
Additionally, not even a year ago you were saying how Verizon was "the best in all of carrier land". And just a few months before that, you were on Sprint with your "legendary" Evo 3D, saying how Sprint was "the boss" and how Verizon was "the devil". What a bandwagon jumping, hypocritical fanboy.

piizzadude says:

why do you guys keep feeding the troll?

jasongeiger says:

Hmm wonder what feature they are removing now :-P I shouldn't make fun after owning the thunderbolt, but I'm good getting my updates indirectly from now on.

specops2k3 says:

got the update. after install and restart keeps saying update failed. i downloaded voodoo root keeper and ran it and did the temp unroot prior to downloading update. anyone have and sugestions?

faceless says:

LL4? that's December 4th compile date right? can't be the Exynos fix...

I find fault in your logic.

Chocu1a says:

This update also has a new locked bootloader.

I got an update this morning. My phone still says I'm 4.1.1 not 4.1.2

otisblood says:

I got the update last night and have since noticed a delay when waking up my note 2. Anybody else notice this? There is a delay using either the home button or power button. This definitely was not there before and I haven't added anything else new since the update.

heathcliff says:

I am just about to buy a Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon. What's your best advice for ROOTING the phone, at the moment? All my other phones have been pretty easy. Heath - hc@roadrunner.com