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International Galaxy Note 3 getting another OTA, reactivation lock now defaults off

The international Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE (SM-N9005) is getting yet another over-the-air update this morning, bringing it up to firmware version UDMJ6. The 116MB update includes stability fixes according to the official changelog, in addition to a change that may be of interest to anyone selling or giving away their device in the future. Until now the "reactivation lock" feature, which requires your Samsung account details to use the phone after a factory reset, defaulted to "on." It's a useful anti-theft feature, but if it could cause you some headaches if you weren't aware of it. As such, the new update sets it to "off" by default, requiring Note owners to manually enable it under Settings > General > Security.

Other changes in the OTA include a fresh coat of paint for the Samsung keyboard, as well as fixes for bugs preventing certain features, such as direct pen input and the one-handed windowed mode, from being reactivated after enabling Pebble's accessibility service.

If you're updating this morning, hit the comments and let us know if you're seeing any other changes or fixes.

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex is global Executive Editor for Android Central, and is usually found in the UK. He has been blogging since before it was called that, and currently most of his time is spent leading video for AC, which involves pointing a camera at phones and speaking words at a microphone. He would just love to hear your thoughts at, or on the social things at @alexdobie.

  • Nice! Oh, hang on, I don't own a Note 3. Damn! Posted via Android Central App
  • Damn sucks to be you. Go get one when the stores open. ----------------------------------------------------
    My S-Pen went through hell to deliver this important message to you
  • Your check is in the mail.
  • Will be checking this out later, was having stability issue's in regards to wifi connection, that seems to have rectifyed itself, but any update is a positive thing right? Posted via Android Central App
  • The NOTE 3 ROCKS!! Posted via Android Central App
  • is this device still plagued by the Region Lock issue?
  • It depends what you mean by "plagued." It still exists, but if you buy it directly from a carrier (assuming you're in the US), it's not going to really affect you much. I've also read that there are unlock codes out on the internet and that developers have come up with a way around the lock through software if you're the worried about it. Don't let that stop you if you want to get it. I love this phone, personally.
  • The only people who were ever affected by that are the ones who buys a phone in the EU, takes it out of the EU without unpacking it and tries to activate in on another continent with a non-EU SIM card. Not a very likely scenario, especially considering that EU countries generally has the highest VAT rates in the world.
  • Hey That's good but any news about the 4.3 update for GT-I9300
  • Hope this comes to the US variants
  • Where is my note 2 android 4.3 update? Posted from My GNote 2 via AC App
  • I didnt got any updates on my unlocked note 3 :-s