Mechanical and mechatronics engineers may want a handy app to calculate data for drilling, milling and turning. If you're part of those, you might have searched the Play store only to give up after not finding anything useful. Fortunately, XDA Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf found himself in that same situation, but decided to fix it by making an app to calculate what he needed. CutCalc is a simple calculator that makes tasks mechanical engineers need on a daily basis much easier,...
Sprint Galaxy Note II Finally Updated to KitKat, Open Source Files Available
Just one week before KitKat’s unveiling in late November of last year, the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II received an OTA update that brought the former flagship phablet to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It’s now six months later, and up until now, the still relatively high-end device had not yet received its official update to KitKat. But thanks to leaked documentation made available last week, we knew an update was on the horizon.
Now, that update is finally here. Launched earlier this morning, today’s update brings the Sprint variant of the popular Galaxy Note II up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat KOT49H. This update comes in at version number L900VPUBNE2. According to Sprint’s Update Support Page, it appears as if all that has changed is the rebase to KitKat, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the update incorporate features we’ve seen in other KitKat updates for Samsung devices.
The update is currently making its rounds out to consumer devices by way of a staged OTA rollout. And as such, not every device will be in the initial wave. Unfortunately, no OTA has been captured at this time, but once a captured OTA is available, it will be posted in this thread. But on the bright side, Samsung posted the GPL-mandated open source kernel files to its Open Source Release Center, and progress has already been made to build an aftermarket kernel based on the NE2 sources thanks to XDA Forum Moderator garwynn.
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