Will Verduzco · May 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

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.

[Screenshot courtesy of XDA Senior Member RayTrue04]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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