POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy Note II
Posted October 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
With so many ROMs available on XDA, it’s incredibly difficult to find the one that suits us most. We must choose between modified stock firmwares, AOSP-derived ROMs, or alternate OSes like Ubuntu Touch and Firefox OS. There are solutions to make the choice a bit easier, and one of them is multiboot. XDA Recognized Developer Tassadar‘s MultiROM is the ideal perfect solution for all you folks that can’t decide which ROM should be used as a daily driver.
In the last few weeks we have been seeing MultiROM popping up on various devices, but it’s certainly nice to see its debut on the popular Samsung Galaxy Note II, a device that was released nearly two years ago. Kernel and device tree imp. . . READ ON »
Posted June 11, 2014 at 05:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Samsung’s former flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note II, has faced a rather long and arduous journey towards Android 4.4 KitKat. Back in April, the international variant of the device received an official OTA update, which was promptly captured and rooted. And about a month later, the Sprint variant of the device received its official update. However, most carrier variants are still left in the cold. Now, Verizon has finally released KitKat to its version of the device.
Today’s update for the Verizon Galaxy Note II comes in the form of software version I605VRUFND7. Strangely though, this update made its way to certain users a bit early. XDA Forum Member datstudandre fir. . . READ ON »
Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:30 am by Will Verduzco
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 SprintR. . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.3 for the Galaxy S5 and S4 LTE-A in Active Development; 4.4.2 Heading out to Many Other Devices Next Month
Posted May 26, 2014 at 11:30 am by Will Verduzco
You may recall that back in November of last year, we shared a leaked Samsung internal memo detailing the OEM’s tentative plans for updating its Galaxy line up to Android 4.4 KitKat. And with the exception of the canceled update for the International S3, this schedule has mostly held true, as we’ve seen KitKat roll out to many of the Korean company’s newer high end devices. Now, more internal documentation has appeared, giving us a clearer picture of what Samsung’s working on in its internal labs.
First up, we have the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F and SM-G900H) and Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-I9506). According to internal Samsung documentation from five days ago, Android 4.4.3 KTU70 is now being . . . READ ON »
Posted May 13, 2014 at 05:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
Not too long ago, we learned that Samsung canceled its plans to release KitKat for their former flagship device from the first quarter of 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S III. This is due to their failure “to load system apps” because of the limited amount of device RAM—or at least that’s what we’re told in an official statement.
But of course, this is XDA, and our devs immediately undertook the task of getting TouchWiz-laden KitKat onto the device. From the same article linked above, you may have noticed that the Samsung Galaxy Note II has already received a fully functional official KitKat build. And given the similarities in hardware, it didn’t take long to see us. . . READ ON »
KitKat Released for International Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, Leaked for Xperia Z! – XDA Developer TV
Posted April 28, 2014 at 08:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Android 4.4.2 KitKat has begun rolling out to the Verizon Galaxy S 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement that KitKat for the Xeria Z has been leaked and that the Galaxy Note II international variant has gotten Android KitKat! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan also talked about understanding cross compiling and Android. So pull up a chair and check out this and other XDA Developer TV videos like, XDA Developer TV Producer TK’s Xposed Tuesday video for PerAppFonts and Tasker on the Galaxy Gear, and his Android App Review of Aut. . . READ ON »
Posted February 25, 2014 at 04:00 pm by Samantha
Lackluster battery life is probably one of the biggest downfalls in the modern day smartphone, despite the slow gains being made by OEMs with each passing generation. Putting aside battery saving apps and devices with non-removable batteries, one way of getting more screen time from your device is to simply use a battery with higher mAh rating. This generally means a battery with larger physical dimensions that will not only add more bulk to your device and ruin its beautiful, carefully designed aesthetics, but can also prevent you from using key features.
Posted February 23, 2014 at 02:00 am by Samantha
The abundance of mods, themes, and tools are, more often than not, scattered throughout the XDA forums in just as many threads. Those looking for a couple of mods and themes to play around with on a whim may end up getting lost between various browser tabs. But if you own a Samsung Galaxy Note II, you may want to check out Powerbox.
Developed by XDA Senior Member mannyvinny, Powerbox is an AROMA-based tool that helps set up and customize your Note II with its extensive list of functions and features. It allows you to root and install Busybox on your device, as well as remove Knox and user-selected bloatware. In addition, Powerbox packs in quite the variety of mods and themes, including:
- Quick settings toggles themes
Posted February 18, 2014 at 04:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Before today, Samsung has been very cautious in tempering expectations regarding official Android 4.4 KitKat updates for its recent devices. While certain phones have already received the 4.4.2 goods, much of the rest of the company’s lineup is still in Jelly Bean limbo. We’ve seen leaks fly around left and right for the Galaxy S 4, but official word regarding KitKat for the device has been lacking. And since this is just for their latest and greatest, the future didn’t look so hot for Samsung’s older devices.