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TK · Nov 13, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the successor to the wildly popular Galaxy Note. The original Note was a giant-sized phone at 5.3” screen display, and the Note II is even bigger at 5.5”. The Note II was released to the international markets in August 2012. US release dates lagged somewhat, depending on carrier. For this review, we will be looking at the T-Mobile variant in particular. (more…)

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Haroon Q. Raja · Nov 12, 2012

Paper Artist from Galaxy Note 2 on Any Jelly Bean Device

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the most successful current generation Samsung devices. As with the original Galaxy Note, Samsung ships the Note 2 with a few additional apps that are exclusive to the device. Or are they? Not anymore, if the XDA community has a say in it. Just the way the resizable popup video player from the original Galaxy Note was ported to the Galaxy S II, the Paper Artist app from the Note 2 has been ported to...

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Former Writer · Nov 10, 2012

Sprint Galaxy Note 2 Gets All-in-One Toolkit

If you have a newer Samsung device, you've almost certainly heard of XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip and his toolkits. They've been released for a plethora of devices, including the international Samsung Galaxy Note II. Now, the popular toolkit has started making appearances on the US variants, starting with the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II. The toolkit provides a gigantic number of services for users. Aside from root, custom recovery, and unroot tools, the toolkit also features: Install...

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Conan Troutman · Nov 5, 2012

TeamWin Recovery Project Makes its Way to the Sprint Galaxy Note II

You've probably heard of TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) by now. We've mentioned it here on the XDA Portal a few times in the past, and it's quickly becoming one of the most popular recovery options available for a rather large selection of devices, both old and new. And when you look at what it's capable of, it's easy to understand why. One of the latest devices to receive a port of this feature packed recovery is the Sprint Galaxy Note II thanks to XDA Recognised Developer bigbiff who released...

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Former Writer · Nov 4, 2012

Add Unlimited Apps to the Galaxy Note 2 Multi-Window Selection

Some time ago, XDA members put in the effort and figured out the applications that are compatible with the new multi-window feature found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It turns out that list may not be necessary anymore, as a mod was recently released that makes any app compatible. XDA Senior Member goddamnit has released a mod that allows users to add any application to the multi user interface. It also allows users to add as many apps as...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 29, 2012

Forums Added for the US Galaxy Note II Variants, Droid RAZR HD, and Meizu MX

We recently gave three devices a home in our forum. Not too long ago, we created a forum for the international Galaxy Note II. Now, it's time for the US variants. Coming in as the successor to the wildly popular first generation Note, the Note II builds on its predecessor by increasing the screen size and processor speed, while decreasing device thickness slightly to 9.4 mm. Packing a powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, the Note II is certainly...

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Conan Troutman · Oct 27, 2012

Simple Wireless Charging Mod For The Galaxy Note II

We love a good hardware modification here at XDA, and one of the most popular seems to be adapting a device for wireless charging. Such modifications are usually relatively simple to perform by making use of the HP Touchstone wireless charging unit and a device case designed to work with the charger itself. XDA Forum Member Ryan_G has posted details of how he was able to achieve wireless charging on his Samsung Galaxy Note II. As if that weren't cool...

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Ian Stacy · Oct 16, 2012

Paranoid Android with S-Pen Gestures for Galaxy Note i717

When the Samsung Galaxy Note arrived on AT&T, the extra-large capacitive screen and S Pen were its biggest selling points. For many users, the S Pen and its button are integral to the functionality and productivity of the Note. Those who were unwilling to give up that functionality have been forced to stick with stock ROMs. All that has changed with the newest version of ParanoidAndroid for the Samsung Galaxy Note i717, brought to us by XDA Senior Member JamieD81....

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Former Writer · Oct 16, 2012

Find Apps that Work with the Galaxy Note 2 Multi Window Feature

If you haven't heard, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a pretty nifty feature that only recently started to get press. It is called multi-window, and it allows users to use two Android applications at once. How it works is you open up a compatible application and use your recent apps to select another compatible app. Click and drag the icon into the upper or lower slot and you'll have two apps open simultaneously. Of course, the problem is knowing...

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Former Writer · Oct 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note II Gets All-in-One Toolkit

If you've been a Samsung phone user over the last year or so, you've likely heard of XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip and his tool kits. We've brought you news of his tool kits, as they're available for all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III and all variants of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, among others. Now, mskip is at it again with a release for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. As per the norm, there is quite...

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Conan Troutman · Oct 6, 2012

First Official Galaxy Note II N7100 Firmwares Now Online

There's no disputing the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note II is a beast. This thing is gigantic in every respect. Whether it's screen size, internal storage, or RAM; there isn't another device out there that measures up. That also appears to extend to its official firmwares, which weigh in at a whopping 1043 MB. How do I know this? Well because XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab was kind enough to very recently update his official firmware thread for the Note II...

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FallenWriter · Sep 29, 2012

Galaxy Note II Gets CWM, Sets Pace for Development

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. As the next successor in the popular "phablet" line of Note devices, its massive form is only matched by its powerful specs. It has a quad core Exynos processor and 2 GB of RAM that will surely be taken advantage of in every way possible upon its heralded release. The pace for development has already been set, thanks to XDA Forum Member Chenglu, as CWM...

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Former Writer · Sep 25, 2012

CM10 Bluetooth Audio Fix for Transformer Prime, AT&T Note, and Perhaps Others

When it comes to source-built releases, there always seems to be that one glaring issue that lingers around long after the others are fixed. For instance, last year the EVO 4G developers had some trouble with getting WiMAX on CyanogenMod 7. Usually it is something minor like the camera or Bluetooth. Two devices that have struggled with this are the ASUS Transformer Prime and the AT&T Galaxy Note. The original mod for the Transformer Prime was created by XDA Forum...

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Former Writer · Sep 15, 2012

System Dump Appears for the Sprint Galaxy Note 2

With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 looming closer and closer, it's really hard not to get excited. It's gigantic, it's powerful, and it's beautiful. And as with the Galaxy S III, Samsung is bringing the device to all of the US carriers. So Sprint and Verizon customers won't have to look at AT&T and T-Mobile customers with envy this time around. Recently, we brought you news of the AT&T Note 2 system dump being leaked. Now, the Sprint version...

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Former Writer · Sep 14, 2012

Nexus 7 Tablet UI Patch Ported To AT&T Galaxy Note CM10

Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is right around the corner, users are still making sure that the development stays active for the first one. Now, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note has a UI patch that'll give the Note full fledged tablet UI. Given that it's half tablet, half phone already; having a full tablet UI could be very functional for some. The patch may seem familiar to some, as it's the same patch that Nexus 7 owners used...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 9, 2012

Forums Added for the RAZR M, Galaxy Note 2, Kindle Fire HD7, and Kindle Fire 2

What a week it's been for technology. First, we took a peak at Motorola's announcement, in which details were presented about Windows Phone 8 and some upcoming devices. Among them was the Droid RAZR M, which is the successor to the original Droid RAZR. While it features mid-range specs by today's standards, it's certainly no slouch. It features a 4.3″ screen packing in 960 x 540 pixels, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, a gig of RAM, a 2000 mAh battery, and...

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David Watt · Sep 7, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 System Dump

Here at XDA, we love to get our hands on all the goodies extracted from newly released devices so that we can start porting them onto other devices. What makes it even more exciting is when this happens before the device hits store shelves. In an XDA exclusive, thanks to XDA Forum Moderator oka1, we now have our hands on a full system dump of the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Weighing in at 920MB, this full system...

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Former Writer · Aug 7, 2012

Floating Note Taking Apps for the AT&T Galaxy Note

This isn't the first time we've brought you news of floating window applications. They have been slowly gaining momentum as Android devices become more powerful and equipped with better hardware to run them more efficiently. Even so, the world could always use more floating window applications. For AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note users, you now have a few more to try out---one of which is also compatible with S-Pen. There are a total of three applications that AT&T Note users can...

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Former Writer · Jul 29, 2012

EVO 4G, AT&T Galaxy Note, AT&T SGS2 Skyrocket Receive Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean

Not long ago, CyanogenMod 10 was announced. Not too long later, there were preview and unofficial builds released for so many devices that XDA TV's Jordan has spent the last two weeks talking about it. Well, following in those footsteps, unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean has been announced and released to a few Nexus devices, and has begun expanding into the non-Nexus area. Among the first non-Nexus devices to pick up AOKP Jelly bean are the HTC EVO 4G, AT&T Samsung Galaxy...

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Former Writer · Jun 19, 2012

Carbon Tweaks Installer Ported to AT&T Galaxy Note

Not long ago, we brought you news of the Carbon Tweaks Installer for the International Galaxy Note. It brought a number of nice modifications and tweaks to the device in a simple, easy to use interface. Unfortunately at the time, it wasn't compatible with the AT&T Galaxy Note, so not all Note users could enjoy the tweaks it provided. That is no longer the case. XDA Senior Member carbonassassin has brought the Carbon Tweaks Installer to the AT&T Note. Users...

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