Will Verduzco · Jun 11, 2014 at 05:00 pm

Verizon Galaxy Note II Finally Receives KitKat OTA Update

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 first received the update late last month, but only now has it begun seeing widespread release.

According to the update’s release notes (courtesy of Senior Member Archon810, of AndroidPolice fame), it brings a few tricks to the table in addition to simply rebasing the firmware to Android 4.4.2. These include support for the Galaxy Gear 2 and updates for several included apps, as well as various bug fixes. Unfortunately, the update also brings with it Samsung’s latest take on device security: Knox 2.0.

You can learn more about the update and get in on the discussion by heading over to this thread.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Will Verduzco

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.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 25, 2015 at 11:00 am · 2 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Apr 17 – 24)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...

XDA NEWS
GermainZ · Apr 25, 2015 at 10:24 am · 6 comments

Glimpse Notifications: Easier Lockscreen Notifications

Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · Apr 24, 2015 at 03:11 pm · 4 comments

What Are the Best Looking Apps on Android?

As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.

DISCUSS
Share This