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!]


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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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