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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thank you to everyone who posted comments regarding my original post.

I exchanged my Note for another about three weeks ago. I wanted to use it awhile to make sure the goodness wasn't going to be fleeting. I am happy to report that most of the problems that I had originally posted are no longer issues.

My new Note has Gingerbread on it and I won't be upgrading to ICS. When I purchased my original Note, it came with Gingerbread. Then less than two weeks of owning that Note, I updated to ICS. I can't say for sure if ICS created a lot of the issues because I didn't have it long enough on Gingerbread to know any better. It might have been the hardware itself that was the problem.

A co-worker had also updated his Note to ICS. He had owned his Note for several months. He complains that ICS isn't as good as Gingerbread. He misses some of the features that he had with Gingerbread. He thinks that ICS is actually a downgrade from Gingerbread. He says that his Note has always been freezing since the update. My ICS Note was freezing, too. The freezing issue was the reason that I finally exchanged it.

The only thing that I can complain about now is the lack of AT&T's LTE network in many areas (compared to Verizon's). But, as stated in one of my post, I knew about that before I bought my Note, but thought I could put up with the slowness because I wanted the Note's large screen.

Now, I'm happy with my Note, but still disappointed with AT&T's LTE coverage.

I appreciated everyone's comments and for providing me with ideas on how to resolve the issues. Thank you, again!

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I'm sorry to post this, but people who are thinking about buying this phone need to be aware that this phone can't do some basic things correctly.

I bought the Note because I mostly use my phone for browsing the web and for navigation. I was attracted to the large screen - thinking that it would make both more enjoyable. However, the Note's large screen doesn't outweigh the disadvantages that I've listed below. For the past month, I have really tried hard to enjoy this phone, but the Note is the worst Android phone I have owned. I have owned a HTC G1 (on T-Mobile) and just recently replaced a HTC Thunderbolt (on Verizon) for the Note. Even the G1, the original Android phone, was better than the Note.

Here are some reasons I hate the Note:
  1. AT&T's 4G LTE nework is smaller than Verizon's. When in 4G (not LTE) mode, the Note is so slow that it is practically useless for using the web. It's pathetic!
  2. The GPS, for the map and navigation apps, is not trustworthy. As a test, I turned on the map app on my way to work today. It was about a quarter-mile off my actual location for my whole 15 mile trip to work!!!
  3. The Note's screen freezes sometimes.

I regret that I gave up my one year old Thunderbolt for the Note. It was faster and more accurate than the Note in many locations that I visit. At home, I get a LTE signal. Five miles away from home, I only get 4G. Don't be fooled on what AT&T calls 4G. As many other people have posted on this site, if it's not 4G LTE, AT&T's 4G is just enhanced 3G.

Currently, the Note is a bad phone on a slow network (compared to the other phones I've owned).

The two things that I hope for are, 1) AT&T expands its LTE coverage faster, and 2) The GPS is more accurate. Otherwise, I don't think I can live with the Note/AT&T for the whole two year contract.

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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I forgot to mention that Samsung's car dock doesn't work properly, either. Music and the voice for navigation gets piped through my car speaker correctly, but phone calls don't go through the car speakers. The caller's voice goes through the speaker on the phone.
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Sorry to hear of these problems.

My experience doesn't match yours in most respects.

Issue number one sounds like a carrier problem rather than a phone problem. LTE words great on mine, and HSPA+ was fine as well (I was too lazy to go in and get an LTE Sim card for quite a while).

Issue number two...I don't know what to make of it. GPS has been very fast to lock on my position and has been accurate in tracking for me. My only complaint is that the navigation chooses strange routes sometimes.

Issue three I agree with, but chalk it up to me having nine home screens (running Apex Launcher), most of which are covered with widgets or photos of my family.

I don't have the car dock. I use a Bluetooth speakerphone that has an FM transmitter built in, and it routes *all* phone audio to my car stereo (if I enable that feature...plays all audio through built-in speaker, otherwise).

It sounds like you have some fairly specific problems, and I wonder if some of the issue might be a hardware issue.

Do you know anyone else who has a Note or a car dock?
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So 3 little problems, that you could probably fix, and you think it's worthy of being called worst android phone ever??
And the 4g network has nothing to with the phone, so that's hardly a reason to knock the phone
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Agree that 'worst android phone' seems a bit over-the-top...
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Most of the Google apps including Maps are pretty FUBAR right now and ICS has many bugs that are also reported in Jellybean. So the issues are not exactly with the device itself. If you run GPS Test or Mapquest app you will find that GPS is working and mine even shows accuracy within approximately 30 feet. I was able to fix the GPS lock issue (for now) by uninstalling Maps then installing it again from Play.

The freezing is likely due to a memory management issue/conflict that may or may not be resolved with a factory reset. No matter what device you own these problems are present across many devices by many different manufacturers. I have yet to reset mine but will probably try it sometime this week as many have reported improved performance on various devices after a proper reset.
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Most of the Google apps including Maps are pretty FUBAR right now and ICS has many bugs that are also reported in Jellybean. So the issues are not exactly with the device itself. If you run GPS Test or Mapquest app you will find that GPS is working and mine even shows accuracy within approximately 30 feet. I was able to fix the GPS lock issue (for now) by uninstalling Maps then installing it again from Play.

The freezing is likely due to a memory management issue/conflict that may or may not be resolved with a factory reset. No matter what device you own these problems are present across many devices by many different manufacturers. I have yet to reset mine but will probably try it sometime this week as many have reported improved performance on various devices after a proper reset.
You are right I have both the note and the s3 on AT&T and they both have the GPS problem sometimes as well as my skyrocket and atrix
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My phone never freeze before the ics update... I hear you asked for it in my ears.. It's supposed improve not go backwards.. I like the jelly bean specs but I'm cool. I'll stay with what I have. Are we being played by the companies hype? To many promises and no results? Correct me if I'm wrong but we have invested a lot of money into technology and it's terrible that the companies dump bull$#@? On us to make those impressive millions...
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So 3 little problems, that you could probably fix, and you think it's worthy of being called worst android phone ever??
And the 4g network has nothing to with the phone, so that's hardly a reason to knock the phone
Yes, it is the worst Android out of the three that I've owned. Three little problems that shouldn't be an issue in the first place.

When I got my G1, I expected issues because it was the first Android. And I have a somewhat high tolerance for computer issues because I have been using Linux for over 10 years and back then Linux had to be tolerated. For as long as these basic Android apps have been around, the Note shouldn't have these little issues - at least I didn't expect them. Yes, this phone has not lived up to my basic expectations.

As for AT&T'slow network, I only have myself to kick for making the mistake of switching from Verizon. But I really wanted this phone and I didn't imagine that AT&T's network would be so bad.

If you know how to fix the issues, please share. I have searched this forum for fixes, but I haven't seen anything definitive.

I'm really trying to like this phone.
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Rebooted my Note today and there was some type of Android update. I don't know when it was pushed out but it must have arrived OTA. I have been unable to find anything mentioned about this anywhere online. I rebooted my phone two days ago so it had to be in the past 48 hours. Only other thing that may have triggered was removing Maps and installing it again which does appear to have fixed my GPS lock issue.

Anyone else get an update after rebooting and possibly removing/installing Maps by chance?
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Rebooted my Note today and there was some type of Android update. I don't know when it was pushed out but it must have arrived OTA. I have been unable to find anything mentioned about this anywhere online. I rebooted my phone two days ago so it had to be in the past 48 hours. Only other thing that may have triggered was removing Maps and installing it again which does appear to have fixed my GPS lock issue.

Anyone else get an update after rebooting and possibly removing/installing Maps by chance?
Are you talking about the ICS update or an update to google maps?

Also my Note works perfectly. The only thing that bothered me about it is the fact they sold me an LTE phone and didn't bother to tell me that LTE is only available 200 miles away from where I live.
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I forgot to mention that Samsung's car dock doesn't work properly, either. Music and the voice for navigation gets piped through my car speaker correctly, but phone calls don't go through the car speakers. The caller's voice goes through the speaker on the phone.
My car has bluetooth installed so phone calls get piped thru to the car speakers, but the Google GPS lady voice stays on the phone.

I don't see the slowdown in AT&T's "4G" (HSPA+) in my area. The phone is guite fast in 4g. In many cases I have to turn off WiFi if I am in a hotspot because it is slower than 4G. My Note is now on ICS.
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Rebooted my Note today and there was some type of Android update. I don't know when it was pushed out but it must have arrived OTA. I have been unable to find anything mentioned about this anywhere online. I rebooted my phone two days ago so it had to be in the past 48 hours. Only other thing that may have triggered was removing Maps and installing it again which does appear to have fixed my GPS lock issue.

Anyone else get an update after rebooting and possibly removing/installing Maps by chance?
Well this is not the ICS update as that comes through Kies, not OTA. I have not seen or heard of any other OTA update lately.
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Well this is not the ICS update as that comes through Kies, not OTA. I have not seen or heard of any other OTA update lately.
ICS update does come OTA in some markets (eg. Canada).
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ICS update does come OTA in some markets (eg. Canada).
Yup...my update to ICS...over the air.
Had a battery drain problem...removed the battery for a couple of minutes as suggested...now works better then ever.
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I rebooted the device and during boot the screen just said Android is updating. My GPS works with Maps/Nav and my device is no longer lagging. I have no idea what actually happened though it very well may have been triggered by reinstalling Google Maps.
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I rebooted the device and during boot the screen just said Android is updating. My GPS works with Maps/Nav and my device is no longer lagging. I have no idea what actually happened though it very well may have been triggered by reinstalling Google Maps.
If you go into Settings > About Phone, what is the Android version and what is the Kernel version?
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If you go into Settings > About Phone, what is the Android version and what is the Kernel version?
Android 4.0.4
Kernel 3.0.8
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Same versions as mine.

I'm going to try uninstalling/reinstalling Maps & Navigation.
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To the OP:

I didn't see any problem you listed, besides the 4G coverage, that couldn't be fixed. There is a GPS fix over on the xda forum that will turn your Note to an instant locker. And if your screen freezes up I would suggest installing an over clock kernel. Right now I'm running hotwire's oc kernel at 1.86g with the pegasus governor, and I'm getting a full day out of my battery.

You may be frustrated but it seems like instead of searching for answers you just wanted to vent.
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Same versions as mine.

I'm going to try uninstalling/reinstalling Maps & Navigation.
Any news on this? I have been having problems with Maps and Navigation but I haven't gotten any Android Updating screens.
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Any news on this? I have been having problems with Maps and Navigation but I haven't gotten any Android Updating screens.
Navigation is actually dependant on Maps so no need to touch that.

My guess is that Maps is an integrated application that other parts of the Android OS depend on. Also apps that use Geo based advertisements or make use of your location likely use an API from Maps to gather location info. So it would sort of make sense if the build of Maps has issues that it could impact performance elsewhere. I know that Pinball Arcade added advertisements that ran in the background for example it made the app lag more and more over time.
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Just wondering if this is a Samsung problem. I had the Captivate (AT&T) and had a lot of problems locking in. When I was due for an update, I got an HTC Inspire. Didn't have any problems at all with Maps.

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As someone who had a Captivate for over a year, and then a Skyrocket for four months, I can say this is the best Samsung phone I have used. Even the SIII is not that better to make me change. I have not had your issues.
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No, uninstalling/reinstalling Maps didn't fix the GPS accuracy.
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I didn't see any problem you listed, besides the 4G coverage, that couldn't be fixed. There is a GPS fix over on the xda forum that will turn your Note to an instant locker. And if your screen freezes up I would suggest installing an over clock kernel. Right now I'm running hotwire's oc kernel at 1.86g with the pegasus governor, and I'm getting a full day out of my battery.

You may be frustrated but it seems like instead of searching for answers you just wanted to vent.
Thank you for suggestions, but right now I'm not willing to root, flash a ROM, or configure the kernel. That will be my last resort.

My options that I'm currently considering:

1. Wait for some firmware updates that might fix the issues. I'm hoping for Jelly Bean to be available soon.
2. Exchange this Note for another Note.
3. Return the phone for some other model (before my Costco 90 day return policy expires)

My original post was more the just venting. When I was typing my original post, the word I was thinking about, to describe my emotion, was "ranting!"

After I read your post, I went to the xda forum to find the fix you mentioned. I didn't know where to start the search on their site. So, I Googled, "galaxy note gps fix." Wow! There were many search results returned about, not only the Note, but other Galaxy models - from months ago! I guess this GPS lock problem has been a known issue for quite sometime. I should have done better research before I purchased my phone. My bad.
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When my husband and I bought our i717 notes a few months back, they came with gingerbread. Love loved loved the phone! Then, ICS came...now my phone is a pos. LOL My husbands phone works fine but mine does not...that is why I am here, to figure out how to fix it! I know the problem is not the actual phone itself because it was great before the update...If I have to root I'm going to because tech support told me they don't support retrograde updating or some crap. I just want the phone I loved!
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When my husband and I bought our i717 notes a few months back, they came with gingerbread. Love loved loved the phone! Then, ICS came...now my phone is a pos. LOL My husbands phone works fine but mine does not...that is why I am here, to figure out how to fix it! I know the problem is not the actual phone itself because it was great before the update...If I have to root I'm going to because tech support told me they don't support retrograde updating or some crap. I just want the phone I loved!
What are exactly your problems
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Did you reboot the device after?
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OP, it sounds more like you have a bad Note than it's a bad phone. I don't have any of those issues, and it seems like most of the other posters don't either. Maybe you should try to contact the manufacturer and get it exchanged.
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As of today my Note would no longer get a GPS lock once again.

Anyone having issues with GPS may want to watch the video below. I used GPS Status app as shown in the video and everything is working again. Actually had the app but never realized this reset function was in the app. It now takes approx 10 seconds for me to get GPS to lock. I don't know if this fix will be permanent but it only takes a few seconds and requires very little effort.


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I would suggest exchanging for another note. Anything man made can be screwed up. I am on my second note but I was ignorant and rooted and installed a rom on 20% battery and well the phone died half way through. AT&T sent me a new one and I no longer root.

As to the lady with the ics problem. I had a ton of problems with ics. I hated it. I went back to gingerbread and Love my note. on ICS even with a reset my battery would die in 8-8.5 hours. With Gingerbread I am back at 35-36 hours on single charge.
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interesting. Maybe you got a bad Note

1. On 4G, web surfing is perfectly fine for me...fast. Downloaded a 120MB torrent while driving from PA to NJ and was downloading at about 250-400k/sec. on 4G speed.
2. GPS is dead on for me
3. I've never seen my screen freeze up. Maybe lag a little here and there on GB, but on ICS I'm not having any lag issues.
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I also don't experience any issues with my Note. GPS works fine on mine as well. I have no real lag issues, except on times where I put it under heavy use and chewing up a lot of RAM. I did find some offending programs that caused my Note to lock up and freeze (ie. required pulling out the battery). After removing them, all is well.
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I"m not saying the Note is bad, but like some, after ICS my gps refuses to work properly, if at all. I'm going to try a hard reset and if that doesn't work, I'll be heading in to AT&T for a possible replacement, that hopefully still has GB on it. If I can and it does, I will not be updating to ICS.

I loved my Note with GB but after ICS, I've felt like throwing it against the wall, at times.
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Mine works great. Same speed dial defect as with Gingerbread, but otherwise everything works as expected, even after upgrading to ICS. I didn't factory reset or anything, so it's the same set of apps I had in Gingerbread (albeit with MANY updates since). No GPS complaints, no instability. If anything I'm a touch annoyed by things like disabling the camera while you are talking on the phone, LTE bandwidth dropping like a rock in my area, some of the AT&T apps I can't uninstall, etc. But nothing that makes me dislike the phone at all.
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And still mine drives me nuts. At this moment, I'm afraid to do anything to it, in way of changing anything (launcher/widgets/etc). It goes through periods of gps working/not working. Right now, and this past week, the gps has worked, more-or-less, normally.
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I have been playing with Note for a month now, absolutely no problems. GPS is fine, no freezing screens, etc. Battery time is just over a day. I am going through a learning curve, as I came from iPhone. I don't see anything that would make me want to go back! And yes, I am on AT&T - great reception (North Dallas area).
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I have been playing with Note for a month now, absolutely no problems. GPS is fine, no freezing screens, etc. Battery time is just over a day. I am going through a learning curve, as I came from iPhone. I don't see anything that would make me want to go back! And yes, I am on AT&T - great reception (North Dallas area).
I couldn't go back to a non-customizable OS either. Love my Note, love Android.
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Bump.

I UPDATED my original post. Read what I did to like my phone. It might give you some clues on what you should do.
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