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Old April 2nd, 2013, 01:55 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Perhaps if Samsung ever decide to issue JB via Kies or a direct software upgrade in the UK there wouldn't be all these snags.

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Any news of an *Official* JellyBean update for the Galaxy Note, yet?

Or so those comlete b*st*rds at Samsung not give a damn after they have taken our money ?

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Any news of an *Official* JellyBean update for the Galaxy Note, yet?

Or so those comlete b*st*rds at Samsung not give a damn after they have taken our money ?

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With over 30 official JB ROMs listed here - Firmware archive | Samsung Updates - for the GT-N7000 it is difficult to understand what exactly your complaint is about.

I received my official JB update OTA several weeks ago. The ROM is dated 14th Feb.



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With over 30 official JB ROMs listed here - Firmware archive | Samsung Updates - for the GT-N7000 it is difficult to understand what exactly your complaint is about.

I believe owners of the 7000 would not want to run the risk of flashing roms and maybe making a mistake and bricking the phone. I've thought about it and looked at the instructions and found some of them complicated to follow. For example I can't go into download mode as per instructions even though I followed them to the letter. It just keeps restarting.
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Hi tdodd,

well, my settings are and were exactly as you have them. So I understand, the system will continue to ask and I have to kill the request every time it comes along. At the moment I still have a Notification "Software Update, Set up software update" but I haven't touched it.

When I look at the app manager listing all I see the following (which could have to do with it): FWUpgrade-Show notifications checked but hidden, data=0; INDIServiceManager 24kB; Package installer-show notif check but hid, data=0; Service mode as above, data=244kB; Software Update as above, data=244kB - I now cleared data; Software Update as above data=4kB - I now cleared data. The Notification now dissapeared.

All above had "Show notifications" checked but hidden. May I "Force-Stop" such apps and then uncheck "Show notifications"? It seems the checkmark (was unchecked) in About Service->Software update->Auto update has no effect since it updated from ICS to JB.

What is "Blocking mode"? It has a switch "Disable notifications". Comment: ...notifications for the selected features (which?) will be disabled...

What is a secure way to go back to ICS without loosing warranty? I asked the vendors here in Switzerland and they do-not-know what to do! They say I need to do Factory data reset. This will only put back apps - I assume they will not switched back to ICS - will they?

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If it's already updated to JB then it's a bit late to try to stop it. Any other notification you have about updates should be fine to continue with. They will be updates for something else and I do not know why you would not want them.

I'm not sure I can help you further because you and I seem to be talking about different things all the time. I have already described my experience. I thought my instructions were very clear, and backed up with screen prints for clarity, but if something else is going on for you then I don't know what it is or how to fix it.

As for going back to ICS, the best way I know is to download the appropriate official ICS ROM for your country/region and to flash it with PC Odin. I already said as much in post #144. My views have not changed.

We seem to be going round in circles here. I think I've helped as much as I am able and I've got nothing new to add. If that's not enough then I'm sorry. Hopefully someone else can help.
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I regret updating to jellybean. Slow shit. many apps went away garbage.Be prepared for a BIG disapointment. Dont update, you will be very sorry.
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I updated and I love it. I got better speed, better battery life and some cool new features. Backup your data, then do a factory reset and see if that improves things for you.
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I updated and I love it. I got better speed, better battery life and some cool new features. Backup your data, then do a factory reset and see if that improves things for you.
If anyone who initially experienced problems with the JB update (as I have) and have taken the above path and seen a distinct improvement, please mention it here. I'm loath to take all the time required to factory reset and reconfigure, so I want a clearer idea that it would be worth the trouble.

Certainly, I would not have updated from a very smoothly-performing ICS build if I'd known what was in store for my once-wonderful Note.
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I have always done a reset after an OS upgrade and I believe it helps by getting rid of the inevitable bit's and pieces that are left over from the previous OS.

I also do have a lot of stuff I don't use disabled and I'm certain that has helped with my speeds and battery life. See my battery stats thread below.

Post Your JellyBean Battery Stats

I know that doing a reset can be a complete pain in the rear, but if you don't do it, you're not going to find out if it helps or not.

If you do a reset and you still don't like JB, then you can easily downgrade back to ICS using pc-odin.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 02:38 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Formerly on ICS 4.0.4 with speedmod k3-13 and upgraded to JB 4.1.2 k5-3. Reset was done after the upgrade process. Noticed the battery life improved and the faster battery charging on my note 1.
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Anyone got the jb update in the uk yet?!
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As I said weeks ago, I have official JB for my Note in the UK, downloaded OTA. That is the same ROM which produced over 8 days of use from one charge of the battery in the battery stats thread. Of course, it is the German ROM for my SIM free German Note, but it works perfectly well in the UK.

I also note (Hah! Hah!) that it appears that a Vodafone UK ROM has become available today, currently the first line (VOD) of this listing....

Firmware archive | Samsung Updates

and also from this website, which shows it to be available through Kies....

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My note's a UK sim free one, can't believe Vodafone are releasing it before I get it. It's become a joke now
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Old April 19th, 2013, 12:16 AM   #165 (permalink)
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Mine's a sim free one as well but I use a vodafone sim only rolling contract. No sign of the update. I'd rather wait for an official update than mess around with flashing and updating through the above methods.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 01:13 AM   #166 (permalink)
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In the screen print I included in post #163 you will see an orange "Kies" indicator for that Vodafone ROM. That means the ROM should be available through Kies, which does sometimes (always?) come through earlier than OTA updates.

If you go to the web page here - Firmwares | SamMobile - and search for GT-N7000 you will see a huge list of ROMs for the Note, many with solid Kies flags and some with shaded flags where the ROM is not yet on Kies.





I also noticed from that list this morning that a new German ROM has appeared, albeit with a strangely absent release number. I tried a manual OTA check and repeatedly received a message I have not seen before....

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So if it's highlighted in KIES why doesn't it show when you launch the software? Am I missing something here? Not being a techie I will need help with this ongoing update.
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So... I've got an unlocked UK note on Vodafone contract and i can't get update yet!? what would happen if i tried to use the Vodafone one?
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There is a possibility the Vodafone update would be full of Vodafone bloatware.

I, too, have an unlocked Note here in the UK and am still waiting for JB (on T-Mobile contract).

I'm normally patient to wait and was so with the ICS update last year, but I have to say that the JB delays this year are beginning to grate. On the other hand, the ICS update was huge and I don't think there will be nearly as much extra improvement with JB over ICS.
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just checked Kies and it says I have the current firware. 4.0.4.
from the Uk with an unlocked phone on Vodafone contract.
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just checked Kies and it says I have the current firware. 4.0.4.
from the Uk with an unlocked phone on Vodafone contract.
There is a thread here - ICS... CSC are you eligible for an update? - regarding the ICS update for the S2. While some specifics will be different the same principles should apply. You may find answers there to help you.

Apart from that, in my experience I have found Kies to be quite contrary and these days I don't even have it installed. I'll get my ROM updates either OTA or by flashing with Odin. Last week I installed the latest German JB ROM (the second one released for Germany so far) using Odin. All is good.
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I used to like Samsung, but I now HATE Samsung with a passion.
Why in G*d's name are they not providing an update to normal UK owners (in my case I use the Three network not Vodafone).

Worse - KIES is effing useless. I can connect my phone with USB, I can see my files in Windows 7 File Explorer but I can't get KIES to see my phone. Flaky to the point of uselessness.

D*mn it. I could kill someone. Samsung technical support are useless. Never buy a Samsung phone.
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Shame there isn't anyone to answer the comments posted above. It woud be great to update without having flash roms etc.
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Iraq got its official update yesterday, I am in Saint Lucia and nothing.
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Kies seems to be working fine for me and I sync Outlook 2010 with it nicely.

But still no JB upate for me (UK-sourced unlocked phone on T-Mobile here in the UK).
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My 2p worth. My phone is UK Vodafone. Updated about a few days ago, OTA update failed but worked fine through KIES. So far, I am loving Jelly Bean. Got rid of Go launcher as the stock launcher is v. good and doesn't have the endless irrelevant updates that Go does. Particularly like the Smart Stay and the ability to have quick access icons on the lock screen. Feels like a new phone.

BTW, recently bought an Iphone 4s (for a development project) and it just confirmed for me that Samsung are much more innovative than Apple. The 4s seems very pedestrian by comparison.
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Anything going on with Orange? Or EE or whatever the hell they are called these days? >
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I was notified this week that 4.1.2 was available so I upgraded.

Since then I find that my phone gets warm and the battery lasts less than 4 hours. I'm not entirely sure but I think it is because of "My Tracks", which I use now and then. Now it seems to be permanently on and it is not possible to close it. I think it's used by "Google Now". The only way I could get my battery life back was to uninstall My Tracks but then "Now" is not much use.

Has anyone else had this issue?

My phone is a GT-N7000
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This is weird, I am on EE.
I had a message this morning to say my phone was ready for the update. Tried it, it failed, said to use Kies. And that is saying my phone is up to date.... any ideas??? (I am on a stock rom etc!!)
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Mine briefly said 'Android is updating' but nothing of note happened. I am on EE/T-Mobile in the UK and have an unlocked/unbranded GT-N7000.
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Looks like JB has arrived naturally without having to root anything. It's available through o2 and Vodafone. Bring on the Key Lime Pie!
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This is weird, I am on EE.
I had a message this morning to say my phone was ready for the update. Tried it, it failed, said to use Kies. And that is saying my phone is up to date.... any ideas??? (I am on a stock rom etc!!)
I'm having the same problem but on 3.
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i updated via kies today.

with the history i had with crap battery life after updating to ics, i factory reset my phone straight away after the update to jb.

cant really comment on what battery life's like at the moment because im configuring it back to how i like.

screen resolution seems better somehow?
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Got the update too. First thing am changing is the stupid default plop sound effect and switching back to the Swype keyboard!

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I noticed at first that the scroll smoothness wasn't very good but it has improved - it's less free-running, but in a way that's good because the scroll is less likely to zoom past where you are aiming. Managing apps and widgets is much better, now and the new sideways scrolling button bar on the notification panel is very good. It's like having a new phone
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the update came with a bit of bloat which is crap considering it's unbranded etc. Like Flipboards, what the hell, i dont want that shit. I know I can disable it, but still. And while adding crap, they've taken away the task manager.

After htc promised ics on my desire hd years ago, but then backtracking saying they're not going to release it, to samsung absolutely killing my battery since updating to ics, i think im just gonna stick to nexus devices after this.
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In my experience of JB on the Note the battery killer is WiFi. The drain rate with WiFi on is far worse than under ICS. Signal blackspots are another killer too. Google Now won't help either. Still, with suitable adjustments the battery life can be extended quite easily. I'm coming up on three days since charging and have 57% battery remaining with 35 minutes screen time. I have disembowled Flipboard, G+, Google Now and a few other ne'er-do-wells and use Greenify to hibernate almost every user app whether it needs it or not.



Here's an example from last week of the damage WiFi can do....

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the update came with a bit of bloat which is crap considering it's unbranded etc. Like Flipboards, what the hell, i dont want that shit. I know I can disable it, but still. And while adding crap, they've taken away the task manager.

After htc promised ics on my desire hd years ago, but then backtracking saying they're not going to release it, to samsung absolutely killing my battery since updating to ics, i think im just gonna stick to nexus devices after this.
I experienced no difference in battery consumption between GB and ICS.

I don't consider Flipboard to be bloatware - it's a new Google initiative and alternative to Currents, providing access to lots of free magazine articles across a wide spectrum of subjects and if there is any advertising I haven't seen any!

My Note today looks and behaves like a completely new phone after the JB update - am very pleased indeed.
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fair enough, didnt realise flipboard was a google thing. thought it was samsung crapware like chaton
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In my experience of JB on the Note the battery killer is WiFi. ere's an example from last week of the damage WiFi can do....

Is that with WIFI connected or not? In my experience with WIFI connected to a network the phone uses less power than it does with WIFI disabled and using 3G/H+.

BUT with WIFI turned on but not connected to a network it does use a lot of battery, presumably due to scanning for available networks. To avoid this I use an app called WIFI Power Saver that will disable WIFI after a defined period of time that it has lost connection.
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WiFi was connected throughout (until disabled) and with the phone left on the kitchen counter unused. Signal was adequate if not strong, and ought not to have led to signal dropouts. The drain rate with WiFI on was 5% per hour with the phone idle, suggesting a flat battery from an unused phone in just 20 hours. I don't recall exactly how things faired with ICS, but I'm sure they were MUCH better than this.

FWIW I've been running JB for a couple of months (original German JB ROM and now the latest German ROM) and the issue is/was present on both ROMS.
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fair enough, didnt realise flipboard was a google thing. thought it was samsung crapware like chaton
My mistake, it's not a Google product, but it is an interesting alternative to Google Currents.
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If anyone is still waiting for their upgrade I think it is worth checking that your Kies installation is up to date. I am pretty sure this got things going for me after updating Kies on my laptop and if I recall it was the same for the ICS update.
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I have been waiting patiently for the OTA update from O2 in the UK but still no joy. i have just installed Kies on my laptop and it says that there is a new firmware version. It says the current firmware version is PDA:LRK/PHONE:LRK:CSC:LP5 (XEU) and the latest version is PDA:LSZ/PHONE:LSO/CSC:LS4 (XEU). Is this Jellybean?

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I have been waiting patiently for the OTA update from O2 in the UK but still no joy. i have just installed Kies on my laptop and it says that there is a new firmware version. It says the current firmware version is PDA:LRK/PHONE:LRK:CSC:LP5 (XEU) and the latest version is PDA:LSZ/PHONE:LSO/CSC:LS4 (XEU). Is this Jellybean?

I know nothing about Kies and how it works. I've seen a lot of people complaining that they have had real trouble after updating via Kies but I would like to update soon. Does anyone have any thoughts please?
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I have been waiting patiently for the OTA update from O2 in the UK but still no joy. i have just installed Kies on my laptop and it says that there is a new firmware version. It says the current firmware version is PDA:LRK/PHONE:LRK:CSC:LP5 (XEU) and the latest version is PDA:LSZ/PHONE:LSO/CSC:LS4 (XEU). Is this Jellybean?

I know nothing about Kies and how it works. I've seen a lot of people complaining that they have had real trouble after updating via Kies but I would like to update soon. Does anyone have any thoughts please?
If you are uncertain get it done under warranty at a service center. Back up first (be aware you'll lose s_Memo etc), do a hard reset before and after (as per NeoGrandizer's post #6 and #16 at link below)

4.1.2 updated battery drain

Personally, being ultra cautious, I remove both SIM and SD cards.
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No problems updating via Kies - I did do a backup beforehand, using Kies.
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I have one day left of my 30 days with my new Note. I'm gonna return it and get the Note 2 as I don't think the JB is gonna come out anytime soon. Samsung has pulled this before, so I don't expect the JB until probably 2014.
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jelly bean 4.1.2 is out, I just installed it with kies here in florida SGH-I717
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