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  1. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    In the interest of tradition, I decided to compile a Complete "Quick Access" Thread, that will be a shortcut to some of the better/more thorough discussions going on about the Note 2. This is a tradition that started in the EVO forums, and extended to the Photon (courtesy of busted bones). I know other forums have benefited from similar threads, so hopefully, for long time members, this will allow you quick navigation through the forums when you're trying to find an old thread that hadn't been on topic in a while. For you new members (and especially those new to Android), it'll afford you the opportunity to learn functions on the Note 2 and/or Android quickly, in order for you to have the ability to participate in discussions sooner than you might have before. And be able to get familiar with your device (or any Android device you own in the future).


    I'm sure, as time goes on, the mods and guides will add or remove links as they see fit, to keep discussions flowing for both newcomers and people already involved in the Note 2 forums. If anybody sees a discussion that should be added, but isn't listed, please feel free to post and I can even edit to add.

    Useful videos

    The Daily Note II: Galaxy Note 2 Videos

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  2. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    I say we Note 2 folks start a drex for Guide campaign :thumb:

    Thanks again drex for all your contributions to this forum. :adore:
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  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    treb1797...I appreciate the nomination, but I've already been there done that. Didn't have enough time to do that, enjoy the forums and be able to do the day job effectively also...so I resigned my position a few months ago.

    I still try to help out all my former Guides and Mods though, whenever I can.
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  4. Smartnomad

    Smartnomad New Member

    Can anyone pls help me deleting photos from the gallery on SGNote2? I am new to galaxy, had used iPhone b4. All my pucase albums is uploaded on the note, when I set up the gmail account:(
  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Have you downloaded the manual? The link is listed above, for download from the samsung website. Take a look through the manual and I'm sure you'll find the answer.

    Easy cross platform way to delete any files on android is long press on file, then choose delete. But I'm sure there's a multi-select option on the note 2 that will allow you to delete multiple files at one time.
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Looks like this thread is already helping people find great, pre-existing threads, to keep discussions going.

    TS, sticky when you get a chance?
  7. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

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    Elantric Well-Known Member

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  9. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye VIP Member

    If you want to replace S-Voice with Google Now when you double press the center button...

    I hate S-Voice and prefer Google Now. After a little searching I found this post, works great:

    Original info at XDA Link

    Here is the play link for home2

    Step 1) Go into the S Voice settings and uncheck the Launch SVoice box. This will keep S Voice from launching when you double tap the home button.

    Step 2) Install Home2 Shortcut from the Play Store

    Step 3) Open Home2 Shortcut and configure it to launch the app of your choosing with a double tap of the home button. edited for Note 2

    Step 3a) Open Home2 and under settings step 1
    ....Choose Application --> Installed applications --> Voice Search --> OK

    Step 3b) Scrolled down to step 2 and selected "Short"

    Step 3c) Scrolled down to step
    .... Choose Home Application --> Touch Wiz home

    Step 3d) Scroll down to step 4 and click the "Close button"
    .... Clicked Home Shortcut --> Always --> Ok

    Note If the close button does not bring up the home selection screen and you are running another launcher like Nova, ADW or Apex, go into settings --> manage applications --> "The launcher you are using" --> click clear defaults

    Works great
  10. abdo9119

    abdo9119 Member

    Good day

    I have bought Note 2 but when I starts to charge it the charging LED sometimes lights in light orange and in sometimes lights in dark red or orange I don't know the reason for that?

    have any body face the same problem?
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That signifies where the charge level is of the battery. Red= low, orange= medium, light orange=medium-high, green=fully charged.

    That's a good thing, not bad
  12. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

    All known English Galaxy Note 2 Owners Manuals for all USA carriers are in the first post in the thread linked below:

    It also has the link to the Master Galaxy Note 2 Owners Manual in Korean


    The Thread below has links to All USA Carrier Download areas - for updated Drivers and Manuals as they become available



    Galaxy Note 2 Owners Manuals

    Native Korean SHV-E250S Galaxy Note 2 Owners Manual

    International (GT-N7100)
    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201209/20120927171759093/GT-N7100_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_120925_Screen.pd f

    T-Mobile (T889) (USA)
    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201211/20121108062653016/T-Mobile_T889_Galaxy_Note_II_English_User_Manual_UVL J1_F8.pdf

    Sprint (L900)
    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201211/20121101210836256/Sprint_L900_Galaxy_Note_II_English_User_Guide_LJ1_ F5.pdf

    US Cellular (R950)
    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201210/20121027041344324/US_Cellular_R950_Galaxy_Note_II_English_User_Manua l_LJ1_F3.pdf

    AT&T (i317) (Rev F3)
    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201211/20121106003612094/ATT_i317_Galaxy_Note_II_English_User_Manual_LJ2_F3 .pdf

    Updated Rev F5 ATT Note3 Owners Manual (Nov12)
    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201211/20121113045847060/ATT_i317_Galaxy_Note_II_English_User_Manual_LJ2_F5 .pdf
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  13. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

    "Safe Mode" Recovery procedure

    I have been installing several apps, and suddenly one of my favorites "Sun Vox" no longer made any sound. Figured id debug later.

    So just this evening I first saw my Galaxy Note 2 Phone said:


    in the Lower Left corner of the Home screen.

    Discovered the steps to Reset and clear that problem here:

    Safe mode on any electronic device is usually a diagnostic mode used to route out problems. To get the Samsung Galaxy out of Safe mode, follow these steps:

    1. Power off the phone.

    2. Remove the battery and reinsert the battery."

    So I did procedure above, and now everything is now working just fine!
  14. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye VIP Member

    I love showing off my phone and have found the following features the best way to do just that:

    Want to show off the features of your Galaxy Note 2 and make your friends envious (besides the screen size)?

  15. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

    If you need to play FLV files -
    MX Player works very well!

    Had to use "Software decode" on some FLV files.

    MX Player - Android
  16. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Dont know if my post is in the right place or not,
    but i have a question:
    while making a new note on the s note i used to have a help message on how to edit and manage making the note and by mistake i hit dont show this again now i am trying to find where i can restore this, and dont have clue, any help
  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it's fine in here.

    Menu>System Settings>ApplicationManager>ScrollRight to "ALL">SNote>Clear defaults
  18. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Thanks but i went there and i cant do clear defaults as its faded and cant be clicked
    Any other suggestion
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Were there 2 SNotes showing? There are 2 in mine. 1 doesn't have the clear defaults, but the other one does. And you have to scroll down to see it.
  20. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    I know there are 2, and on mine both of them have clear defaults,and in both they faded and cant be clicked

    here is a snap to one of them

  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    If that's the case, then the next time you click on S-Note, it should give you the prompt again.
  22. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Its not showing the promot, i really dont know why but its bugging me that once you click dont show this again, you cant get it back
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    So sorry...trying to think of what else it could be. The only other option I can think of is to clear the cache, but I don't want you to lose any Notes that you've already created. I've only had my phones for a couple weeks, so I've only had one opportunity to use SNote in a meeting, so I couldn't even say what the prompt was or how to bring it back.

    Have you checked the settings in the SNote app itself? Maybe there's something in there that'll allow you to bring the prompt back?
  24. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Hey, clearing the cache has no effects on your saved notes, and i always clear the cache memory.
    Ya i looked everywhere but so far couldnt get it back, i dont need it anyway for now, but was woundering how to get it back, who knows might be of good use one day or another, anyways will keep on trying.
  25. almath

    almath Well-Known Member

    Is this what you're asking about?

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