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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ccccsdad, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. ccccsdad

    ccccsdad Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Will I lose text reflow on the stock browser with this update, can someone who has it please confirm? The Note3 with 4.3 does not have the text reflow so you have to use a 3rd party browser which of course disables the motion gestures. I want to update when this releases, but I don't want to lose the text reflow on the stock browser.


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  2. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    I got the notification for the Jellybean update this morning but I'm hesitant to download it until I know if it's going to cause problems or not.
    Has anyone downloaded it yet? If so, have you experienced any problems?
  3. luvmynad

    luvmynad Member

    haven't heard anything.
    what part of the country are you in?
    This seems like a slooowww rollout of an update.
  4. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    I'm in Kansas

    **update** I'm taking the plunge....going for it! I hope this update is a good thing & doesn't turn out to be a bad thing. I will update after I've had a chance to see what it's going to do, good bad or ugly.
  5. evohicks

    evohicks Android Expert

    Damn this update is taking its time to get to the Uk and most other places tbh.
    Hey whiskey can we take this silence as your phone had a cardiac during installation?
  6. casarosa

    casarosa Android Enthusiast

    Not here in Spain either........lets hope Whiskey's phone is not deceased
  7. firemanjay

    firemanjay Member

    Downloading it now in
    Northern VA
  8. Lennatron

    Lennatron Android Enthusiast

    I'm still waiting for it in Pennsylvannia. Its killing me not to have it!!! Other then Knox and improved group messaging what else is the update supposed to do?
  9. firemanjay

    firemanjay Member

    Got the update and I like it seems a little quicker but that is relative I suppose
    One thing I did notice on the message app notification it seems to take a little longer for the number of messages to clear after you opened the app, not a big deal though
    Still playing with it but I I like it so far
  10. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    Good news, my phone didn't kill over!
    I updated this morning & wanted to give it some time before I updated the post.
    So far so good. Here is what I've noticed after the update :
    The update added some apps I didn't have before, like one called "Pen Up". The lock screen clock widget looks slightly different. I noticed when I'm playing Google Music & I go to wake up my phone there's a widget on the lock screen that wasn't there before. The 4G icon in the notification bar has a slightly different look. The settings menu has a completely different layout. There are tabs across as opposed to a long scroll down menu.
    That's really all I've noticed. My phone is still running great, no issues that I know of at this point.
    **One more thing...the calculator looks different.
  11. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    Ok first problem with the update. All Share Cast has been renamed "screen mirroring". I have the Samsung All Share Cast Wireless Hub that plugs into my TV to enable me to mirror my screen to my TV. Now when I connect to it, it immediately disconnects. I've tried resetting the dongle but it doesn't make any difference. :-/

    Samsung instructed me to clear the cache on my phone to resolve the problem but it did not fix it. Their next answer is to do a factory reset. If that doesn't work I'm supposed to send the phone in to be serviced which would leave me without a phone for over a week. NOT HAPPY!!
  12. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    The update bricked my phone! Samsung blames Sprint & Sprint blames Samsung. Regardless of fault, I'm out $75 & 4 hours of my day for a new phone.
    Samsung says Sprint was missing part of the update in their file. Their system wouldn't even acknowledge my phone as a Samsung device. So they tried to overlay it with the file directly from Samsung. That file got stuck so they tried a couple more times before telling me my phone was bricked. By that time it was no longer fictional.
    The new phone does not have the update on it & I'm considering keeping it that way. Samsung says it's best to bring the phone to them for updates. Sprint says I should have come to them. I really don't know which one is right or wrong.
    I've read about updating through Kies but I don't have a clue how you do that.
  13. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    That's if KIES plays nice since that is flaky too... :(

    I did use KIES to update my Note 10.1 because OTA always failed to update. It's as simple as plugging it in and then checking for the latest firmware. In which case you follow through the prompts.

    One of the reasons I've turned auto-update off my Note 2. After seeing 4.3 on the Note 3, I've opted to keep my 4.1.2 on my Note 2.
  14. anurag1976

    anurag1976 Lurker


    I have updated Jelly Bean 4.3 on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and since I am facing battery drain issue. I have downloaded any applications which takes more battery but still phone is running slow and battery drained so much.

    Secondly, I have tried to uninstall Hangouts to get GTalk back but still not finding any option to get it back.

    Can someone please help me to on above issues and also is it possible to get Jelly Bean 4.1.2 back on my Galaxy Note 2.

    Thanks and Regards,

  15. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    For reverting to 4.1.2 you should ask in the Note 2 forum.

    Re battery drain, try installing a monitoring app such as GSam Battery Monitor. Let things run for a few hours and then look to see what is actually using your power - it provides more detailed diagnostics than the built-in power monitor does. There have been many reports lately from many different devices of problems related to location services draining power, so if you don't need location information then turning that off might be worth a try.
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  17. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    If you flash 4.1 on your phone, your sdcard will be screwed up, unless you flash a script to straighten it out OR wipe your phone AND sdcard.

    Since you have to factory reset to downgrade to 4.1, I'd try a factory reset of your current 4.3 first and see if that fixes your problem. Either way you'll end up having to re-setup your phone and settings.
  18. casarosa

    casarosa Android Enthusiast

    The S3 had battery drain on my partners phone after she did 4.3 we did a factory reset which seemed to solve that problem I think it eleminates all the old system files Reset
  19. almath

    almath Android Expert

    Don't know if I want it, I'll have to determine if I do when more people get the update. Right now it's a no go! How many times can I not accept the update? Anyone else with Note 2 update fear?
  20. evohicks

    evohicks Android Expert

    I think generally the 4.3 update on unlocked devices is fine, maybe the carriers need to up their game.
    You can set your phone to not auto update, maybe untick this in settings/about phone.
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  21. evohicks

    evohicks Android Expert

    This is what I have read also. Try a complete factory reset first.
  22. casarosa

    casarosa Android Enthusiast

    Not sure where anurag1976 resides but no 4.3 update here is Spain have to wait and see if any more issues come to light when other people start to download this new software
  23. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    Yeah, simply go into Settings>About device>Software update

    Then uncheck the box beside 'Auto update'. That will prevent the Note 2 from getting the Update automatically. And you get to choose (if ever) to update it on your own.

    If it managed to download, just clear the cache after doing the above steps. You shouldn't be prompted after that (and should not be downloading).
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  24. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    I moved all the 4.3 discussion here, cheers ;)
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  25. chmodx

    chmodx Android Enthusiast

    All these threads with problems show exactly what's hindering android. There's too many variants of each version for each carrier/model.

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