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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hussein_marwan, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. seepage

    seepage Android Enthusiast


    As its my posts which have been removed I assume I have offended someone I cant see how but I'm sorry if anyone was upset. I will leave this thread alone.
     

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    just so you do not feel it was all you, there were others that were deleted out as well. as long as you play nice, please feel free to join in on the conversation;):)
     
  3. seepage

    seepage Android Enthusiast

    I actually don't feel it was me at all. Only stated facts. Appollogies again to anyone I may have unintentionally offended. Off into exile again.
     
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  4. hawkmoth42

    hawkmoth42 Lurker

    Perhaps I am missing something, but my forced upgrade to JB from ICS on my Note 1 was less than stellar. They took away lots of features that made one-handed operation really sweet, like being able to swipe left or right from anywhere (contacts, call list, messaging) to either call or message someone.

    Also, the keyboard now doesn't let me use the "pen pad" area with my finger, which means I have to pull out the pen and use it two handed. Lots of squirrelly issues with the keyboard too.

    The Picture Editor that allowed easy editing of a pic right from the camera app, or the gallery, disappeared.

    And to top it off, I have the dreaded slowwwness and battery drain I'm seeing from others. I don't use any fancy apps or launchers or anything else. I basically used the device for multi-media type communications (meaning I could snap a picture of an item, make quick notations on it, and send it to a client in less than 30 seconds - mostly one-handed) - and the upgrade has seriously affected the ease of use, and most of the features that sold me on the phone to begin with.

    I was told to do a factory reset to get back ICS, but now I'm seeing that this isn't the case? Does anyone have a way to do this?

    A helpful soul shared a link that works for another carrier, but it doesn't work for my carrier (AT&T). Sigh. :(
     
  5. tdodd

    tdodd Well-Known Member

    A factory reset won't replace/restore your operating system. All it does is to delete downloaded apps and reset some settings. If you want to go back to ICS from JB you need to flash an ICS ROM and make sure that you disable automatic software updates. However, if you do that then AFAIK you won't get any future updates to patch bugs or security risks with your chosen ROM as Samsung seems only to support/enhance the latest release, not older ROM versions. I have no idea whether AT&T do anything over and above.

    For the international Note, which I have, there are instructions and links to old ROM image files on the XDA Forums. I imagine there are similar instructions for the AT&T Note, but it's not my area of interest so I haven't looked.
     
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The Samsung Galaxy Note release date was January 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 2500mAh battery.

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