Software Update Rolling Out For Samsung Galaxy Note II, “Improves Security And Includes Smart Switch”

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The HTC One isn’t the only T-Mobile device kicking off the week with a software update as the Samsung Galaxy Note II has its own OTA rollout beginning this morning. As is the standard with Samsung the update is available both as a OTA update which starts today and ends June 17th or through a manual download using Samsung’s Kies software. The update itself pushes the Note II to Android 4.1.2 software T889UVBMD1 and includes “security enhancements” and a new feature “smart switch.”

Smart Switch is an “easy-to-use tool for transferring content from other smartphones to Samsung mobile devices.”

Other content transfer tools are time consuming. Smart Switch offers a simple, do-it-yourself migration tool that you can install at home. With Smart Switch, you can transfer your personal data, media and apps with one service, without having to use multiple tools.

With Smart Switch’s easy-to-use, intuitive content transfer tool, you have the freedom to switch from other smartphone platforms without fear of losing your personal content. You can transfer personal content and apps from the comfort of your own home and at your own time.

Smart Switch Mobile offers you the easiest, fastest and safest way to transfer data from your old to new Galaxy smartphone. You can transfer content such as music, video, photos, memos, messages, contacts, calendar and other documents stored in your phone.

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  • steve1026

    I hope this fixes the modem issue I have been having with my now 2nd N2

    • Paul

      What has been your modem issues? I had issues as well and want to see if they are the same.

      • steve1026

        I was having connectivity issues. I would show I only had 2 bars outside with a Tmobile tower within 100 yards from me. Also the speed would fluctuate, it would go from 1mb down then 10mb down all within 2 seconds of each test. I called tmo, they sent me a new note 2 but I am still experiencing the same issues.

        • Paul

          I wasn’t able to connect to data, at all, or it would connect for a few seconds and then nothing. THEN I wasn’t getting signal.

          I think there’s some issues, hardware wise, that they aren’t willing to announce. Mine was replaced as well and has been going good so far.

        • DNICE

          I had the same problem 2 months ago . At work I would get 2g edge. Couldn’t dail out without an network that was crazy. Spent a lot of money on this phone for it not to make important calls from work so they sent a replacement.

  • Oliver Jackson

    Just got it.i was hoping it was 4.2.2…shucks!!

    • JoeyKhache

      Tmobile won’t get 4.2.2 until the international version does. So far no roll outs have taken place with the international version. It’ll be a while ..lol

    • TechHog

      What Joey said. Expect to wait at least 6 more months for that; probably more like a year.

    • Tony Lee

      4.2 will be released this month. Goto xda developer to find out how to get it first!

      • Jason

        AOSP 4.2.2 roms have been out on xda for a long time already (their are tons of them). The devs on xda can’t release a Sammy based 4.2 rom until Sammy releases it first, the code is not open sourced.

        • Tony Lee

          Thats right, but when sammy release 4.2 this month then there will be a plethora of roms available using it as a base such as android revolution hd or WanamLite. It will take upto another year for all the carriers to brand and release their versions

  • weezy34

    Go to menu, settings, about device, software update to manually check for the update. I just did that and got the update of about 14mb.

  • Peter Smith

    Yeah I was hoping for that new samsung update that would give us the S4 stuff. But wait I shall.

    • TechHog

      Not even the international version has that yet. Don’t expect that for 6-12 months.

      • Peter Smith

        A guy can dream.

    • Herb

      Probably won’t see an update like that until the S3 comes out

  • mnaz105

    My phone is rooted, I know I can’t get it OTA, but can I get the update manually through my computer? Thanks.

    • enoch861

      No. You can’t. It’ll remove root.
      Just wait until someone at XDA gets a flashable file for rooted users. Usually takes less than 1 day after release.

      • mnaz105

        Thanks for the info.

        • Jason Crumbley

          Yes you can update manually through your computer, if you flash back to stock, and use triangle away from the play store to reset the flash counter.

          Yes, you will lose root. Updates always lose root. You can always
          re-root the phone.

    • Jason

      Yes through XDA if you want stock use this link and download the newest deodexed rom, flash though cwr or twrp
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2102380

      Personally I love this Sammy based rom (includes updates and many more). Jedi Master 14 (must faster, awesome kernel, voodoo sound support), flash through cwr or twrp

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1958230

  • luis

    Youst updated my note2

  • Umar Munir

    My note 2 updtd on 6 pm gmt +5 on 3/6/13 nw bcm fast :)

  • Sexual Harassment Panda

    Just updated mine, nothing to note, I do feel more secure though

  • TechHog

    I don’t know if I want to update. Updates usually kill battery life, so i only want to update if it adds features.

  • sebastian o

    Just updated mine. No changes. Even smart swich app didn’t install. Have to download manually from google play.

    • Brandy J. Trick

      While there is a mobile version of Smart Switch, the Smart Switch they are referring to with this update is a computer program which Samsung created. Initially it was created for the GS4, but this update makes the Note 2 work with it as well. Essentially, if you are converting to an S4 or Note 2, Smart Switch will read the backup file of your old phone (just be sure to create an unencrypted backup file of your old phone before trading it in!) and push all of the content (contacts, calendar, music, pictures, videos…) over to your new phone. It even makes a convenient list of all of your apps so you can download them again without have to search for each one individually. This tool is especially useful for people switching from an Apple device. Go to http://www.SamsungSmartSwitch.com for information on how to use it and to download it for free.

  • JJ

    Just updated mine thru ota. No visible changes. No smart switch app installed either.. the phone doesn’t feel any different.. *shrug*

    • Brandy J. Trick

      While there is a mobile version of Smart Switch, the Smart Switch they are referring to with this update is a computer program which Samsung created. Initially it was created for the GS4, but this update makes the Note 2 work with it as well. Essentially, if you are converting to an S4 or Note 2, Smart Switch will read the backup file of your old phone (just be sure to create an unencrypted backup file of your old phone before trading it in!) and push all of the content (contacts, calendar, music, pictures, videos…) over to your new phone. It even makes a convenient list of all of your apps so you can download them again without have to search for each one individually. This tool is especially useful for people switching from an Apple device. Go to http://www.SamsungSmartSwitch.com for information on how to use it and to download it for free.

  • ghali

    wait a minute ,,my phone became quite fast now

  • ghali

    wait a minute ,,my phone became quite fast now

  • gsxrguy412

    Gsxrguy412

  • gsxrguy412

    I am having the same issues as those other note 2 owners. I have pretty much had no phone for 2 weeks now. My signal is in and out faster than I can keep up. If it’s a hardware issue I hope Samsung steps up and fixes it soon!

  • Speaker

    No smart switch:(

  • kev2684

    the lockscreen bug with the emergency dialer was fixed. you no longer have a full second before it locks again.

  • kev2684

    the lockscreen bug with the emergency dialer was fixed. you no longer have a full second before it locks again.

  • Zacamandapio

    4G LTE Baby.
    Anaheim and San Bernardino are up as of today.

    • Antdog

      …so you’re saying this update helped you achieve this? I didnt think this update did anything for LTE.

      • chynnamann

        I just got my update this morning but had the 4g lte a week ago.

    • Antdog

      …so you’re saying this update helped you achieve this? I didnt think this update did anything for LTE.

  • Zacamandapio

    4G LTE Baby.
    Anaheim and San Bernardino are up as of today.

  • Zombiexm

    “ends June 17th ” Why? your saying people who buy a note 2 after cannot update?
    Also how do you use “Smart Switch”?

    Fixes I found
    -Faster, and smoother home screen transistions.
    -Wake up bug no longer locks device out after a call.

  • superg05

    my battery life is way longer

  • superg05

    my battery life is way longer

  • jose

    My call sounds kind of funny

  • weezy34

    You can download Smart Switch from Play.

  • ccnet005

    Anyone having problems with cut and paste?
    I lost the ability to cut from an email and paste into a fedex tracking form.

  • showstopper207

    I am from India. .and I haven’t received any update yet :