Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets a bug-squashing update

29 October, 2013 | Comments (53) | Post your comment

Tags: Samsung, Android

The Snapdragon 800-version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting an over-the-air firmware update. It weighs 116MB and should be available to all SIM-free and unlocked N9005 models any moment now.

According to the official changelog the update brings stability improvements plus it turns off the re-activation lock, which requires you to input your Samsung account details after a factory reset of the phone.

Until today, this option was turned on by default and, while it added some extra security, it came as nasty surprise to those that didn't know it existed. If you want to reenable it, you should go to Settings -> General -> Security.

The new update also squashes many known bugs, including those related to the Pebble smartwatch accessory. The Samsung home-baked keyboard has been reskinned, too.

If you happen to have already received the update, drop us a line in the comments section, mentioning how you find your Galaxy Note 3 after it.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets a bug-squashing update - reader comments

  • userUS

The update created a 17 second delay with my phone. Now off on time according to GMT and other phones that simultaneously went off with alarms.

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  • 2014-09-18 16:00
  • RvG7
  • Anonymous

I got the update and I noticed that on my keyboard, I can't turn off the volume on the microphone. If anyone knows how to resolve this issue please help.

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  • 2014-09-05 04:50
  • Y7@I
  • Mohamed Yusuff

I got the update today for Octa version. So far I have noticed: Keyboard Skin, Faded Top Bar.

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  • 2013-12-18 08:15
  • 98xC