A friend bought a USB OTG connector for his Note II for P30 (US$0.75) at CDR King (Philippines). It works with USB flash drives and (for a rooted unit only) connection to a powered high capacity hard disk, as we tested.
I got one as well. I'm not just sure of how long it will last as their quality usually aren't that reliable. It's always a hit and miss with them.
Not bad for something that is a twentieth the cost of the original Samsung accessory.
guyz no need of updating to 4.1.2 coz it sucks.power drains, lags alittle, gets hot whn playing hd games nd poor performance.Am waiting the new android firmware that comes together with the s4.
New update is available in south Asia region. Please check from your phone menu.
thse who sy iphn is bst ...ys iphn is fr childrn who 1ly ply gmes nd wnt smooth touch..!bt fr ths who wnt everytng!!!fr thm is GN2...
[deleted post]Uhm, I actually bought it In the Philippines. Cash, no carrier bloatware, and 100% sealed. It's a legit shop called Games Xtreme with branches in ATC, Greenhills. No care about how they get their stocks. I checked the firmware and the box label code and it corresponds to UAE.
Rooting is nothing special. The tutorials are all out there.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I must be faking it.
Any region variant of the Note II devices can be installed with stock ROMs of whatever network or country firmware from sammobile.com
I for example have a UAE region unit and can install a Philippine firmware. It's the same make device. The National Telecommunication Commission (NTC)sticker is just there to tell you that it is for the Philippine region.
I heard the new 4.1.2 with battery drain issues being eliminated with one or 2 more firmware updates is out in the Philippines. I don't see much incentives to upgrade this right away as I am enjoying the benefits of a rooted unit on stock Touchwiz OS - Anroid 4.1.1. I have yet to try out custom ROMs but have not yet seen anything interesting as I'm so satisfied with the 20 hours usage time per charge with the tweaks of the CPU and kernel.
A point of having an Android unit is the customization aspect, that is rooting. Again, putting back the entire original firmware is so easy. You just need to learn from sammobile.com. You rarely will see any of these cellphone kiosks in malls offering rooting services as these "technicians" have to download and learn per model make and per custom ROM. That's why you only see iPhone jailbreak services most of the time - that's the most thing they know how to do.
This is not for the faint hearted or those who don't know what they are doing and could lead to the broken unit. One such site I can recommend are the tutorials of High On Android. You can look for him in YouTube.
I also do recommend you start joining in the discussions at http://xda-developers.com/ They do have some interesting tips, review of ROMs, apps and accessories. One guy managed to combine the 6400mAh Mugen battery with an Otterbox Defender case with a cutting modification. My handle name there is TheNeighbor101.
It's an app called Aptoide. It's like Installous from iPhone. You can add sources and download apps for free. It's easy to use. It's for all android devices. Enjoy!
Parag B 1, 02 Feb 2013That was Amazing Man!!I second that, the guy is amazing.
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2013is it better or the iphone 5 ? or do i ve to wait for iphone 5s??How are you comparing iphone 5 with note 2
Do not update to the latest software upgrade(which says bug fixes of around 80,90Mb)....It drains the battery! within 6hrs of full charging I had to charge my phone again..4.1.1 was great...4.1.2 sucks and all there small upgrades :(
mssr, 02 Feb 2013Hi guys I have one idea about move all apps to sdcard, u that is Open file manager > sd... moreThat's Ok but the system can not find files unless y you create a symbolic link to the moved directory, and to create a symlink you need to root the device.
I have one idea about move all apps to sdcard, u that is
Open file manager
> sdcard0> Android
Select android and move this entre file to Extranel sdcard
And second thing move all thumb nails to ex sdcard
Then check in task manager > storage
NJ, 02 Feb 2013I also bought it in the Philippines , but when I hit the software update it still says "T... moreIs your Note 2 openline, or did you buy it from Smart or Globe?
If it is sim free/openline, you did not buy in TriNoma or from kimstore/widgetcity? Then it is possible your Note 2 may have found its way to philippines through unofficial channels and not even under samsungs official warranty. The 4.1.2 update rolled out for openline devices in philippines long ago, and now there is already two more updates.
The only suggestion i have is that you try to install Samsung Kies on your PC and connect your Note 2 there to check for update. If not you may have to update manually using Odin, with the risk of bricking your phone.