vicky, 03 May 2014Not working properly with 4.4.2....new updates are not perfect..battery backup is too poor...i... moreDo a factory reset and clear cache in custom recovery mode and ur phone ll be perfect
TheNeighbor, 03 May 2014Looks like I need to make a hard reset too. I was glad I got to retain the installed apps and ... moreStick with kitkat just go to custom recovery mode and delete cache after u do a factory reset.all the overheating and battery drain problems solved.spread the word and enjoy amazing speeds
Android 4.4.2 update for Note 3 has disabled the Astro file explorer app to transfer/write on the micro SD card. Dang it. But the onboard MyFiles app can though.
I have just bought a note 3 and would like to know if it is true that s view and sleep features fails to work with a third party case.
Amazing Phone... It can easily keep up with the GS5 & the One (M8)....
I had lot of problems with my note3. 3 months no problems and from then onwards it hangs very frequently and had to reset ( and did 5 times so far) to make it operational. Touchwiz is the culprit and had given to service center and they came back to me saying that they couldnt repair the device and they agreed to give the original amount for which i had bought ( i am yet to receive the money).
Its a good phone but not worth ( after facing so many issues in less than 6 months). I am not sure whether the processor and all parts are same across the globe.
but i had very very tough time with note3.
Had some after update to 4.4.2 but everything is solved after I did a factory reset. My battery backup improved even better when I started using battery doctor app from KS Mobile...
Parbinder, 03 May 2014Did you reset the mobile at factory settings after update, if no do it becoz factory reset alw... moreI did not, but my N9005 is working perfectly well after updating it to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.
Thank goodness I am not experiencing any of those problems.
Parbinder, 03 May 2014I faced some battery drainage problem in last few days, after being on 4.4.2. since the day i... moreLooks like I need to make a hard reset too. I was glad I got to retain the installed apps and their data onto 4.4.2. I now can't connect to AllShareCast of my Samsung TV!
Oh well, I'll stick with 4.4.2 for a week to give a full assessment of this update. If it really annoys me and see less benefits, I'm going back to 4.3.
TheNeighbor, 03 May 2014How long did you have the 4.4.2 update?I faced some battery drainage problem in last few days, after being on 4.4.2. since the day it is launched, did a factory reset and now its working fine. Even though sometimes we don't prefer resetting but after a big update factory reset is required.
vicky, 03 May 2014Not working properly with 4.4.2....new updates are not perfect..battery backup is too poor...i... moreDid you reset the mobile at factory settings after update, if no do it becoz factory reset always resolves the issues, same happens with me. Battery back up is great and phone is very much satisfactory.
Not working properly with 4.4.2....new updates are not perfect..battery backup is too poor...im not satisfied with note3...worst mobile..wastage of money..guys dont go with this..
TheNeighbor, 03 May 2014No problem with charging anytime. Don't do deep battery drains. Best you switch to the fresh b... moreYou mean you put a timer on the charging cradle power input to switch it off automatically after 3 hours?
Tcool, 03 May 2014Excuse me, about the spare battery, do I need to go to the process of draining the new battery... moreNo problem with charging anytime. Don't do deep battery drains. Best you switch to the fresh battery when you get 15%. You also disconnect from the charger once 100% is reached, or don't leave it plugged for hours.
I got myself power timers for avoiding such. I set it to only charge my Note 3 starting 3 hours before I get out of the house because my 2nd battery for the day reaches around 70% when I get home. I even set my cradle charger to be off after 3 hours of charging.
I do this to get the most of the batteries' optional lives. We all know that they will eventually lose some 20% capacity after some months later. The chemical composition inside the battery will lose some ability to hold a charge. By cycling with 2 or 3 different batteries, you get the best number of hours for a longer time than relying on the original battery.
My wife appreciates this with the two extra batteries with the Note II she inherited from me. She plays games unplugged without worrying about power. A lot of people don't realize this advantage of a removable battery system.
Heat is the number 1 enemy of a battery. Plugging in and playing a heavy graphics game is a bad idea.
TheNeighbor, 03 May 2014I had Android 4.4.2 installed via Odin. 4.3 firmware was also downloaded just in case I need t... moreExcuse me, about the spare battery, do I need to go to the process of draining the new battery to 0 for several times before charging it?
Or 15% remaining will do to put it to charging cradle and recharge?
I had Android 4.4.2 installed via Odin. 4.3 firmware was also downloaded just in case I need to revert back.
As I expected, no obvious changes. I can now install the Google Camera app with a blur capability. The stock keyboard seems to improved with whole word (instead of per letter) back key erasure and a dark background.
I have yet to see about the reported battery improvement. I lost root and plan to stick to the current to monitor this unadulterated version.
Ulhaqpak, 02 May 2014I am not arguing that it can't do something, yes it can do more than what is required in a sma... moreEntry and mid-ranged specified Android devices can't compare with high end. If stability is what you expect, get at least a Galaxy Note 3. I haven't hard reset my Note 3 since I got it last December.
If smoothness is your thing, then you're just like an iPhone user who argue that iOS and iPhone are the best... without doing so much. You all get that illusion of smoothness because WP and iOS are true multi-tasking devices. And to think Windows is suppose to give you "windows" for multi screens to utilize the screen area.
Like WP, iOS is also "smooth" because it closes other apps you just recently used. I believe this is the reason why iOS7 was crashing because Apple tried multitasking, for example - apps being updated on the background while you browse. The system wasn't designed with that tiny RAM size. When an app crashes, it just brings you to the home screen without even the courtesy of informing you - that's iOS.
Can you download torrents CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT it being closed when you switch to another app? No, you can't. That's the limitation odd an OS not designed for multi-tasking. Keep thinking 512MB or 1GB is enough. Fact is, that saves the manufacturer cost for a higher RAM size. I predict Apple will install 2GB RAM on their next iPhone.
The original OS that Google issues isn't optimized for the Galaxy Note. Features like air command and S Pen related apps aren't there. A different algorithm for the battery usage is also in place to highly optimize power. Google Nexus doesn't give more features and a usage time as long as the Note 3. Its a mid-ranged smartphone. It doesn't even have a removable battery or has a memory expansion. I know someone who uses it, and the actual experience is Nexus 5 needs to be charged before going home from the office.
Have YOU used a Galaxy Note 3 for more than a day? Or at least tested one? As far as we ACTUAL users are concerned, we are enjoying a "smooth" operation.
Can you find one tech review link that says otherwise?