Reed, 13 Mar 2014Hay rainheart regarding ur update I don't think it's official because Samsung didn't release t... moreno dear its not a rom firmware its an UPDATE OTA over the air .....so its not fake update man
and i want to tell u that SD card suuport will not be available anymore in this new update and battery drain faster and its official update from samsung and now iam using it and its awesom up[date but battery and SD card is the big problem.....an Mr Ronney stop saying silly words coming out of a child
i dont know why should i lie on you about an update sooooooooooooo silly mouth
S SUDHAKAR, 13 Mar 2014Do not update to 4.4 : Read : http://www.google.co.in/#q=microsd+card+access+problem+in+... moreMy note 2 charging is draining very fast, am using 3g internet..whats da solution..I updated tp 4.3+2updates
RainHeart, 13 Mar 2014u know something guys...I pity you and your minds narrow....i think iam dealing here with kids... moreLol... after reading your post, can't help but roll on the floor laughing.
We are giving you a headache?
We are a bunch of kids?
Are you serious? Or you're just playing stupid...
If you made a post on the disadvantages of updating to kitkat, i think it was already one step for informing us. But what can we do if they insist on upgrading to kitkat?
Haha... having a headache for nothing us stupidity
I think you're still a kid
Hay rainheart regarding ur update I don't think it's official because Samsung didn't release the update yet and there is no way u have done this using ota or even kies update so plz u got a custom firmware and that's why u have issues with battery and u will be facing more troubles because ur version is unofficial
RainHeart, 13 Mar 2014u know something guys...I pity you and your minds narrow....i think iam dealing here with kids... moreDo not update to 4.4 :
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 Update is rolling out to many devices and the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 update is in the works with new features for many users, but it could include a major problem for Samsung Galaxy Devices.
The Android 4.4 KitKat update could limit the use of the Micro SD card even more.
Samsung devices are known for offering additional support for storage with a Micro SD card. It is one of the reasons many users pick the Galaxy S4 over the HTC One or the iPhone 5s and it is also a big selling point on the Galaxy Note 3. Similarly the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 offered this support and we heard from readers that it is and was a very important feature.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 Update changes what apps can do with the Micro SD card.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 Update changes what apps can do with the Micro SD card.
Google on the other hand is clearly focused on internal storage, with the Nexus devices and in moves made to the OS about what apps can store information on an SD card. This is likely due to the inability to control the speed and reliability of a Micro SD Card.
Read: Why the Galaxy S4 Micro SD Card is Useless ( http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/05/03/why-the-samsung-galaxy-s4-micro-sd-card-is-useless/ )
With the Android 4.4 Google is changing how the device can access external storage, like a Micro SD card in a manner that Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 owners will not like.
Tod Liebeck, the developer of the FX File Explorer shares the details about this major problem for Android 4.4 updates on devices with a Micro SD card. In a post on Google+ in late January Liebeck outlines the problem that Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 users will likely face with the Android 4.4 update that is rolling out now. Google shares the following statement to developers.
“The WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission must only grant write access to the primary external storage on a device. Apps must not be allowed to write to secondary external storage devices, except in their package-specific directories as allowed by synthesized permissions”
Leibeck explains what this means to users, writing,
“If your device has user-accessible internal flash storage, your SD Card is a “secondary external storage device”.
What this means is that with KitKat, applications will no longer be able create, modify, or remove files and folders on your external SD card. As a for-instance, you can no longer use a file manager to copy files from your computer to the SD card over a network. This ability, which has existed since the beginning of Android, has been taken away.”
Liebeck explains the issue and fixes that he is working on after hearing from Galaxy Note 3 users who cannot use the app to write to an SD card and since the original post shared what he hopes is a work around without the need for users to root their Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3.
Frank Zammetti shares his frustration with the Galaxy S4 on Sprint running Android 4.4, “I just installed the 4.4.2 update on my Sprint Galaxy S4 and was immediately horrified to learn of this issue… I just tried ES and I am able to create and delete a file, but not edit it or rename it, and I am able to delete a folder, but not create one (unable to try renaming a folder). ”
Jim Barton shares his experience with this Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 Update problem,
“I just update my Galaxy Note 3 to KitKat, then was irritated when I couldn’t use QuickPic to move some pictures to a folder on my external SD. I also tried using a file manager, but of course that also failed. I had to connect the device to a PC, then copy the files from the device to a folder on the PC, then copy them back to the folder I wanted them on in the SD card. Ridiculous.
I see that the Camera app CAN write to the external SD just fine. photos are still going to the DCIM folder on my external SD card.
Barton is not the only Galaxy Note 3 owner with problems, Doods De los Reyes shares how this change impacts the ability to use a network shared folder when running Android 4.4, “The biggest impact on me is being able to copy from my network shared folder.” This user discovered a work around by copying to internal storage and then to the Micro SD card with Samsung’s My Files app.
In the most recent update Liebeck explains Google’s reason for this change, but does not agree with it, calling it a, “misstep”. Google reportedly made the change to make it easier to cleanly uninstall an app and all the app data.
Samsung recently confirmed Android 4.4 updates for the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, all of which offer a Micro SD card. Users that depend on a Micro SD card may want to see how each update impacts usability on their specific device and with apps they use to access the SD card.
u know something guys...I pity you and your minds narrow....i think iam dealing here with kids...
by the way and this is the last advice from me to u all ....DONT UPDATE UR NOTE 2 TO 4.4 because ITS EATING BATTERY thats what i noticed after upgrade..Otherwise its awesome update music player is changed fully speed is hustle..no restart issues during calls or lagging..the top toolbar (battery,signal,wifi etc ) is white now not green..there is no black borders from top or uper screen anymore....now u can chose between samsung touch wise home or google launcher home...nothing new happened to the camera...nothing new happened to the voice nothing new changed in maps..but battery is the bad thing until now its drain faster in 8 hours without gps or wifi and on GSM only thats what i noticed here..so before u agree with the update see openions of others or ur friends about the battery adn this is my last replay to u..cause u kids made me a Headache
RainHeart, 13 Mar 2014i didnt root my phone and i didnt use any custom rom .....i updated my phone with my wifi a fi... moreI never insulted you in any way. There are manual firmwares available in sammobile.com .I just mentioned that you might have installed that one. Thats all.
S SUDHAKAR, 13 Mar 2014I think he may have installed custom firmware after rooting.i didnt root my phone and i didnt use any custom rom .....i updated my phone with my wifi a file on samsung server was 785mb .....i dont know why all of u dont belive me??? hahahahahahahahah
i wonder why.....why should i lie on u its just an update from samsung it self and its in my hand now
what the problem with u
I red at www.sammobile.com by searching "KitKat for Note II" on search column inside the website, Note II and S III were rumored will be received KitKat by end of March this year.
Send me screen shot for the latest version of update to my email, if not you r lying or you have fake note 2
reed, 12 Mar 2014Hi guys for every note 2 user the kitkat update will be available this month from sammobile.com when we will get update on indian N7100 of 4.4.2
Hi guys for every note 2 user the kitkat update will be available this month from sammobile.com
[deleted post]Not baseband version but go to Settings, More, Android device, Android version, there you will find the Android version you are running.
Dear Rainheart, Can you confirm the Android Version from your Settings > About Device please?
Dear All, I checked at Sammobile, Egypt did receive update on 09-03-2014 (N7100XXUENA1) but it's 4.3 from as written on Samsung Site.
We need to have confirmation from Rainheart on this.
Also egypt didnt receive 4.4.2 for Note 3 yet.
NikiDroid, 12 Mar 2014But if you said you have updated to KitKat on your Note II, why does no KitKat available at ww... moreDear friend ...in samsite and samsung updates site it will show u updates by region ...iam awaaaay from you and i have it now in my hands and OTA its not rom or fake update...its from samsung over the wifi ...from 2 days ago i was checking the updates and i was giving no attention and i did found my phone note 2 says new update size is 785mb and i download it actully and the phone now is awesome like note 3 ...u will get the update soon just install samsung kies on ur computer and check everyday or search over wifi its exist its not a lie and i will upload a short video on youtube to show you the new update dont worry ur country will recive it so soon too
RainHeart, 12 Mar 2014i dont know why should i lie ? what is big matter to lie on you ? iam 33 years old iam a man ... moreBut if you said you have updated to KitKat on your Note II, why does no KitKat available at www.sammobile.com and www.samsung-updates.com. I checked on those website after you said you got KitKat.