Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) Android 4.3 “final” firmware leaks, rollout possibly this week

November 18, 2013

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Galaxy Note 2 users, fret no more: your serving of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is finally heading your way.

According to Sam Mobile’s usually reliable insider, the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) may arrive as soon as this week. In fact, there’s a good chance that Samsung will kick off the rollout today, according to the same source, though probably only in a handful of markets to start with.

If patience is not your forte, you can treat yourself with the updated firmware right now. Sam Mobile has what it claims is a “final” Android 4.3 firmware version for the Note 2, that will supposedly be identical, feature-wise, with the version expected to roll out soon. Some bugs may still afflict it, but aside that, the firmware is supposedly “pretty stable”.

So, what does Android 4.3 bring to the still very capable Note 2? The update will refresh some UI elements to match the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, as well as add a few new features, such as Knox and Wallet. As promised, there’s also support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Unfortunately, this supposedly final 4.3 build does not include the new S Pen features introduced on the Note 3, such as Air Command or the improved S Note app, in a rather odd decision on Samsung’s part. If that’s truly the case with the official release, there’s still the possibility to port over some of the Note 3 features yourself.

We’ll keep you posted on the official rollout of the Android 4.3 update for the GT-N7100, so stay tuned.

Comments

  • Leonard Wong

    I am flabbergasted that you expect Samsung to include Air command in it? That’s the exclusive feature to Galaxy Note 3. If it comes to Galaxy Note II, who will be willing to buy Galaxy Note 3?
    Of course, I would certainly appreciate if it comes to Galaxy Note II but Samsung ain’t going to do it and hurt their profits.

    • Darren

      somemore i think some software should be installed on the phone?

      • Chris Martinelli

        YES, the LAST thing any Samsung phone needs is more bloat. FFS, trim it down.

    • Rishu Agrawal

      If I am not wrong, the first Note was given some of the Note II’s exclusive features when it was upgraded to JB, so it is equally reasonable to expect the same for the Note II, which by the way, hasn’t received any major updates in its one plus year of existence!

  • David Allen

    Too bad this 4.3 update wont hit the Verizon version of the Note 2 till Christmas of next year.

  • shamatuu

    It’s not today folks. My god the wait is killing me here. release the dam update already.

  • Venkatesh ch

    Guys it’s released please upgrade before it gets jammed by traffic it’s about 700mb and will take about an hour to download ….cheers and enjoy

  • Guest

    Of course I have just downloaded New 4.3. Size of 700mb. After updation evening feels better, in terms of performance and features.
    But I didn’t like the video app. When compared to earlier the background was good and the videos were all playing .. I expected New themes.. let’s wait for KitKat 4.4.
    Thank u for the release of 4.3 for galaxy note users.

    • victoria

      How and where do u update

  • Bhanu Prakash

    Of course I have just downloaded New 4.3. Size of 700mb. After updation everthing feels better and fast, in terms of performance and features.
    But I didn’t like the video app. When compared to earlier the background was good and the videos were all playing .. I expected New themes.. let’s wait for KitKat 4.4.
    Thank u for the release of 4.3 for galaxy note users.