Samsung Note 3 KitKat 3rd party accessory ‘bug’ fix starts rolling out

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 18, 2014

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Last month the Android 4.4 update for the international Note 3 started rolling out to quite several countries in Europe and Asia. Although the update brought the power of KitKat, it also brought some drama with it.

The problem was that many Note 3 owners noticed that their 3rd smart party flip covers were no longer working properly after updating. Initially Samsung denied that the issue had anything to do with the update, but eventually admitted that the software upgrade broke 3rd party accessory support.

At the time, Samsung promised that they would deliver a fix as soon as possible. A little under a month later, the new update is now beginning to roll out. It’s nice to see that Samsung brought a fix to the issue fairly quickly, whether you believe that the 3rd party issue issue was a bug or not.

According to SamMobile the fix is currently available for users in Poland and Russia, and is expected to rollout to other regions in short order. Aside from fixing the accessory ‘bug’, the update also fixes an issue that prevented writing to external storage after updating to KitKat.

Have you received the bug-fixing update for your Note 3 yet? If so, what country are you in, and is your 3rd party smart cover working as it should?

  • Amine Elouakil

    Glad for Samsung owners, you made Samsung hear your voice. They didn’t get trough the trouble of adding identification chips to their hardware recently if it wasn’t a planned action to force users to use Samsung accessories only, but guess they made many angry people.

  • Johnny

    I was updated to kit kat but with no problem with the cover !

  • When can I get kitkat update for Note 2 ?

  • Groud Frank

    My unlocked, international version of the Note 3 is still on 4.3 :/

  • Sam Wong

    this update only fixed the 3rd party s-cover & stability fixed. no to fix an issue that prevented writing to external storage.

  • Marc

    Have not received the update. South Africa. Spigen Slim Armor View Note 3

  • Tahnir

    Is there a way that I can check if I got the update?

  • virusje

    Holland, T-Mobile Original S-cover(white) kitkat 4.4.2 kernel 3.4.0-348029

    After the last update plenty troubles to get the Note3 “on” many times, especially after using camera and when the memory (RAM) is filled.
    yesterday after touchwiz. was crashed and rebooting and even the reboot fails all widgeds where removed. as from that time it looks more better.

    i already applyed a factory reset, which works only for a 1,5 day.

    • Faizan

      i also have the same issue….is ur problem solved…and if yes then how?

      • virusje

        nothing changed yet, do yoy have also a S-view cover?