Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 finally receiving Android 4.1.2, bring additonal Multi-Window support and more

May 2, 2013

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Great news for those who haven’t already rooted their Verizon Galaxy Note 2! After a very long wait, Big Red is¬†finally¬†pushing out Android 4.1.2 to the device, as it was previously on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

This update will bring your build number to¬†JZO54K.I605VRAMC3 and baseband¬†I605VRAMC3. The update, which comes in at a hefty 246.5MB in size, can be downloaded over the air. After installing the update, you’ll notice increased app support for the Multi-Window feature. It can now function with¬†YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Kindle, Viewdini, Google Maps and Talk.

The changelog notes the removal of a preloaded app called Zappos. There’s also been improvements to the following applications: ISIS Mobile Wallet, VZ Navigator, Backup Assistant Plus,¬†Exchange Active Sync (EAS) email, SMS text messaging and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Aside from bug fixes and security patches, there’s been some other minor improvements to the Mobile Hotspot. As usual, it took Verizon quite a while to get this update pushed out to its users. Let’s just hope the wait for Android 4.2 won’t take nearly as long. Knowing Verizon though, you may be in for another long wait.

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 got its bootloader unlocked in December, which has opened up a lot of possibilities for ROMs. Are you downloading the new update for the Galaxy Note 2 or have you gotten tired of waiting around for Verizon and are running a ROM? Let us know in the comments below!

Comments

  • Adam Outler

    FUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu……

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.constantineau Tom Constantineau

    Verizon gave me a note 2 when my dna kept getting the sim card error… Day one it was rooted with a custom rom … Read a little and take a step out of the comfort zone… Development for this phone is great so many options for this phone.

  • Jjunda

    just updated and it’s looking great.. but there are still a lot of viral apps not able to dock up at the multi-view bar…

  • utvballman

    Instead of getting rid of Zappos, which has great customer service, get rid of the Verizon bloatware (crapware) and free up phone memory and resources….just a suggestion

  • pyae pyae

    how can i do to take jelly beab version for Galaxy note GT-N 7000