Fresh of the heels of the release of two new Galaxy Notes, Samsung has released a firmware upgrade for the Galaxy Note 5.3″ (German variant). Although it’s not the Jelly bean weâ€™ve all been waiting for, it does brings a handful of improvements.
This OS upgrade, which is dated August 28, was made available to German users via an OTA update or Kies since last week. However, it’s not yet available locally so youâ€™d have to apply the update manually using Odin. Here are the list of things that’s new with the upgraded OS.
â€¢ New launcher (like the Galaxy S3)
â€¢ Revamped Gallery with fancy 3D effects
â€¢ Slightly refreshed contact list
â€¢ New folder handling
â€¢ Pop-up video can now be resized
â€¢ Slightly changed contact list layout
â€¢ you can now save contacts in the S-Cloud (like Google contacts)
â€¢ Improved performance
â€¢ added camera motion for lock screen – settings -> display (only works with wipe lockscreen)
â€¢ added S-Cloud (there is no dedicated App but after flashing you will be asked if you want to sycn all your settings with Samsung)
â€¢ added new motion: call contact currently displayed if you raise the phone
â€¢ added bloatware NTV, Lieferheld, ChatOn, myTaxi (can be removed)
â€¢ added FlipBoard (can’t be removed)
â€¢ black clipping not fixed
Here’s a short video demo of the OS installed on our SGN:
Should you wish to apply this update manually, we did a tutorial on how to flash a ROM via ODIN when we posted an article on how to SIM unlock your SGN.