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September 09, 2012

Samsung firmware upgrade for Galaxy Note

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 we’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 you’d have to apply the update manually using Odin. Here are the list of things that’s new with the upgraded OS.

• New launcher (like the Galaxy S3)
• Revamped Gallery with fancy 3D effects
• Slightly refreshed contact list
• New folder handling
• Pop-up video can now be resized
• Slightly changed contact list layout
• you can now save contacts in the S-Cloud (like Google contacts)
• Improved performance
• added camera motion for lock screen – settings -> display (only works with wipe lockscreen)
• 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)
• added new motion: call contact currently displayed if you raise the phone
• added bloatware NTV, Lieferheld, ChatOn, myTaxi (can be removed)
• added FlipBoard (can’t be removed)
• 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.


5 Responses to “Samsung firmware upgrade for Galaxy Note”

  1. alain says:

    Just want to inquire if there would be any ics/jelly bean updates for the the yp-g70?
    Thank you.

  2. JM Balicano
    Twitter: JMBalicano
    says:

    argghhh!! the title got me excited thinking it was jelly bean!

  3. schyla says:

    I hope the updated launcher is as smooth as the one in S3. Touchwiz in the Note has noticeable lags.

  4. jhem_x01
    Twitter: izJeremy
    says:

    Still haven’t got this update on both Kies and OTA… Ang tagal naman.

  5. anchor1 says:

    Yes! Finally someone writes about samsung q10 firmware update.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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