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3rd party accessories not working after KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

0. phoneArena 22 Jan 2014, 20:04 posted on

Bad news for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users. It seems that the new Android 4.4 KitKat update that Samsung has made for the device has a nasty side effect: any 3rd party accessory that doesn't feature an official Samsung identification chip will no longer work with the device. We can't help but wonder if this is one of those changes that will be reversed because of user backlash...

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posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:07 1

1. Teja171 (unregistered)


Bad news for Galaxy owners :(

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:11 5

2. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 182; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Apple is right, Samsung is following in it's footsteps.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:17 6

3. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


That's definitely an Apple move... So sad.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:23 1

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1309; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


its the stupid id chips , Note 3 was the trial run , i guess they will block out wireless chargers and cables in the future

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:32 2

5. NoFanboy (Posts: 206; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Sup Apple

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:47 4

6. buccob (Posts: 1346; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Way to pull an "Apple"...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:55 3

7. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 979; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Not a good look Samsung

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:56 4

8. Doakie (Posts: 1174; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Well as the owner of a Note 3 now I question if I should just sell my Note 3 and get a Nexus 5. If Samsung is going to be a jerk that makes me not want to buy their products.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 21:14

9. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


The next move maybe making a Note or Captivate and selling it to other countries like apple

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 21:21 1

10. Andrewtst (Posts: 302; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Solution is out and it is working for root user only.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2620399

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 21:46

11. skymitch89 (Posts: 1040; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Well, the only real accessories that I'd be using is a bluetooth earpiece/speaker & bluetooth enabled car stereo; aside from a basic protective case & auxiliary cable to my surround sound system. Therefore, I don't really care about the ID lock, at least for now.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 01:22 1

12. AfterShock (Posts: 2535; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Cheap tactic Sammy.
It may be same camp of android, but I like them the least.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 02:23

13. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Not Fair Samsung.. This move will bite Samsung..
People would start preferring other brands like LG, HTC, Sony..

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 03:53

14. boosook (Posts: 930; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOL! Buy the Samsung crap...

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 04:21

15. bnick25 (Posts: 35; Member since: 05 May 2013)


Im happy with my lg g2 made the right move

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 06:34

16. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Samsung's official statement on this:

http://www.sammobile.com/2014/01/23/samsung-offers-official-statement-on-third-party-accessory-incompatibility-on-galaxy-note-3-and-kitkat/

it's more like quality check...not like what you guys think..

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 07:36

17. AfterShock (Posts: 2535; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


On cases too?
You swallowed.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 07:52

18. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


not on cases i think

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