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Android 4.1.2 ROM leaks out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bringing funky new ink effect

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Android 4.1.2 ROM leaks out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bringing funky new ink effect
The Samsung Galaxy Note II, a 5.5-inch crossover device between a phone and a tablet, is getting a newer and fresher flavor of Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note 2 launched with 4.1 Jelly Bean, and while it is not yet ready for the latest of JB, version 4.2, it is gearing up to get Android 4.1.2. At least, that is the name of the version of the latest leaked ROM.

We still do not have the full list of new features, but what we do know is that the update brings a neat ink effect when you unlock the device. It looks as ink is spilled and you can pick the color. The effect can be applied to all wallpapers except live ones. Also, the notifications toggle in the dropdown now includes the multi-windows mode.

And here are the technical details about the update:

  • PDA: N710XXDLJ2
  • Modem: N7100XXDLJ2
  • CSC: N7100OXADLJ2

Now, we have to stress that this 4.1.2 update is not yet official. You can download it at the link below, but you’d better back up before starting experimenting with it, and just be cautious and if not perfectly certain wait for the official update to arrive.


source: Sam Mobile via Android Authority

Android 4.1.2 ROM leaks out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bringing funky new ink effect

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:23 14

1. hateftotti (Posts: 128; Member since: 03 May 2011)


WoW.Some new features on my lovely phone ;)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:34 6

16. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Can this most awesomest phone get even more awesomer??!!!
Note 2 is the best device I have ever come across...period!

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 16:02

21. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Why not? Bump the resolution to 1080p and you have a 400 ppi screen. Probably a better camera. Option to disable capactive touch while using the stylus.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:25 9

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 964; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Sammy, you are so clever! Other companies should take a lesson from them. They are one of the most customer friendly bunch of people. Not in the past, but now they are for sure.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:28 9

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Wow, Samsung is on a roll here, no doubt the best smartphone maker around, both in hardware & software.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:38 8

4. doejon (Posts: 311; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


i love my note 2 :D 4days and 3minutes battery a dream came true :D

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:07 1

8. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


3 minutes ... really .............lol

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 13:55 1

17. doejon (Posts: 311; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


i have just only 1 complain . i cant move apps to my external sdcard :-(

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:48 2

5. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Awesome! Now if they'd get that feature on the original note, that'd be great. Although getting jelly bean might be asking a little too much.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:50 2

6. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


wait for December.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:34

19. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Already doing so. Patiently I might add :P

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:51 2

7. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I want to customize the notification bar like the optimus UI has.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:54 1

10. hung2900 (Posts: 714; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Infact it has :D

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:50 6

9. edgabimbam (unregistered)


i have flashed this firmware and i can say, good job sammy.
Stable, so far no bugs, nice new features like:
Brightness slider can be disabled
at camera settings you can ” Use the volume key as”
new camera mod "in low light"
notification bar can be edited
ink efects with spen on lockscreen
group cast, google earth installed by default
you can disable multiview
status bar now is totally black, not grey
browser smoother, no more refreshes of bookmarks
hmmm need more time to explore this 4.1.2 sexy update :)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:57 8

11. edgabimbam (unregistered)


forgot to add, quadrant score 7100~

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 14:43 2

18. Twisted247 (Posts: 193; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


overclocked... Cause I dont see a simple android update pushing it up a 1000 points in quadrant

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:32 7

12. jcurran76 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


My last 5 phones have been Samsungs. And now I have the Note 2 . Other companies would have to seriously pick up in features for me to switch . I am a very peased customer !!!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 08:40 2

13. Bernoulli (Posts: 1402; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I wouldn't call the ink effect new, I've been able to do this on my note II ever since I tried to unlock it with my stylus

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 10:29 5

14. twens (Posts: 446; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


just installed mine. quadrant score is now between 7120 and 7310. almost close to optimus G if am right. the official release would be dope. samsung is really working on software now. android just needs to be optimized more and trust me with the current hardwares it will be flawless.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 10:42 2

15. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Getting My NOTE 2 in a couple of days i pre ordered mines with Verizon

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 23:55

20. galaxys2dan (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Just got note 2 from att. I look forward to multiview! To install the new software do I need to root my phone? I downloaded the three files referenced but when i click them nothing happens. What do I do after downloading the files to get update?

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 20:20

22. mil086 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


I am new to the rooting ARENA and am wondering if this rom will work on a t-mobile usa GN2 (sgh-t889)? Can any one tell me or will all roms be just for the one that ppl specify? Thx

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