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Verizon's software update being pushed out for the Samsung Galaxy Note II

Verizon's software update being pushed out for the Samsung Galaxy Note II
It appears that a couple days ago, Verizon started to quietly roll out an update for their Samsung Galaxy Note II.

This new update, which comes in only at 7.8MB in size, is listed by Verizon simply as an "Android Security Patch added for additional security." Since this is a bit vague, it appears this update of the software to version I605VRALL4 patches the Exynos exploit that allowed people to root the phone and unlock the bootloader. But also included is an update to the radio baseband, which is said to help signal reception, even though Verizon does not list that in the support documents.

So what does that mean for you? Well, if you have (or plan to get) the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II, but don't have any intention to root it, then installing the update means very little and could be done without issue. But if you do have the device and it is currently rooted (or you will be rooting it), then then you may want to defer the OTA update for the time being.

UPDATE:
There is now a way to root and unlock the bootloader even after the OTA update has been installed. You can read about it here.

source: Verizon Wireless and Droid-Life

Verizon's software update being pushed out for the Samsung Galaxy Note II
Verizon's software update being pushed out for the Samsung Galaxy Note II

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 00:44

1. rallyguy (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I wasn't aware of the exploit. I thought Verizon phones were locked down pretty tight.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 01:12

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Interestingly, the Galaxy Camera also got some update attention from VZW. The updated results:

Android v. 4.1.2

Baseband Version GC120VRALL2

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:34

3. MaineMan91 (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


mine says no new software

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