3rd party accessories not working after KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy Note 3
posted by Michael H. / Jan 22, 2014, 8:04 PM
Apparently, the KitKat update has begun checking for the ID chip, and if it isn't there, the accessory won't work. A number of reports from XDA have said this even includes the Spigen S-View flip cover. Likely, the problems are going to extend to other accessories, and could cause big problems for a lot of users. There is a way to restore functionality if you have rooted your Note 3, but otherwise it looks like you're out of luck.
There had been rumors a while back that Samsung would be instituting a policy to only allow accessories with the ID chip, and for some reason it seems Samsung has decided that this is the best time to begin that policy. One would assume it would be better to start a policy like this when launching a device, so accessory makers don't make useless products, and users don't buy products that will stop functioning.
Presumably, accessory makers will begin licensing the ID chip from Samsung to create working accessories, but there will definitely be some annoyed users until then. Just a side note: if you are directly effected by this, we'd suggest contacting Samsung directly, because the company doesn't monitor our comments section.
- Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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Solution is out and it is working for root user only. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
posted on Jan 22, 2014, 9:21 PM 1
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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 Jan 22, 2014, 9:46 PM 0
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Samsung's official statement on this: http://www.sammobile.com/2014/
it's more like quality check...not like what you guys think..
posted on Jan 23, 2014, 6:34 AM 0
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"There had been rumors a while back that Samsung would be instituting a policy to only allow accessories with the ID chip...Presumably, accessory makers will begin licensing the ID chip...directly, because the company doesn't monitor our comments section." Perhaps this will be temporary because the EU is known for not putting up with restrictions like this. However, until that happens, Samsung makes money. You can bet Samsung monitors these comments.
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 9:11 AM 0
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