Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon getting Android 4.1.2 update

Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon getting Android 4.1.2 update
Folks that are toting the heavily branded Galaxy Note II on Verizon will be pleased to learn that Jelly Bean 4.1.2 is rolling out and if you did not receive a notification, you should be able to pull the update at your convenience.

The update is said to take between 30 and 45 minutes and includes a decent sized change log. Photosphere is not in the mix of things in case you were wondering, but a bit of bloatware is removed so it is not all bad (Zappos is removed).

The complete change log is available via the source link, but here are the highlights:

  • Download images via Enterprise Exchange email
  • Multi-window support for more applications (YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Kindle, Viewdini, Google Maps and Talk)
  • Search/Filter by name in dialer screen
  • Snooze option is set to “ON” be default in the alarm clock
  • Transfer content from your old device seamlessly with the Samsung Smart Switch app supported
  • Security patches, improved Exchange email syncing, and more

sources: Verizon Wireless via Lazy Tech Guys



1. longtian

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

can give it a try.

2. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Stuff my T-Mobile Note 2 already has. GG Verizon.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yep, except the one thing you don't have is 4G LTE; sure, you have 4G that keeps bouncing down to 3G but, no stable and reliable LTE. GGeeeez T-Mobile(less)????? By the vay', I'm blocking the update because I don't want to risk losing root.

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol That guy should just root his Samsung Galaxy Note II that way he can get Android 4.2.2 & truely be current, even though he will lose S-Pen funtionality. Also there is NOTHING in the world like Verizon's insane 4G LTE. +1


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

He probably doesn't know what Root is; he probably just came from an iPhone and is still using LoonyTunes. Now, I'm not hating or anything, it just amazes me when people speak out of their a$$ês. I'm not taking the update; I'm happy with 4.1.1 (until a FULL stable ROM is cooked that doesn't cause loss in functionality). Besides, I went crazy yesterday preventing the update; finally had to pull out the SIM so there would be no com' with the network - until I got those pesky auto-update APKs renamed!! +1 for you too!!!!

11. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Wow, you guys must be in love with Verizon. This guy just made a point that Verizon was later to the game in updating the Note 2, which does seem to be a common trend for them (delaying updates, I mean). Then you guys just go and attack him for choosing T-Mobile? What? Is that rational to you guys? Some people have preferences you know, for whatever reason.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Some T-Mobile G-Note 2 users do enjoy stable & reliable 4G LTE, so you're wrong there. Also, if you knew anything about T-Mobile's network, you'd know that it's not possible not bounce from 3G to 4G. T-Mobile used their 3G network to make 4G network, so you can't live in an area that has both. You'd be going from 4G down to EDGE. Sure, it happens sometimes, but Verizon users in my area go down to EV-DO just as frequently.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, tell that to my brother and his T-Mobile 3G/4G bouncin' Galaxy Note II; he can't even video chat from South Beach (he was fine when he was in New York, though). You must be somewhere in the Tennessee moutains cuz', here in a old New York City, I never go down to EV-DO. You guys are just bitter that we Big Red folks can surf the web the way God intended!!!

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Just started the update on my Note II.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011


5. MaineMan91

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

i did my update this morning, I cant really tell a difference

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No gmail multi-window support? That is a pretty compelling value proposition, IMO.

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