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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Update Hits U.S.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has reached the United States, just a day after the update started rolling out internationally. The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, which was rumored to be hitting AT&T and Sprint today, has landed for the Sprint Galaxy Note 2, making it the first Galaxy Note 2 in the United States to receive Galaxy Gear support and Samsung KNOX.

Several weeks ago, a roll out schedule emerged, claiming that the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update roll out would hit the United States starting November 20th. The schedule claimed that the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 and Sprint Galaxy Note 2 would get the update that day and sure enough, the Sprint Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean roll out has begun.

December could bring the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update release in some regions, with Galaxy Note 3 features.

Sprint announced the roll out on its Galaxy Note 2 support page, detailing some of the features that Galaxy Note 2 owners can expect when the software hits their device. Sprint notes HD voice compatibility, Galaxy Gear support and Samsung KNOX as features coming along with the Android 4.3 update but we imagine that there will be other enhancements and fixes on board as well.

The carrier, as expected, is offering the update through an Over-the-Air update and it comes right out of the gate saying that it the roll out process could take some time. A customer service representative claimed that the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update, which still hasn’t rolled out, would take several weeks to roll out and it could apply to this update as well.

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This kicks off the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 roll out in the United States and if the schedule is correct, we should see the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update roll out today. The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update is thought to be rolling out on December 2nd while the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 may not get its update until November 29th, or, Black Friday.

Those dates are certainly not set in stone but the fact that Sprint pushed its update out today is a good sign. Owners will want to keep the issues surrounding the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates in mind before installing the update when it arrives. While there is no guarantee that it will have bugs on board, wise Sprint Galaxy Note 2 owners will want to hold off until the coast is determined to be clear.

86 Comments

  1. eli

    11/20/2013 at 9:01 am

    Lucky me, got it today in Israel.. ;)

    • Spencer Hansen

      11/20/2013 at 9:54 am

      And are you having any issues?

    • Eli J

      11/30/2013 at 11:48 am

      How? I also have a note 2 unlucked with Cellcom. How can I do it?

  2. Joe Gibbs (@SgtJG007)

    11/20/2013 at 9:53 am

    still waiting in Southeast Missouri. Been checking OTA & KIES. When should it be available via KIES?

  3. babubhai

    11/20/2013 at 10:03 am

    Please let us know if anyone on Sprint gets it.

  4. Alfredo

    11/20/2013 at 10:05 am

    Still waiting in Southern California.

    • AB Camacho

      11/20/2013 at 5:31 pm

      Me too!!! i’m dieing here… i have the Gear right next to me!

  5. Matthew

    11/20/2013 at 10:21 am

    Apparently it’s already down up in Illinois

    • Matthew

      11/20/2013 at 10:21 am

      Shown*

  6. Chris

    11/20/2013 at 10:37 am

    Sprint user here nothing but an error message when I try to check for updates normally I get no updates

  7. OD

    11/20/2013 at 10:39 am

    Still waiting in Idaho

  8. Carolina

    11/20/2013 at 10:50 am

    Nada in Northern California so far..

  9. fabian

    11/20/2013 at 11:37 am

    Doing the google frame work thing to force the update and no luck .I think it will be here new years eve lol.
    flashusaphones.com

    • fabian

      11/20/2013 at 11:39 am

      Or i forgot my area NY

  10. Maz

    11/20/2013 at 11:48 am

    Fl not a peep

  11. ash

    11/20/2013 at 12:10 pm

    Nope in Atlanta

  12. zerell

    11/20/2013 at 12:24 pm

    No in st louis

  13. Ro Goudy

    11/20/2013 at 12:32 pm

    Not in Arizona

  14. Richard Davila

    11/20/2013 at 12:39 pm

    Nada in Texas!

  15. Ronald Santiago

    11/20/2013 at 12:44 pm

    No in Florida

    • prelow

      11/20/2013 at 1:03 pm

      No in Louisiana

  16. sbalaji (@talecolumn)

    11/20/2013 at 1:13 pm

    Att agent says updates on hold for all android phones

  17. jose

    11/20/2013 at 1:21 pm

    I have an att phone but unlocked for tmobile. And it says that my software is uptodate. How can i updated?

  18. Carl Jerome Core

    11/20/2013 at 1:41 pm

    Not in Maryland for the note 2…. but i have friends with S4 who got the update

  19. Chris

    11/20/2013 at 2:05 pm

    Got the update in Ohio

    • Joe

      11/20/2013 at 2:33 pm

      what part of ohio?

  20. Antwain Praylow

    11/20/2013 at 2:25 pm

    No update in South Carolina

  21. Joe

    11/20/2013 at 2:40 pm

    I tweeted Sprint Care asking when I could find it via KIES. They just responded back: “It looks like the update was delayed due to some bugs. The manufacture is working to fix and resend. *PJL” I’m not so sure if this is true because there are reports of the update working fine on their devices.

  22. Chyrome

    11/20/2013 at 2:41 pm

    Still waiting for my update in Baltimore, Md

  23. Joe

    11/20/2013 at 2:58 pm

    I asked PJL to confirm that it has been delayed. He quickly responded back: “There was a number of users experiencing issues, not everyone however. It seems like the pushes for the update have slowed. *PJL” So I just asked back, “Okay, so they’ve slowed but not have stopped, correct?” We’ll see what they say.

  24. Dominic

    11/20/2013 at 4:20 pm

    im in new york and I have an international note 2. When I try to update via kies it reads “Your device does not support software upgrading via KIES.”

  25. Kyle

    11/20/2013 at 5:23 pm

    No update here in Michigan but nothing i didnt expect. Samsung and the US carriers suck and not to just blame samsung but it is mostly there fault this phone has been out to long to just begin getting updated. Gonna start looking for a new phone company.

  26. babubhai

    11/20/2013 at 5:38 pm

    Looks like the news is false. If more than half of the country is saying No they haven’t received updates. It sounds like the news is hoax. The guy from Ohio never replied. He claims that he did receive an update.

    This sucks!!!

  27. Victor Fontanez Ortiz

    11/20/2013 at 6:02 pm

    I have been waiting impatiently for this update is there any body in the US that can confirm this for sprint….I cant wait much longer lol…

    • AB Camacho

      11/20/2013 at 6:07 pm

      You said it man….. they bought me the galaxy gear for my Birthday last week!!! hahah i have been waiting for this update ever since!!!!! Sprint user in LA and no update yet… wait…..nope… nothing yet.

  28. Joe

    11/20/2013 at 7:49 pm

    still nothing in SE Missouri via OTA or KIES. ughhhh :(

  29. Jimmy

    11/20/2013 at 8:48 pm

    HOUSTON!

  30. smoke

    11/20/2013 at 9:19 pm

    Sprints support for note 2 days current software is 4.3

  31. smoke

    11/20/2013 at 9:21 pm

    If they don’t update there devises soon there gonna have a lot of pissed off customers who bought the gear and can’t use it I know if I don’t get the update I’m buy-in an HTC one maxx

  32. AB Camacho

    11/20/2013 at 9:40 pm

    Nothing yet. Sprint LA

  33. neefee

    11/20/2013 at 10:13 pm

    Wisconsin is a no go

  34. neefee

    11/20/2013 at 10:17 pm

    And it is midnight here not 10pm. It is now 11/21/13 11/20 rumor date for at&t note 2 was just that

  35. bahdma

    11/20/2013 at 11:46 pm

    Nothing on Kies or OTA it’s 12:46am 11/21 in Tucson, AZ.

  36. nsseer

    11/21/2013 at 4:26 am

    Any idea when the middle east (saudi arabia) people are going to get the 4.3 update on note 2 please reply eagerly waiting ….

  37. Joe

    11/21/2013 at 8:32 am

    Still nothing where Im at currently in SE Missouri. Nothing in NYC/Boston region, & LA region. Anyone thats not in Ohio get the update yet?

  38. Chyrome

    11/21/2013 at 8:42 am

    Day 2 still waiting for my update

  39. Rich

    11/21/2013 at 9:07 am

    Nothing here in PA (beside Ohio) Still Waiting!!!

  40. AB Camacho

    11/21/2013 at 9:09 am

    Nada in LA yet either.

  41. Joe

    11/21/2013 at 9:17 am

    at least we’re all in the same boat :P

  42. GhostDog RomanNose

    11/21/2013 at 9:29 am

    No update here in Oklahoma yet!

  43. AB Camacho

    11/21/2013 at 10:41 am

    I just read on the Sprint community that Samsung just posted the source today… so maybe maybe …. https://community.sprint.com/baw/message/683192#683192

  44. Joe

    11/21/2013 at 10:50 am

    Thank you for that AB!

  45. AB Camacho

    11/21/2013 at 10:57 am

    I am pissed!!! I was on chat with Samsung tech. and apparently… according to them…., there is NO UPDATE

  46. Joe

    11/21/2013 at 11:01 am

    LOL. Samsung chat reps have no info about sprints release. only sprint techs. maybe try tweeting @sprintcare & ask them.

  47. AB Camacho

    11/21/2013 at 1:14 pm

    Nothing yet in LA!

  48. Joe

    11/21/2013 at 1:22 pm

    still waiting here in SEMO too!

  49. Joe

    11/21/2013 at 1:22 pm

    add me on twitter AB. @SgtJG007

  50. Joe

    11/21/2013 at 2:12 pm

    Yes they have taken it down. I believe it has been delayed :(

  51. note2junkie

    11/21/2013 at 3:29 pm

    Its rolling out on tmobile in California!!!!! Just got the ota push for 4.3…..it is awesome!!!!

    • AB Camacho

      11/21/2013 at 4:58 pm

      what the what!!! Tmobile??? Any word on sprint????

  52. erik

    11/21/2013 at 4:55 pm

    Nothing in mass sucks ive been waitinf to long

    • daniel

      11/21/2013 at 6:41 pm

      That’s suck sprint its take down the update hopefully we get it before Christmas or new year’s at least

  53. daniel

    11/22/2013 at 1:30 am

    Sprint just post in the support page the update again

    • Jamie

      11/22/2013 at 7:22 am

      It’s nice they update the page, now just let us update our damn phones already. O_o

  54. Joe

    11/22/2013 at 7:26 am

    they are SOOO CONFUSING LMAO

  55. Joe

    11/22/2013 at 7:29 am

    day 3, still no update in Missouri

  56. Canyou Wait

    11/22/2013 at 1:41 pm

    There is no android 4.3 update for Sprint Samsung galaxy note 2. Sprint and Samsung galaxy conspireed together to increase the sales of product sassociated with android 4.3 ” galaxy gear”. I suggest you hold on to your galaxy gear until June 2014. Another option is to return galaxy gear and purchase a Apple iPhone. Sell android phone and purchase a regular watch. Do you think there’s any truth to this????

  57. Carl Jerome Core

    11/22/2013 at 3:52 pm

    I just got off the phone with Sprint & Samsung tech support. They are both telling me the note 2 is getting the update but they are rolling it out in bundles so be patient

    • Chyrome

      11/22/2013 at 4:17 pm

      I would believe tht if someone post on here saying “I got the update”.

  58. Joe

    11/22/2013 at 5:41 pm

    I got the update maybe 2 hours ago. It’s very stable. Missing a few things that were suppose to be on board with multi window, some small minor differences than what samsung showed. the on/off tabs dont show I/O. Overall, its nice. the status bar is like kitkat :D

    • Ro Goudy

      11/22/2013 at 6:07 pm

      Joe where are you located and is your Note 2 on Sprint or AT&T

  59. Victor Fontanez Ortiz

    11/23/2013 at 2:08 pm

    Hi guys I have not received the update yet but I went and found this at xda that if it works and I have heard it does it is going to make alot of sprint note users very happy….let the updating begin!!!!!!
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2538470

    • Chyrome

      11/25/2013 at 7:42 pm

      ^^^^^^ definitely work’s

    • Richard Davila

      11/26/2013 at 7:02 am

      Works like a charm! Perfect, thank you!

  60. Richard Davila

    11/26/2013 at 7:04 am

    Works Like a Charm! Here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/yx…Update_FWD.zip

  61. Rich

    12/04/2013 at 3:51 am

    YESS!! I KNOW I AM KINDA LATE BUT I AM JUST NOW RECEIVING MY SAMSUNG GALAXY NOT 2 UPDATE ON DEC 4 AT 6:24AM……..I KNOW HALF OF YOU GUYS WENT TO THE LINK AND DOWNLOADED IT BUT I DECIDED TO WAIT IT OUT AND NOW ITS FINALLY HERE!! I AM HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA BY THE WAY, I DIDNT HAVE TO KEEP PRESSING THE SOFTWARE UPDATE EITHER. IT CAME AUTOMATICALLY WHEN I WAS SLEEP LIKE I THOUGHT SO YESSSSSS!!!!!

  62. LF

    12/07/2013 at 11:56 am

    @Rich: How’s the OTA working for you? I’m hearing that the OTA screws up the phones, while Kies and xda runs fine.

    • Rich

      12/07/2013 at 2:26 pm

      Hey LF, yes you are correct!! I actually really do not like the OTA update because of the problems that its making my phone have. My phone keeps freezing, battery life seems like its not as long as it was before, and It keeps telling me that my google plus has to force stop everytime i turn on my phone. Put in mind that I did not have these minor problems before I installed the update and since I cant uninstall the update Im stuck with it. There are SOME good things about the update as well, so if you canget past the minor problems then I guess Its alright!! Update to me is 7 out of 10 stars!!

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