03-21-2014 12:29 PM
The SO files are binary files, I compared MD5 checksums and they didn't match on the files I mentioned were changed.
03-23-2014 6:54 AM
That is good news really, on the GPS fix. I'd rather wait and get the gps corrected. Kit kat is not going to provide any substantial change in look or feel. I use a launcher anyway so I've had kit kat icons since they came out. The rest of the improvements are all mostly hidden. So if you have a note 3 which is already blazing fast, you will not likely notice a big change. I think when the upgrade hits a few older devices it will likely feel faster. I've been on ATT for a long time and have gotten wrapped up in software drama, always looking for the next update. But I made a decision after owning a skyrocket(GS2) that I would never purchase a phone again that I wasn't happy with right out of the box. Since then I've been very happy on ICS(GS3) then Jelly Bean(GS3, Note2 and Note3). The GPS is a little more practical. So I'd really like it to work well all the time if possible.
03-24-2014 9:56 AM
So wondering of the note 2 is going to get kitkat before the note 3. Rumor has it samsung is going to be pushing that out here shortly.
If ATT does push it out before the note 3, what will all of you do?
03-24-2014 10:13 AM
Well, I took the plunge and did the fix off XDA's site, fully working gps and phone. I did however get a CS to give me 2 months 1/2 credit off my bill, and was told if a working fix was pushed out before the SG5 is out, I could swap for it at no charge. So my wife will most likely get that deal. Im happy now with the GN3.
03-26-2014 8:34 PM
03-28-2014 12:12 PM
That's right guys, a 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS update was released yesterday morning! Here is a support article with everything you need to know about it:
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03-29-2014 8:23 AM
I'm happy to say that I love KitKat on this device. Most if not all of the random lag is gone, apps load faster, etc. Overall a much better Android experience.
Android 4.4 KitKat is a version that Google worked on to make Android slimmer, lighter, and with less fat around the stomach. They made it so that it could run on more lower-end devices such as devices that have 512 MB of RAM. So, you can very well imagine how a slimmed down version of Android would run on a high-end Android handset like the Galaxy Note 3. As fast as a cat trying to get away from water.
03-29-2014 8:30 AM
Yes, But AT&T will put Plenty of their Bloatware software in the update, that most people do not even use and lock bootloaders so you can not Root.
03-29-2014 8:53 AM
I don't have root, I never rooted, yet I turned most if not all of the provided AT&T crapware off and I have a smooth running Note 3. I did it all via the Manage Apps screen.
03-29-2014 4:39 PM
03-30-2014 6:51 PM
I have been getting an update notification for 3 days now. I thought it was KitKat - which I do not want. Who knows what that is. I am keeping my WiFi off to keep it at bay.
Had same mysterious samsung update this morning when I rebooted.
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