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Verizon Posts Galaxy Note 2 Update Changelog, Just a Security Patch

Galaxy Note 2 Changelog

Mystery solved, folks. This morning, owners of the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 received a minor update, but at the time there were no details as to what was inside. Thanks to Verizon’s timely update of the device’s support page, we now know that it was nothing more than a security patch, most likely related to the Exynos exploit.

Go grab that update.

Via: Verizon

  • buffalobarf

    My phone is stock, no root, etc.. should I be worried about the new update? can I refuse the update?

  • pcloadletter

    It has been confirmed that this bricks your phone if it has root or unlocked over at XDA. Please do not promote something an update unless you know what it does.

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  • It has been pretty much confirmed that this locks the bootloader down and current methods do not work to unlock it. I warned in the previous article, but it has been overshadowed by the “all clear” vibe that this article gives. I recommend people defer or install the safe version I made: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2106203

  • Jessica

    Awesome! Updating my Note now.

  • plinko

    Updated my wife’s Note. So far so good.

  • coolio

    That’s it? I guess I’ll tell my girlfriend to go ahead and update her Note.

  • Lewis

    Thanks for this. I can let my wife’s note install the update.

  • DC_Guy

    It also added support for Google Wallet. But ok, now that I’m awake from my dream…

  • Trevor

    Redundant Verizon is redundant.

  • So I am rooted with Exynos Abuse… update or no?

    • Dan

      rumor is if you use ota rootkeeper before the patch you can keep root.

      • moew

        Not a rumor, just temp-unrooted with voodoo ota rootkeeper, updated,and then restored root. Simple.

        • NightBleed

          moew – how did you root? I Odin flashed Root66 stock VRALJB 4.1.1 12/2/12. Has anyone odin flashed to gain root, used voodoo ota rootkeeper, updated the OTA, then restored root successfully?

          • moew

            exynos abuse, have never flashed a rom with odin on this phone, even if it’s supposed to be “stock”.

            Might be a good backtrack for you, odin stock, exynos abuse, voodoo backup, then take the ota’s.

  • xmara

    Wish they were as quick to update Note II to 4.2 and not recreate the HTC Thunderbolt fiasco.

    • Until 4.2 stabilizes, trust me you don’t want it.

      • rals

        I can’t agree more with this statement…my Nexus sucks with 4.2.

  • What worries me is what the changelog doesn’t mention.

    I updated the kernel and modem but that is it.

  • fartbubbler

    “Device Enhancement”


  • BSweetness

    “Go grab that update…if you want to break root and probably lose the ability to unlock the bootloader for the foreseeable future.”


  • Yeah go grab it.. Verizon also considers patching stuff like unlocking the bootloader as a security update

    • um because it is a security update, by definition.

  • inzandity

    Of course Verizon encourages the update…it patches the exploit.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Verizon sucks rotten eggs.

  • wickets

    thanks for the heads up on the update

    • Richard Yarrell

      Pee on Verizon.