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Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon Gets Minor Update, Includes Roaming on TELUS

If you see an update appear on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from Verizon over the next couple of days, know that it is not Kit Kat (Android 4.4). The update allows the phone to roam to TELUS in Canada, and that’s about it. The update brings the phone to build I605VRUAND3.

The Galaxy S3 on Verizon received the same update last week. 

Keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 have been confirmed by Samsung as phones on the list of devices scheduled to receive Kit Kat. They haven’t given us a release time frame, instead are leaving that responsibility to the carriers. With the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 on most carriers (sorry, Verizon Note 3 owners) having already received the update to Android 4.4, we should start seeing the Note 2 and S3 over the coming months. In fact, Sprint’s Galaxy S3 received Kit Kat last week.

Again, you should see an update on your Verizon Note 2 this week, just try to to get too excited.

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Via:  Verizon [2]
  • n2

    Had the n3, did the upgrade, phone went to s+×% , went thru 3 replacements same issue, was able to get back n2, no issues.

  • whoop there it is

    Don’t take the update…… the main purpose it not to increase speed or functionality, but to take certain privileges away. Update, and you will figure it out the hard way.

  • Jay Redfern

    I updated, and now have blue dots on my camera screen .. is this a result of the update?

  • koen401

    So this doesn’t mean anything if you live in Canada..
    Just give us the updates already.

  • Dave

    After having seen several devices get the 4.4 upgrade, and realizing there is virtually no substantial performance or battery difference on those devices, I’m almost likely to leave mine on 4.3, which still performs with great speed and efficiency, until I know without a doubt the upgrade is totally clean and hiccup free.

  • SewWhat

    Ok.. seriously.. There are actually people in the US that go to Canada????…/s

  • SamBoy

    This is how verzion gets people to get new phones, if u want the latest software then you will have to get the newest phones.

    • Mike

      I have a Droid Maxx from last year happily running Kit Kat without root. It’s not up to Verizon to develop and push out software. Does the T-Mobile Note 2 have Kitkat, or maybe the AT&T version? Nope.

      Pretty much all phones that have Kit Kat available, have it available for Verizon phones and vice versa.

      Pointless bashing isn’t necessary when they’re so many other things to bash Verizon for.

      • SamBoy

        It’s not up to them to develop it but it is them that’s holds the updates back one they are ready. Which they do hold them back and we all know you can get leaks of software but not everybody wants those these days with all this bootloader locking crap and knox counters ahs things of that nature some of us like our warranties!

        • Mike

          Again, if there was any other carrier in the US that pushed out the update already I could understand, but it’s not like every Note II has it except for Verizon. Again blame Samsung and their terrible upgrade system, all that money spent of marketing and development but apparently nothing spent on software upgrades.

          • SamBoy

            I’m not singeing out the note 2 here I’m taking about all Verizon and how they do updates I don’t even iwn a note 2 anymore I own a note 3 and most other carriers have pushed out the 4.4… update to there more 3 already.

          • LionStone

            Droid DNA got KK, if VZW wanted us to just get new phones, they wouldn’t have updated it? If everything is cool, they push it through.

          • SamBoy

            No sir the droid dna for it because it’s droid banners branded and they wanna use the face that it got updated fast as a way to get you to buy into the droid brand!

          • LionStone

            But there aren’t gonna be any more HTC Droids, just Moto… Don’t see how that translates?

          • SamBoy

            They have to maintain the ones that are already there tho to keep the brand up

          • LionStone

            That could be part of it, but another part I believe is HTC is just being very diligent on updates… They are small but pretty fast lately.

      • hkklife

        Verizon doesn’t develop anything. They *request* what the hardware manufacturers develop and include on their devices and then Verizon *certifies* those software builds.
        No reason to be up in arms over no KK on the Note 2 on VZW when very few other variants of the Note 2 have it yet. Same goes for the Galaxy S3 (Sprint just got it last week and no one else has rolled it out domestically). Now, the Note 3’s KK update is EVERYWHERE and has been for months. We can point the finger squarely at VZW for that one as far as delaying it and requesting certain tweaks (no tabbed settings menu, as an example that I’ve read about).

        • Mike

          Thank you, pretty much the point I was trying to make summed up in one comment.

      • Evan Knofsky

        The Verizon Note 3 is still lacking 4.4

    • branto

      Not true. The root shall set you free.

  • T4rd

    Replacing my Note 2 with a One M8 in a couple days when it arrives. Its been a great phone, but it’s definitely showing its age in some games that I play.

  • Dan

    Pretty sure I roamed in Canada using my Verizon Note 2 before, who’s network was I on?

    • Jerry Boinski

      Rogers most likely.

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  • jerflash

    verizon is trolling all of you note 2 users…get off verizon asap!

    • Mike Aurin

      Yes. Trolling by pushing updates.

      • flosserelli

        …so that millions of Note 2 users can finally roam on TELUS in Canada. Better late than never, right? 😛

      • jerflash

        no but no reason not to be on kitkat….i have to explain that?

  • Liquidretro

    Doubt this fixes the heartbleed issues.