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Verizon’s Kit Kat Update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is Live

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Yesterday, Verizon approved the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” update for its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Today, that update has gone live and is available for download.

The update is build VRUFND7 and jumps the phone up to Android 4.4.2. It includes Samsung KNOX 2.0, restyled notification bar, the option to choose a default SMS app, emoji, a new keyboard, and all sorts of bug fixes. You can see the full details here

To check for it, head into Settings>About Phone>System updates.

Cheers Ariel and Jordan!
  • ko00021

    Fried my phone and is apparently happening to 1 in 8 phones (ranging from note 2, 3 and s4/s5). Just a heads up ^_^

  • Mo

    YES!!!!! Luv it especially since I just purchased a Sony Smartband (only works with 4.4). Subtle changes but I dig it. It’s gonna be tough to convince me to upgrade from the Note 2…. wait now I see why they delay the updates…. interesting.

  • Spinach Chin

    Anyone know if this update will break FoxFi?

    • donald sterling

      it appears to be working for me, there is one extra step now that i didn’t have to do before but other than that its fine

  • Mike H

    Do you guys think I should switch from JediX 19 running 4.1.2? It seems it has been getting glitch lately.

  • Dave

    Well looks like my font has changed…..not sure what else….

  • PaulACalvin

    Looks good. White icons. Still green in the pull down menu though. Updated SPen keyboard. http://0rz.tw/9BIIY

  • Liquidretro

    Downloaded and installed. Pulled manually. So far so good. Not a fan of the NFC logo, it just takes up room.

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

    dat logo :P

  • bogy25

    Picture above – hideous logo on a useless button – please remove BOTH Samsung/Verizon!

  • Kelly OBrien

    Anyone know what the logo next to the 4G is on the left

    • Niall Fox

      it means your NFC is turned on

      • bogy25

        That pretty much answers the DL poll the other day – Do you use NFC? We don’t even know what the icon looks like.

        • PoisonApple31

          I liked it best when they were no icon for it, like on my Galaxy Nexus.

          • grumpyfuzz

            There’s no logo for NFC on my Nexus 5, and I have it on.

          • PoisonApple31

            Must be a stock thing?

          • grumpyfuzz

            Probably.

      • Kelly OBrien

        Ah. OK thanks

  • The_Other_Ray

    I got mine this morning. Now I can’t use ES File Manager to move things from internal to external storage.

    • crazed_z06

      Welcome to Kit Kat!

  • jak_341

    Got it. Looks good. White icons. Still green in the pull down menu though. Updated SPen keyboard.

  • jboogie1289

    Going to check for it on the wife’s phone.

  • wtd2009

    i nominate the image above for official verizon note 2 picture for note 2-related stories. nice.

  • Jon

    Maybe this means the Verizon S3 will get some love soon too.

    • Mudokon83

      yeah i need my phone to give me an alert when droid life posts “Verizon” “KitKat” and “S3″ combo’ed in the title.

      • Dave

        Search it enough times and Google Now will tell you if you enable browser alerts.

    • michael arazan

      Within a month. GS3 got 4.3 first before the Note 2, now it is in reverse, both were guaranteed it by Samsung.

  • PhillipNorris

    I’ll stick to my 4.4.3 CM11…you can keep your touchwiz

    • blahblahblah

      Then why even comment? Go be a troll somewhere else.

  • YEMan0443

    gimme more hype on the Note 4!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Incoming. :P

      • YEMan0443

        not a lie! thanks Tim!

    • Justin

      Note 4′s going to come in a flat version and a curved version. Beastly specs too :-)

  • SewWhat

    Just got my ping for it in Winston Salem NC…

  • EdubE24

    GN2 owners downloading their last update…R.I.P old friend!

    • jak_341

      Perhaps not. The people at Sammobile said there is a new build available for the international version. Most likely, it’s a bug fix.

  • Kelly OBrien

    Downloading as we speak. Wooo hooo