[Deal] 1SaleADay Hosting Galaxy Flash Sale: Galaxy S4 Unlocked for $599, Galaxy Note 2 for $499, and Galaxy S3 for $409

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Daily deal site 1SaleADay is currently hosting a flash sale on a number of smartphones, three of which are Samsung’s latest flagship devices including the Galaxy S4. But if the newest from Samsung isn’t on your radar, they also have the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 at decent prices. All of the phones being sold are unlocked and likely compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, though the supported frequencies are surprisingly unlisted.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 2 Drops to $199 on Contract at Verizon

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 may be all the rage these days, but last year’s mega-phone, the Galaxy Note 2, is still quite the prize should you be in the market for an oversized device. Some time in the last couple of days, Verizon dropped their variant to $199.99 on 2-year contract, down from what has been a launch price of $299. And actually, this is as good of a deal as you’d get from Amazon while using an upgrade, something that rarely happens in the mobile industry. If you are a new customer, it’ll only run you $79.99.

Keep in mind though, that Samsung will likely release a Galaxy Note 3 at some point towards the end of this year. Most of the details on it at this point are still rumors, but you can imagine that it will be the holiday device to own outside of a new Nexus. However, the current Note 2 is still a beast and will easily get you through a contract.

Via:  Verizon

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Rooting Method Updated for Verizon Galaxy Note 2 After VRAMC3 Update

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Did you happen to lose root or still have not yet rooted after updating the Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon to build VRAMC3? Developers released an updated rooting method for the device over the weekend, easily working its way around VZW’s OTA patch. Running the program is extremely simple as it is completely automated and just takes a couple of clicks if you are running Windows 7. It is also available for Windows 8, Linux and Mac users, so it should be a fun and easy process.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon Receiving Mystery Update to Build I605VRAMC3 (Updated: Changelog Added)

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Looks like a mystery update is being sent out from Verizon to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The new build number is I605VRAMC3, but without Verizon posting an updated PDF with the changes, it’s hard to tell what’s new. If you spot something right off the bat, let us know.

Update:  The support PDF has updated and it’s massive. The big change is that the Galaxy Note 2 is now running Android 4.1.2, but you’ll see that a nice list of apps have been updated to support Multi Window on the device. The update also includes support for Isis Mobile Wallet,  fixes alarm clock issues, and added notification panel editing menu in Display Settings. Check below for the full details.

The update is 246MB in size.  (more…)

Custom ROM Friday: Scott’s CleanROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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Welcome to Custom ROM Friday. Today, we are featuring CleanROM for the Galaxy Note 2 from developer scrosler. There is only so many ways to describe a custom ROM, so who better to sum up their work than the developer themselves? Here is the basic idea behind the ROM - “CleanROM is targeted to the towards the user that wants a stock ROM experience with the ability to choose the features and functions they want, demand performance and expect stability!”  (more…)

Video: HTC One vs. Galaxy S3 vs. Nexus 4 vs. RAZR HD vs. Galaxy Note 2

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Our coverage of the HTC One continues on with a comparison of the device to many of the popular phones on the market today. Unfortunately, since the Samsung Galaxy S4 is not yet available, we had to go with the Galaxy S3, Note 2, Nexus 4, RAZR MAXX HD, and ol’ reliable, Galaxy Nexus. In this clip, you’ll see size comparisons, my thoughts on the different build materials, overall feel, and having to deal with carrying around a metal phone after years of plastic in my pocket.  (more…)