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If you have a stock Note II on T-Mobile, it's time to hit the "check updates" button, because a fix for that nasty Exynos bug is on its way. If you're not familiar with said bug, it basically allowed any app to root and gain full access to any Exynos 4-powered system. And that's a bad thing.

Fortunately, Samsung recognized the issue and started working on a patch almost immediately. It has already rolled out to the Galaxy S III in the UK, and now it's coming to the Note II on T-Mo. Hopefully other carriers will follow suit shortly.


Aside from the Exynos fix, the update brings, well, more bug fixes. T-Mobile was a little more vague about that, so there aren't really any details as to exactly which bugs were squashed – but just know that your phone will be less buggy now. Horray.

To see if the update is available on your device, head into Settings > About Phone > Software update.


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  • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

    Is it worth it to get the update just to re-root and ROM ?

    Wish Sammy actually put in 4.2 w/ this update .. 2 in 1 would of been a lot more efficient !!

  • Richard Yarrell

    Got my update 2am today. Always great to have updates.

  • Kory

    don't you mean hooray, not horray?

  • Magnus100

    Updated mine and just rerooted

  • spydie

    Yeah, I'm not going to update. First of all, after I rooted, I can't get OTA updates anymore. It says "your device has been modified. Software updates are not available." I could probably get it from Kies, but don't really want to re-root and I really think there's little possibility of anyone gaining control of my phone through an app as I get all my apps from play store and they should be clean. And I'm only using old, very well used, apps. I wonder if voodoo unroot would work instead of re-rooting? anyone? And besides, it's good to let a bunch of other people try the update first and find the extra bugs it's going to bring to the phone (as it seems all updates do!). It's working fine and I hate to screw it up with more bugs. I wonder if "triangle away" app will restore my phone so it can get OTAs?