18
Jan
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Note II owners on Big Red, an OTA update is coming your way. Don't get too excited, though – it's just a small security patch that fixes the dreaded Exynos bug. Thus, if it's anything like the Exynos patch for the Galaxy S III, you can also expect a new bootloader. That usually means bad news for the root community (especially when it's a Verizon phone we're talking about), and it's likely no different in this case.

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However, it's probably safe to say that the Exynos vulnerability is far more troubling to many users than losing root access, so you may want to go ahead and pull this one as soon as it's available.

[Verizon]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Pete Van Wattingen

    Ran the patch on my Note 2 and lost root from exynos apk exploit. Ran the Voodoo rootkeeper and everything back to rooted.