Reports have been circulating for the last week or so that the Android 4.2.2 bits were arriving on WiFi-only Note 8.0 devices, but now the floodgates appear to have opened. Almost all Note 8.0 units in the US should now be able to get the update in the system menu or by connecting to Samsung's Kies software.

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Aside from bumping the Android version to 4.2.2, this update is supposed to improve system stability and make a few UI tweaks to apps including Contacts, S Planner, and Email. The LTE variant of the device has already received the update last month, so this just brings WiFi-only users up to speed.


Go ahead and check for updates on your device or connect to Kies – the new version will probably be waiting for you.

[XDA, Android Central]

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  • HitokiriX

    Got mine earlier today.

  • Colin Richardson

    1 question. Why does the US have to use Kies? It does not affect me in the slightest as I dont have a Samsung or live in the US, but just curious.

    • JayEvans

      They don't. It's OTA WiFi or Kies. If you don't want to wait for your OTA notification you can try Kies.

  • Nathan Starr

    I guess this means the AT&T LTE version might see 4.2.2 in a couple of months (if we're lucky). Wouldn't be such a pain if AT&T hadn't locked the bootloader.

  • JazzEspresso

    there's S-Pen offset issue on 4.2.2, you better check XDA's Note 8.0 forum

    • zorak19620

      That's for only for the European version I believe. I'm on 4.2.2 and I've had no problem

      • JazzEspresso

        are you sure? because I was on US version 4.2.2 had s-pen offset, tried UK 4.2.2, had s-pen offset issue...

        check this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2414053

        • zorak19620

          Apparently it's a mixed bag. If you look at page 7, people are talking about how they do our do not have the offset. If you do have the offset and don't want to wait for the fix, someone had already created a custom kernel that's fixes the problem. Hope you get it to work!

  • pja

    After updating the Note 8 to 4.2.2 and moved apps to the SD card the icon of the app grayed with a small SD in the lower corner. Is there anyway to get the full coloe icon back?

  • Buhair

    My Galaxy Note 10.1 was just updated to Android 4.2.2 (without asking
    me), and I have lost almost everything! Most of my apps that were
    purchased from the apps store are GONE! My e-mail is GONE! All of my
    saved files are GONE! All of my settings and front page setup are GONE!
    It did not come with any user help, nor is there any with the
    software. The procedures used under the previous version of the OS are
    not working! If I cannot get this upgrade uninstalled, I will be forced
    to go back to an Apple product, which I do not want to do.

    Samsung says that they can do nothing about it. This is an Android problem! Samsung cannot (will not) undo the firmware
    upgrade. However, their phone lines are
    lighting up with complaints about this problem.
    The call center person I talked with said that her Asus Transformer Pad
    will not even boot.

    I have been developing software for critical systems for
    more than 40 years. This is close to the
    worst implementation I have ever seen.
    It was

    - not tested;
    - notification was not given to the users;
    - no documentation/help screens were provided;
    - radical changes were made to the operating system;
    - no provisions were made to undo a horrible mess;
    - accomplished on a Sunday evening where the “poor
    end users” could not reach a technical or management person.

    I guess this is what I get for letting my business become
    dependent on an operating system and piece of hardware. I will also be
    replacing my Galaxy SIII and SIV phones, as I cannot trust
    Android/Google not to bring them down in an instant.

    Does anyone know how to uninstall Android 4.2.2?

    Is this another step in Google’s arrogance in believing that
    they know better than were the users know about what we want?

  • aqsa tariq

    My apps on galaxy note 8 are not running . Is there any problem ???