Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 Android 4.3 Update Issues: Users Have to Wait For Android 4.4 Kit Kat Release

Users of Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are suffering from major phone issues since they have updated their phones to Android 4.3. Battery drain and WI-FI signal drop are some of the most annoying issues.

Till date Samsung has not provided any permanent fix for the issue and it is being rumored that till the release of Android 4.4 Kit Kat in March, nothing can be done about the Android 4.3 concerns.

Samsung did send the fix for the problem but many users are still facing the battery drain and Wi-Fi issues. This is the reason why many of them have decided not to upgrade the new version of Android Jelly Bean.

According to report Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users have also complained regarding the security of their messages. Some portion of message is visible on the locked screen of the phone.

Meanwhile, other problems, which S3, S4 and Note 3 user are suffering, include:

  • Alarm clock notice issue appears on the locked screen
  • Security pattern unlocking problems
  • Vibration setting doesn’t work on few app
  • Media sometimes fails to read volume commands
  • Old downloaded files show constant notices
  • Bluetooth problems
  • SMS notification comes once the message has been read

For now the only fix to the problem is degrading the phone to a lower Android version or restoring the phone back to factory settings.


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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Update: Things to Know Before The Firmware Upgrade

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be release in March or April this year. At present, Samsung has rolled out Android 4.3 update for Note 2 and for those who want to update the phone to the latest firmware, here are the things to know.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean comes with a host of new features including Touch Wiz apps , new home screen, new icon and better multitasking features.

The new version of Android also has a updated graphic driver and memory management.

Along with such wonderful additions Android 4.3 update also come with bugs which leads to faster battery drain, wireless connectivity problem and screen freeze issues.

 So before updating Note 2 to the new firmware do consider these issues.

Before preparing your device for the update you should back-up all your data and files of your phone. Also you need to download Samsung Kies PC suite on your computer before starting the upgrade. If your phone is subscribed to a particular carrier then you can use the built in app to update your Android version.

Once your device is prepared for the update, make sure that you don’t cancel the upgrade process in between as it will corrupt the firmware.

In case your device your rooted then after the update it is likely that your phone root will be removed.  It is best to check the version of update and rooting kit before the updating the device.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4, S3 Android 4.3 Update Issues: Blue Tooth Issue, Battery Drain,Phone Freeze,

Android 4.3 updates on Samsung Galaxy S3,S4 and Samsung galaxy note 2 is apparently not a smooth ride. Since Andoird has rolled out the updates the Samsung phones are facing critical issues like battery drain, phones freeze, abnormal phone lock, wireless connectivity and many more.

Initial push of Android 4.3 on Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy ,S3 S4 was infected with bugs.  The users faced problems like battery drain, occasional device freezing, buggy Wi-Fi connection, camera functionality errors and RAM management. However, Samsung released new Android 4.3 update to all the users of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and  S3,S4.

Still the users complained about the various issues their phone was facing.

AT&T’s customers have also reported that they not able to able to software update on their phones with Over The Air process. Reportedly the update stops at 25%.

Even Verizon customers have reported various problems such as Wi-Fi connection drop and phone charging issues once Android 4.3 is installed on Galaxy S4. Galaxy S3  and Note 2.

So the major problems, which are being faced, by Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3, S4 users after installing Android 4.3 updates are:


1.      Battery drain

2.      Unresponsive screen

3.      Some apps are not working

4.      Bluetooth issues

5.      LTE auto-connect under Wi-Fi



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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update Bug Fix For Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2

he announcement of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update on the Samsung Galaxy gadgets provided a plethora of game changing enhancements and updations. However, it looks like, many of the Samsung gadgets are experiencing it the other way round. The reports suggest that the device turns buggy after the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

The announcement of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update on the Samsung Galaxy gadgets provided a plethora of game changing enhancements and updations. However, it looks like, many of the Samsung gadgets are experiencing it the other way round. The reports suggest that the device turns buggy after the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

Samsung declared the release of Android 4.3 to several devices in the month of September. The Korean company stated that the update will make the device feature Galaxy Gear Support. The devices to feature the update include Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4.

Though the company did not give the update any name but it was obvious. After the declaration, Samsung stated a number of 4.3 specs such as Samsung KNOX assistance. The other updates were also released after. Samsung made a global roll out before launching it in USA. It was just the latest US version of S4 that received Android 4.2 and 4.3 update. Many other carrier network will have to launch the update to their GS3 version. Sprint is the network that has launched Android 4.3 to Galaxy Note 2 till now.

The period of rollout could be long. Some reports of Galaxy S4, Note 2 and Galaxy S3 reveal that all the users may not be lucky enough to get the update. There are lot of bugs being reported by the users, irrespective of the carrier they are using.

The Verizon network of Galaxy S4 provides bad Wi-Fi connection along with degenerated battery and slow charging. The AT&T S4 users face poor Bluetooth connection and Sprint GS# users face bad video problems.

The best solution as of now is to go for a hard reset and restore the device’s factor setting. It will release the data and solve the mentioned problems.

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Droid RAZR MAXX HD Dazes Me To Pick Motorola Over Samsung, Galaxy Note 2 Vanquished

I genuinely do not seem able to pick between Sony and Samsung until date. Moreover, with Motorola having arrived with its baggage, I have a third confusing option that I might have never given a thought—but for its name– Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD.

While I am slightly inclined Samsung for its sleek look and its hands-on applications, I guess, this Motorola entrant has beaten the Samsung Note 2 in the game. Here is why I believe so.

Now if I would care to invest in a smartphone, I would surely look for something that does not drain out on its battery while I am on an all-important conference. Despite understanding that a battery could have limitations, breaking my piggy bank for a high-end phone would escalate my expectations, nevertheless. While the Note 2 comes vested with 2100 mAh battery that made me happy, the Droid’s 3300 mAh made me happier! Even on 4G network, it lasts eight tiring hours besides letting me talk 21 hours at a stretch! To get this from my Note 2, I would need to shell a few bucks for an add-on extended battery.

The Droid RAZR MAXX HD is a killer when it comes to looks. The Gorilla Glass, scratch resistant feature and the Kevlar material that shields the Droid against drops—too good to be true! In fact, on dropping it on my lobby—made from granite sheets, it did not once let me drop a tear. Yes—it is water resistant too! However, an earlier favorite, the Galaxy Note 2 is (eww!) too plastic to look at and comes with no water-resistance promise.

While the Samsung Note 2 amazes me with its 5.5-inch screen, I do admit my difficulty in carrying it in my pocket. The Droid RAZR MAXX HD, at 4.7 inches, makes for an easier grip and fits fine into my Mango jeans.

When I plug in my headphone to my Note 2, I admit that I am impressed. However, the Droid left me dazed! The phone comes alive while watching a video with its superb sound and again scores one-up over the Samsung wonder.

The Samsung Note 2 offers awesome software to boast of but the Motorola platform —MotoBlur, indeed blurs out our vision that Samsung tops charts in terms of applications.

The winning stroke perhaps comes with the price- I got the Droid RAZR MAXX HD on Verizon $199.99 on-contract. I remember shelling out $299.99 for Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Both prices are on contract.

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