Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 OTA Update Rolling out at T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update is now available for download at T-Mobile, after the same firmware version debuted for the international variants of the smartphone about a week ago. The T-Mobile users are reporting that the Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 begun to roll out and that they have been able to upgrade their devices to the latest firmware version, which is labelled T889UVUCMK7.

As usual, the Android 4.3 T889UVUCMK7 update for Galaxy Note 2 is being rolled out in stages, therefore some of you might have to wait a bit longer until it hits your terminal. If you didn’t receive the system update message in the notification area, you can also try to manually check for the update under Settings > About Phone > Software update > Check for updates. Alternatively, you can try plugging in your Galaxy Note 2 to the PC via KIES.

The Galaxy Note 2 was launched with Android 4.1.1, got updated to Android 4.1.2 earlier this year and was stuck on that firmware version ever since. Even though Samsung didn’t release an official changelog for the Android 4.3 T889UVUCMK7 update for Galaxy Note 2 you should expect Galaxy Gear compatibility, TRIM support, Samsung KNOX, pre-loaded Samsung Wallet, improved RAM management, and other performance improvements and bug fixes.

In terms of design, the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy Note 2 brings the interface elements of the Galaxy S4, new lockscreen with multiple widgets and improved ripple effect, actionable notifications, tabbed interface for the Settings menu, revised Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, and Music apps, and the new S Voice from Galaxy S4.

After you install the Android 4.3 on your Galaxy Note 2, you will also be able to enjoy the new Samsung keyboard, updated GPU drivers, Daydream, Adapt Display, Professional Photo, Driving Mode, move-to-SD-card feature, and Sound & Shot mode for the Camera app.

In case you forgot, I remind you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB of native storage expandable using microSD cards, 8 MP rear-facing camera with 1080p@30fps video recording capabilities, and Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 4 Quad chipset with quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and Mali 400MP GPU. In terms of connectivity, Note 2 comes with LTE, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.

Any T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners out there? Have you guys received the Android 4.3 T889UVUCMK7 OTA update? Are there any other improvements you’ve noticed? Please let us know in comments.

  • Wooley

    Updated my T-Mobile Note 2 this morning with no problems.

  • Tim Taylor

    yeah after upgrade to 4.3, I enjoin the freezing screen and slow responds on my note 2 that suck

  • annum

    Great! an update with no additional S pen features for the note2, i guess samsung thought we might actually use them. So instead they give us an update to break what wasnt broken.

  • terry

    Updated mine last night, it seems laggy, I’m having internet connect issues, and when I pull the same pen out, the same pen apps doesn’t pop up anymore, but the thing pissing me off is the spotty Internet issue. Fix it tmo!

  • Keith Cason

    Will I have a challenge to receive the update? My phone was originaly a AT&T note 2 that I unlocked to use with t-mobile. Curious cause when I got to settings/about phone/software update, my phone checks AT&T server and it keeps saying nothing is available. Will my phone, though using t-mobile, check AT&T server for this update?

    • Ashish

      Dial 611 from your phone

  • zavier

    I have the update on a Sprint handset. But jnow others that have not been able to update.

  • DJ

    I got mine and the first thing I notice is the loss of lock screen apps and my weather widget. Have yet to figure out how to get them back. They are not in the usual place and may be gone forever.

  • http://ecelltech.blogspot.com/ e_cell Tech

    I hear some Note 2 users who got theirs updated are having some problems… I guess I’ll have to wait for the next update till the bugs are fixed. Thanks for the heads-up :)

  • sumwhatrediculous

    I have the updates no bugs or problems its a good update faster have not noticed any difference in battery
    have rooted it also but have not used any rooted apps plan to change my kernel though

  • deayge

    its available on sammobile for sure. super slow download. Im semi intrested in it. But I really am intrested in some other features not included@!