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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 OTA Update Now Live at AT&T

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 OTA update is now rolling out at AT&T and, among others, it brings support for Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. The Korean company started to push the Android 4.3 update along with Galaxy Gear support to the supported devices as of late October, but, like usual, the carriers needed more time to test the new firmware themselves.

The Android 4.3 OTA update for AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is being rolled in phases, therefore some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. In case the system update notification didn’t pop up on your device yet, you can also perform a manual check under Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Check for update. Alternatively, you can check for the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update by grabbing the USB cable and connecting your device to the PC via KIES.

Aside of Galaxy Gear compatibility, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update also brings Galaxy S4-like user interface, including the tabbed Settings menu, PEN.UP, Group Play 2.5, Multi-Window from Galaxy Note 3, a new mode (Sound & Shot) for the Camera app, Samsung Link, Group Messaging, improved Samsung Apps, KNOX, and other security and performance improvements, along with several bug fixes.

If you are running the latest software version released for AT&T Galaxy Note 2, after you download and install the Android 4.3 update, your firmware version will be changed from I317UCAMH3 to I317UCUBMK6. If you want more details about the Android 4.3 update for AT&T Galaxy Note 2 you can access Samsung’s support page.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 OTA update weighs a couple of hundred MB, therefore if you choose to download it OTA, it’s recommended to use a stable WiFi network.

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.

Are there any AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners reading this article? Did you receive the Android 4.3 I317UCUBMK6 OTA update? Please let us know in the comments section below.

  • Pris0ner

    I received the Galaxy Note 2 upgrade (Baseband I317UCUBMK6) on AT&T yesterday (12/17/2013) at about 4PM EST. Installed fine, the only thing I notices so far was a lot of contacts that I had deleted recently showed up again. Screen seems “clearer” or more contrasty? Colors are better. Fonts easier to read. Definite improvement. Not sure I see a bump in speed though.

  • Adam

    I’m running an unlocked AT&T Note 2 in Canada. Sadly the update isn’t available yet from Kies. I’m hoping it shows up soon, however one person mentioned on a forum that Samsung told them the update would not be available there.

  • David Broberg

    got the update this morning no issues so far

  • Jordan

    I downloaded the update yesterday (12/17) on AT&T. I’m not really liking the update so far. I’ll give it time before I make a decision on whether to root it or not. I completely despise the new keyboard and text messaging interface. I prefer to keep smaller fonts when it comes to my text messaging so I can actually see the message that I’m replying to while I’m typing. Unfortunately with the new update they’ve made the smallest font available about three sizes too large for my liking. I’m also not a fan of the new lock screen adjustments they’ve made. I have not noticed any change in the phones performance or speed at this point. I was very happy with the last version of Android (that came stock on the phone) 4.2 I believe? I’ll more than likely be rooting in the near future.

  • note2rocks

    Updated my att note 2 yesterday and experienced major battery drain immediately. Was getting 24 to 36 hours before update and after update battery drained 60% in 2 hours. Also noticed that my ram usage with nothing open went from 560 to 980 meg… I had to do a complete reset of the phone ughhhhh! Also disappointed that there is no physical Knox app with the update …this makes it impossible to remove Knox without it, which is what I believe is adding majorly to the drain. Knox is there in application manager but you cannot turn it off or remove it.
    I do not like the new gallery format and on mine the page scrolling through the albums is lagging and not fluid but the videos gallery is?
    Personally i would have preferred having air command added to the update vs Knox or pen.up.but that’s how they get ya to upgrade to the 3.
    Overall some nice additions but not enough to justify the problems i now encounter.

  • Anthony Q Butts Sr.

    No I haven’t gotten my updated

  • klynn74

    My G-Note 2 will not update, I keep getting a software interupted message and att is no help kies will not update this device, has anyone else had this problem

    • Datrho

      yes I have

  • Datrho

    No I have not received the upgrade