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Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Update Brings Software Version to L900VPAMA7

The Sprint subscribers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should expect a notification about a new software update in the following days, as the carrier has started to roll out a security fix firmware upgrade that will update the handset to version L900VPAMA7. I know that the update doesn’t sound so appealing, but in fact, this kind of upgrades can be very helpful, so make sure you download and install it shortly after you receive the notification.

The software update is released is stage over the air and the carrier claims that all the Samsung galaxy Note 2 owners will receive it within five days. In case you don’t receive a notification, there is another way. You can also check for it manually. It’s very easy actually, all you have to do is head to Settings>System Update>Update Samsung Software>Check Now.

The Galaxy Note 2 was announced in August 2012 and released in September as the second Samsung phablet of the Note line. It packs a 5.5-inch Super Amoled display with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720 and which has support for Multitouch. The device is powered by an Exynos quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and has a Mali-400MP GPU. As for the memory, the Galaxy Note two includes three versions (16/32/64 GB), and has 2GB of RAM. It also packs an 8MP rear-facing camera and runs Android 4.1.1 which can be upgraded to Android 4.1.2.

If you’ve already receive the L900VPAMA7 update, leave us a comment in the section below the article.

  • Ashok K

    what is the new graphic icon in the notification are next to the signal bars and wifi bars graphics- it sometimes shows as white – what is that there for? anyone know?

    • jasmithers

      If you’re talking about the icon that looks like an eye, that happened to me as well. It’s for Smart Stay, which supposedly keeps the screen on as long as you are looking at it. I just turned it off — try Settings –> Display, then scroll down to the Features section and uncheck the Smart stay box.

      • pumpkinsmommy

        I am noticing the same icon. I tried turning off the smartstay and the icon is still there. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • Rob (sprint note 2)

    Also I am now able to change color of ink on lock screen with s pen as well as customize the notification shade toggles. Minor updates besides security but hey, I’ll take it! Also, cool little trick to trigger the OTA update. Go to app manager, choose Google Services Framework, clear data, force stop. Now go and check for samsung software update. It should populate now. It worked for me as it was not showing available when I checked. ..

  • Eric

    My phone has been having issues since the update. The slide to answer doesn’t work some times and it will just hang up over and over again when I try to make a call.

  • JohnTMcD

    Since my update, I’ve been having issues with it continually reloading my old Emails off a couple of my email servers I use like Gmail and RoadRunner. Even after I mark them all as Read, it goes back later and re-downloads them again as new from as far back as 1 month ago.

  • Ruben

    anyone notice their screen won’t wake when during a call you take the phone away from your face or press the power button in a call either? My smart stay stays lit as well which can be disabled. Seems like there are some bugs still in this update. **Beware!**

  • I updated earlier today and I HATE it! In the notification bar at the top there’s a li s symbol of an eyeball with eyelashes. It’s the symbol for when the camera is on to tell if your looking at the phone so the phone knows when to darken the screen. There’s no way to turn it off. Why does that have to be on? It’s creepy and feels like an invasion of privacy!!!!! Had anyone else had this problem after the update?

    • Its Smart Stay and/or Smart Rotation. Turn it off in your display settings, and no I didn’t have the problem.

  • ckuriger

    The update causes Exchange Server Activesync on a non-standard ssl port to stop working. It no longer recognizes the port number attached to the exchange server name setting…hope this gets fixed in a future version