Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2, AT&T Galaxy Mega now receiving KitKat, here’s the full changelog


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 KitKat Verizon Wireless 1

It’s happening, folks. After sitting back and watching as countless other devices received their coveted firmware updates to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon are now finally on that list. The Verizon version of the phablet is now officially receiving KitKat in the form of build number KOT49H.I605VRUFND7.

There’s a bunch of new goodies including a revamped keyboard (pictured above), UI tweaks to the lockscreen and notification area, and the inclusion of new enterprise security software thanks to Samsung Knox 2.0. Here’s the quick list:

  • Support for Samsung KNOX 2.0
    has been added  – Compatible for enterprise customers
  • Dual Persona
  • TIMA Real Time Kernel Protection
  • Trust-Zone based ODE
  • Universal MDM Client and Samsung Enterprise Gateway
  • Knox Generic VPN Framework

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 KitKat Verizon Wireless

Because the update was only just approved by Verizon, don’t freak out if you don’t see the update on your phone right away. Rollout should be commencing shortly and as always, you can manually check for the update by jumping into your Settings > About phone > System updates. Cheers!


Looks like the Samsung Galaxy Mega for AT&T (SGH-i527) is also receiving an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. For a full changelog, visit Samsung’s support site here.

[Verizon Support]

Chris Chavez
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  1. Dont upgrade if you want to use your micro SD drive with ESFile Server/NAS and your device is NOT rooted.

    1. I’d imagine not too many people manage their files on-device? Still, thanks for the heads up!

  2. Now I just need a stock rom and radios to be made so I can update my note 2

  3. Waiting patiently for the upgrade. Wife’s phone will probably take the update first.

  4. Have had the leaked version for a couple weeks now. Definitely a nice upgrade, but glad to see this the final product rolling out since the leak has bugs.

  5. When I was on my s3 I always got the update day it rolled out. With my note 2 I always have to wait 2 to 3 days.

  6. Just got the OTA and it installed without a hitch. Not much change on the GUI side of things. Too early to tell about all the nuances.

  7. ….and maybe needless to say…someone mention when there is a rooted version to sideload please that’s offical. My software update button hasn’t worked since 4.3 sideload. Honestly I don’t even care if I lose root in case i do an early edge soon.

  8. Does any one know if this update Breaks FOX-FI?
    Edit– I just did the update: i guess it doesn’t!
    Come on in guys!!! the Water’s FINE !!!

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