Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners subscribed to the AT&T phone carrier network are finding a fresh Android 4.4.2 KitKat update coming in as a notification to screens. The new software update comes with the build number of KOT49H.I317UCUCNJ1 and it brings bug fixes, performance enhancements and not much by the way of features. Expect the operating system to run faster and smoother after installing the new update.
Remember, do not update to official software version if you have root access on the Note 2. Just like any other Samsung-based device, it will cause a soft-brick. You must install the official files manually when they become available. That is true even if you still find the OTA notification coming in to the panel.
All official over the air updates rollout to devices in stages. That means it may come today or it may come the next week for you. There’s no way to predict when it’s coming. Only the carrier networks have the sequence of events that leads to the arrival. We recommend installing the update using a stable home WiFi connection. Avoid using the mobile data plan since they often come with data chargers. Moreover, the mobile data offers a less stable connection when experiencing high traffic. We know that many people will be installing this update and that potentially boosts the network into the high traffic zone that you want to avoid.
If you are away from the home when this upgrade arrives, you want to put it on hold, stopover at the Settings > About Device > Software Updates and install it from there. The file size is over 90 MB. The installation can take some minutes depending on your data speeds. Roughly 10 to 15 minutes is in the normal range.
Even though this is not the Android 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 KitKat builds, the latest 4.4.2 build could represent the last we see of the KitKat software for the Note 2. Since the final stages of KitKat didn’t bring much value, some networks elected to skip them all together and join many of the features into the same 4.4.2 number. We know the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Note 2 are both expected to find the Android 5.0 Lollipop software update arriving OTA. Therefore, that’s what we might find next.
Please let us know in the comments what you have to say. Is there anything or rant about with this build? Are you finding relief from your old bugs that you had on the phone or are they still there?