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    Default 4.1.2 update features.

    Where can I find a list of the new features that come with the update? I want to use it to is fullest potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaches36 View Post
    This is what I've learned so far..

    Sent from Miss Peaches GN2
    Minus The New toggle switches; At&t removed that.
    Edit: *New Additions in Notifcation Toggles
    *Notification Panel can now be customized
    *Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
    *Multi-View Can now be disabled
    *Browser Is Smoother Then Before
    *Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black
    *Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
    *New Ink Effect On Lockscreen
    *New Group Cast Application

    Sent from my Behemoth of a phone, the Galaxy Note 2
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    Thanks for the info. I got the update yesterday... But I have one question. isn't there suposed to be the photo spear feature in the camera app?
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    When is this 4.1.2 for att come out. Every time I check it says no updates.

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    Some things I've noticed and see if there is any clarification. I updated mine to 4.1.2 yesterday and have noticed the following:

    1. I do not have an option to change Notification toggles.
    2. I do not have an option to remove brightness slider.
    3. I have always had the ink option on the lock screen, even before 4.1.2
    4. I now have multi-view, finally.

    So why am I getting half of an update here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SenseMonkey View Post
    Minus The New toggle switches; At&t removed that.
    Edit: *New Additions in Notifcation Toggles
    *Notification Panel can now be customized
    *Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
    *Multi-View Can now be disabled
    *Browser Is Smoother Then Before
    *Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black
    *Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
    *New Ink Effect On Lockscreen
    *New Group Cast Application

    Sent from my Behemoth of a phone, the Galaxy Note 2
    According to others posting and doing you tube reviews some of the listed items as changeable were disabled by AT&T. The above apparently is incorrect by virtue of what AT&T Didn't allow. This is why a accurate and comprehensive change log is crucially important to anyone wanting to know the correct functionality of their GN2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRaid View Post
    This is why a accurate and comprehensive change log is crucially important to anyone wanting to know the correct functionality of their GN2.
    You can always consult Samsung's current user manual for the AT&T Note 2, revised for 4.1.2. Unfortunately, it doesn't list changes from the previous software. But it does say what the current software should be doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary02468 View Post
    You can always consult Samsung's current user manual for the AT&T Note 2, revised for 4.1.2. Unfortunately, it doesn't list changes from the previous software. But it does say what the current software should be doing.
    Could you be kind enough to place a link to it here on this thread please.
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    I think they also improved the wifi radio or something, cause im not buffering anymore. You tubes, everything, video stream is so good its scary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRaid View Post
    Could you be kind enough to place a link to it here on this thread please.
    Sure, it's samsung.com. Just look up the phone there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRaid View Post
    According to others posting and doing you tube reviews some of the listed items as changeable were disabled by AT&T. The above apparently is incorrect by virtue of what AT&T Didn't allow. This is why a accurate and comprehensive change log is crucially important to anyone wanting to know the correct functionality of their GN2.
    I got that off a Samsung official website. Just going by the website son.

    Sent from my Behemoth of a phone, the Galaxy Note 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by SenseMonkey View Post
    I got that off a Samsung official website.
    Are you sure? The list you posted is full of ridiculous spelling and punctuation errors. I've never seen anything so unprofessional on Samsung's website.
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    I dont understand what the big deal is about articulating a comprehensive log on what is or was changed, implemented, enhanced with the 4.1.2 upgrade on the Note2.
    Its not as though someone is asking to have a hand in what will be done. I purchased a phone with a expectation of a specific feature set being implemented.
    Hopefully maybe Phil, Alex or Chris will be able to wangle someone from Samsung, Google or AT&Tand get us the a comprehensive log on the 4.1.2 update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRaid View Post
    I purchased a phone with a expectation of a specific feature set being implemented.
    I agree with you that a changelog would be helpful. But as far as I know, every feature advertised or documented at the time of purchase was implemented then, and every feature currently advertised or documented is currently implemented.

    Comparing the old and new versions of the user manual shows that Multi Window is the only newly documented feature.
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    Where do I find the new group cast feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRBULLRED View Post
    Where do I find the new group cast feature?
    Do you mean AllShare Play/Group Cast? That doesn't appear to be new to 4.1.2. It's documented in both the 4.1.1 and the 4.1.2 versions of the user manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary02468 View Post
    I agree with you that a changelog would be helpful. But as far as I know, every feature advertised or documented at the time of purchase was implemented then, and every feature currently advertised or documented is currently implemented.

    Comparing the old and new versions of the user manual shows that Multi Window is the only newly documented feature.
    Gary, prior to the update I could not run a HD you tube without serious buffering occurring. After the update, they run flawlessly without any buffering. Same place, same location, same everything. The only difference is the update. While I am thankful, I'd like to know how this happened.
    Also, my Battery time is not what it was prior to the update. Their have been numerous people here on the forum who have made a similar comment about their battery times post update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRaid View Post
    Gary, prior to the update I could not run a HD you tube without serious buffering occurring. After the update, they run flawlessly without any buffering. Same place, same location, same everything. The only difference is the update. While I am thankful, I'd like to know how this happened.
    Also, my Battery time is not what it was prior to the update. Their have been numerous people here on the forum who have made a similar comment about their battery times post update.
    These are performance differences, not feature changes. But like I said, I agree that a changelog would be helpful.

    For what it's worth, though, my HD streaming was fine (via both LTE and WiFi) both before and after the update; same for my battery endurance. So these performance issues are somewhat idiosyncratic, and a changelog might not help much in diagnosing them. But again, it would still be nice to have.
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    One cool feature is in the camera settings, you can now make the volume rocker take the picture.


    Quote Originally Posted by SenseMonkey View Post
    *New Group Cast Application
    For some reason AT&T sees it as a good idea to include this on the S3 but not the Note 2 4.1.2 or 4.1.2; unless I'm missing somethnig

    Quote Originally Posted by surebuttercringe View Post
    Some things I've noticed and see if there is any clarification. I updated mine to 4.1.2 yesterday and have noticed the following:

    1. I do not have an option to change Notification toggles.
    2. I do not have an option to remove brightness slider.
    3. I have always had the ink option on the lock screen, even before 4.1.2
    4. I now have multi-view, finally.

    So why am I getting half of an update here?
    #1 & #2, AT&T Removed those options
    #3. The ink is bigger and you can change the color of the ink
    #4. Took long enough. Even though AT&T does not allow all apps, I was able to modify the apps to make it work with 99% of them.
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    Default Re: 4.1.2 update features.

    Quote Originally Posted by james27007 View Post
    One cool feature is in the camera settings, you can now make the volume rocker take the picture.




    For some reason AT&T sees it as a good idea to include this on the S3 but not the Note 2 4.1.2 or 4.1.2; unless I'm missing somethnig



    #1 & #2, AT&T Removed those options
    #3. The ink is bigger and you can change the color of the ink
    #4. Took long enough. Even though AT&T does not allow all apps, I was able to modify the apps to make it work with 99% of them.
    Hey there James, how did you do #4? Did you root?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloberry View Post
    Hey there James, how did you do #4? Did you root?
    Root not needed. It takes a few minutes the 1st time, but once you get it, it kicks ****. A side note, when you go to decompile the apk file, if it closes the window, it cannot be decomplied. Here is a killer step by step:

    [How to] edit apps for use with multi window.

    The only difference for me is here when it says to "Launch the script again, this time choose option 15, and press enter. Press the control key and c together, and answer y." Instead, I chose option 12 to complie system app (press option 2 on the popup), then option 13 to sign the apk file. So far I have added about 20 apps to my multiwindow and it takes about 30 sec to 2 minutes per apk

    I'm making a video of how to do this and will have it posted to youtube tomorrow

    EDIT: Here is the video:
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