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    Default 4.3 ruined note 2

    Hi guys, last November, I was forced into updating to 4.3 since the stupid update reminder constantly came up and annoyed me enough to give in... Since then, my phone that used to work totally fine turned into crap. My games like minecraft lag and stutter now, listening to music randomly skips for a second, battery life sux, etc.

    I was looking for a thread or something on here thinking this was a common problem.... Apparently I can't find it? Am I the only one with these problems? I've reading that there was a ton of problems with the 4.3 update on the other Samsung phones, but so far info on the note 2 has been quiet... Can someone either point me to a thread that pertains to this issue, or clarify for me if this is a wide spread problem Samsung is working to fix, or if I'm screwed?

    Btw I already did a hard reset... Didnt fix any of my issues. I really regret updating to 4.3....
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    Hey I did Google search your query and it seems you are not the only one to suffer.
    Well i don't know much about downgrading but found several posts from google search...

    Let me google that for you

    Hope it helps.
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    I heard that the Knox counter built into 4.3 will void warranty... That true?

    Am I the only one having all these problems with my Verizon note 2? Didn't anyone else update to 4.3? To me it feels like the memory use in the system isn't as smooth as it used to be... The lag seems to he caused by programs needing increased memory, and there's a delay in Android freeing it up to be used. While playing games, I often get lag when a new event occurs and needs to load sounds, scenes, etc. Happens with all graphics and CPU intensive games.
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    I'm not trying to be a smart***, so please don't take this the wrong way. If you're not liking the problems you now have since updating to 4.3, I'm assuming you have contacted Verizon to see what they say or contacted Samsung, but if there is no other option to get your phone working back to normal, why do you care if the Knox Counter Voids your Warranty? Like I said, if Verizon can't help you or Samsung either, you really don't have any other options. What good is a Warranty if nobody fixes the phone for you or replaces it? Just my two cents. Of course the first choices of contacting those two to see about a replacement phone or fix, would be the best option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaronk View Post
    Hi guys, last November, I was forced into updating to 4.3 since the stupid update reminder constantly came up and annoyed me enough to give in... Since then, my phone that used to work totally fine turned into crap. My games like minecraft lag and stutter now, listening to music randomly skips for a second, battery life sux, etc.

    I was looking for a thread or something on here thinking this was a common problem.... Apparently I can't find it? Am I the only one with these problems? I've reading that there was a ton of problems with the 4.3 update on the other Samsung phones, but so far info on the note 2 has been quiet... Can someone either point me to a thread that pertains to this issue, or clarify for me if this is a wide spread problem Samsung is working to fix, or if I'm screwed?

    Btw I already did a hard reset... Didnt fix any of my issues. I really regret updating to 4.3....
    I'm not a fan. I accidentally installed it by tapping the screen to do something else right as the upgrade message appeared on the screen. My phone is consistently laggier (sometimes much more so) than it was with 4.1.x. The only improvement I've found is that wi-fi can be turned on and off from the pulldown menu now. I've rooted my phone and disabled the VZW updater to prevent any more unwanted updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EWT View Post
    ..disabled the VZW updater..
    I'm in 4.3, and would also like to disable the updater to prevent 4.4 from being installed. Can you direct me to the method you used? I see a lot of posts about the old method, but I don't see those APKs.
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    I've had all of these same problems and an totally frustrated with the device currently. I am hoping that 4.4 will solve some of the lameness of the ill advised 4.3 update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWooderson View Post
    I'm in 4.3, and would also like to disable the updater to prevent 4.4 from being installed. Can you direct me to the method you used? I see a lot of posts about the old method, but I don't see those APKs.
    It has been a few months, but I'm pretty sure I used saferoot to root the phone then followed: How do I permanently prevent Note 2 from OTA updating to 4.3? I couldn't get ES File Explorer to rename the files no matter what I did with the file permissions, so I used Titanium backup to freeze the SDM.apk to keep it from functioning FWupdate.apk is also supposed to be frozen/renamed, but I don't have it on my phone. I'm not sure if I deleted it, or just didn't have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaronk View Post
    I heard that the Knox counter built into 4.3 will void warranty... That true?

    Am I the only one having all these problems with my Verizon note 2? Didn't anyone else update to 4.3? To me it feels like the memory use in the system isn't as smooth as it used to be... The lag seems to he caused by programs needing increased memory, and there's a delay in Android freeing it up to be used. While playing games, I often get lag when a new event occurs and needs to load sounds, scenes, etc. Happens with all graphics and CPU intensive games.
    yes that is true. It was like that for my sprint note 2 and I just downgraded to 4.1.1 because that operating system supported the most root apps.

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    Default Re: 4.3 ruined note 2

    Quote Originally Posted by redbaronk View Post
    Hi guys, last November, I was forced into updating to 4.3 since the stupid update reminder constantly came up and annoyed me enough to give in... Since then, my phone that used to work totally fine turned into crap. My games like minecraft lag and stutter now, listening to music randomly skips for a second, battery life sux, etc.

    I was looking for a thread or something on here thinking this was a common problem.... Apparently I can't find it? Am I the only one with these problems? I've reading that there was a ton of problems with the 4.3 update on the other Samsung phones, but so far info on the note 2 has been quiet... Can someone either point me to a thread that pertains to this issue, or clarify for me if this is a wide spread problem Samsung is working to fix, or if I'm screwed?

    Btw I already did a hard reset... Didnt fix any of my issues. I really regret updating to 4.3....
    What company? If its sprint I can help you out and even downgrade it to when the Note 2 had its oldest os
    (4.4.2 to 4.1.1).

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