05-10-2014 02:49 AM
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  1. ProtestTS's Avatar
    I updated my Note 2 from 4.1.2 to 4.3 yesterday, and I'm not happy with the results...
    I was wondering if anyone could help me with a few little details?

    -Is there any way to remove the contact photos from conversations in Messaging.conversations?
    -Can I remove text message previews from the lock screen while keeping them in the notification bar?
    -Is there any way to have both the swipe screen and lock screen? I can only seem to have one or the other.
    -Is there a way to add Mobile Data to the notification bar?
    -Is there any way to fix the dreadful battery drain?

    I am new to these forums and relatively new to Android (~6 months) so any help would be greatly appreciated!
    11-29-2013 03:40 PM
  2. guptashe's Avatar
    I am also facing almost same problems in my note 2 after updating it to 4.3...would appreciate if some one helps!

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-30-2013 10:46 AM
  3. SDHarleydad's Avatar
    As for the preview messages go into the messaging app settings. uncheck the preview box. the others I cant help you with. I did not find a big change in the battery drain after my upgrade.
    11-30-2013 11:40 AM
  4. gdanonym's Avatar
    The battery drain could be solved by disabling Samsung knox.
    There is another thread here about the battery drain. It was solved by defaulting, running upgrade again and defaulting again.
    12-01-2013 07:09 AM
  5. gdanonym's Avatar
    12-01-2013 07:10 AM
  6. vpblaze's Avatar
    If you aren't using Knox I would suggest un installing it. After I did that my battery life has gone back to how it was before I updated to 4.3

    Sent from my Note 2 using Tapatalk 4
    12-02-2013 09:50 PM
  7. ashy k's Avatar
    Please tell if we can uninstall knox without rooting the phone
    12-03-2013 07:05 PM
  8. vpblaze's Avatar
    If you have knox installed, go into the app and there will be an option at the bottom that says un install.... Simple enough.

    Sent from my Note 2 using Tapatalk 4
    12-03-2013 09:42 PM
  9. jbrubyanne's Avatar
    knox wt the use anyway?
    12-06-2013 02:47 PM
  10. sMt73's Avatar
    Please tell if we can uninstall knox without rooting the phone
    Forum user srvctec posted this - It doesn't appear that one has to be rooted to uninstall KNOX. http://www.androidpit.com/how-to-uninstall-knox
    12-06-2013 04:34 PM
  11. Paul Ackers's Avatar
    I also have been having horrendous issues since the update. I have sent this (copy below) email to Samsung support. Does anybody else have any suggestions re my app data restoration issues and not only did I supposedly back up with KIES I also used a third party program called Clean Master back up. That too only backed up the app installation files and none of the actual game save/progress data which is massively annoying.
    I also installed and uninstalled KNOX which had no effect and force stopping the various KNOX bits in Application Manager has had no effect either. Some restart anyway and you can't Disable the bl**dy things!

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Copy of my email to Samsung:
    Can someone please explain to me why following the 4.3 update from 4.1.2 on my Note 2 I have had nothing but problems..and it appears to be widespread amongst other users!!

    Before I updated I used KIES to perform a full back up including calendar, applications, misc. files, settings, preferences etc. Once the update was complete I performed ANOTHER back up.

    As with many other users I found the battery drain dreadful - even with data switched off, apps stopped - I tried many troubleshooting methods to no avail. So, as Samsung and other forums suggested I performed a factory reset as this was suggested and supposedly cleared the high battery drain and RAM usage.

    However not only has this FAILED - my battery drained 30% overnight with all data, gps, screen etc switched off and to make matters worse and extremely annoying is that the back ups I had taken as described above also FAILED in that they did NOT restore my calendar, NOT restore the app DATA only the app installation files and NOT the actual saved game data, which means ALL my apps have been reset and I cannot find a way to get them back!! Plus other promotional apps I had which where ad-free on the day they were installed are now the ad-supported once re-installed from both the Back up and Play store.

    I am bitterly disappointed and would like an explanation on how I can restore my lost game/calendar data and resolve this dreadful battery drain.
    12-20-2013 04:16 AM
  12. dblake's Avatar
    I am down 40% without even using my phone today. This is from 5am to 9am.... so only 4 hours!
    12-20-2013 08:05 AM
  13. gdanonym's Avatar
    I am on 13% after 1 day and 8 hours.
    Just Disable all apps you don't use. Remove all widget apps.
    And see if it gets better.
    Then keep GPS of and use juice defender.
    If still having problems, reboot and see what apps are running, delete these and test it.
    Use CPU spy to monitor if deep sleep is working.
    If nothing works, default all and don't install anything. Just turn off all apps you don't use.
    12-20-2013 08:21 AM
  14. JnEricsonx's Avatar
    Mobile data, yeah, click the button in the top right on the notification bar, it'll show a list of stuff, I guess the first 7 or 8 is what will be on the bar, just drag and drop. I figured it out today when I was cursing the exact same problem.
    12-20-2013 04:47 PM
  15. Enoch Sarausad's Avatar
    After updating my phone, all apps seems to work properly, but my signal indicator says "emergency calls only", it doesnt recognize any sim card. i tried using my sim to other phones and it is actually okay. I cant call, receive messages, receive calls, etc after i updated my note 2.
    01-05-2014 08:05 AM
  16. msndrstood's Avatar
    After updating my phone, all apps seems to work properly, but my signal indicator says "emergency calls only", it doesnt recognize any sim card. i tried using my sim to other phones and it is actually okay. I cant call, receive messages, receive calls, etc after i updated my note 2.
    I would do a reboot and battery pull, if that doesn't work, call your carrier and have them reprovision/reset the phone from their end. You won't lose any data it will just reset their network settings.

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
    01-05-2014 08:40 AM
  17. Enoch Sarausad's Avatar
    i updated my software from 4.1 to 4.3 then it started not to detect any sim card. Before the update, it is working properly.
    01-05-2014 08:54 AM
  18. serpico's Avatar
    My wife and I both have the Note 2 and we're experiencing the lag especially when unlocking the phone. It takes awhile for the keyboard to pop up to enter a password to unlock it. I'm using Action Launcher which helps speed things up a bit instead of Touchwiz.

    SMS messages are never in order when I receive them, the replies are always above my reply. My wife's phone is the same too. Battery life got fixed when I turned off/on the phone but I seem to be resetting it more often to fix issues.

    It's been a year owning these phones for us and I'm hoping we can stick with it until the contract runs out. I've started using it less and less because I'm running out of patience and wondering if it's worth installing Cyanogenmod. My Nexus One still works fine and it's a good backup if I need it.
    01-05-2014 11:35 AM
  19. 1812dave's Avatar
    Serpico: 2 notes here. Stock. 4.3 has no lag and we use nova. It's something on your phones. rom change isn't the answer or I should say should not be required in order for your note to work properly
    01-05-2014 12:50 PM
  20. rgarcia900's Avatar
    I will back up pics, files, music, contacts, etc. Then master reset and cache wipe.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-05-2014 02:41 PM
  21. yian the man's Avatar
    Hi All!

    I created an account on this website just so i could share how I improved my Note 2's battery (quite drastically) after the update.

    Below is a list of the settings I changed on my phone and everything else I did. I stopped charging it at 8.30 this morning, its now 10pm and I still have 61% charge!

    Settings - (Connections) - make sure NFC, S Beam, and Nearby Devices are off
    - (My device) - S Pen - Air view - battery saving on
    - Smartscreen - smart stay off
    - Motion - should be off
    - Display - auto adjust screen tone on
    - (More) - location services - access my location off

    Apps - (samsung apps) - home key to get settings pop up - auto updates off
    - push notifications off
    - app update notifications off

    (google settings) - location - access location off
    ads - opt out of interest-based ads ticked

    (play store) - home key to get settings - notifications unchecked
    - auto-update apps ( do not auto-update)
    - auto-add widgets unchecked

    Go on the home screen, press the apps thing, then at the top go to widgets. Add 'active apps manager' to your homescreen somewhere. On this you can close down all apps. Every once in a while, go on it and press 'RAM - clear memory.' This will help save battery.

    I also turned my phone off for a good 20 minutes when it was on low battery (around 15%). Apparently this helps if you haven't turned your phone off since the update.

    I hope this helps! I don't use this website so I can't promise I'll reply to any questions, but hope this helps someone!
    01-08-2014 04:05 PM
  22. serpico's Avatar
    It may be our phones and carrier update. When I watch YouTube videos about the update, we are missing some features that are similar to the Note 3. I'll probably backup my files and do a factory reset first before installing any rom. A task for the weekend!
    01-09-2014 08:29 AM
  23. bon81's Avatar
    I have the same problem can I downgrade back to 4.1
    02-04-2014 08:38 PM
  24. Ghostma77's Avatar
    I'd really love the option to turn data off in the drop down menu. Would be awesome.

    As far as battery life, with moderate to heavy use I'm sitting at about 40% battery life left after 14 hours.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-05-2014 01:26 PM
  25. artorelis's Avatar
    I have the same problem can I downgrade back to 4.1
    I'm still with Android 4.1.1 (software update is disabled) and very happy. NOTE 2 is very smooth, and the battery never let me down.

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk
    02-07-2014 10:48 AM
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