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  1. Wolvan's Avatar
    Just got the new update today and noticed a new icon in the notification field. Looks like a football with clock hand inside and 3 antennae sticking out of the top. any clues as to what that is?
    Thats the Smart Stay feature toggle. Where it uses the camera to see your eyes and tell if you are looking at the screen. Prevents the screen from timing out and shutting off while you are looking at it. Will also cause a little eye icon to show up on the top info bar on the phone. (Use to just flash when it checked for eyes periodically, now it stays on all the time, and flashes bright when it checks. Sorta annoying.)


    Overall my battery drain seems to have fixed itself. The first day was really bad, but seems to have sorted it self out and is back to normal. Then today a new thing popped up. All the sudden started getting little pop-up Help notes to explain basic functions of the phone such as scrolling pages side to side or hitting the application button to bring up my list of apps. Stupid stuff. Have had 3-4 of these pop up today. (Got my updated Monday I believe)
    02-21-2013 12:27 PM
  2. indysteve9's Avatar
    Oh, ok, thanks!
    02-21-2013 12:34 PM
  3. Dingus McPiper's Avatar
    just received my update notification...now the question is do I want it?? the increased battery drain is concerning to me.
    02-21-2013 01:32 PM
  4. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    just received my update notification...now the question is do I want it?? the increased battery drain is concerning to me.
    I did a hard reset before installing it. I'm not noticing a battery drain.
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    02-21-2013 02:12 PM
  5. yankeesusa's Avatar
    just received my update notification...now the question is do I want it?? the increased battery drain is concerning to me.
    I've heard that the battery drain may be due to the update that was done to smart stay and smart rotation. I have disabled it and will see if my battery life is better.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    02-21-2013 02:16 PM
  6. seand26's Avatar
    02-21-2013 03:55 PM
  7. discdoc's Avatar
    Did those with issues do a hard reset before the update?
    I didn't... shouldn't have to.
    02-21-2013 09:58 PM
  8. discdoc's Avatar
    just received my update notification...now the question is do I want it?? the increased battery drain is concerning to me.
    I think you'll be forced to update at some point, but I would hold off as long as possible. The detriments of the update far outweigh the benefits... and it's not just about battery drain. Hopefully, they'll issue a quick fix, and it will be worth updating...
    02-21-2013 10:01 PM
  9. yankeesusa's Avatar
    I think you'll be forced to update at some point, but I would hold off as long as possible. The detriments of the update far outweigh the benefits... and it's not just about battery drain. Hopefully, they'll issue a quick fix, and it will be worth updating...
    I agree. Only plus from this update is being able to use g wallet. Other than that these are the negatives, force roam is now only for rooted users, Swype is laggy and inconsistent, battery life for alot is less now, annoying smart stay icon which may also be causing problems with battery life and there are others who are reporting other problems.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    02-21-2013 10:17 PM
  10. charles-89's Avatar
    Is there a way to disable the notification for the update from popping up?

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    02-22-2013 04:31 AM
  11. Kalums's Avatar
    Thats a little weird because my batt life got better so has the overall respsiveness *shrugs* other than the smart stay icon that yankeesusa (thx) help me fix its working good for me. But I don't plan on rooting until this BEAST gives me a reason to.
    02-22-2013 09:17 AM
  12. hitman26's Avatar
    Do not update. After the update, my phone was no longer rooted. Before, you update, backup everything using titaium backup in case you have to change your phone back.
    02-22-2013 01:59 PM
  13. yankeesusa's Avatar
    Do not update. After the update, my phone was no longer rooted. Before, you update, backup everything using titaium backup in case you have to change your phone back.
    If course. Most updates always unroot your phone.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    02-22-2013 03:24 PM
  14. discdoc's Avatar
    One thing I did notice is that before the update the number one battery consumer was the Display, now it's Exchange Services... that could explain the battery drain.

    Has anyone tried a factory reset to see if that corrects some of the quirkiness? I'm sure it couldn't hurt, but I really don't want to go through the ordeal unless it helps.
    02-22-2013 07:02 PM
  15. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    I did a hard a reset before the update and I am not noticing and of the quirks.
    02-22-2013 07:09 PM
  16. discdoc's Avatar
    I did a hard a reset before the update and I am not noticing and of the quirks.
    I'm tempted to do one myself... my phone went from fantastic to downright annoying since the update.
    02-22-2013 08:34 PM
  17. charles-89's Avatar
    So a hard reset before updating should help with some of the issues?

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    02-22-2013 08:44 PM
  18. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    I always hard reset before an update. It seems to help a lot with issues.
    02-22-2013 09:16 PM
  19. charles-89's Avatar
    So a hard reset is turning the phone off and resetting from stock recovery?

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    02-22-2013 10:02 PM
  20. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    Settings> backup and reset> factory reset


    Make sure you backup everything beforehand because your phone will be like it was out of the box.

    I hard reset every 6 months or so to keep my phone running clean.
    02-22-2013 10:19 PM
  21. charles-89's Avatar
    Well yea, I know that. But does is make a difference if I boot into recovery mode and reset from there? I'm getting a replacement phone tomorrow. Should I hard reset before updating my new 1? Meaning after I get it activated

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    02-22-2013 10:25 PM
  22. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    I would hard reset before you update the new one. I've only ever hard reset using the method I mentioned above.
    02-22-2013 10:47 PM
  23. charles-89's Avatar
    Ok, I'll try that and see how it goes

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    02-23-2013 01:03 AM
  24. charles-89's Avatar
    So I should activate it and then do a hard reset and then update after that?

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    02-23-2013 04:35 AM
  25. joe1blue's Avatar
    sorry for the dumb question but which one do i use in the link because i see a few download links in there and im not sure which one to use please if you can help.
    02-23-2013 06:08 AM
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