Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Note II Gets Fix For Lock Screen Security Flaw


Earlier today Sprint pushed out an update for Galaxy Note II owners, which brings an essential lock screen security update, in addition to some other minor fixes.

The update brings a fix for a bug which caused the home screen to be easily accessed by inputting a code via the lock screen. It also optimizes the performance of the home screen, reducing any software lag between page transitions.

Also, the update fixes a bug which cause the device to bring up the ‘Recently Used’ applications screen when waking the device with the home key, this is particuarly useful as prior to the update, unauthorised people could gain access to your device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II was Samsung’s flagship “phablet” in 2012, it features a 5.5-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1.6GHz Exynos 4212 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a Mali-400MP quad-core GPU. The Note II currently runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.

So if you’re a Note II owner on Sprint, navigate into Settings > About Phone > System Updates and search for the update.