Early Android 4.3 Release For Galaxy Note II Available Now


The much-anticipated Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 was leaked on Monday, and today a test version of the same update has been made available for the Galaxy Note II. If you don’t want to wait for Samsung to update your handset, then, you now have the opportunity to download and install the update manually to get your hands on the latest features.

The firmware was posted to the XDA Developers forum and spotted by SamMobile. It comes with build number N7100XXUEMI6, and it’s the first Android 4.3 release for the Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) that has made its way into the wild.

SamMobile reports that the update brings the latest TouchWiz design — which first debuted on the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 — to the Galaxy Note II, as well as some of its latest features. Samsung Knox and Samsung Wallet are also present, and it’s thought other features will also be added before the update is made available to the public.

Installing this firmware will not increase your binary counter or void your warranty, according to SamMobile, but you should still install it with caution. Because it’s test software — and very early test software — it’s likely to have bugs and glitches that could affect key features and general operation of the device.

If you really on your Galaxy Note II as your daily driver, then, it may be best to wait for a more stable Android 4.3 build. If you want to proceed anyway, you can download the firmware from SamMobile by following the link below.