Samsung and Verizon now officially rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean software update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 . This update brings the patch to fix the known “Exynos Exploit” on Galaxy Note 2 which also one of Samsung’s based with Exynos chip devices. This update just like any other Exynos Exploit fix firmware that are packed with new bootloader image just like the Galaxy S3’s earlier released.
The latest software build number is JR003C.I605VRALL4 or I605VRALL4, this is an update from previous build I605VRALJB and again its still on 4.1.1 Jelly Bean which only targets additional security enhancement of the device. In short, there is nothing more changes to expect on this update, it’ll just fix the exploit in the device system that could have allowed any apps to take advantage over the device secured data stored by users.
– Android version: 4.1.1
– Baseband version: I605VRALL4
– Kernel version:
SMP PREEMPT Fri Dec 28 21:21:38 KST 2012
– Build number: JR003C.I605VRALL4
Tips: How to update if my Galaxy Note 2 is rooted, I want to save root.
If you have rooted Galaxy Note 2, do not update straight ahead for OTA because you will break root access after the update. No matter what root method you used before, OTA will wipe root from your device. Instead, grab an apps on G-play called Voodoo OTA rootkeeper that will save the device root settings. You may then perform OTA and then use Voodoo to re-root your device, but I am not certain if this apps can still re-root the newly patch kernel.
Sidenote: If you used the Exynos-app root method, disable the Exynos patch if you are having trouble getting the LL4 OTA update. You can then successfully update your device but you will lose root and no longer root the device using that apps. If you need more info join the discussion with the folks over at Android Central forum. Also posted at Androidcentral blog.