FIRST SIDE EFFECT
Flashing kitkat now will render the external SD almost useless for some apps. This is a new feature of kitkat where each app will need an extra permission for external sd. As such you will need an update from the app creator. Nevertheless, Samsung stock apps are working fine.
The is a fix for rooted user as we can change some permission stuff with root. ROOTING WILL TRIP KNOX ON KITKAT.
Please be warned on this new permission issue with kitkat before flashing.
Rooted user can flash this to FIX EXTERNAL SD
SECOND SIDE EFFECT
KitKat ROM is detecting S View Cover Chipset, only Genuine Samsung S View Flipcover will working now.
All counterfeit or any branded casing including Spigen SlimArmor View - S View function will stop working once update to KitKat ROM."
The is a fix for rooted user using exposed framework and the xposed app from here S cover Xposed Fix.
ROOTING WILL TRIP KNOX ON KITKAT.
Please be warned on this issue with kitkat before flashing.
THIRD SIDE EFFECT
There will be no downgrading back to 4.3 roms anymore so the 2 above side effects is here to stay until someone fixes it.
Only flash Kitkat if you have understood the above 2 side effects.
ANNOUNCEMENT: ABOUT the Knox "Prevention Information" Message
You can do 2 things, either tick the box and be reminded every 30 days, or root and freeze all Knox related apps/services. See post 7, issue 17 for more information
WARNING: ENSURE YOU DO NOT FLASH BOOTLOADERS OF ROMS newer than MJ1!!! IN OTHER WORDS, AVOID OTA, KIES AND ODIN ALL TOGETHER
READ POST 9 ABOUT ROOTING AND FLASHING CUSTOM ROM WITHOUT TRIPPING KNOX
Here attached scenario on when the knox get trip or not courtesy of Andrewtst with minor amendments.
Officially phone came with MJ1 or older - root with URDLV won't trip knox.
Officially phone came with MJ7 or later - root with any method will trip knox.
Officially phone came with MJ1 but later updates to MJ7 with OTA/KIES/Odin and later - root with any method will trip knox.
Officially at MJ1 and rooted and update to any firmware excluding KitKat ROM using Mobile Odin Pro only - root will remain and won't trip the knox.
KitKat cannot update via Mobile Odin as new bootloader required and will trip the knox once you root it only.
Install any custom recovery and custom kernel will trip the knox.
Type *#1234# to get the following information from your phone:
***THIS IS THE LATEST FIRMWARE FOR MALAYSIA*** as of 2013-12-12
WARNING THIS FIRMWARE IF FLASH THROUGH KIES OR ODIN OR OTA WILL TRIP KNOX IF YOU ROOT IT WITH URDLV
To turn off AUTO UPDATE OF FIRMWARE : settings>general>about>update>software updates. Uncheck Auto Update
N9005XXUDMJ7 - XME - Thanks to nazeeman
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When you get your NEW TOY
On the dialer, dial *#0*#. You will see the following screen:
Apart from this, please go thru the Issues/Defects list in POST 6 below for other reported defects.
GETTING A 2nd HAND NOTE 3 - IMPORTANT STEP !!!!
Make sure the seller has done this !!!!
For the Note series, the main differentiator is the S-Pen using a Wacom active digitizer, and Samsung's nicely packaged software to take advantage of it across the OS. I personally like the workflow enhancement you get when your device can actually replace the paper notebook, so I am very keen for active digitizer devices, of which currently only the Note series has it in the smartphone/phablet form factor. Larger devices with active digitizers (Wacom or N-Trig) tend to be very expensive (RM5k++) tablets/convertibles from notebook manufacturers.
First off, I want to put things in perspective. I must state that we can no longer think of our devices as "phones" but COMPUTERS. Therefore, since computers have been around for the last 60 years or so, there is nothing "new" or "innovative" to expect from our devices, except for "faster, better, cheaper". Maybe not cheaper but we have seen ASP (Average Selling Price) falling across the board.
In 2002 - it was already speculated that your phone will become your computer:
The Economist - 2002-11-21 - Computing's new shape
And because it is a computer, you have to treat it as such, ie regular backups, some periodic cleansing/factory reset and practice safe computing habits.
Note that of course it is not to be compared with the CISC type computers of the Intel x86 desktop/notebook genre, but it is still a computer nonetheless of the RISC variety, specifically the ARM family, with a huge number of variations across manufacturers. The focus of ARM is for performance per watt, which allows low power computing on the go which has been the dream of computing since its dawn.
Anything else, feel free to contribute.
Information will be added as it becomes available.
*credits to Andrewtst for merging and adding background transparency to the main pic.
Have fun everyone
This post has been edited by antt00: Jan 25 2014, 09:40 AM