A newfangled Android 4.4.2 KitKat is rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 under the AT&T name. If you are a subscriber to the AT&T network you will start to see a fresh firmware update with the build number JZO54K.I467UCANI2 arriving as a notification. It’s a huge relief for owners who have been waiting for an eternity to get away from the now outdated jelly Bean software version. Now that we are witnessing a brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop unveiling that will begin making its way to nexus devices as soon as three weeks time, it was nearly boiling point for those on the AT&T carrier network. You should understand that each carrier releases firmware and software updates at different times; therefore owners of the aforementioned tablet are rolling along with the chocolate build from other carriers.
The new firmware has the base-band version I467UCANI2 and brings a bevy of additional features making it easily surpass the last. Inside you will find setup improvements, security patches, pre-loaded Beats Music application, multi-user mode and GMS apps updated.
Moreover, we know that 4.4.2 comes with landscape keyboard enhancements, extra Emoji faces, album art available from the lock screen, all white status bar with transparent signal and battery drainage, immersive mode and more.
As we always mention, users who decide to download and install this update should do so using the home WiFi network and bandwidth instead of streaming the mobile data over the AT&T network. We say this since the regular mobile data chargers are applied. Therefore to preserve the data and offer a more stable connection it’s advised that you use WiFi. Sometimes when software release are out it creates high traffic from the other masses who are doing the same thing as you and that’s where the unstable connection comes into play.
Make all the of recommended backups of your data so that if a factory reset is required, you can easily obtain all of the old information. Make copies of the photos, videos, pictures, music files, other audio files, settings and more. Furthermore, if you are running a custom ROM or custom firmware, note that the root access is revoked by proceeding with the download.
Stop over at Settings > About Device > Software Update > Check for Update if you are away from home when the initial notification comes in alerting you that it’s ready. It will not come back automatically as a notification a second time.
All the latest buzz is around the fresh Android 5.0 Lollipop and when it arriving for your tablet. I can tell you that it is coming for the Note 8, though the exact date is speculation at this stage. However, what I can tell you is that the Note 8.0 GT-N5105 – LTE GT-N5110 – 8.0 Wi-Fi GT-N7100 are all booked and ready to go. Do not expect it hitting tablets this side of Christmas.