If you are a subscriber to the Sprint phone carrier network and own the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, you have a new software update with the build number L900VPUBNK2 starting from January 6. It’s not every day that a network informs us of their plans in the future, so take advantage of this and use it for preparation.

The new software update is coming on the same Android 4.4.2 KitKat name. Perhaps the goal here is to give people some warning that Lollipop is not close. The new firmware comes for fixing existing bugs in the OS and bringing performance enhancements, as well as stability improvements. We are likely to find at least a few new features inside too! Such a well documented release without a feature would be uncanny.

Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Mega

Android 4.4.2 is famous for having a new location menu, full screen album art available on the lock screen, new Emoji faces for texting, new landscape keyboard improvements, new wireless printing or cloud printing, updates to the Easter Egg and further enhancements. From there we know some networks are including installments usually found in the 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 KitKat builds in existing 4.4.2 updates instead of upgrading the OS to the new number. Therefore, what’s inside the new L900VPUBNK2 build number remains a mystery.

According to reports we are predicting the update coming with a new HD voice icon, Google security patches and ORNL permissions granted. It does come with the fix for OpenSSL security. That patch usually comes with the last 4.4.4 update.

Those of you who find root access in devices ought to know that the Mountain View company patch the towel-root exploit in the coming update. That means you’ll need to wait for third-party developers to come up with a new way of rooting before you are installing custom ROM once more. Do not accept the over the air signals right away if you want to keep the system internals away from the default factory restrictions.

All over the air notification comes out in periods to owners. You may find the alert before your friends or after them. There’s no magical button to press that makes to arrive any sooner. Once you find the message you can choose to “download” and “install now” or put the update on hold for later. Put the message on hold if you are away from the WiFi. We never recommend accepting firmware using the mobile data plan because the downloading comes off the usual mobile data allowance.