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Default Official Release 4.4.2 KitKat (NC4) Change Log & Observations

The Official Release of KitKat 4.4.2 (NC4) for the Verizon Note 3 (SM-N900V) is now available and the official change log is HERE. However, that is the change log details changes from 4.3 to 4.4.2(NC4).

As someone who installed Beans pre-rooted version of the prior 4.4.2 leak (NC2), I'm curious as to the difference between the NC2 & NC4.

I haven't done any scientific tests, but NC4 certainly seems snappier and more responsive than the NC2 leak.

Also, I had three specific issues with the (NC2) build and all seem to be resolved in NC4...at least so far. First, the NC2 modem was worse than the MJ7 or MJE versions, but the NC4 modem seems as good, if not better than all the ohers. Second, the screen rotation would occasionally stop responding and get stuck in one mode or the other and only a reboot would fix it. And third, the auto brightness didn't work very well, if at all. After five (5) full days of running NC4 with Root I'm not having any issues and this seems to be the most stable and most responsive build yet. Also, battery use is almost identical to what I was getting before...although I probably have been using the phone more just testing it out and setting everything up the way I want it.

Also @anticloud pointed out that now when you setup your hotspot, if you select advanced options, you can now choose between creating a 2.4GHz and 5GHz hotspot. I don't believe that option was available before, but I never checked it in NC2.

Please post any info you have on undocumented changes from NC2 to NC4 and/or any personal experiences you've noticed between the two.

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The Official Release of KitKat 4.4.2 (NC4) for the Verizon Note 3 (SM-N900V) is now available for download...no OTA yet.

As someone who installed Beans pre-rooted version of the prior 4.4.2 leak (NC2), I'm curious as to the difference between the two. I had three specific issues with the (NC2) build. First, the modem was worse than the MJ7 or MJE versions, so I reverted to those. Second, the screen rotation would occasionally stop responding and get stuck in one mode or the other and only a reboot would fix it. And third the auto brightness didn't work very well, if at all. So, I'm curious if any of those specific issues were addressed in the official release.

Please post any info you have on a change log for NC4 and/or any personal experiences you've noticed between the two.

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I haven't experienced either of these issues and I've be on NC2 since the leak came out.
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The Official Release of KitKat 4.4.2 (NC4) for the Verizon Note 3 (SM-N900V) is now available for download...no OTA yet.

As someone who installed Beans pre-rooted version of the prior 4.4.2 leak (NC2), I'm curious as to the difference between the two. I had three specific issues with the (NC2) build. First, the modem was worse than the MJ7 or MJE versions, so I reverted to those. Second, the screen rotation would occasionally stop responding and get stuck in one mode or the other and only a reboot would fix it. And third the auto brightness didn't work very well, if at all. So, I'm curious if any of those specific issues were addressed in the official release.

Please post any info you have on a change log for NC4 and/or any personal experiences you've noticed between the two.

Thanks in Advance!

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I've definitely been hitting the screen rotation and auto brightness bugs. Hopefully, those are addressed in NC4
 
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I've definitely been hitting the screen rotation and auto brightness bugs. Hopefully, those are addressed in NC4
I as well have seen the autobrightness bug.. It seems to fix itself on a reboot for me, but irks me a bit. Screen sometimes is #1 in list of Barry draining apps.
 
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i wish this thread had a "?" at the end of the title. with 700+ views i cant be the only one expecting to see the NC4 change log posted LOL
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Agree please rephrase you post topic because that's false information. There is no change log here

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Okay...I heard ya and added a question mark at the end of the title. I assumed...and I figured we all did...that there would never be an 'official' change log posted by Samsung or VZW noting the changes from an unofficial, leaked firmware to a final, official version. That's why I wanted to create a forum where end users could document the changes they've noticed. Sorry for the confusion and misleading original title!

UPDATE: I changed the title again because we now actually have an "official VZW change log" which is available in the original post of this thread (Thanks @klittle81). However, I still would like to have users share their experiences from NC2 to NC4...which was my original intention anyway.
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Okay...I heard ya and added a question mark at the end of the title. I assumed...and I figured we all did...that there would never be an 'official' change log posted by Samsung or VZW noting the changes from an unofficial, leaked firmware to a final, official version. That's why I wanted to create a forum where end users could document the changes they've noticed. Sorry for the confusion and misleading original title!
I think what he meant is like how me and probably others were thinking, this thread had a change log from 4.3 to 4.4.2 NC4. Thats what I thought.

On the other thread a user is claiming by turning on survival mode on SU he was able to upgrade and keep root. Have any of you that have upgraded tried that and did it work?
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