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who's getting a galaxy note II?

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  • May 30th, 2013 4:45 pm
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Poll: will you get a note 2?

  • Total votes: 455. You have voted on this poll.
white
 
137
30%
grey
 
153
34%
i am getting iphone5
 
55
12%
not getting it!
 
110
24%
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Apr 12, 2010
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Scarborough
Can I unroot my phone and receive the update and then root again?
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Sep 11, 2007
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Ya you can but i believe you still have to be using the bell stock rom

After jb update you can root it again
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Brampton
Devotion wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 4:27 pm
Can I unroot my phone and receive the update and then root again?
I was thinking of doing this. But i just decided to use a custom ROM instead. Installed CleanROM 4.2.5 and im quite enjoying it :)
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Nov 24, 2003
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Can anyone recommend a car mount for the note 2? I'm looking for a universal one which can fit the note 2 and the iphone if possible. Thanks
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Woodbridge
If you have a CD and don't use it, I recommend Mountek.

It's the most secured and best location.
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6ix
jjboy wrote:
Feb 11th, 2013 1:27 am
If I try this and don't like it, is it possible to reintsall the "Samsung Rogers Rom"?
Yes, just download the stock Rogers rom and flash with odin
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jjboy wrote:
Feb 11th, 2013 1:27 am
If I try this and don't like it, is it possible to reintsall the "Samsung Rogers Rom"?
I cant see how someone would want the stock Rogers rom over cleanROM. Although I am not with Rogers, I can imagine that they have their fair share of useless bloatware apps that no one wants and just takes up valuable space. CleamROM is way better with no bloatware, optimized for speed and battery performance, and very similar to the stock rom.
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Jan 29, 2006
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anyone update their Google Search? I cant seem to access the Menu to go to Google Now Settings on the Note 2 after the update, it keeps closing the menu automatically as soon as it opens..
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jjboy wrote:
Feb 11th, 2013 1:27 am
If I try this and don't like it, is it possible to reintsall the "Samsung Rogers Rom"?
Root and install custom recovery (TWRP, CWM, etc) and make a nandroid backup. It basically creates a snapshot of your phone (minus external sd cards) and if you don't like you can restore it. The phone will be restored to the point of backup.
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Brampton
Rogers ROM consume about 900+ MB of RAM.

CleanROM v4.2.5 consumes about 620+ MB of RAM. That too me is enough reason for me to flash it. I can flash v4.5 (JellyBean based 4.2.2) but im quite happy with v4.2.5.
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NEMESIS_2008 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2013 4:09 pm
I cant see how someone would want the stock Rogers rom over cleanROM. Although I am not with Rogers, I can imagine that they have their fair share of useless bloatware apps that no one wants and just takes up valuable space. CleamROM is way better with no bloatware, optimized for speed and battery performance, and very similar to the stock rom.
The Rogers firmware is definitely bloated, but I still want to be able to restore it for various reasons. (resale etc)

Also if I install "cleanrom" do I lose the Samsung Sense interface? Do I need to root my phone first before I install the rom? Noob here sorry for the newb questions. ;)
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jjboy wrote:
Feb 15th, 2013 3:09 pm
The Rogers firmware is definitely bloated, but I still want to be able to restore it for various reasons. (resale etc)

Also if I install "cleanrom" do I lose the Samsung Sense interface? Do I need to root my phone first before I install the rom? Noob here sorry for the newb questions. ;)
Scott's CleanRom series always has the stock experience no matter what platform he creates it for eg) HTC CleanRom is Sense, Note 2 CleanRom is TouchWiz, Nexus CleanRom is JB, etc. His series are really an excellent ROM collection. All his roms include root access.
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jjboy wrote:
Feb 15th, 2013 3:09 pm
The Rogers firmware is definitely bloated, but I still want to be able to restore it for various reasons. (resale etc)

Also if I install "cleanrom" do I lose the Samsung Sense interface? Do I need to root my phone first before I install the rom? Noob here sorry for the newb questions. ;)

Well, you need your phone to be rooted for you to install a custom recovery. Once you have a custom recovery installed (TWRP, CWM) then you can flash your Note II with any ROM you want. You can't flash your phone with a Custom ROM w/o a custom recovery.

Start here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... light=twrp

Everything you want to know about rooting, flashing, custom recoveries about your Note II is here.
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Markham
awais wrote:
Feb 14th, 2013 12:38 pm
anyone update their Google Search? I cant seem to access the Menu to go to Google Now Settings on the Note 2 after the update, it keeps closing the menu automatically as soon as it opens..
+1 same here
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