My Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet uses the stock ROM, but is rooted. On 25 April 2013, Sprint pushed out an over-the-air (OTA) update to fix some minor problems. Android is very persistent about asking you whether to install OTA updates, so I eventually gave in and installed it. Because my phone was rooted, I ClockworkMod Recovery presented me with several questions on how to proceed. Here’s what I did…
The phone rebooted, and then optimized all 227 apps installed. Once the reboot was finished, I was notified that the update was successful. I’m now running 4.1.2, build JZO54K.L900VPAMC2, kernel 3.0.31-1090526 se.infra@SEP-112 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 27 16:11:17 KST 2013. I know I was running 4.1.2 before this update, but I didn’t think to make note of which build & kernel I previously ran.
The only ill effect I’ve seen is that one of my widgets (Jorte) is now narrower and uses a smaller font than it used to. Jorte has traditionally been problematic, though, so I’m hesitant to blame this on the Samsung update.
Eight months later, I had significantly more trouble installing the 4.3 OTA update on this same phone. Read more about that in this post.