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No, sir. Don't even have Sensorly installed. No LTE here in Sin City yet so nothing to map.

 

If the battery on this phone were smaller this would be even more annoying. It's happening with more frequency nowadays; if I don't manually turn the screen off, it never goes off. :angry:

 

Edit: After a great deal of testing uninstalling and reinstalling a great many apps, I may have tracked the problem down to the Samsung Drive Link app. I want to observe for some time before declaring victory though.

 

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Well its been one hell of a ride with my old phone and waiting for the Note 2.

 

I bought 2 Notes at the end of Oct and was hoping they would arrive before my vacation, but due to the storm they didn't. On vacation i get a call from Sprint that they got in and I felt like a lost puppy. So I made believe I didn't get the call and carried on with my vacation. Still having to deal with the Motorola Photon I had on me 5000 miles away from my new Notes. But as I drive around the islands and see towers covered in intimation palm tree coverings and I immediately think back of the tower discussions here in S4GRU and remember my Notes are waiting for me. I finally get back to NY on Thanksgiving day only to find the corporate store is closed that day (while some other Sprint stores are open) :wacko: So close and yet so far.... Damn you dark side.

 

I had to work that Friday after Thanksgiving, so I couldn't get to the store until after 5PM to get my Notes. One Grey and One white. The white one was supposed to be mine and the Grey one my spouse. But due to the reps error, she logged the grey one to my line. And since they were ordered directly she claim the color had to be applied to what was ordered. No matter what I did or pleaded she would not put the white one on my line. So I ended up with the grey one. After a day with it we both decided to stay with the colors we got. And to be honest, I wanted the white one to match my Note 10.1 that is also white, but the grey one is really really nice looking.

 

anyway, as most know from my ongoing obsession with this phone both here and in androidforums, I haven't been so excited to get a device like this since the time i was nuts for the original EVO 4G. That device laid the groundwork for my android fanaticism. but this device, wow. It blows everything else I've had since. I joke around that Apple better watch out for the likes of Samsung, but this device actually puts some teeth in that statement. This phone, tablet, whatever you want to call it (but please don't call it a phablet) is a beast of a device. No wonder Apple is including it in their suits. It makes any iPhone look like a joke.

 

So I dropped AT&T and buy backed the first Note to Sprint. Granted, in my area of NYC I do not get a LTE signal but with the Tri-Fi device at least I can stay at wimax speeds until Sprint flicks the switch for LTE here in the city. Speaking of AT&T, yeah, the fast LTE speeds were nice and I did love my first Note I, but they were more expensive and I felt unclean (lol) that I had one of my lines with them and the others with Sprint. Now the cycle is complete.

 

Anyway, As I use the Note II, I am getting more and more impressed with the little things that I can do with it. Some I know and some through members posts I find. True, its not for everyone and it can be improved upon (more on that later), but it has to be the first device in a long time that I didn't feel I need to root the moment I got it. Touchwiz is actually decent and nice. Way better than HTC's Sense or Motorola's Blur. Screen, feel, size, colors are more than I expected. I haven't even used my Note 10.1 in days. With multi-view, my dreams of a multi-windows android phone is finally coming to life. Battery life is no joke, although I haven't really tested it to see how far i can go without a charge. I'm still used to that bad habit of plugging in my devices everytime I see a wall plug. lol Especially since I'm a heavy user being on it all day tweeting, webbing, looking at videos and email.

 

Like i said i wasn't planning to root but eventually I did root it (yesterday) only because I wanted to try out that apps2sd mod on xda to swap the internal scdard memory with the 64gb sdcard and also to installed Nova launcher (my favorite). Have to say, that the mod works great and I now have a 64 GB device. (even if it does involve a bit of cheating) :D

 

Don't miss SVDO, since I never had it before. Even with the Note I on AT&T, I didn't call and data surf at the same time. I've also gone naked (the device not me). haven't put on a folio cover or any cover on it. it feels so thin and nice being naked.

 

As for wishes and possible fixes of what may be in a future Note III, just 3 minor things

-Dual speakers

-put in that 12 mp rear camera like it was suppose to have and make the front one a 2 or 2.5

-Either make the menu, home and back buttons be able to use the S-Pen or incorporate more user controllable gestures much like what the GMD Spen Control * root app does.

 

Anyway, I haven't stop using this thing and probably haven't even touch a third of what it does.

 

TS reporting from NYC lol

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Like i said i wasn't planning to root but eventually I did root it (yesterday) only because I wanted to try out that apps2sd mod on xda to swap the internal scdard memory with the 64gb sdcard and also to installed Nova launcher (my favorite). Have to say, that the mod works great and I now have a 64 GB device. (even if it does involve a bit of cheating) :D

 

I'm curious about the apps2sd mod. Do you have a link for that?

 

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I got sick of dealing with LTE issues on my EVO and switched over to the Note 2. I am in love with this phone. Samsung really went out of their way to create a unique user experience that differentiates itself from other Android phones and I can't get enough.

 

I never thought I'd be so gung ho for a Samsung phone after dealing with the Nexus 4G, but this thing is aces.

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I'm curious about the apps2sd mod. Do you have a link for that?

 

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You filled up the regular storage already with apps? Wow.

 

Sent from a little old Note 2

 

 

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You filled up the regular storage already with apps? Wow.

 

Sent from a little old Note 2

 

I'm about halfway through the 10GB's that is usable on the internal storage since I've gotten it on launch date. :P

 

Just wondering about the mod if it's like Gingerbread or ICS where you can move apps to the sd. Since I have the day off today, I'll try see if I can locate the mod and read about it.

 

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I'm about halfway through the 10GB's that is usable on the internal storage since I've gotten it on launch date. :P

 

Just wondering about the mod if it's like Gingerbread or ICS where you can move apps to the sd. Since I have the day off today, I'll try see if I can locate the mod and read about it.

 

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Jeez... That's a bunch of apps.

 

Sent from a little old Note 2

 

 

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Jeez... That's a bunch of apps.

 

Sent from a little old Note 2

 

 

I can certainly see how it can happen.. Even my SGS3(32gb model) only has 9gbs free on the device and 10(of 64gb) free on the mSD card. Games are getting pretty large and any offline caches of google play/flixster/etc content certainly eat a lot of space

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I'm curious about the apps2sd mod. Do you have a link for that?

 

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there are two types.

1-the directory binding method from xda.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1410262

 

2-the app2sd mod from galaxynote2root.com (the one I used).

http://galaxynote2root.com/galaxy-note-2-tutorials/how-to-store-apps-on-sd-card-with-rooted-galaxy-note-2-app2sd-mod/

 

TS

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Yes. I also knew that the EVO had LTE Connectivity problems before it even went on Pre-Order. I know lots of things. <img src='http://s4gru.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/secret.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':secret:' />

 

Robert

 

But u didn't know bout multi view lol <img src='http://s4gru.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />

 

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What's this Multi-View you speak of? :P

 

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its the terminology of acquiring multiple rollout sources docs and only being able to view them in multiple windows on a big screen that the Note II can provide. :)

 

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Speaking of multi-view...

 

Is there a way to add apps to the multi-view side bar, or are we limited to just the ones Samsung has put there? I see the EDIT button. But only allows me to remove the ones there, not add any new apps.

 

I don't really need the list of apps there used in tandem with each other, but rather those apps in tandem with apps not shown.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

 

 

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Speaking of multi-view...

 

Is there a way to add apps to the multi-view side bar, or are we limited to just the ones Samsung has put there? I see the EDIT button. But only allows me to remove the ones there, not add any new apps.

 

I don't really need the list of apps there used in tandem with each other, but rather those apps in tandem with apps not shown.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

if you go over to xda and install a custom Rom, some of them give that ability, however,I don't think stock will let you do that.

 

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if you go over to xda and install a custom Rom, some of them give that ability, however,I don't think stock will let you do that.

 

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And here I thought it let you do it to all the apps was normal. Guess that's what I get for running stock for only an hour.

 

I just felt lost without root and my normal apps and data. Killed me until I fixed it.

 

Sent from a little old Note 2

 

 

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Speaking of multi-view...

 

Is there a way to add apps to the multi-view side bar, or are we limited to just the ones Samsung has put there? I see the EDIT button. But only allows me to remove the ones there, not add any new apps.

 

I don't really need the list of apps there used in tandem with each other, but rather those apps in tandem with apps not shown.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

 

Robert,

Here is an article about it. http://www.phonedog.com/2012/11/26/after-one-month-i-decided-to-root-the-galaxy-note-ii/

A couple of links there.

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I rooted mine today install a multi-view mod were I can use ALL apps. I thought I saw the link in this forum somewhere, but if I dont see it I'll link if you like.

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I rooted mine today install a multi-view mod were I can use ALL apps. I thought I saw the link in this forum somewhere, but if I dont see it I'll link if you like.

 

What root method you use?

 

 

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There are videos to walk you by hand on xda of the already very easy to use toolkit for the note2. Very very simple.

 

Sent from a little old Note 2

 

Thanks actually found the qbking video, used his assistance when I rooted my EVO LTE-Less lol.

 

 

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Speaking of multi-view... Is there a way to add apps to the multi-view side bar, or are we limited to just the ones Samsung has put there? I see the EDIT button. But only allows me to remove the ones there, not add any new apps. I don't really need the list of apps there used in tandem with each other, but rather those apps in tandem with apps not shown. Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

 

There is a single simple mod to do this with out a Custom Rom.

 

LINK

 

as long as you delete the *.odex files and clear your dalvik cache there is no need to be De-odexed either. Keeping the Stock/more likely to be stable when you need it Rom in tacked. lol

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