Verizon Galaxy Note 3 gets new OTA update (not Android 5.1) to build N900VVRUEOF1

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Update

Even though it’s not Android 5.1 update for your Verizon Galaxy Note 3, the new OF1 OTA update is still pretty much a must-have. First up, it fixes the critical vulnerability called Stagefright, something that is causing an OTA update almost all major Android devices. FYI, it’s based on Android 5.0.1.

Verizon’s own Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive the update with Android 5.1.1 a while ago, while nearly all popular Android sets on other carriers like Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. have also received this update.

But Stagefright fix is not all the OF1 update is about. We’re looking at minor improvements throughout the OS, and some apps specifically.

If you haven’t received the OF1 update on your Verizon Galaxy Note 3 yet, try to pull it manually from Settings > About device > Software update. Time to smash the ‘check for update’ button now.

Changelog

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases the Alarm Clock does not start up
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the “Answer calls with voice command” was not working
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the user is getting white squares on lock screen ONLY instead of #s
  • Fixed an issue in some rare cases when removing or adding icons/widgets on any of the home screens the display shows the Touch Wiz force close notification
  • Fixed an issue related to Camera Application crashing only in Easy Mode
  • Implemented a change to prevent lockout of the device after a software upgrade (affects devices that have been encrypted)
  • Improvements to the Reactivation lock (lost or stolen device security)
  • Android security patches (includes Stagefright fix!)

Via Verizon

7 Comment

  1. SMartin says: Reply

    I updated to this and now my navigation doesn’t work. :

    Please fix ASAP as I use my navigation system often!

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Valerie Luna says: Reply

    THIS DOES NOT FIX THE ISSUE WITH THE S PEN!!!! PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP, I USE MY PEN ON THE DAILY. SO UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO GIVE ME A FREE UPGRADE TO THE NOTE 5 THEN GET THIS FIXED NOW. I MEAN LIKE YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!! GET IT TOGETHER ALREADY

  3. Jeff says: Reply

    I updated to this and now I can’t get signal.

  4. Lori says: Reply

    I updated and none of my widgets will work.

  5. Vic Cooper says: Reply

    Since the update to my note3 on Aug 20th, my Verizon Wireless signal has dropped in strength dramatically! My battery drains faster also. How do I REMOVE this update??!! I want my signal strength back!!

    1. Krishna says: Reply

      Looks like that was one hell of an buggy update. Can’t blame Verizon enough for that.
      But what you can try to fix things up is clear the cache of your device.
      For this, reboot it into recovery mode. uh, do this: power off your device, then press and hold home+power+volume UP together util you see Samsung’s logo. You will see recovery mode soon, with 3e recovery written at top.

      Now, choose the option to clear and cache and do that. DO NOT WIPE DATA, this is factory reset. Do factory reset only if nothing else helps, but know that factory reset will delete onn your pics and apps and everything on device.

      Good luck!

  6. Joe says: Reply

    HORRIBLE! I now have to sign into a Google account to activate voice-activated calls, and in doing so I have to give permission to Google to read my calendar and everything else in my phone. Total BS! Wish rolling back was not such a hassle. Guess I’ll manually enter calls from my contact list. Major PITA when driving.

Leave a Reply