News by Luke Jones on Monday November 03, 2014.
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 is getting a little old now, in fact it has already been replaced by the Galaxy Note 3 and the brand new Galaxy Note 4. However, the Note 2 remains a potent device two years after its release and as it is the device the kicked the phablet trend into gear. Indeed, if you want a phablet then arguably only the Note 3, 4, and iPhone 6 Plus are better, and the Galaxy Note 2 just got more interesting thanks to a new software update.A custom ROM based on Android 4.4.4 has been released by the Electron Team that also comes with a bunch of features from the Galaxy Note 4, essentially turning the Note 2 in to a light version of the flagship newbie. The new additions include Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM), the new Air Commands GUI (with Smart Select included), the Flipboard-exclusive leftmost screen, and much more. The rest, like the UI and stock Samsung apps like the Clock, Dialer, Messaging, and others, all have the new Note 4 overlay and match the look of the newer UI. As this is not official and is a custom job, you should only be coming into this if you are an enthusiast or are particularly desperate to bring some Note 4 action to your Galaxy Note 2. Your device will need to be rooted, flash a different bootloader, and backup. You can then flash the new patch through a custom recovery, but hey even if that seems complicated someone with some experience should be able to nail it.
Check out the full features: Note 4 Air Command (new features) Note 4 S Note with Action Memo Note 4 Smart Select Note 4 Image Clip Note 4 Scrapbook Note 4 S Finder Note 4 Quick Connect Note 4 Multiwindow Note 4 Recent Apps Note 4 Direct Pen Input Note 4 Side Key Panel Note 4 Resize Windows from corners (new Pen Window) Note 4 Power Saving Mode Note 4 Ultra Power Saving Mode Note 4 Settings and UI Galaxy Note 4 Launcher and Accuweather Galaxy Note 4 Contacts app Galaxy Note 4 Phone app with N4 feature incoming call popup notification, resize window during calls feature and call recording feature Galaxy Note Messaging app with N4 feature SMS pop-up notification Galaxy Note 4 lockscreen with charging effects and new lockscreen effects (only Abstract Mozaic don't work) Galaxy Note 4 Music Player Galaxy Note 4 Video Player Galaxy Note 4 Internet Browser Galaxy Note 4 Gallery with SStudio Galaxy Note 4 S Voice with new pop-up features Galaxy Note 4 S Planner, Email, Keyboard, Clock, My Files, Calculator Galaxy Note 4 Story Album Galaxy Note 4 Photo Note Possible to use the same app in both multiwindows Many more things that we might forget... see it yourself today.source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2504016
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