By Prarthito Maity email: email@example.com | Jan 19, 2013 07:04 AM EST
A minor update is on its way for all Verizon-based Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners.
Per reports, Verizon is currently pushing out a minor update to all the owners of the device. The new update, basically, is a small security patch that aims to fix the problematic Exynos bug.
"Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update, SW Version Baseband version: I605VRALL4 Build Number: JRO03C.I605VRALL4, for your Samsung Galaxy Note II," the official page states. "Verizon Wireless and Samsung encourage you to download this update."
When the update was first pushed out, a number tech Web sites were uncertain as to what the update was meant for. Moreover, more mystery followed due to size of the update, which was considerably small, and everybody was pretty sure that nothing big would arrive at this point of time.
However, it was speculated that one fix that would probably be included in this update would be for the Exynos CPU exploit, provided that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 devices on other carriers had already received similar updates in the last few months. This new update, nonetheless, comes with a build number VRALL4, which is the same number that Galaxy Note 2 owners on T-Mobile received last week.
Android Police writes that if this update is "anything like the Exynos patch for the Galaxy S III, you can also expect a new bootloader. That usually means bad news for the root community (especially when it's a Verizon phone we're talking about), and it's likely no different in this case."
Similar to the T-Mobile update, the new one pushed out or Verizon's Galaxy Note 2 focuses on a root exploit with Samsung's Exynos chipset. However, reports also state that this update does not allow rooting through traditional methods, so fans of rooting might want to look away from this update.
"There's no doubt that there will be a new way to root this device after Verizon's update, but we may have to wait awhile. So choose carefully, my fellow nerds. The new update will no doubt provide improved security features, but will make the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 harder to hack," Intomobile states.
However, those who are really concerned with the current Exynos vulnerability should go ahead and get this update from Verizon.
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