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Exynos Exploit Fix On Its Way to the AT&T Galaxy Note 2

February 18, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

A few months ago, we told you about that Exynos exploit that was found in devices using an Exynos 4 processor. That included the International Galaxy S3 and all the Galaxy Note 2’s even those on US carriers. We’ve already seen some carriers pushing out the update, and now it’s AT&T’s turn. The OTA is about 8MB in size and basically only patches that exploit. So don’t expect anything new with this update from AT&T and Samsung.

AT&T pushed out the multi-window update back in December. Now as their update states, this update comes with a chipset security enhancement that would fix that Exynos exploit vulnerability. The exploit basically allowed people to get root access without ODIN flashing. The security hole was in the kernel. The exploit also gave access to all physical memory to anyone. Which in layman’s terms, that’s a pretty big deal, and definitely something to be worried about. And of course our developer community had a fix out for it within hours of this exploit hitting the press.

For those of you wondering, this update will update you to baseband version I317UCAMA4. And your Galaxy Note 2 will be remaining on Android 4.1.2. Just a few days ago, Sprint started pushing out this same update for their Galaxy Note 2. If you’re one of those that hasn’t received the update yet, here’s how you can grab it now….well maybe.

  1. Go into Settings
  2. Tap on About Phone
  3. Tap on Check for Updates

You should be able to grab your update using that method. It should also be available in Kies, if you really want to mess with Kies. Which I don’t recommend it. The update may take a week or so for everyone to get it. But you’ll get it very soon. It’s a small update, but very essential to keeping your device safe.

So has everyone grabbed your update from AT&T yet? Let us know in the comments if you notice any other changes in the update for your Galaxy Note 2.