Samsung Galaxy Note II & 3

Bought one in November 2012.

Jelly Bean is a nice enhancement to ICS... biggest thing I noticed was the voice commands. Also, having a quad core processor makes the voice recognition work well for the first time.

Got some spare batteries, Hyperion, $24 for 2 batteries and a charger. Takes a while to charge, but no problem with the price. Several good reviews on these batteries including someone who actually tested them to be sure they were at least 3100 milliampere hours (many aftermarket batteries are junk, even have a block of plastic inside to make up for smaller battery)

Bought a nice desktop charger/dock. Charges the phone and has a slot to charge extra battery, from RND Power Solutions , about $20, they make 2 types, one with the battery charging slot and onw without.

I just bought one for my new Note 3. The one with the slot was just available. they shipped the one without slot by mistake. No problem, called them up and I got my new one in just a couple of days, and they told me to keep the other one. Very good customer service. The dock comes with a cable and power cube for charging only, and a regular usb for data connection, At first I thought this was weird but there is quite often a situation where you don't want the computer to "go off" when it detects the phone.... like start scanning for music files, really irritating.

The back cover pops off and on easily to swap a battery. I went this way because this big of a battery takes a while to charge, even with the 2 amp usb power supply.

(Be sure you have a 2 amp one for your car, or you'll go downhill on the battery even if plugged in)

 Bluetooth problems on Samsung

First clear the system cache

Turn off the Samsung Note 5
Press and hold the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons at the same time until the Androidlogo shows up and the phone vibrates
Then let go of the Power button and continue to hold the other buttons
Use the volume buttons to scroll down to highlight Wipe Cache Partition
Press the Power button
Scroll down to Yes and press the Power button
Scroll to Reboot System Now and press Power
Your Note 5 will reboot with a cleared system cache

Then start in SAFE MODE

Turn “OFF” the Samsung Note
Press and hold the Power/Lock button at the same time until you see the “Note 5″ logo
When the logo shows up, immediately hold the Volume Down button, while releasing the Power button
Keep holding the Volume Down until your phone finishes rebooting
If it was loaded successful, a “Safe Mode” will show on the bottom left corner of the screen
Let go of the Volume Down button
To exit “Safe Mode” press the Power/Lock key and then touch Restart

Then locate the Bluetooth app

Swipe down from the top, then click the settings gear wheel in the upper right corner.
Go down to device and then click applications.
Click the applications manager on the very top.
Swipe right to the tab on top that says "all".
Scroll down looking for the bluetooth app with a little blue bluetooth symbol next to it.
Click it and then click "force stop", "clear data" and then "clear cache".

Back all the way out and then exit “Safe Mode” press the Power/Lock key and then touch Restart.

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