Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gets Grace UX update

Software and user interface change-ups are the rage this weekend as the Galaxy Note 5the latest and greatest Galaxy Note out there — finally gets the bright and refined Grace UX update. This interface originally appeared on the Galaxy Note 7.

XDA-Developers forum member TokyoGuy just happened to be swiping around his recently reset Note 5 after returning his recalled Note 7. The Note 5 received an 600MB OTA update and, doing his due diligence, TokyoGuy, also known as Matthew, downloaded and installed it.

“When the phone rebooted, I was absolutely floored to find none other than the Note 7’s Grace UX on the phone,” Matthew said.

The feature set also includes the nighttime-oriented blue light filter, something that even the Galaxy S7 edge doesn’t have with its Grace UX package, though it could be a complication between Android versions — the update makes no change to the Note 5 with it being stuck on Android 6.0.1 while Android Nougat came along with the changes for the Galaxy S7.

Weirdly enough, the kernel dates back to October 24 and the unit was one specifically for KT Telecom. We’d like to see if other Note 5 units from other telcos are getting this update as-is.

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