Galaxy Note 2’s update to Android 4.1.2 brought an interesting new feature for the lock screen. I’m talking about the Ink Effect that activates when you touch the screen with the S Pen when locked. This is just one of the features added in the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note 2.

Thanks to XDA user ‘mythtrandyr’, Galaxy S3 users running ROMs based on the Android 4.1.2 test firmware XXELK4 can now install Ink Effect on their devices.

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Here is how the effect looks like:



How to install INK EFFECT on Galaxy S3 Firmware XXELK4:

  1. Backup you data first
  2. Download the installation file for ODEXED versions or DEODEXED versions ROMs
  3. Flash with CWM: ‘Install zip from sd card’ > Choose the file you downloaded and reboot at the end

You can access to ink effect options by going to Settings > Lock Screen options.

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There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool