Speculations were rife recently about Samsung Galaxy Note 2 getting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Following on the same report, information has come swirling around the net that Samsung has released N7100XXDLL4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for Galaxy Note 2 users. The good news is that the update has also been made available in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The features of the device will now get updated with customizable Notification Panel with new Toggles, new keyboard with gesture typing like Android 4.2, and new INK lockscreen effect. The product would also allow users to disable Multi Window and Brightness Slider available on the notification bar.
In addition to this, the device would also come equipped with news and note widgets, and group cast applications with improvements on the user's front. The Android 4.1.2 OTA update for the new version is about 262 MB. The status bar of the version has been changed from grey to black and the browser works much smoother than before.
How to Install?
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners would have to simply download and install the update through official tool KIES or via Android inbuilt firmware update. Download files from Android 4.1.2 N7100XXDLL4 for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 and Odin 3.07.
Further, follow the below mentioned steps to update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with N7100XXDLL4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware, courtesy Android Jinn:
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link, you will get a .tar file and some other files.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Now, put the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 phone in Download Mode by pressing pressing and holding down theVolume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button. A Warning! screen will come up; pressVolume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Now run Odin3 v3.07.exe (see Step 2) as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly.
Step 6: Now connect your Galaxy Note GT-N7100 with your PC using USB cable. A message will arrive under Odin's message box in the bottom left saying "Added!!". If you don't get the same then you should try another USB port (try USB port located in back in your desktop PC). If that too don't work then you should then reinstall the driver. If you successfully see the "Added!!" message in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
Step 7: Select these files in Odin at respective tabs from extracted N7100XXDLL4 firmware folder :
- Click the PDA Button, and select the .tar file here with *code* appearing in its name
- Click the Phone Button, and select file with *modem* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
- Click the CSC Button, and select file with *csc* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
- Click the PIT Button, and select the .pit file. Use only if you got it while extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
Step 8: In Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Also, make sure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected, only if you are using a .pit file (see Step 7.4).
Step 9: Double check everything that we mentioned in Step 7 & Step 8 above. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
Step 11: Go to Settings > About phone to verify this firmware update.
The Galaxy Note S2 of Samsung is expected to be showcased at the CES event going to be conducted next year. Rumors even suggest that the original Galaxy Note would be getting the Android 4.1.2 update next year.