Samsung Galaxy Note Receives Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Upgrade: How To Install?


Well! Here comes good news for all the Galaxy Note GT-N7000 users. If you own one, continue reading this article. The original Galaxy Note - the first phablet of Samsung has received Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade.

According to a SamMobile report, the rollout will be phasewise and if you are not able to receive it, do not worry as it will be arriving soon all the users across the globe.


In the new Jelly Bean update, Samsung seems to have ditched the old UI and has provided the all new Nature UX Interface, which comes in the Jelly Bean upgraded Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S3 Mini.

Back in August 2012, Samsung promised that it will be rolling out the upgrade in March 2013, however, the Jelly Bean upgrade seems to have arrived earlier than mentioned. Further, the users of International Galaxy Note can upgrade to the latest version of the OS either using Kies or OTA.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Upgrade: How To Install?

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The South Korean tech giant has added tons of new features to the handset with the new Jelly Bean upgrade including the ones mentioned below.

* Android 4.1.2 - Build JZO54K

* Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)

* Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)

* Multi-View can also be disabled

* Page Buddy

* Notification Panel can now be customized

* New Additions in Notification Panel

* Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)

* Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)

* Samsung's Cloud services

* Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play

* New Widgets From the Galaxy S III

* 2 Home screen modes

* New Notifications bar

* Google Now


How to Download OTA Upgrade?

The OTA (Over The Air) update can be downloaded easily. All you need to do is check for the update manually from Settings → About → Software update. Please note, the update is still in process, hence some users might receive the OTA update in coming days.

How to Download Jelly Bean Upgrade Using Samsung Kies?

Step 1: Install Samsung Kies from the website on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your Galaxy Note to the PC using the USB cable.

Step 3: Once it is connected, check for the Jelly Bean upgrade is available, if yes, click on Firmware Upgrade button.

Step 4: Ensure that you backup all the data including contacts, multimedia content and others to your computer before upgrading.

Step 5: Once the download and upgrade process is complete, Galaxy Note will restart.

Step 6: Disconnect the device from the computer and reconnect the cable again to restore the data.

Talking about specifications, Galaxy Note features a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED capacities touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.4GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal memory, micro SD card for expandable memory up to 32GB, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetoooth, micro USB 2.0, optional NFC and a 2,500 mAh Li-ion battery with 25 hours talk time and 820 hours standby.

Further, the phablet comes with stylus support for convenient usage and is priced at Rs 28,050 approximately.

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