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Flash Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1 Jelly Bean OTA Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110

XXBMF1 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OTA Update has been pushed out for the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 tablet. Use this tutorial to learn how to manually install it easily in under 10 minutes without bricking the device.

This update file has been pushed out for UK region, but you can use it for any other International model of this particular tablet. In order to install it, you will first have to read the guidelines below. Here’s what you need to know:

  • use this guide only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 model number N5110. Check the model version of your tablet by opening Settings and then About device menu.
  • don’t try to use this guide with any other Android devices.
  • if you have a rooted tablet, then this update will revoke root access and restore Warranty.
  • your tablet has to be unlcoked.
  • enable the USB Debugging option from the Developer Options section. If this menu isn’t shown in Settings, then you have to open About Device menu and scroll down to Build Number. Tap 7 times the ‘build number’ text and the Developer Options will be enabled.
  • disable Samsung KIES and any antivirus program that might be running on your computer. Such tools will interfere with the updating tool that we’re going to use in order to flash the latest Jelly Bean firmware.
  • make sure that the tablet’s battery has at least 50% power left before completely discharging. If the tablet powers off while you’re updating it, then it might get bricked.
  • this update might delete all contents from the tablet’s internal storage, which is why you have to backup all the data before starting the update.
  • note that we cannot be blamed in case you brick the device or you lose any important data in the process.
  • if you cannot complete the update, then you can ask for extra help in comments.

Now that you know all of the above, continue to the next part of this guide to learn how to flash a stock Jelly Bean OTA Update using Odin program.

How to flash Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA Update for Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110:

  1.  Download the N5110XXBMF Jelly Bean 4.1.2 zip from HERE.
    > ¬†extract the contents of this zip and you will get a ‘N5110XXBMF1_N5110OXABME5_BTU’ file with the .tar.md5 extension.
  2. Download Odin3 v3.07 from HERE.
    > extract its contents and save the file on your PC.
  3. Power off your tablet now.
  4. Boot it into Download Mode and then continue to the next step.
  5. Launch ODIN exe on your PC.
  6. Next, connect the tablet with your PC via USB cable. Wait for Odin to recognize the tablet and only then you can continue to the next step.
    > if the tablet is not recognized, then you switch between USB ports or thry to re-install the Samsung USB Drivers – download link here.
  7. Click the ‘PDA’ button in Odin.
  8. Now you need to browse your computer for the .tar.md5 file of the N5110XXBMF1 OTA Update. Load it into Odin.
    > make sure that the ‘Re-partition’ option is not enabled in Odin.
    > don’t edit any other default settings.
  9. When everything is set, click the START button to begin the updating process.
  10. After the update is complete, the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 will reboot and Odin will confirm that the process has been passed.
  11. When the device shows the ‘Samsung boot animation’, unplug it from computer. Now wait for all files to be loaded and the home screen to appear.
  12. Enter your Google Account details and take control over your tablet’s functions once again.
  13. Check the ‘About device’ menu to verify that the firmware version is now listed as XXBMF1, which confirm that the update has been completed successfully.

If everything went according to plan, then the update should’ve been a success and you can close this tutorial. If you had problems, then you should read the notes listed below.

NOTE 1: if ODIN froze or the phone blocked, then you should disconnect the devices and then close Odin. Restart Odin and boot the tablet into normal mode once again and repeat the entire tutorial once again. Make sure not to skip any steps.

NOTE 2: if Odin says ‘PASS’ but the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 is unable to go past the Samsung boot animation or it enters into a bootloop, then you will have to ‘factory reset’ the device. Unplug the phone from PC and then power it off completely. Boot into Recovery Mode and apply the ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ option. Confirm and then ‘reboot system’ into normal mode. This should force the tablet to boot into normal mode.

These were all the steps that I had for you, for any other questions, use the comments field below.