Flash Android 4.1.2 XXCMD2 Jelly Bean firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000

Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to Android 4.1.2 XXCMD2 Jelly Bean OTA

A new Jelly Bean firmware update has been release for the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Using this tutorial will teach you how to successfully flash all the required files in order to update your tablet.

This new firmware update has been built in May 2013. It packs all the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean features and functions. In order to successfully flash the XXCMD2 Jelly Bean OTA Update manually for your Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, then you should first read the guidelines below:

  • this is a tutorial that will work only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 model number N8000. Don’t try to flash this Jelly Bean update on any other Android device.
  • your tablet has to be factory unlocked and not locked on a particular carrier.
  • in case your tablet is rooted and a custom Recovery is installed on it, then all these will be revoked, the device will be restored to stock Android 4.1.2 JB firmware.
  • backup all the data files that are currently stored on your tablet’s storage partition.
  • make sure that your PC has the Samsung USB Drivers installed on it, as otherwise you won’t be able to connect the tablet with it.
  • make sure that the Samsung KIES and any antivirus programs that are currently installed on your computer. These security programs might prevent you from completing the update files.
  • enable USB Debugging from the Developer Options menu.
  • make sure that there is enough power left in the tablet’s battery, so that the device won’t switch off in the middle of the updating process.
  • this guide is for advanced Android users and it would be best for you not to use it in case you don’t know how to use ODIN, the program needed in order to flash the XXCMD2 firmware files for the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
  • you shouldn’t held us responsible in case you brick your tablet or you lose any important files in the process.
  • read the entire post and don’t skip any steps that are listed below.

Now that you’ve read all of the above, continue to the next part of this guide and learn how to flash a stock Jelly Bean OTA Update for your tablet. If you cannot complete the update, then you should ask for extra help in comments.

How to update Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to Android 4.1.2 XXCMD2 Jelly Bean:

  1. Download the N8000XXCMD2 zip from HERE. Save it on your computer.
  2. Extract the zip content and you’ll get a single file named ‘N8000XXCMD2_N8000MOTCME1_MOT.tar.md5‘. Don’t extract any further than that and save the file on your computer.
  3. Download ODIN3 v3.07 from HERE. After the download is complete, extract the zip contents and place them into a single folder on your PC.
  4. Power off your tablet completely.
  5. Boot the tablet into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously. When an Android logo appears you will need to release the buttons and then press Volume Up to boot your Note 10.1 tablet into Download Mode.
  6. Open the Odin 3.07 exe on your computer.
  7. Next, connect the tablet to your computer using the USB data cable.
    > Odin should say that the tablet has been ‘added!!’ and you can continue to the next step.
    > in case Odin doesn’t recognize your device, then you can choose to plug it in a different USB port or re-install the Samsung USB Drivers. A download link for the USB drivers is listed in the preparation guide above.
  8. Now, click the ‘PDA’ option in ODIN.
  9. Find the N8000XXCMD2_N8000MOTCME1_MOT.tar.md5 file and load it.
    > make sure that the option named Re-Partition is not enabled. If it is then I strongly advise you to disable it, as otherwise it will mess up your tablet internal storage and it might brick the operating system.
    > don’t change any other default ODIN settings.
  10. When ready, press the START button to begin the installation of XXCMD2 Jelly Bean OTA Update for your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 device.
  11. After all files are installed with success, the tablet will reboot and you can disconnect it from your computer.
  12. Enter your Google account details and take control over Galaxy Note 10.1 and its new updated system.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to successfully update your device with the latest Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware. To verify that all files been installed correctly, open Settings and then About Phone menu. Verify that the build number is XXCMD2.

This is a stock firmware and it is not rooted, which means that in case your tablet was previously rooted, then this was revoked along with any custom Recovery images you might’ve had installed on it prior to the installation of this new ROM.

In case ODIN didn’t complete the install, then you should try to repeat the tutorial once again. Alternatively, you can ask for extra help in comments.

If ODIN says that that the process was completed but, the phone is unable to go past the Samsung boot animation or it enters into a boot loop, then you will be forced to power off the tablet. Boot the tablet in Recovery Mode and apply a ‘factory reset’ to force it to boot into normal mode.

  • Dina

    is N8000XXCMD2_N8000MOTCME1_N8000XXCLL1_HOME.tar the same? i’m scared if it’s the wrong one

  • Stauf99

    I already had 4.1.2 ???