Samsung has started to roll out the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for the Galaxy Note 2 on T-Mobile US. Check your phone’s Settings menu and the info under System Updates to find out if the JZO54K firmware update has been pushed for your device.
If you got the official OTA Update to Android 4.1.2 JB then you simply need to download and install it on your Galaxy Note 2 T889. The updating process shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes for the new functions and features to be added to your phablet.
Android 4.1.2 JZO54K Jelly Bean firmware update comes with brand new notification toggles and a notification screen that can be edited to look just like you want it to, expandable notifications, brightness slider for the Notification menu that can be disabled now, Multi-View allows you to disable it, better web browsers, Black Status Bar which has been changed from Grey. Other changes are the Ink Effect for the lockscreen, a new and improved Keyboard with ‘swipe’-like feature which has been first demoed on the Android 4.2 keyboard. Also, there is a new Group Cast app added.
You will get the official OTA Update only if your Galaxy Note 2 T889 on T-Mobile US is 100% stock. If your phone is not stock and it runs a custom ROM, then you will be forced to restore your device to stock ROM using ODIN or any other similar tool. If you didn’t receive the official OTA update then you can choose to manually flash it on your Galaxy Note 2 T-Mobile using the PC and ODIN app. Also, you can wait until we will create the manual tutorial updating guide and post it to our How-To web site section for the Note 2 T889 device.
LTE Support will be added for the first time after you complete the installation of the update files.
If you didn’t get the update and you know how to manually update your device then you can download the official Android 4.1.2 JZO54K firmware from SamMobile here. Make sure to create an account and then enter the ‘Galaxy Note 2 T889′ name in the search box to find the latest build of this firmware. Note that you should download the 2013 February Android 4.1.2 firmware. Also, you can find the firmware direct download link here.
Did you receive the update today automatically via Notification panel or you had to check it manually via System Updates menu ? How’s the update working for you ? Make sure to test the Google Now feature and the Android 4.2-like keyboard functions.