Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to Official Android 4.1.2 JB XXCMI2 Firmware

As you know, the latest releases of the Android OS are always the best platforms for your devices. So, each time a new OTA is being rolled out for your handset, make sure to apply the same firmware for receiving the latest features, apps and capabilities and of course for removing the bugs or the issues. The same is applying when talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 gadget; Samsung just released a new version of the Android 4.1.2 JB OS for the mentioned tablet, so you should flash the same on your device.

The new updated is dubbed as XXCMI2 and comes with several stability improvements for your Galaxy Note 10.1. The firmware is stable, has no bugs and according to those who have already installed it, the JB 4.1.2 XXCMI2 system is smoothly running on the Note 10.1. But since we are talking about an OTA release, you should know that the platform might not arrive to all the markets where the Note 10.1 is being sold. Also, the software will be offered gradually which means that some users will receive the update sooner than others. Finally, if your tablet is rooted, then you will not receive the notification at all.

Therefore, for resolving the problems and for offering a helping hand, I have developed the present step by step guide. During the same we will be checking on how to manually updating the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 model number N8000 to stock Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXCMI2 firmware.

This guide can also be used for fixing a bricked Note 10.1, for restoring the warranty of your device, or for revoking the root access. As you can see, the best will be to bookmark this page, as who knows when you will need to flash to official JB OS on your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000.

Well, in order to get started first you need to know the following aspects:

  • This tutorial will use official apps for applying an official update; so you don’t have to worry about anything else.
  • You don’t have to own a rooted handset for being able to apply the next steps.
  • This tutorial is compatible with both rooted and unrooted Note 10.1.
  • You don’t have to use custom apps, as Odin will be used – Odin is developed and offered by Samsung.

Good, now you know the general details related to this manual update method. What you do need to prepare is a Windows running computer, on which you need to deactivate or uninstall the security protection, like antivirus or antimalware programs. Then, on your tablet you need to enable USB debugging option (go to “settings -> applications -> development -> USB debugging”) and you also have to charge the battery if there is less than 60% power left. If your device gets turned off in the middle of the flashing operation, you will risk in bricking your Note 10.1.

Another thing to apply before going any further is a backup. Unfortunately in some cases (rare ones) a wipe is being required for resolving some problems (like booting loop); so then your personal data, accounts and info will be erased. Therefore, make a full backup for saving everything that’s important for you. Save only that data whish is there on the internal storage memory of your tablet as the SD card will not be affected.

It is important to know that this guide is compatible and suitable only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXCMI2 has been officially rolled out by Samsung only for the mentioned handset; use the next steps only if you own the same device, or else you can end up in bricking your Android based gadget.

How to Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to Official Android 4.1.2 JB XXCMI2 Firmware

  1. On your computer the Note 10.1 drivers must be installed; if you don’t have the drivers make sure you get them – you can do it by using Samsung KIES (click on the link for downloading the Samsung tool).
  2. Odin must be installed on your PC; so download the program, save it on desktop and then unzip and install the same.
  3. Also, download the Android 4.1.2 update file from here.
  4. Place the firmware on desktop and unzip the same.
  5. Run Odin on your computer.
  6. Turn off your tablet.
  7. Press volume down, power and home buttons at the same time; in this way your Note 10.1 will be entered in download mode.
  8. Connect your handset with the computer via USB cable (Odin must be launched on the PC when doing so).
  9. Once the connection estabelished, on Odin the “added” message should be displayed; also the ID:COM section should be yellow or blue.
  10. If not, reinstall the drivers on your computer and then repeat the steps from above.
  11. From Odin click on the option named “PDA”.
  12. Pick the software file and click on “start”.
  13. Do not change anything else on Odin.
  14. The process will be over when on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed; also the ID:COM section will turn green.
  15. Unplug the USB cable and reboot your tablet.

Good job; but in case you notice that your handset can be rebooted (it is stuck on a boot loop) you need to boot into recovery and from there you need to select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”; then return to recovery and select “reboot system now.
Similar, if Odin gets stuck, you need to remove the USB cable, force restart your Note 10.1, close Odin, reinstall the drivers and repeat the update process from the beginning.

That was all for today; you have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXCMI2 firmware. Use the comments area from below for sharing your experience with us or with other users who might want to use this step by step guide.

  • martin ahearne

    Can I use this update on my galaxy note 10.1 gt-n8010 wi-fi please, thank you martin ahearne