After we have seen how to manually update the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with the first official versions of Jelly Bean OS (see the guides from here, or from here), now it’s time to flash the latest Android 4.1.2 system, as the XXCMC1 firmware had just been rolled out by Samsung. While the software is still available in limited markets only, you can anytime choose to manually apply the new Jelly Bean 4.1.2 ROM on your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 by completing this step by step guide, so for further info about the same check the next few lines.
Take note that this is just another version of the Jelly Bean platform that is coming to your Galaxy Note 10.1, so don’t expect to see important improvements included on the XXCMC1 system. Actually by flashing this software on your device you will resolve and remove the reported bugs and issues and you will get a more stable version of Android 4.1.2. Beside this, only few features and tools will be installed on your handset. Anyway, when dealing with official and stock ROMs it is recommended to apply the latest releases or else you will not be able to get in touch with the “goods” that are being available for your tablet.
But if you rather choose to update your Note 10.1 with a custom variant of the Android Jelly Bean system, then you can anytime learn how to install a custom ROM firmware. We have numerous tutorials for you, the same being available on the “update Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1” section, so don’t hesitate and use our guides.
In case you do want to update your Note 10.1 to official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXCMC1, you should start by preparing your handset. Because we are manually flashing the OS on your tablet some pre requisites must be completed. Also, there are some things to take notice of, therefore before heading to the update procedure take a look and apply the tasks that are being explained during the following list.
- This ROM can be installed on tablet that isn’t rooted, as we are not dealing with a custom firmware.
- In case your Note 10.1 is rooted after applying the official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS the root access will be revoked and the bootloader relocked meaning that you will have to re-root your device by using a guide that is suitable with the XXCMC1 firmware.
- Regarding the up mentioned aspects we can conclude: by performing this method the warranty of your Galaxy Note 10.1 will not be lost and furthermore, if it has been previous voided now you will be able to restore the same.
- A backup is being recommended and required; in case something wrong happens you will have to wipe the system, so all of your data will be erased. Save anything you consider (including internet settings and EFS) before starting the update operation.
- A Windows running computer or notebook must be near you as you will have to use one for installing and using Odin.
- Of course, the tablet and its USB cable will be used too.
- There shouldn’t be any antivirus or security programs installed on your computer and Note 10.1.
- The USB debugging option from your device must be enabled; go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
- Also, the battery of your handset should be charged; do this especially if there is less than 60% power left.
- Don’t perform the next steps if you are having a similar device with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 model number N8000. The official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXCMC1 OS has been made available only for the mentioned tablet which means that you cannot flash the firmware on a different Android based device.
How to Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXCMC1 OS
- Download and install Odin on your computer.
- The drivers for the Note 10.1 must be installed on your PC; if you haven’t installed the drivers until now, get them by downloading Samsung KIES.
- Then, download the update file from here.
- Extract the update file; preferable on the desktop.
- Boot the tablet into download mode.
- For download mode press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time.
- On your computer run Odin.
- Connect the handset with the computer via USB cord.
- On Odin the ID:COM section should now be yellow or blue and the “added” message should be displayed.
- If not it means that something isn’t working properly; you will have to re-install the drivers on the PC, restart Odin and repeat the steps from above.
- From Odin you need to select the option named “PDA”.
- Then, you cans elect the update file from the desktop.
- Click on “start” and wait while the update operation is running.
- In the end on Odin you should see the “pass” message displayed.
- You can safely remove the USB cable and reboot your Note 10.1.
If in the end the first boot will take longer than usual, don’t panic as there is nothing wrong with your device. But if you will get a boot loop then you need to: reboot into recovery mode, from where you need to select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”; reboot your tablet and everything should work as planned.
Furthermore, while trying to apply the official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXCMC1 OS, Odin might get stuck. In that case you will have to close Odin, disconnect the tablet from the computer and reinstall the drivers on your PC. Then, force restart your handset, reboot into download mode and repeat the update operation from the beginning.
Well, that is all for today; you have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXCMC1 software. If you have had problems while trying to complete the up mentioned steps, then use the comments section and share the same with us. Also, do tell us how you find the new firmware and share your thoughts and opinions with us and with other users who might want to apply the XXCMC1 ROM.