You can learn how to manually update your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 as the official XXBMF1 firmware has been made available by Samsung. So, if you rather use a manual method for applying the stock Android OS on your Note 8.0 N5100 (instead of OTA apply the same), then you should follow and complete the present guide. Also, this tutorial will be more than useful for those who have rooted their devices but now needs to revoke the root access, as by flashing the stock JB 4.1.2 XXBMF1 software you will be able to relock your tablet and also to restore its warranty.
Therefore, this is an official operation, though it is the manual method that can be used when trying to update your Android device to latest firmware. As mentioned, during the following lines we will be checking how to install the stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXBMF1 software on your Galaxy Note 8.0 model number N5100, so try not to mess things up. This guide is compatible only with the mentioned tablet so be careful in what you do.
Also, as already stated, if you have recently rooted your handset now you can easily restore the stock OS, meaning that the system will be relocked and the factory restrictions re-installed. Furthermore, in case your Note 8.0 is being powered by a custom ROM, now you will be able to safely restore the official and default Android software. The best is that the warranty will be restored; the operation is official and Odin will be used for completing the same – that’s why you first need to learn how to prepare your device for the flashing procedure that will follow.
It’s important to know that this tutorial will work on both rooted and un-rooted Galaxy Note 8.0, so you don’t have to worry about that aspect. Also, you don’t have to complete complex pre requisites, like flashing a custom recovery image, as you will not install a custom ROM on your handset. The XXBMF1 firmware is the stock and official Android OS released by Samsung for your Note 8.0 N5100, meaning that all the default features, apps and capabilities are being included in the platform. Furthermore, the software is stable, comes with no bugs and will smoothly run on your tablet.
A Windows computer is though required as the update file will have to be flashed from the same. Of course for avoiding the unpleasant situations you first have to deactivate the security tools (like antivirus, antimalware or Firewall protection) that are running on your tablet and on your computer. Furthermore, the USB debugging option must be enabled and you should charge the battery of your device before going any further. Remember that this step by step guide should be used only for installing the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXBMF1 OS on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 model number N5100, so try not to brick your device by messing things up.
Finally, it is important to backup the data before starting the proper update operation. Usually, when using Odin for applying stock firmwares the data is not wiped out, but in rare cases your personal info might get corrupted. So, in order to avoid that, the best will be to complete a full backup; don’t worry as the process can be easily applied as there are many backup and restore apps available for free on Google Play. Use the tools and save at least your contacts list, EFS folder, personal saves, accounts, market apps, text messages and even the current ROM.
How to Update Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXBMF1 OS
- Odin must be installed on your computer; download the program from here, unzip and install the tool.
- Then, download the update file from here. Unzip the firmware file on your computer.
- And install the Galaxy Note 8.0 drivers on your computer – use Samsung KIES for completing this step.
- Now, open Odin on your computer.
- Turn off your tablet.
- Reboot it into download mode -> press and hold Power, Volume Down and Home buttons at the same time.
- Connect your device with the PC.
- On Odin the “added” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section will be yellow or blue.
- If Odin doesn’t recognize your Note 8.0, then you will have to unplug the USB cable and to re-install the drivers.
- If everything is working as explained, then from Odin, click on “PDA”.
- Select the update file.
- Leave the Re-partition option unchecked.
- Also, don’t make any other changes, just click on “Start”.
- Now, the stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXBMF1 software will be installed.
- In the end, remove the USB cable and reboot your tablet.
Note: in some cases, Odin might get stuck; well it that happens you have to: disconnect the devices, close the program, force restart your tablet, re-flash the drivers and repeat the update procedure from the beginning.
Note 2: also, in rare cases, in the end, your tablet might get stuck in a boot loop; well, for resolving the issue you will have to: reboot into recovery mode – press and hold Power, Volume Up and Home buttons together – and from recovery you will have to select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Then you will be able to safely reboot into Jelly Bean 4.1.2.
So, that was all; you work is over. Now, you know how to manually apply an official update on your device as you have successfully flashed the stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXBMF1 OS on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Remember that you have a suitable root method here, on Android.gs, so if you want to unchain the system of your tablet, don’t hesitate and use the same.