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Update Galaxy Note N7000 to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLT6 Firmware

Samsung just released a new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA update for the Galaxy Note N7000, so by using this guide you will be able to learn how to manually flash the new XXLT6 firmware on your phablet. This new JB software comes to resolve the bugs and issues reported by those who had applied the previous Android OS, the XXLT5 system therefore the present update is more stable and will smoothly run on your Galaxy Note; also the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 user experience will be improved, so don’t hesitate and apply the latest stock ROM on your smartphone.

In order to make it all clear, here is what you need to know about the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXLT6 firmware:

  • The update has been OTA released by Samsung for the Galaxy Note model number N7000.
  • Since this is the official launch of the Android JB OS, the software will be rolled out gradually or in phases so some users will receive the ROM sooner than others.
  • Furthermore, the OTA can be applied only if your Note is running on a stock Android OS; if your device is rooted or installed with a custom ROM, then you will not be able to automatically flash the XXLT6 software.
  • That’s why you will have to manually install the update; because of that you need to follow and complete the present tutorial which will easily take you through the flashing operation.
  • The XXLT6 platform comes with a new and improved version of Jelly Bean 4.1.2; the update though is minor so don’t expect to receive important features, apps or capabilities.
  • Basically, the system is coming to resolve the reported bugs and issues, so the battery drain and the camera issues (along with the other bugs) have been resolved.

So, now you know what’s with the new XXLT6 update. Well, if you want to manually apply the firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note, then you will have to read some general aspects first and then you will have to prepare your phablet for the installation procedure that will shortly follow. In order to do so, you can anytime check the following list of tasks; read the same and complete the procedures mentioned below. Don’t skip any section from this guide because if you mess things up, your handset might get bricked.

  • It’s important to know that this tutorial will work on both rooted and un-rooted handsets. But, if you have a rooted phablet, after completing the update operation, the root access will be revoked. This is happening because you are flashing an official Android OS and not a custom ROM.
  • Because of the same aspects, if you are currently running on a custom ROM, or if you have a rooted device, now you will be able to restore the stock Jelly bean 4.1.2 firmware on your Galaxy Note and also you will be able to regain the lost warranty.
  • Even though you are dealing with an official Android JB 4.1.2 update (the warranty of your device will not get void by applying the XXLT6 software) this guide is still complex and risky so be careful in what you do.
  • Before starting to update your Note, first backup its / your data. In some cases, rare ones, the data which is being saved on the internal storage memory gets corrupted, or you need to wipe the system in order to make things right; so for avoiding the unpleasant situations, make sure you previously backup the EFS folder, internet settings, call logs, text messages, market apps, contacts list and everything else you might need afterwards.
  • A Windows powered computer is being required; deactivate the security tools that are running on the same – these tools are interfering with the update operation.
  • You will have to use your Note and its USB cable as you need to connect your handset with the computer.
  • The USB debugging option from your smartphone must be enabled; go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and ensure the same.
  • Also, your phone’s battery should be charged because if there is less than 60% power left, your device might get turned off in the middle of the installation procedure.

Now you also know how to prepare your Galaxy Note for the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLT6 update. Anyway, flash the ROM only if you own the Samsung Galaxy Note model number N7000 because the steps from below will work only for the mentioned phablet; else you can end up in bricking your Android based smartphone / tablet.

How to Update Galaxy Note N7000 to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLT6 Firmware

  1. In order to succeed with this operation you need to: download the update file from here, download Samsung KIES and Odin.
  2. Save all the files on your computer.
  3. Then, unzip the update file, install the Note drivers by using Samsung KIES and extract and install Odin on your computer.
  4. Run Odin.
  5. Turn off your phablet and enter it into download mode.
  6. The Galaxy Note can be booted into download mode by pressing and holding the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons together.
  7. With the handset booted in download mode, connect it with your computer – via USB cable.
  8. Take a look on Odin as you need to notice the “added” message and the ID:COM that’s yellow or blue.
  9. If different, you will have to disconnect the devices and to re-install the drivers on your computer; then repeat the steps from the beginning until everything will work as explained.
  10. Up next, you need to go to Odin; from there select “PDA”.
  11. Select the update file from your computer; leave the Re-partition option unchecked and don’t make any other changes.
  12. Press the “start” button and let the fun begin; the firmware will now be installed on your Note.
  13. In the end (when the “pass” message will be displayed) you will just have to unplug the USB cable and reboot your device.


If Odin gets stuck:

  • Close Odin.
  • Disconnect the phablet from the computer.
  • Force-restart your device.
  • Use Samsung KIES and reinstall the Note drivers on the PC.
  • Run Odin.
  • Boot your smartphone into download mode.
  • Connect the devices using the USB cord.
  • Follow the steps from above.

If the Note gets stuck in a boot loop:

  • Reboot in recovery mode.
  • The Note can be booted into recovery mode by pressing and holding the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons at the same time.
  • From recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  • Then choose “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
  • Your problem has been successfully resolved.

Good job, your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 has been successfully updated to official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXLT6 firmware. Test the new software and see how it performs; don’t forget to share your experience and thoughts with us – by using the comments area from below.

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