The Galaxy Note N7000 has been officially updated to Android 4.1.2 as the DDLSC and then the XXLSZ versions of the Jelly Bean platform has been released by Samsung for the Note. But, since those who had installed the mentioned updates, complained about minor bugs and issues, now we have another software rolled out; therefore, today I will show you how to manually update your Galaxy Note N7000 to latest and official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLT4 OS. The ROM can also be OTA or by using KIES flashed on your phablet, but if haven’t received the OS improvement until now, or if you need to complete a manual update procedure then this tutorial will be perfect for you.
Now, the XXLT4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS is only a minor update that comes to resolve the reported issues from the previous release of the JB platform, therefore there aren’t important features or apps included in the XXLT4 system. Basically, the software brings better options in camera, faster performance capabilities along with some other bug fixes, all for providing a better and more stable Android experience suitable with the Galaxy Note phablet. Do remember that the firmware can be OTA flashed, though only selected markets are receiving the same.
Take note that this step by step guide will show you how to manually install the Android 4.1.2 XXLT4 software on your Galaxy Note N7000, so don’t use the next steps if you are looking in performing a similar update procedure. The flashing operation should be easy, but you do have to be careful because if you mess things up you can even end up in bricking your handset. That’s why it is more than recommended to read all the lines from below before starting to apply something on your phone. Also, don’t perform anything without consulting my indications.
This is an official update, so by installing the same on your device, you will not have to root or install it with a custom recovery image. Also, the warranty of your phablet will not get void by completing this tutorial, so you are safe. Now, in case you have previously rooted your Galaxy Note, the root access will be revoked and the system relocked. Therefore, if currently your smartphone is being powered by a custom ROM, now you will be able to install the stock and default Jelly Bean OS and also, you will be able to restore the lost warranty back on your phone.
Because you are about to manually update your Note to official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLT4 OS, you are supposed to backup your data first. In rare cases a wipe is being required which means that you can lose all of your recent saves, info and data. I recommend you to backup at least the EFS folder, the text messages, contacts, calendar info, market apps and call logs; of course you can use backup and restore tools for saving everything else you might need.
Then, due to same considerations, you need to ensure that: a Windows running computer or notebook can be used; your phablet and its USB cord are also near you; your device is charged (you can skip this if there is more than 60% power left – else your handset might get turned off while you are trying to complete the update operation); deactivate the security tools from your computer and from your Galaxy Note because these tools might interfere with the flashing procedure; enable the USB debugging option on your phone: “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
This guide is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Note model number N7000; furthermore, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXLT4 software has been released by Samsung only for the mentioned handset so use the next steps only if you own the same – else you will brick your device.
How to manually Update Galaxy Note N700 to latest Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLT4 Firmware
- From here download the update file on your computer.
- Extract the firmware file on your desktop.
- Then, on the same computer download Samsung KIES and install the Galaxy Note drivers.
- Also, download and install Odin.
- You now need to open Odin on your PC.
- Reboot your device into download mode: press and hold Power, Volume Down and Menu buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
- With the Note booted in download mode, connect your device with the computer via its USB cord.
- Then, take a look on Odin where you should notice that the ID:COM section is either yellow or blue and that the “added” message has been displayed.
- If not, you need to: close Odin, disconnect the phone from the computer, reinstall the drivers on the PC and repeat the steps from above; then you can resume the rest of the steps from below.
- From Odin select the option named “PDA”.
- Pick the update file from the desktop.
- Leave the Re-partition box unchecked.
- Click on “Start”.
- Wait while the firmware is being installed.
- In the end, on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed meaning that you are done.
Odin might get stuck while you are completing the above update operation; well if that happens you need to:
- Close Odin on the computer.
- Unplug the USB cable.
- Force restart your Note.
- Reinstall the drivers for the Note on the computer.
- Reboot your handset into download mode again.
- Connect it with the computer (where Odin must be running).
- Resume the rest of the steps from above.
Then, in the end, when you think that you are done, you might notice that your phablet is being stuck in a boot loop, or that something isn’t working properly with the new OS; well, in case that happens, you will have to complete:
- Reboot the Note into recovery mode.
- For recovery mode press and hold Power, Volume Up and Menu buttons together.
- From recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” (this is why you need to backup the data).
- Then select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
- You phone will boot into Jelly Bean now, meaning that you are done.
Congratulations you have successfully completed our step by step guide. Use the comments area from below for sharing your thoughts and impressions about the same with us and with other users too. Well, that was all for now; your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 has been manually updated to official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXLT4 Firmware.