The Galaxy Note N7000 users can now enjoy the Android 4.1.2 experience as Samsung just released the official OTA update for the mentioned device; the firmware has been rolled out in different regions, each version of the OS being different. Anyway, if you still haven’t received the software yet, or if you need to manually apply the same, then I recommend you to follow and complete the present step by step guide. During the same we will be checking on how to update your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 to official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 built number XXLSZ, so take a sit and start flashing the ROM on your phablet.
This version of firmware has been leaked shortly after we have showed you how to manually apply the official Android 4.1.2 OS on the Galaxy Note from Taiwan and Hong Kong therefore similar with that procedure, this tutorial will take you through the XXLSZ OS installation procedure. The guide can be easily performed as there are only a few things to take care of and this because we do have to deal with an official release of the Jelly Bean platform and not with a custom ROM software. Anyway, this is still a complex operation, so you should try to avoid the unpleasant situations by sticking to the lines from below.
This version of the Android update comes with several improvements for the camera, offers faster performances results and also removes the reported bugs from the Jelly Bean OS. It is not a major upgrade, but until the Android 4.2 firmware will be offered (the rumor are saying that a “soon” release date is expected) for the Galaxy Note N7000, this should do the trick. Beside these aspects, it’s always a good idea to flash the latest official ROMs because in this way you can remove the issues, enjoy a more stable Android experience and get the latest features and capabilities which are available for your handset.
The best part is that the installation procedure is not hard to complete as you don’t have to previously root your Galaxy Note and install it with a custom recovery image. Therefore, the warranty will not be void; furthermore, if your device is rooted and flashed with a custom ROM firmware, by applying the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXLSZ OS, you will be able to restore the lost warranty. Of course by completing this tutorial you will revoke the root access, relock the bootloader and also install the factory restrictions back. In order to re-root your Samsung Galaxy Note you will have to use a guide that is suitable with the new XXLSZ Jelly Bean 4.1.2 software.
Now, for performing the present operation you will have to use Odin. Odin is a complex tool designed for the Samsung devices and used especially for these types of tasks. Because of that, you need to make sure that you can use a Windows running computer, your phablet and its USB cable. On the PC you will download and install Odin and by using the Galaxy Note and its USB cord you will flash the stock Android 4.1.2 XXLSZ firmware. In order to do so, first deactivate the security options and programs from your computer and from the Galaxy Note. Furthermore, charge the battery of your handset if you notice that there is less than 60% power left. Finally, go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging” and enable the USB debugging option.
Even though we are installing the official and stock Jelly Bean ROM on your Galaxy Note, I do recommend you to backup the data. You can never know what can happen and ending up in losing your personal info is something you want to avoid. Therefore, save everything you need (like contacts, messages, call logs, EFS and so on), but without using KIES or the recovery menu. Just use backup and restore apps from Google Play (search through our how to section for suitable backup guides).
Complete the below steps only if you have the Samsung Galaxy Note, model number N7000 phablet. This tutorial will not work for the LTE version of the Note; also if you do apply the guide for a similar handset you will end up in bricking your device.
How to Update Galaxy Note N7000 to Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLSZ OS
- Download Samsung KIES and install the proper drivers for the Galaxy Note.
- Download the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware from here; save the update file on your computer and extract the same.
- Download and install Odin.
- Then, on the PC open Odin.
- Up next, turn off the phablet as it must be entered in download mode.
- You can boot into download mode by pressing on the Volume Down, Menu and Power buttons at the same time.
- With the device in download mode connect the handset with the computer via USB cable.
- Take a look on Odin: the ID:COM section should be yellow or blue and the “added” message should be displayed.
- If not, unplug the USB cable, turn off Odin, re-install the drivers and then re-do the above explained steps.
- From Odin, select “PDA” and pick the update file.
- Click on “Start” and don’t make any other changes.
- In the end, on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed; just unplug the USB cable and reboot your smartphone.
Now, if while you are trying to apply the above mentioned steps Odin gets stuck, you need to close it, disconnect the Note from the computer and force restart it. Then, repeat the procedure from the start and everything should be working fine.
Also, if in the end you will get a boot loop, or error messages, you need to: reboot into recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Menu and Power buttons at the same time); select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”; choose “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”; done. Finally, take note that the first time you boot your Galaxy Note, you will have to wait longer than usual; don’t panic there is nothing wrong with your handset.
Congratulations, you have successfully completed the tutorial. Now, your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 is running on the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXLSZ OS. So, just test the software and share your impressions and thoughts with us. If there are bugs or if you are not satisfied by the ROM, use the comments area from below and share your experience with us.