Samsung has released the official OTA update for the Galaxy Note N7000 and you should use this post to learn how to flash the firmware file. This version of the Android 4.1 has been rolled out for India and it features the DDLSC build number. Don't skip any instructions that are listed here and you should know that you can use this post even if your phone is rooted.
Android 4.1.2 Update brings the Nature UX interface which is a major improvement, Google Now, Project Butter, improved keyboard etc. You already know what this update contains and now you should read the guidelines below to be sure that you will flash the firmware update at your first attempt:
- Use this guide only for the Samsung Galaxy Note model number N7000. Don't try to use these files with any other Android device.
- This guide is for users who don't want to wait for the OTA update notification to hit their devices. Use this post if you want to manually flash the new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.
- Make sure that your computer has the Galaxy Note USB Drivers installed.
- Disable all the antivirus application that are currently enabled on your PC.
- Make sure that the USB Debugging option is enabled on your device.
- Backup all your data by moving it to your PC.
- Don't blame us in case you lose any important files or in case you brick your device.
- Make sure that the phone's battery is charged so that the Note N7000 won't switch off in the middle of the updating process.
- Read the entire post and make sure that you won't skip any steps that I have listed below.
- If you have any other questions please post them in the comments section.
Now that you know all of the above, I think that you can continue to the next part of this post.
This guide will work for devices that are running stock Android ROMs. However, if your device is rooted, then you can still flash this ROM and preserve root. You will find an optional step for rooted user in the tutorial below.
How to update Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 to the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean:
- Download the Official OTA Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Update file from HERE.
- Extract the contents of the downloaded file and you will get a '.tar.md5' or '.tar' file which should be saved on your PC.
- Download Odin 3.04 from HERE. Extract its contents into a single folder.
- ROOT USERS ONLY: Use the instructions below only if your device is rooted and you want to preserve root. If your phone is not rooted then you can skip this step.
> Download OTA RootKeeper app from Google Play Store here.
> Launch the application on your smartphone and then click 'Protect Root' option to backup the root for the Note N7000.
> Now, click 'Temp Unroot' and this will remove temporarly the root for your phone.
> Close OTA RootKeeper application.
- Switch off your Galaxy Note completely.
- Next, boot it into Download Mode ( Volume down+ home+ power). When the alert menu appears you have to press Volume Up and the Android Download Mode will launch.
- Launch the Odin executable now.
- Connect the phone to your computer using the USB cable. Odin will say 'Added' and you can continue to the next step.
- Click 'PDA' in Odin and browse your computer for the 'tar.md5' file that you extracted in step 2. Load it into ODin. Don't change any other default settings.
- Press the Start button for the updating process to begin.
- When the process is complete Odin will say PASS and that should be all. Disconnect the device from your PC and then begin testing the new ROM.
NOTE: In case ODIN freezes or a FAIL alert appears then you should disconnect the device from PC, close Odin and remove the phone's battery. Re-insert the battery after 5 seconds have passed and then boot your device into Download Mode once again. Repeat the entire tutorial and the second time you have to make sure that you apply all the steps listed above.
NOTE2: In case ODIN says that the process is complete, but the phone is unable to get past the boot animation logo, then you will have to perform a 'factory reset' action. This will force your device to boot with the new OS.
Here's what you need to do in order to enter Recovery mode and boot your phone into Android 4.1.2 DDLSC firmware:
- Power off the phone completely and remove its battery for 5 seconds.
- Re-insert the battery and then press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time. Recovery Mode will boot now.
- Select 'wipe data/ factory reset' option and confirm this process.
- Select 'reboot system now' option and wait until the device will boot into normal mode with the latest Android firmware update.
These were all the steps that you had to take in order to complete the tutorial.
ROOT USERS ONLY:
If your phone was rooted and you wish to restore root then you will need to use the instructions that I've listed below:
- Wait for the phone to boot into normal mode.
- Launch the OTA RootKeeper application.
- After that you will need to press the Restore Root button to restore root for your Galaxy Note N7000 device.
- That's it, you've managed to re-root your device and update it to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Remember that in case you've applied the 'factory reset' option then you won't be able to restore root and your device will stay on stock firmware.
I think that these are all the steps that you had to go over before completing the OTA Update of your Galaxy Note N7000 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean DDLSC firmware.
Test all the new features of Jelly Bean and make sure to post all your impressions and / or in case you find any bugs while using the new ROM, then you should tell us in comments. I hope that you found this guide helpful and that you've managed to complete it without losing any important data in the process.
You should ask for any extra help below and we will try to come up with a solution for all your problems or roadblocks that aren't allowing you to update your phablet with the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DDLSC firmware build.