The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (XXBLL2) firmware is now available for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE with the model number N8020. If you own a Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, you can update your device to the latest firmware version through an official over-the-air (OTA) update or you can do it by connecting the device to your computer with Samsung KIES.

However, if you encounter problem while updating, there is also a manual way out to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (XXBLL2) on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE N8020.

In the following tutorial, the entire installation procedure has been discussed step-by-step. The users should note that they do not require having ClockworkMod recovery installed or root access on their device.

Have a look at the firmware details below:



Version: 4.1.1

Date: 2012-12-12

Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and the UK

Before we proceed with the tutorial, here are some vital tips to keep in mind:

- Back up all personal data or apps.

- Ensure the Galaxy Note 10.1 has at least 80 percent battery power.

- Make sure you have the USB drivers for Galaxy Note 10.1 installed on your computer. [Download]

- Ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.

- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, model number N8020. Don’t try this on any other Android device.

- The users also must note that IBTimes will not be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. They should proceed at their own risk.

In addition, the user must note that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (XXBLL2) is an official firmware. Therefore, after installing it on your Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, you will lose root if you have any. You will need to root the device once again to regain the full system access.


Step 1: Download Android 4.1.1 N8020XXBLL2 for Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and extract the zip file.

Step 2: Download ODIN v1.85and extract the zip file.

Step 3: Power off the device and put it in Download Mode. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button until the Samsung Galaxy logo appears on the screen.

Step 4: Run ODIN v1.85 as an Administrator.

Step 5: Connect Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE to your computer via USB while it is in the Download Mode. If the device is connected properly, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number.

Step 6: Select the following files in Odin at relevant tabs from extracted N8020XXBLL2 firmware folder:

- Click on PDA and select file with CODE in its name.

- Click on Phone and select file with MODEM in its name. (Ignore this step if there is no such file)

- Click on CSC and select file with CSC in its name. (Ignore this step if there is no such file)

- Click on PIT and select the .pit file. Use this file only if you get it while extracting the zip file mentioned in step 1 or else just ignore it.

Step 7: In Odin window, make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. In addition, if you are using a .pit file, ensure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected. Otherwise, it should NOT be ticked.

Step 8: Click on the START button to begin the flashing process.

Step 9: Once flashing is done, you will see a PASS message with green background in the leftmost box at the top of the Odin.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE will now reboot automatically. Once you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, you can disconnect the device from the computer.

[Source: Team Android]