The official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware (UBLSF) is now available for the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. Those users who are yet to update their devices to the latest firmware can get it through Samsung Kies or can install it using a manual process, explained here.
If your Galaxy Note GT-N7000 is currently running on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (UBLSF), the next thing you can do is to root the official firmware to have a full control on the device. The rooting process explained below uses Odin and installs the latest ClockWorkMod Recovery on the handset as well.
Rooting your Galaxy Note will allow you to run customs ROMs in future. It will also overclock the CPU of the phone, meaning you can increase the processing power of the CPU to some extent. There are more benefits of rooting an Android device. For more information, click here.
Users must keep in mind that rooting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware (UBLSF) on the Galaxy Note will void the device’s warranty. However, users can reclaim the warranty by applying the official firmware update again.
Take note of the following aspects before rooting the new Android firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000:
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- Users must have proper backups for personal data, apps and settings
- The process is meant only for Samsung Galaxy Note (GT- N7000) running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (UBLSF) official firmware. The users must check their device's model number in: Settings > About Phone
- The device should be fully charged
Note: IBTimes cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.
Step 1: Download Root Kernel N7000UBLSF for Galaxy Note.
Step 2: Download Odin v3.07 and extract the file.
Step 3: Switch off your phone and go to Download Mode on your phone. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button. After you see a warning screen, press Power button to confirm to enter Download Mode.
Step 4: Run Odin as Administrator and connect the handset to the computer via USB cable while in Download Mode.
Step 5: If the phone is connected properly, you will see “Added” message in Odin. You will also see COM port with a number in Yellow.
Step 6: Click the PDA button in Odin and select the file “PhilZ-cwm6-UBLSF-UBB-4.87.6.tar.md5” that you have downloaded in Step 1.
Step 7: In Odin, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
Step 8: Click on the START button in Odin to start flashing.
Step 9: After the flashing is complete, you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the top of the Odin. The Galaxy Note will restart automatically. Once you see the home screen, you can unplug the phone from the computer.
[Source: Team Android]