Users of the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) can now update their devices to the new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (XXDME1) now that Samsung rolled out the firmware update for the handset on Thursday.

The latest Jelly Bean update can be installed in the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) using Samsung's Kies software or through the over-the-air (OTA) updates. Users of those handsets running on a custom ROM can get the update with the help of a manual installation procedure.

However, installing stock firmware on a rooted device removes the root access, which requires users to perform rooting once again on the device. Below is a tutorial that explains the rooting process on the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100), running the official XXDME1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

It should be noted that rooting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware (XXDME1) on the Galaxy S2 will void the device’s warranty. However, users can reclaim the warranty by applying the official firmware update again.

Some Important Aspects To Know

- The root package, used in this tutorial, does not come with ClockWorkMod (CWM) recovery. Therefore, users need to install custom recovery separately to flash any custom ROM in future.

- Users are advised to have proper backups for personal data, apps and settings.

- The device must have a minimum of 80 percent of battery life.

- The computer must have the USB Drivers for Galaxy Note 2 installed in it.

- Users should make sure that USB Debugging is enabled in their device (Setting > Developer options > USB Debugging).

Note: IBTimes cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.

How To Root

Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root file for XXDME1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.

Step 2: Download Odin v3.07 and extract the file.

Step 3: Switch off your phone and enter Download Mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power button together. After you see a warning screen, press Power button to confirm to enter Download Mode.

Step 4: Run Odin as Administrator and connect the Galaxy Note 2 to the computer via USB cable while in the Download Mode.

Step 5: If the phone is connected properly, you will see an “Added” message in Odin. You will also see ID: COM port with a number in yellow.

Step 6: Now click the PDA button in Odin and select the file “F-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.tar.md5.”

Step 7: In Odin, check the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options.

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

Step 9: After the flashing is complete, you will see a PASS message with a green background in the left-most box at the top of the Odin.

Step 10: The phone will now restart automatically. Once you see the home screen, you can unplug the phone from the computer.

Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) should now be rooted successfully on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware (XXDME1) official firmware.

[Source: Android Jinn]