After a long wait, the users of Samsung Galaxy Note with the model number GT-N7000 have got the opportunity to experience the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on their devices officially as Samsung has started rolling out the new firmware update for the handset Monday.

If you are an owner of the international version of the Galaxy Note (GT-N7000), you’ll be able to update your device to the latest firmware build either via Samsung Kies or over-the-air (OTA). However, all users may not be able to update their devices to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right away as the update is rolling out in phases.

In case you want Android 4.1.2 in your device immediately but you are yet to receive the OTA update, you can get it installed with the help of a manual process, explained below. The firmware update is currently available in Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan in particular, SamMobile reported.

“The new jelly bean update breathes a new life into the Galaxy Note, Samsung has completely ditched the old UI and has given the new Nature UX Interface, which is the same as the one being used in the Galaxy S III Mini and the Galaxy S III, in its latest Jelly Bean update,” said the report.

Some of the key features of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update (Build JZO54K) for Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) include:

- Smooth performance and stability (thanks to Project Butter)

- Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, same as in Note 2)

- Multi-View can also be disabled

- Page Buddy

- Customizable Notification Panel

- New additions in Notification Panel

- Smart Rotation

- Samsung’s S Cloud services

- Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play

- New widgets from the Galaxy S3

- Two Home screen modes

- New Notifications bar

- Google Now

Take a look at the firmware details below:

Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K




Region: Asia

Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan

Here’s a manual installation guide for Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). But before going ahead, take note of the following aspects:

- You must have a proper backup of your data, apps and settings

- Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy Note is fully charged

- You must have the USB drivers for your device installed on your computer

- USB Debugging must be enabled

- After flashing the firmware, you will lose custom ROMs such as CM10, Paranoid Android or AOKP installed in your device

- You will also lose custom recovery such as ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery if you have any

- After installing it on your Galaxy Note, you will lose root if you have any

It must be kept in mind that this tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Note, model number GT-N7000. In addition, the users must proceed at their own risk. IBTimes cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong.

Step 1: Download Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (N7000ZSLM5) for Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) and extract the zip file.

Step 2: Download Odin v1.85 and extract the file.

Step 3: Power off Galaxy Note and put it on the 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 as an Administrator.

Step 5: Connect Galaxy Note to your computer via the USB cable while in 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 from extracted N7000ZSLM5 firmware folder:

- Click on PDA and select the .tar 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

(Note – In case the extracted zip files don’t have any modem, CSC or pit file, it means that you don’t require them. It’s the file with .tar.md5 extension that is a must have and should be flashed through PDA section)

Step 7: In the Odin, ensure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. If you are using a .pit file, ensure that re-partition checkbox is selected.

Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process.

Step 9: Once flashing is done, you will see a PASS message with a green background in the left-most box at the top of the Odin. The device will now restart on its own. After you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, unplug the device from the computer.

Your Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) will now be running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware.

[Source: Team Android]

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