Though most of the Samsung mobile devices released lately have already got the taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the users of Galaxy Note 10.1 were left in the dark with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But that scenario will change as the company started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for the device in the U.S. Tuesday.

The new UEUCMA3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update (build JZO54K) for the Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi with the model number GT-N8013 is currently available either as an over-the-air (OTA) download or via Kies.

With the Kies, the users need to connect their devices to the computer while they will have to go to Settings, select “About Device” and then select “Software Update” to snag the OTA update. If the firmware update is available, the download will start automatically.

The firmware update will include features such as the new "multi-window" viewing, allowing the users to utilize two different applications side-by-side simultaneously; "air view" controls for the S Pen, "easy clip" for cropping images, Google Now and expandable notifications among others.

If you are still very curious about what to expect with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on your Galaxy Note 10.1, check out the video below from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, showing the LTE version of the Verizon Galaxy 10.1 running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The carrier announced that it would launch the tablet with the latest version of Android out of the box later this month.

The newly released firmware allows you to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 from Android 4.0.3 ICS or Android 4.0.4 ICS to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. There are chances that the update may not occur right away for you as Samsung could possibly be sending out OTA updates in waves.

If you happen to be in a similar situation, you can sit back and wait for the firmware update to pop up. However, if you hate waiting for it, there’s a manual update that you can try out on your Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi N8013 to update OS to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Before going ahead with the manual installation, the users are recommended to take note of the following aspects:

- Make sure that you have proper backups for your data.

- Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has at least 80 percent battery power.

- Make sure that you have the USB drivers for your device installed on your computer. [Download]

- Ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.

- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S3, model number GT-N8013. Don’t try this on any other Android device.

- Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean UEUCMA3 is an official firmware. Therefore, after installing it on your Galaxy Note 10.1, you will lose root if you have any.

- 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.

In addition, the users also must note that IBTimes will not be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. They should proceed at their own risk.


Step 1: Download Android 4.1.2 N8013UEUCMA3 for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8013 and extract the file.

Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 and extract the file.

Step 3: Turn off Galaxy Note 10.1 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 3.07.exe as an Administrator.

Step 5: Connect Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8013 to your computer via the USB while it is on 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 the Odin at relevant tabs from extracted N8013UEUCMA3 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 the 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 initiate the flashing process.

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8013 will now reboot on its own. Once you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, disconnect the device from the computer.

[Source: Android Jinn]

Also Read: Root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8013 On Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (UEUCMA3) Official Firmware [Tutorial]