The international version of the Samsung (KRX:005935) Galaxy Note 2, with the model number GT-N7100, has received a new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware update, which comes with the build number N7100XXUENC3.

The update, which has been rolled out in various countries, including the Netherlands and Switzerland, can now be downloaded and installed on to the handset manually. The new firmware brings bug fixes and performance improvements to the Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100.

Users who are unable to get the new firmware by an over-the-air update or Samsung Kies can perform manual flashing on their devices using Odin. However, users should note that flashing official firmware restores kernel, which voids the root access on the device.

Here are the firmware details:



Modem: N7100XXUENA3

Android Version: 4.3

Build date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014

Region: Switzerland

Now, check out the manual installation tutorial for updating the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) to the new firmware below.

Crucial Points To Remember

- Ensure that you have proper backup for data.

- Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has at least 80 percent battery power.

- You must have the USB drivers for your device installed on your computer. [Download]

- Ensure that USB Debugging in enabled on the device.

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

NOTE: International Business Times will not be responsible for anything that goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.

Step 1: Download the updated firmware package and extract the zip file. [Download: Netherlands, Switzerland]

Step 2: Download Odin v3.09 and extract the zip file.

Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Note 2 and put it in Download Mode. To do this, press Volume Down + Home + Power buttons. After you get a warning message on the screen, press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.

Step 4: Run Odin v3.09.exe as an Administrator.

Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note 2 to your computer via the USB cable while the phone is in the Download mode.

If the phone is connected properly, you will see that the ID:COM section turns Yellow with a message appearing in Odin’s message box, saying “Added!!” If not, check whether the USB drivers are installed properly on the computer.

Step 6: Now, click on the AP button in Odin and select the .tar.md5 file that you have downloaded in Step 1.

Step 7: In Odin, select the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, but make sure that the re-partition checkbox is not selected.

Step 8: Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process.

Step 9: After the installation is complete, the Galaxy Note 2 will restart. Once you see the Samsung logo on the home screen, unplug the device from the computer and close Odin.

[Source: True Android]