Samsung has released a new firmware update for the LTE variant of Galaxy Note 2 bearing model number GT-N7105. Based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with build number N7105XXUEML2, the update is now available in various countries such as Denmark and Sweden.
The N7105XXUEML2 firmware is available both as OTA update and through Kies server. Those who stay outside these aforementioned regions but wish to install the latest update on their Galaxy Note 2 may follow our step-by-step guide. The N7105XXUEML2 Android 4.3 firmware is a carrier-branded firmware.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to verify their handsets meet following set of requirements.
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to connect the Android device with computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone. Tap on Build Number several times until a message appears saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]
3) As the tutorial is likely to wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP then backup data using the same.
4) If the Android device powers off due to lack of battery while the installation process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Note 2 should have above 80% battery charge.
5) The device should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier.
6) The phone will lose custom ROM with the installation of official firmware. Also, the custom recovery will be replaced by the stock recovery.
7) The device will no longer belong to a rooted version once official firmware is installed.
8) N7105XXUEML2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean works only with LTE Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105. As flashing this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Note 2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
Files to download
How to install N7105XXUEML2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note 2 LTE (N7105)
Step-1: Extract the downloaded firmware zip using winrar/7zip/winzip or any other extracting tool to get a .tar.md5 file with some other optional files
Step-2: Extract the Odin zip to get Odin v3.09.exe with a few other files
Step-3: Switch off the Galaxy Note 2. Boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode
Step-4: Run Odin3 v3.09.exe as Administrator
Step-5: Connect the phone to computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. The successful connection will be indicated by an Added message in Odin and also the one of the ID: COM box will turn light blue with the COM port number.
Note: If the Added message does not appear, try another USB port located at the back side of the computer. If Odin still fails to recognise the phone then reinstall USB driver.
Step-6: In Odin click the AP button and select the select the .tar.md5 file extracted in step-1
Step-7: Enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes in Odin window,
Step-8: Click the Start button in Odin to begin installation
Step-9: When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart and soon a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the top of Odin will appear. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from computer
The latest N7105XXUEML2 Android 4.3 firmware update should now be installed and running on the Galaxy Note 2. Head over to Settings>> About phone to verify the new software version running on the handset.
Fix bootloop issue
If the Galaxy Note 2 gets stuck at booting animation or Samsung logo more than 10 minutes, go to recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. Perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition. Now reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now from the recovery menu. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power button to select any particular option. Performing wiping task will erase the device's internal memory.
[Source: True Android]