Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 users in Russia recently received the latest official Jelly Bean firmware - XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 - Over-The-Air (OTA), while others may have got it via Samsung KIES. Nevertheless, the Note 10.1 users who missed both the opportunities can now download and install the same manually using this guide (courtesy of Team Android).
NOTE: The installation of this firmware neither requires the device to be rooted nor any custom recovery tool installed on it. Although the official firmware is a Russian release, it is supported across most European countries including: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom.
- Ensure that correct USB drivers are installed for your Galaxy Note (download USB drivers)
- Ensure data back-up and settings
- Enable USB Debugging mode on the device by navigating to Settings > Applications > Development (if it is running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or earlier) or via Settings > Developer Options (if it is running Android 4.0 or later)
- Ensure 85 percent battery charge
- Download official XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 firmware for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000
- Download ODIN v1.85 to install Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) on the tablet
How to Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to Official XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 Stock Firmware
Step 1 - Power off the tablet and boot into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together, until the Samsung logo or the construction Android robot with a triangle appears on screen. This confirms entry into Download Mode
Step 2 - Launch ODIN on the PC and connect the device to PC, while the tablet is still in Download Mode
Step 3 - When the device connects successfully, one of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the corresponding COM port number
Step 4 - Now choose the files needed to be flashed or installed on the tablet, which can be found among the extracted files in Step 1
- Click 'PDA' button and select the file named 'CODE'.
- Tap 'Phone' button and choose file named 'MODEM'. Ignore this step if such file is missing.
- Hit 'CSC' button and select file named CSC'. Ignore this step if such file is absent.
- Click 'PIT' button and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 5 - In ODIN, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options (select checkboxes). Re-Partition option should be checked ONLY a .PIT file was selected in the previous step.
Step 6 - Now, hit Start button in ODIN and firmware installation process will begin. It should take a few minutes to complete.
Step 7 - Once the firmware is installed, the tablet will reboot. When the home screen is seen, disconnect the device from computer.
The device, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000, is now successfully updated to official XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 firmware. Go to Settings > About Tablet to verify the firmware installed.
Once the latest official XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 stock firmware is installed on the tablet, root the device for full system access.
Check out our step-by-step guide for rooting the device below.
How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 on Official XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 Stock Firmware
NOTE: Ensure data back-up and verify that ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) is installed on the device
Step 1 - Download Root XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 Superuser for Galaxy Note 10.1 on the PC and copy it to the tablet.
Step 2 - Power off the tablet. Now, press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together for 15 seconds, until the device enters Recovery mode.
Step 3 - In CWM Recovery, navigate to Flash zip from SD card option and tap Power button to select it.
Step 4 - Hit Power button again and click Choose zip from SD card.
Step 5 - Now, use volume keys to navigate to the Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip file copied earlier to the device and select it by tapping Power button. Confirm the root installation on next screen and the rooting procedure will begin.
Step 6 - Once the rooting process completes, hit Go Back and reboot the phone by tapping Reboot System Now from the Recovery menu. The phone will reboot now and the first boot may take about 5 minutes to complete. So, leave it alone.
The device, Samsung Galaxy Note, 10.1 N8000 is now rooted on XXCLL3 Android 4.1.1 official firmware. Check for the Superuser app in apps list to verify if rooting was successful.
[Source: Android Jinn]