A new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean test firmware has been leaked for Samsung's second generation Galaxy Note, indicating the arrival of the official software update.

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Android 4.3 test firmware has leaked for the Galaxy Note 2.

Earlier in October, the first Android 4.3 test build with base firmware N7100XXUEMI6 was leaked for the Galaxy Note 2. Now, a new Android 4.3 test firmware with build version XXUEMK4 has been leaked for the international version of the Note 2 bearing model number GT-N7100.

Samsung is expected to begin the official roll-out of Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note 2 next week, most probably from tomorrow, according to Sammobile. It is possible that Samsung would start the update in the said time considering earlier rumour, which suggests that Galaxy Note 2 is expected to receive Android 4.3 sometime within November end to December.

This second test build, N7100XXUEMK4 Android 4.3, is said to be one of the final builds for Note 2, which means no new features will be included or excluded in future builds of Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note 2, except a few bug fixes and enhancements.

Firmware details

Model: GT-N7100

Country: India

Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Chagelist: 2099172

Build date: 10 November, 2013

Product code: INU




Download link: N7100XXUEMK4_N7100ODDEMK1_N7100DDEMJ9_INU.zip

The new N7100XXUEMK4 is an unbranded version of the firmware and is for the Galaxy S3 users in India. The firmware has been tested and said to be quite stable. In the Android 4.3 update, Samsung has reportedly improved the core UI elements such as the interface of Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, including the tabbed settings. Besides, several new features, which are taken from Galaxy S4 and Note 3, have been added in the Android 4.3 for Note 2. Among other key elements of the update are Samsung Knox and Samsung Wallet.

Samsung has already seeded Android 4.3 official software update for both Exynos 5 octa-core and Snapdragon 600 quad-core variants of Galaxy S4 in October. Recently, the international version of Galaxy S3 with model number GT-I9300 received the latest Jelly Bean treatment.

Update: Samsung Releases Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note 2: New Features and Improvements