Just a few days ago, the LTE variant of Galaxy Note 8.0 with model number GT-N5120 received its first official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update. In contrast, the regular model GT-N5110 is yet to taste any official Jelly Bean firmware from Samsung.
However, there is some good news for Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110 users, as they can now enjoy the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean experience on their device via developer sbrissen's CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM, which is a test release. The test build of CM10.2 ROM also offers a refreshing new theme engine and focal camera app.
Some other noteworthy features ported into the newly released Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware include permission manager, virtual surround sound, an improved dial pad, better Linux kernel, supports Bluetooth pairing with low-powered devices, user account control with restricted profiles, and trim feature to prevent sluggishness over time.
Key Points to Note
- CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM and instructions provided in this guide are meant for Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110 model only. Do not attempt installing this firmware on any other device, as it may inadvertently damage or brick the device. Verify the device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
- Back up important data and settings on the tablet via any custom recovery tool such as ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery, as the tutorial involves data wiping task.
- Ensure the device has at least 60% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown during firmware installation.
- Install the necessary USB drivers for the tablet on computer (download Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 USB drivers)
- Enable USB Debugging mode on the tablet by navigating to Settings > Applications > Development or Settings > Developer Options
- Ensure the device is unlocked (not locked to specific carrier) and rooted with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) installed.
- If device is stuck at booting or experiences boot loop issues,Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache a few more times before rebooting.
- Allow newly installed ROM to stabilise for five minutes before using the device.
- If a Status 7 error message flashes while installing firmware, it could be due to an incompatible device or absence of a necessary kernel (for instance, a Jelly Bean Kernel must be installed before installing any Jelly Bean ROM).
- IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage during or after ROM installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update via CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM on Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110
Step 1: Connect Galaxy Note 8.0 to computer via USB cable. Without extracting the zip file, copy the downloaded firmware zip to the root folder on tablet's SD card.
Step 2: Disconnect the tablet from computer and then Power it off
Step 3: Boot the device into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together until Samsung logo appears. Then release all three buttons for half a second and hold them again. The recovery mode will appear soon.
Note: In recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate between options and Power button to select the desired option.
Step 4: In recovery mode first perform a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM, which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or users want to return to the previous firmware. To perform a Nandroid backup, select Backup and Restore and then select Backup again on next screen. When backup is completed, return to the main recovery menu.
Step 5: Perform data wiping task to eliminate clash between the new ROM and the previous ROM. Select wipe data/factory reset then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Then select wipe cache partition and after the wiping process completes, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option. Once the wiping process is done, go back to the recovery menu.
Step 6: Select Install Zip from SD card then select Choose Zip from SD card. Now locate the cm_n5110-ota-eng.sbrissen_8-1.zip file which you copied earlier to the phone's SD card. Press the Power button to select it and confirm installation on next screen.
Step 7: Once the ROM installation process is done, repeat step 6; but choose gapps zip file instead of ROM zip to install Google Apps as well.
Step 8: Return to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by choosing reboot system now. The first boot may take some time. So, leave it alone.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110 should now be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM. Navigate to Menu >> Settings>> About Phone to verify the new firmware running on the device.
Restore Previous ROM: To go back to the previous ROM, boot the Galaxy Note 2 into recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together). Then select Backup and Restore and restore the ROM by selecting it from the list.
[Source: Android Jinn]