An Android 4.3 test build with base firmware N7100XXUEMK9 was leaked last week for the global variant of Galaxy Note 2. The leaked version is exclusive for users in Europe.
Samsung might make the N7100XXUEMK9 build official if the company feels it to be a stable version. Until then users are recommended to wait for Samsung to release the update officially.
The update integrates a number of new features and improvements such as supports for Galaxy Gear, Knox security feature, improved UI, new keyboard and Daydream, reports Sammobile.
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: 20 November
Product code: OXX
Download link: N7100XXUEMK9_N7100OXXEMK4_OXX.zip
Those who have installed the leaked test firmware and currently looking for a root method may follow our step-by-step guide. This procedure uses CF-Auto-Root package by XDA developer, Chainfire.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any mishap. Users are advised to verify that their devices meet the following set of requirements.
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Head over to Settings>> Developer Options]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod/TWRP already installed, backup data using the recovery.
4) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery while the installation process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Note 2 should have charge above 80% battery charge.
5) The phone should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
6) The device will lose manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted. Users can reclaim the warranty back by unrooting the handset later.
7) The CF-Auto-Root files work only on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. As applying this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy Note 2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
How to root Galaxy Note 2 on N7100XXUEMK9 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Step-1: Download CF-Auto-Root file for Galaxy Note 2 to computer
File name: CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.zip
Step-2: Extract the downloaded root zip using Winzip/7zip/winrar or any other extracting tool to get CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.tar.md5 file
Step-3: Download Odin3_v3.07. Extract Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe file
Step-4: Turn off Galaxy Note 2
Step-5: Enter into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until the Samsung logo or the red and yellow text appears on the phone's screen. Then press the Volume Up button to continue to enter Download Mode
Step-6: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator on the computer
Step-7: Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, an Added message will appear under Odin message box. Additionally, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with the COM port number indicating successful connection
Note: If the Added message does not appear then try another USB port, try the one located at the back of the computer. In case Odin still fails to recognise the device then reinstall USB driver.
Step-8: In Odin, click the PDA button and select CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.tar.md5 file
Step-9: Verify Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin
Step-10: Click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now and take a few minutes to complete
Step-11: After the installation process is completed, the phone will restart. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from the computer.
Galaxy Note 2 running on N7100XXUEMK9 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean should now be rooted successfully. Open the app list in the phone and look for SuperSU app. To verify the root status further download Root Checker app from Google Play Store.
Sometimes the device does not boot into Recovery Mode and root the device. If this happens then perform the entire procedure again. If it still does not install root, ensure Auto Reboot checkbox in Odin is not checked. Then after flashing the root package, pull out the battery and boot the phone into Recovery mode by selecting Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. This will start the install process.
[Source: Team Android]