Samsung has released the Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000). The device previously shipped with an earlier Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich. Note 10.1 users from Germany will be the first to receive the update. However, owners of the device in other European countries, including the UK, can install via an Over The Air (OTA) option; the file does weigh 300MB though. The Jelly Bean update - base firmware XXBLJ9 - was built on 30 October.
- S-Pen functionality equal to Galaxy Note 2
- Improved multi-tasking; change in size of windows
- New Quick Command window with new commands
For more details on these and other features, read this official release.
Meanwhile, the news now for users who have updated to Android 4.1.1 XXBLJ9 is that a root package has been released. To install this modification, follow the guide below. IBTimes UK reminds its readers it will not be held liable for any damage to the device during installation. Also remember this guide is for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000) only.
- Download appropriate USB drivers and enable USB debugging mode
- Ensure back-up of important data before proceeding
- Ensure 80 percent battery charge (to check, click here)
- Ensure device is factory unlocked
- Ensure ClockWorkMod (CWM) custom Recovery is installed (to install, read this tutorial)
To Root Galaxy Note 10.1 on Android 4.1.1 XXBLJ9
- Download Root XXBLJ9 Android 4.1.1 Superuser to computer
- Switch device off and re-start in Recovery mode (to do so power on by pressing Volume Up, Down and Power buttons for about 15 seconds)
- In CWM Recovery, use Volume buttons to scroll to Flash Zip from SD Card and select with Power. Now, select Choose Zip from SD Card and press Power again
- Browse to Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip (the downloaded file), select using Power and confirm installation
- After installation, return to main Recovery menu and select Reboot System Now (device will take about five minutes to boot for the first time)
After successful boot, the Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000) should be rooted on Android 4.1.1 XXBLJ9 Jelly Bean firmware. This can be verified by checking the Superuser app. This can also be verified with the Root Checker app.
[Source: Team Android]