Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) users from the UK can now receive an official firmware update with build number N7000XXLT9. The update is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and features baseband version N7000XXLT3.
With a build date of 4 June, the N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 will roll out for both the unbranded version of the Note and carrier-branded devices of providers like Orange, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse. The new official build, according to Android ROM Update, is available live through the Samsung KIES server.
- Model: GT-N7000 Samsung Galaxy Note
- Country: United Kingdom
- Carriers: Unlocked/Unbranded, Orange, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse
- Version: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- PDA: N7000XXLT9
- CSC: N7000OXXLT3 (Unbranded/Carphone Warehouse)
- N7000ORALT3 (Orange)
- N7000VODLT3 (Vodafone)
- Modem: N7000XXLT3
- Build date: 4 June, 2013
- Changelist: 1103517
Users who were unable to update devices through formal methods may follow our guide to install the N7000XXLT9 build manually, using the Odin flashing tool.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers it will not be held liable for damage to the device. Before installing the firmware, users are advised to verify the handset meets the following requirements.
- Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note to transfer files between Android device and computer.
- Enable USB Debugging mode on phone to connect with computer and use Android SDK. [Press Menu > Settings > Applications and then navigate to and click on Development and ensure USB Debugging Mode is turned on]
- The tutorial is likely to wipe all data off the device. Therefore, create a backup. If the device has a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod/TWRP installed, then backup data using recovery mode.
- The Galaxy Note should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
- The device should have above 80% of battery charge.
- The device will lose custom ROM with installation of official firmware. Also, it will lose custom recovery, which will be replaced by stock recovery.
- The phone will no longer be rooted once official firmware is installed.
- The N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). Installing on an incorrect variant might brick device. Therefore, verify model number by navigating to Settings > About phone > Model number.
Steps to Install N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Note
Step-1: Download N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official update for Samsung Galaxy Note to computer
Firmware Download Links [download firmware appropriate to region]
- Unbranded: N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2
- Vodafone: N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2
- Orange: N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2
- Carphone Warehouse: N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2
Step-2: Extract downloaded firmware zip to get a file with .tar.md5 extension, with a few others
Step-3: Download Odin3 v3.07 which will help install Jelly Bean firmware. Extract Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe and a few others
Step-4: Switch off Galaxy Note and wait for six seconds [till phone vibrates] to confirm complete power-off
Step-5: Boot Galaxy Note into Download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons until construction Android robot appears on phone's screen. Now press Volume Up to continue and enter Download mode
Step-6: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator
Step-7: Connect Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable, while it is in Download mode. Wait till Odin detects device. When device is connected an Added message will appear in Odin's message box. Additionally, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with COM port number, indicating successful connection
Note: If Added message does not come then try USB port located at rear of computer. In case Odin still fails to recognise device, then reinstall USB driver
Step-8: Select these files extracted from the N7000XXLT9 folder to install on phone
- Click PDA button and select file with .tar.md5 extension
- Click Phone button and select file with Modem in its name
- Click CSC button and select file with CSC in its name
- Click PIT buttonand select the .pit file
- Note: Ignore last three steps if such files are not found
Step-9: In Odin, verify Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Uncheck Re-Partition option; select only when .pit file is used
Step-10: Now hit Start in Odin. The installation process should begin and will take a few minutes to complete
Step-11: When installation process is complete, the phone will automatically restart. Soon, a PASS message with a green background will appear in box at extreme left of Odin indicating successful installation. Now safely unplug USB cable from phone to disconnect from computer
The Samsung Galaxy Note should be now updated to Android 4.1.2 XXLT9 Jelly Bean official firmware. Navigate to Settings > About phone to verify new software version on device.
How to Fix Bootloop
If Galaxy Note gets stuck at boot animation or Samsung logo (after Step-11), then boot phone into recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons. In recovery mode, perform data wiping task by selecting Wipe data/Factory reset and then select Wipe Cache Partition. After action is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot phone by selecting reboot system now. In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power to select desired option. It should be noted that performing a data wiping task will erase the internal memory data of the device.
Click here for guide to unroot Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to stock firmware and reclaim warranty.
[Source: Honai of Android]