Galaxy Note N8000
Galaxy Note N8000 Gets Official Android 4.1.2 XXCMA1 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung recently released Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) based N8000XXCMA1 official firmware update for Galaxy Note 10.1 users in Germany. The latest Jelly Bean official update brings a plethora of new features and customisation capabilities over its previous iteration - Android 4.1.1.

Android 4.1.2 XXCMA1 Jelly Bean firmware is now available for download as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as over Samsung KIES for the Galaxy Note users in Germany. However, those residing outside Germany in other European countries such as the UK, can now download and install the same manually using this guide. The installation of this firmware requires a flash tool like ODIN.

Android 4.1.2 XXCMA1 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2012-12-21
Regions Supported: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Key Points to Note

  • The instructions given in this guide are applicable to the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 model only. Do not attempt this procedure on any other device, in order to prevent hardware damage due to incompatibility. Verify your device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
  • Back up important data and settings on the tablet and ensure that the device has at least 80 percent battery charge.
  • Verify that correct USB drivers are installed for the device on computer. Download Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 USB drivers.
  • Ensure that USB Debugging mode is enabled on the tablet by navigating to Settings > Applications > Development.
  • Access to custom ROM installations such as CyanogenMod 10 (CM10), Paranoid Android or AOKP will be lost after installing the official firmware and custom ROM will be substituted by official stock ROM.
  • As this is an official firmware, it will erase custom recovery tools such as ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery during installation and Root access on the device will also be disabled.
  • Do not extract the downloaded ROM and ODIN zip files more than once. If the extracted folder does not contain any modem, CSC or pit file, it means you no longer require it. The only necessary file for flashing the firmware is the file with .tar.md5 extension (to be flashed using PDA command button).
  • The instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only and do not cover any warranty claims involving device damage. Users must proceed at their own risk.


Download Android 4.1.2 N8000XXCMA1 for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000

Download Odin 3.07

How to Install Official Android 4.1.2 XXCMA1 Jelly Bean Firmware on Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000

1. Extract the firmware zip file that was downloaded earlier to get a .tar file and some other files.

2. Extract Odin zip file to get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.

3. Switch off your tablet and wait for vibration (about 5 to 6 seconds) to confirm complete device shutdown.

4. Boot the Galaxy Note N8000 tablet in Download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power button together until Samsung Galaxy logo appears on screen. Wait for a few seconds until the device enters Download mode.

5. Launch Odin3 v3.07.exe (check Step 2) as an Administrator, since Admin privileges are required to complete the process.

6. Connect the tablet to computer with USB cable. A message reading "Added!!" pops-up in Odin's message box at the bottom left of screen. If the message fails to appear then try another USB port (preferably the one at the back of the computer). If all else fails, just reinstall the USB drivers for tablet on computer. When you successfully get "Added!!" message in Odin, proceed to the next step. At this point, COM port with a number in Yellow should appear, which means you successfully added the device.

7. Choose the following files in Odin using the respective command buttons:

1. Click the PDA Button, and choose the .tar file named 'code'

2. Tap the Phone Button, and choose file named 'modem' (ignore if such file is absent)

3. Hit the CSC Button, and choose file named 'CSC' (ignore if there is no such file)

8. Click the PIT Button, and choose the .pit file. Check the extracted files in step 1 (ignore if the file is missing)

9. In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options by selecting the checkboxes. However, ensure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected, only if you are using a .pit file in previous step.

10. Verify everything is done correctly in Step 7 and Step 8. Then hit START button to begin flashing the firmware using Odin.

11. Once the ROM is flashed, the tablet reboots automatically and a PASS message with green background pops-up in the left-most box at the very top of Odin. Now, unplug the USB cable to disconnect the tablet from computer.

Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 is now running Android 4.1.2 based N8000XXCMA1 official firmware. Go to Settings > About Tablet to verify the firmware version installed.

Note: If the tablet is stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset task before tapping Reboot System Now function. In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate and Power key to select an option.

Check our our step-by-step guide to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 on Official Android 4.1.2 XXCMA1 Jelly Bean Firmware.

[Source: Android Jinn]