A new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean test firmware with build version N7100XXUEMK4 has been leaked for the Galaxy Note 2. This is the second Android 4.3 build for Note 2.
As N7100XXUEMK4 is one among the final builds, no new features will be included or excluded in future builds of Android 4.3 for Note 2. This leaked firmware has been tested and said to be a quite stable version. It integrates several new features from Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.
Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Build date: 10 November, 2013
Product code: INU
Those who wish to install N7100XXUEMK4 Android 4.3 on Galaxy Note 2 manually, may follow our step-by-step guide. The latest build is for the Galaxy S3 users is India. As it is an unbranded version of firmware, it can be installed on any unlocked GT-N7100 unit.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to verify their handsets meet following set of requirements.
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to connect the Android device with computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option then check USB Debugging Mode.]
3) As the tutorial is likely to wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP installed then backup data using the recovery.
4) If the Android device powers off due to lack of battery while the installation process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Note 2 should have above 80% battery charge.
5) The device should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier.
6) The phone will lose custom ROM with the installation of official firmware. Also, the custom recovery will be replaced by the stock recovery.
7) The device will no longer belong to a rooted version once official firmware is installed.
8) XXUEMK4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean test firmware works only with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. As flashing this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Note 2 by navigating to Settings>> About device>> Model number.
This test firmware will not increase binary counter nor void warranty.
This is a pre-release version of firmware but not official update by Samsung.
Steps to install N7100XXUEMK4 Android 4.3 test build on Galaxy Note 2
Step-1: Download N7100XXUEMK4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean test firmware for Galaxy Note 2 to computer. Extract the downloaded firmware file to get
Step-3: Run Odin3 v3.09.exe on computer
Step-4: Restart the Galaxy Note 2 in to Download Mode. First switch off the phone and wait for five to six seconds after the display is off. Press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons together until a warning screen appears. Then press the Volume Up button to continue to enter into Download Mode
Step-5: Connect the phone to computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. The successful connection will be indicated by an Added message in Odin and also the one of the ID: COM box will turn blue with the COM port number.
Note: If the Added message does not appear, try another USB port located at the back side of the computer. If Odin still fails to recognise the phone then reinstall USB driver.
Step-6: In Odin select these files extracted from N7100XXUEMK4 folder to install on the phone
Click AP button in Odin and add AP_N7100XXUEMK4_2099172_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5
Click BL button and add BL_N7100XXUEMK4_2099172_REV04_low_ship.tar.md5
Click CP button and add CP_N7100DDEMJ9_REV08_CL1423182.tar.md5
Click CSC button and add CSC_ODD_N7100ODDEMK1_2099172_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5
Step-7: Under the Option section in Odin, verify Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected. But uncheck Re-Partition option
Step-8: Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation
Step-9: A PASS message will appear when the flashing is completed and the phone will restart automatically. When the home screen appear, disconnect the phone from computer
N7100XXUEMK4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean test firmware should now be installed on the Galaxy Note 2. Head over to Settings>> About device to verify the software version running on the phone.
How to fix bootloop issue
If the device encounters any issue such as FC or Bootlooop with the installation of firmware, boot the phone in recovery mode. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. In recovery mode, perform Wipe data/factory reset. Then reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. In recovery mode, use Volume keys to scroll between options and Power button to select the desired option. Performing wiping task will erase all data including internal SD card of the device.