Another Android 4.3 Jelly Bean stock update with base firmware N7100XXUEML2 has been released for the international model of Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100). The firmware is released on Samsung Kies and can be downloaded from OTA as well. The update brings number a host of new features for the Galaxy Note 2.
Android 4.3 features
Galaxy Gear support
TRIM support (Makes the device much faster)
Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)
Better RAM management
Core UI elements updated to the ones on Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4's theme all over)
New Samsung keyboard
GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
New Lockscreen: Multiple widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
New Screen modes (From Galaxy S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
New Camera mode: Sound and Shot
New Additions in Notification Center
Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface-like Galaxy S4)
Implementation of Voice controls (Lets you control various parts of phone using voice commands-Galaxy S4 feature)
New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contracts, Gallery, Music
Full screen Samsung app
New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
The N7100XXUEML2 Android 4.3 build is for the H3g subscribers in Italy and is a carrier-branded firmware.
Galaxy Note 2 users, who wish to install N7100XXUEML2 Android 4.3 on their devices, may follow our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to verify their handsets meet following set of requirements.
Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Build date: January 2014
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. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone. Tap on Build Number several times until a message appears saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]
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 then backup data using the same.
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) N7100XXUEML2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 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.
How to install N7100XXUEML2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)
Step-1: Download N7100XXUEML2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Note 2 to computer. Extract the firmware zip using winrar/7zip/winzip or any other extracting tool to get a .tar.md5 file with some other files
Step-2: Download Odin3 v3.07 and extract it to get Odin v3.07.exe
Step-3: Power off the Galaxy Note 2. Boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until you see the Samsung logo or the red and the red/yellow appears on the phone's screen
Step-4: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator
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. Also 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 the files extracted from N7100XXUEML2 zip
a) Click the PDA button and select the file with .tar.md5 extension
b) Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name
c) Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name
d) Click the PIT button and select .pit file
Note: Ignore the last three steps if such files are not found.
Step-7: Enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes in Odin. But ensure Re-Partition option is unchecked, select it only when .pit file is used
Step-8: Click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now and take a few minutes to complete
Step-9: When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from computer
N7100XXUEML2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean stock firmware should now be installed and running on the Galaxy Note 2. Head over to Settings>> About device to verify the new software version running on the handset.
If the Galaxy Note 2 gets stuck at booting animation or Samsung logo (after step-9) then go to recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together. Perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition. Now reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now from the recovery menu. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power button to select any particular option. Performing wiping task will erase the device's internal memory.
Those who are looking for a root method may follow our guide here to root Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.3 bypassing Knox warranty void bit.
[Source: Team Android]