The international model of Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) recently received a new stock update with base firmware N7100XXUENA1. The update is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and currently released in a number of Southeast Asian countries.
Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Build date: 15 Jan 2014
Users from firmware supported regions can install the new firmware build as OTA update and through Samsung Kies server.
Those who failed to install the update because it was region-specific may follow our step-by-step guide to update their Galaxy Note 2 with Odin flashing tool. Note that the N7100XXUENA1 is an unbranded version of firmware and can be installed on any unlocked GT-N7100 unit, irrespective of country and region.
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.
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.' 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 or, 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 version.
7) The device will no longer belong to a rooted version once official firmware is installed.
8) N7100XXUENA1 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 phone>> Model number.
How to install N7100XXUENA1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100)
Step-1: Extract the downloaded firmware zip using winrar/7zip/winzip or any other extracting tool to get a .tar.md5 file with other files
Step-2: Extract Odin zip to get Odin v3.07.exe
Step-3: Turn off the Galaxy Note 2
Step-4: Boot the phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until you see a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on the phone's screen. Now press Volume Up button to enter download mode
Step-5: Run Odin as Administrator on computer
Step-6: Connect the phone to computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the phone. When the phone is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn light blue with COM port number. Also, an Added message will appear indicating successful connection.
Note: If the Added message does not appear, try re-installing USB drivers or, changing USB port on the computer.
Step-7: In Odin select the files extracted from N7100XXUENA1 folder
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-8: 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-9: Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process
Step-10: When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart. And soon a Pass message with green background will appear in the extreme left box at the top of Odin. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from computer
The Note 2 should now be updated with N7100XXUENA1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean stock firmware. Head over to Settings>> About phone 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-10) 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. Note that performing wiping task will erase the device's internal memory.
Those who have already updated their devices to the latest firmware and looking for a root method may follow our guide to root Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.3 bypassing Knox warranty void bit.
[Source: Honai of Android]