Samsung has just pushed out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010 officially through OTA and Samsung KIES, the Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean contains firmware version N8010XXUCMA5.
However the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi is available just in Germany but hopefully Samsung will give the update in other countries soon in near future but if you can’t wait for the official update notification or if you’re in Germany but can’t install update through OTA or KIES, simply download and install the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean N8010XXUCMA5 firmware update for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi GT-N8010 manually using Odin.
This guide shows you how to install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi N8010, use a Windows PC with USB phone drivers installed, you can download 32 bit (x86) Windows from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows from here, backup everything especially if you’re on custom ROM because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly usefile expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean based N8010XXUCMA5 firmware from here to your PC (File Name: N8010XXUCMA5_N8010OXACMA5_DBT.zip).
Step #2: Get the Odin3 from downloaded file to your PC.
Step #3: Unzip downloaded .zip file into a folder.
Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down volume down and power buttons, when a warning screen appear, leave both buttons and press volume up button to enter in download mode.
Step #7: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will change its color and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #8: Click on PDA Button and locate N8010XXUCMA5_N8010OXACMA5_DBT_HOME.tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 3. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #10: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave power button but not volume down until you enter in recovery mode. In recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot the device.
That’s it, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is now installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010, if you experience any error, holler in the comment section.
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