Install Jelly Bean XXLS2 firmware on Galaxy Note – leaked
Not a while ago Samsung confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update soon might be at the end of this year, now it seems that we’re just a few days from the update release date because an Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based firmware has just been leaked for the Galaxy Note N7000 containing firmware version “N7000XXLS2”.
This new firmware contains many useful features of Galaxy Note 2 such as the S-Pen, gallery app, lock screen, and more. However since this is not an official firmware, it may contains a few bugs. But if you can’t wait for the official release, read on how to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean N7000XXLS2 firmware on Galaxy Note.
You need a Windows computer with Galaxy Note USB drivers installed, you can download 32 bit (x86) Windows drivers from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows drivers from here. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, and firewall program, they can disturb installation. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
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 N7000XXLS2 firmware (N7000XXLS2_N7000OXXLS2_OXX.rar) to your PC.
Step #2: Download Odin3_3.04.zip to your PC.
Step #3: Unzip both downloaded .zip files 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, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when you see a warning screen, press volume up button and it will take you to 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 the 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 N7000XXLS2.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, home and power buttons. 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.”