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Install XXALJ1 Update on Galaxy Note 2 Manually – Get Multi-Window Feature

I just posted that Samsung has rolled out a new N7100XXALJ1 firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that brings many interesting feature such as multi-view feature that allow you to use two different apps at a time, to do so you just long press on the back up, a menu will appear that will provide you option to split your Galaxy Note 2 screen into two Android apps, isn’t it great? Of course it’s, the update also update the baseband version and adds the Google Chrome. This new N7100XXALJ1 is now also available for download, so you can install it on your Galaxy Note 2 manually.

So those of you haven’t installed the update notification or can’t received OTA notification, manually install N7100XXALJ1 firmware on your Galaxy Note 2, here’s step by guide to learn how to upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to N7100XXALJ1 firmware. Use a Windows PC, USB Galaxy Note 2 drivers should be installed on your PC too, you can download drivers for direct installation, download the 32 bit (x86) Windows drivers for Galaxy Note 2 from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows from here. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please 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 N7100XXALJ1 ( for your Galaxy Note 2 to your PC.

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded .zip file and you’ll get N7100XXALJ1_N7100OXXALJ1_N7100XXALIH_HOME.tar.md5.

Step #3: Get the Odin3 v3.04 from downloaded file to your PC.

Step #4: Unzip the downloaded file into a folder.  

Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.04.exe.

Step #6: Turn your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 off.

Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode, to do reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when a warning screen appear, leave these buttons and press the volume up button and it will take you to download mode.

Step #8: 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 #9: Click on PDA Button and locate N7100XXALJ1_N7100OXXALJ1_N7100XXALIH_HOME.tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).

Step #10: 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 #11: 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 down 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.”

That’s it, you’re done Enjoy! If you faced any issue, do comment below and we’ll help you.

Via: Sam Mobile

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