Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2 JB ROM Leaked: Brings New Ink Effect Feature

By Anu Passary | Nov 21, 2012 10:17 AM EST

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Users of the Galaxy Note 2 now have the option to flash the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware on their phabler, which has leaked online. The firmware brings with it a bagful of new features, which include a new Ink Effect On Lockscreen, smoother browser, Group Cast app, and more.

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SamMobile chanced upon the firmware courtesy a Tinh Te (Vietnamese Web site) forum member Mr. Loug who leaked it to the public. 

The leaked ROM "N7100XXDLJ2" has a build date of Oct. 29, 2012, and is still being tested by Samsung. The company is expected to release the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 2 in either December this year or January 2013.

"Samsung has added a ton of new features in their Android 4.1.2 update and we wanted to give Samsung's hardcore fans a sneak preview of what Samsung is up to in their dev center," noted SamMobile.

According to SamMobile, some of the new features of the leaked firmware brings are as follows:

  • Android 4.1.2 - JZO54K
  • New additions in the Notification toggles
  • Customizable Notification panel
  • Option to disable brightness slider in notification panel
  • Option to disable Multi-View
  • Smoother browser
  • Status bar changed from Gray to Black
  • Continues input in Samsung keyboard (like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
  • New Ink Effect on lockscreen
  • New Group Cast app

The screenshots from Tinh Te, give a peek at the Ink Effect on the lock screen feature the ROM brings to the Galaxy Note 2. Whenever the S Pen touches the lock screen, users will see a colorful ink effect in pink, orange, green, or blue (as depicted in the image). However, if a live wallpaper is set on the screen, the effect will be automatically disabled.

The firmware can be downloaded from, and SamMobile also gives interested users the flashing instructions. However, this is a pre-release firmware and may have bugs and, therefore, it is advisable that users do not install unofficial software on their devices. Mobile & Apps is not responsible for whatever may happen to the device in the process.

If you installed this leaked Jelly Bean version to your Galaxy Note 2 did it work for you?

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