By Shailesh Shrivastava email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 05, 2013 08:26 AM EST
Here is some good news for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users. Samsung, after releasing Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3, has now rolled out the official firmware for Galaxy Note 2.
The new firmware was highly awaited in the wake of increasing problems in Exynos 4 devices. The latest firmware, Android 4.1.2 N7100 XXDLL7, has come with some amazing features like New additions in notification toggles, Customisable notification shade, Brightness slider in notification with an option to disable, Multi-Window view with disable option, Better browser, Swype like keyboard, New ink effect on lock-screen, and Group Cast application.
These are the details of the Android 4.1.2 N7100 XXDLL7 firmware.
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The firmware is available for download now.
After updating your Galaxy Note 2 to XXDLL7 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, you can root the new firmware on your phone. Before doing so, keep some points in mind.
1: The process is meant only for Note 2 N7100. Therefore, the users are advised to check their devices' model number in: Settings > About phone.
2: Make sure the device has at least 80 percent of battery backup.
4: Back-up all your important data.
5: All the custom ROMs, firmware, official firmware updates, tools and anything mentioned in this tutorial belong to their respective developers. Mobile&Apps will not be held responsible for anything that goes wrong.
Follow the steps to root your device
Step 1: N7100XXDLL7_N7100OXADLL4_XEF.zip for Note 2 to your computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2: Download ODIN.
Step 3: Switch off your phone and go to Download Mode on your phone. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4: Run ODIN as Administrator and then connect the phone to your computer while in Download Mode.
Step 5: If the phone is connected properly, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number.
Step 6: Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
Click on 'PDA' and select file with 'CODE' in its name.
Click on 'Phone' and select file with 'MODEM' in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on 'CSC' and select file with CSC' in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on 'PIT' and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 7: In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. Do not touch any other options.
Step 8: Click on the Start button in ODIN and it will start the installation process.
Step 9: Once the installation is done, the phone will restart. When you see the home screen, you can unplug the phone from the computer.