XXLTA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update now rolled out for Galaxy Note GT-N7000. This newly released firmware only available to various carrier locked devices. Samsung launched Galaxy Note N7000 back in 2011 to introduce first phablet device of its Galaxy Note series. Galaxy Note N7000 was available with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread out of the box but later Samsung introduce Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to update Galaxy Note N7000 to a better firmware. This new update expected to bring performance improvement and security fixes. The tab launched earlier this year with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and since then Samsung time to time push official firmware update to improve the performance of Galaxy Note N7000. Anyway, you can update your Galaxy Note N7000 to this N7000XXLTA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via OTA or through Kies. For OTA update, connect your device to Wi-Fi and then go to Settings –> About device –> Software update. For those who didn’t see an OTA update or Kies update, can download XXLTA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware and update their Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to this firmware manually.
XXLTA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware can also be used to unroot or unbrick Galaxy Note GT-N7000.
In this article we will guide you to install N7000XXLTA official firmware update in Samsung Galaxy Note, model number GT-N7000. In this process you may lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings (very less likely). Don’t worry! While going through this manual firmware update guide you will learn all required tips that will help you to backup your data as well as other important objects before proceeding to actual installation guide. If this firmware not look good to you then you can always roll back to your previous firmware version as well as can restore all your backed up data.
This tutorial is only for Galaxy Note, model number N7000. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About device. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Data & Settings:
Although installing official firmware automatically restore your previous tablet data if your device in running on official firmware prior to flashing this firmware, however accident may happen. That’s why We always recommend you to backup your tablet data and setting before following manual firmware installation guide, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
WhatsApp Messenger – Manually Backup WhatsApp Messenger Data.
Download Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 USB Drivers
You need to connect your Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to computer so that Odin can access it. However, it won’t be possible until you have proper driver installed. Technically, after you connect your device to Windows PC for first time, it will download and install the required driver but if it don’t then download it from below link.
Few More Important Tips!
- Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power, otherwise your device may see a hard brick if device turn off during installation. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
- Backup your EFS Folder to save IMEI number and other important data (applicable only to rooted device). [Guide]
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. [Guide]
- This installation guide use ODIN utility which work only in Windows OS. If you use Linux OS (such as Ubuntu) or Mac OS then use CrossOver Utility to run ODIN in your OS.
If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next stage of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to flash Jelly Bean XXLTA Android 4.1.2 official firmware update for Galaxy Note N7000.
- This firmware released by Samsung and flashing of this won’t increase binary counter.
- Extract downloaded archive only once and not twice. If extracted zip don’t contain any modem, csc or pit file that actually means you don’t require it. The only must have file for a firmware flashing is that file with .tar.md5 extension which should be flashed through PDA section.
- To run ODIN as Administrator you should right click on .exe file then click on ‘Run as administrator’ from context menu. Windows XP or lower don’t require this.
- If you see “MD5 hash value is invalid” in Odin message box then you need to re-download the firmware.
Now you have learned every necessary details that we should know before installing official XXLTA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware on Galaxy Note N7000. So, without further ado here is the tutorial for you:
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Download XXLTA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware
Spain (Orange): AMN-N7000XXLTA-20130924141758.zip
Germany (T-Mobile): DTM-N7000XXLTA-20130911141207.zip
Austria (T-Mobile): MAX-N7000XXLTA-20130911160857.zip
Spain (Vodafone): ATL-N7000XXLTA-20130821094058.zip
Hungary (Telenor): PAN-N7000XXLTA-20130821140828.zip
How to Update Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to N7000XXLTA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware
- Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
- Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
- Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
- Now, put the Galaxy Note GT-N7000 phone in Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Home & Volume Down button together while pressing the Power button. A Warning! screen will come up; press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
- Now run Odin3 v3.07.exe (see Step 2) as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly.
- Now connect your device to your PC using USB cable. A message will arrive under Odin’s message box in the bottom left saying “Added!!”. If you don’t get the same then you should try another USB port (try USB port located in back in your desktop PC). If that too don’t work then you should then reinstall the driver. If you successfully see the “Added!!” message in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
- Select these files in Odin at respective buttons from extracted N7000XXLTA firmware folder :
- Click the PDA Button, and select the .tar.md5 file here (Required)
- Click the Phone Button, and select file with *modem* in its name (Optional)
- Click the CSC Button, and select file with *csc* in its name (Optional)
- Click the PIT Button, and select the .pit file (Optional)
- In Odin window, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Also, make sure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected, only if you are using a .pit file (see Step 7.4).
- Double check everything that we mentioned in Step 7 & Step 8 above. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
- Once flashing completed, your tablet will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
Congrats! Your Galaxy Note, model number GT-N7000 should now run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build XXLTA. Go to Settings > About device to verify this firmware update.
Fix Boot Loop Issue Galaxy Note GT-N7000
If Galaxy Note GT-N7000 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.