Few weeks ago Samsung unveiled their much awaited device Galaxy Note 3. As expected this 3rd generation of Note has equipped with some monstrous hardware as well as with some new tweaks in software including some S Pen feature. At the top of all it has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running on it. Note 2 users might be jealous about this fact.
But they shouldn’t be jealous because official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware is out for Note 2. Although it is a leaked firmware and might have few bugs, still it is pretty good. If you are interested then you should try it.
Samsung has included the latest features like Samsung Knox and Samsung wallet in it. It UI is very much similar to its successor Note 3. Since this is a test firmware, Samsung might include few more apps and tweaks while rolling out official update. Go through the instruction and experience Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Flashing an official firmware is a little bit risky process and may lead to permanent damage if improperly followed. Though it is very unlikely that your mobile gets damaged, still newbies in this Android world should think before inculcating this article. Read article carefully before going for its execution. We, AndroidLegend.com, are not responsible for any damage or misbehavior of your mobile after inculcating these instructions.
This test build of Android 4.3 firmware is compatible only for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Don’t try it on N7105 or any other variant. Otherwise it may cause some serious damage.
As it is a test firmware, neither it will increase binary counter nor it will voids the warranty.
- In order to avoid any interruption in procedure due to low battery, it is better to charge it at least up to75% before moving ahead.
- As data on the phone may get corrupt or erased during installation, it is good to take a backup of all the important stuff like SMS, MMS, APN, contacts etc. to the external memory card. You may refer following articles for assist.
- How to Backup Android Contacts and Text Messages (SMS/MMS).
- How to backup Call logs, APNs and EFS folder from your Android Device.
- Device specific drivers should be installed on your PC. If you don’t have it can download from here.
- Do not forget to disable all the security software like anti-virus or windows firewall temporarily.
- First download Android 4.3 Jelly Bean N7100XXUEMI6 firmware for Samsung galaxy Note 2. Extract it on your computer.
- Click here to download. (Password: wagnervaz)
- For flashing this firmware you will need a tool called Odin. This a tool made by Samsung which is used for flashing firmware on Samsung mobiles. Download and install Odin v3.09 on your computer.
- Click here to download.
- Now switch off your mobile and boot it into downloading mode (also called as Odin mode). For that press & hold volume down + power button + home button simultaneously until you see downloading message on the screen. (You can release the power button after mobile vibrates but keep pressing other two buttons.)
- Connect mobile to computer through USB cable.
- By that time launch Odin v3.09 on your computer which you have installed earlier. After proper connection of mobile to computer, you will see that one of the ID: COM box turns turned blue. At the same time Added!! message will appear in Odin’s message box. If you don’t get such a message make sure that you have installed mobile drivers.
- Then click AP button and select AP_N7100XXUEM16_CP_N7100XXEM16_CSC_N7100XAEM16_BY_WVAZ_DINK.tar file. Ensure that Auto-Reboot and F.Resest Time is checked.
- Don’t click anywhere else in the Odin. Make sure that re-partition is not ticked.
- After doing everything properly, press Start button to flash the firmware in mobile. Wait for few minutes. It will take 5-10 minutes for flashing the firmware on mobile. In this course don’t remove USB cable from the phone. And finally your phone will get rebooted automatically showing pass message in message box.
- However if you mobile get stuck or you get a fail message then exit the Odin, disconnect mobile from computer, remove battery and re-insert it and follow the above procedure again.
- Wait the procedure is not over. Switch off your mobile either by power button or removing the battery. Boot into recovery mode by pressing volume up + home button + power button simultaneously.
- You will land into recovery mode. (Note: Touch doesn’t work in the recovery mode. Use volume buttons for navigation.)
- Select wipe data/factory reset and then select wipe cache partitions. This will wipe all the data on mobile.
- Finally select reboot system now. Of course first boot (after wiping the data) will take more time than usual.
That’s it! Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is now running on Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Share your reviews about the features of Android 4.3. If you need any assistance, comment us in the below section. We are always ready to help you.
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