Samsung started rolling out Jelly Bean firmwares with the launch of Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Subsequently they rolled it out for Galaxy S3. Many users upgraded their phones to such high devices because they run the latest OS & has TouchWiz NatureX UI (which is newer than that Samsung used to provide in ICS & GB). But those who are still stuck with their lovely phablet (Galaxy Note N7000), we’ve great news for them as well. The list of devices that has got Jelly Bean update is getting bigger & guess what? Samsung has started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for their 1st Phablet i.e. Galaxy Note N7000.
This update of Android 4.1.2 is released in the form of DDLSC firmware and specifically rolled out for India. Its also available through Kies & OTA in India. But those who resides out of India can also upgrade their Galaxy Note using this simple guide (irrespective of the region you belong to). This is a manual method for flashing DDLSC Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware on your phone.
So, lets check out how you can upgrade your phablet to Android 4.1.2 DDLSC Jelly Bean firmware.
Disclaimer : Steps given in this article are considered as risky & can cause damage to your device. You should not try to attempt these things if you aren’t aware of it. Please follow this guide completely at your own risk. If any damage happened to your device while following this tutorial, we should not be held liable for it.
The given article is strictly intended for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Implementation of this article on any other model or variant (of N7000) might give you undesired results. Even permanent damage can cause to your phone.
- Charge your device up to 75% battery level.
- It is highly recommended to backup all your data from internal memory (includes contacts, messages (SMS/MMS), call logs, Internet APNs etc.). Your phone data will get lost after installation of this firmware (excluding External storage).
- In order to use USB debugging mode on your phone, device specific drivers must be installed on your computer. You can install the same by installing Samsung Kies. To download it manually,click here.
Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 with DDLSC Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware:
- Download Odin Multi Downloader v3.07 & Android 4.1.2 DDLSC Jelly Bean firmware package from the links mentioned below :
- Odin Multi Downloader v3.07
- Download Android 4.1.2 DDLSC for Galaxy Note N7000 – Mirror #1 (766.97 MB)
- Extract firmware package (.zip file) to any convenient location on your computer. You will find file named N7000DDLSC_N7000ODDLSC_N7000DDLS6_HOME.tar.md5.
- Now, switch off the phone completely. Enter into download mode. For doing the same, press & hold Volume down + Home button (Middle one). While holding both buttons, simply press Power key till you see the warning message appeared on your phone screen. Press Volume up to continue. Finally you’ll see the construction Android robot & a yellow triangle, that means your device has entered in download mode.
- Open Odin Multi Downloader tool on your Computer which you’ve just downloaded & connect the phone using USB cable.
- If your phone is connected successfully, you’ll see that the ID:COM section (located at top left) is turned Blue with a random COM port number appeared below it. (If your ID:COM box doesn’t turn out to be Blue, don’t worry. You will need to install proper drivers for your device. For installation of drivers, use the CD you got at the time of purchase & install Kies software from it. You can download KIES from here OR you can manually download device drivers from here).
- In Odin, select PDA tab & choose N7000DDLSC_N7000ODDLSC_N7000DDLS6_HOME.tar.md5 file. Keep all the remaining options as they are & make sure that Re-Partition box is not checked.
- Press Start button to initiate the flashing process of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware on your Galaxy Note. When flashing process finishes successfully, you’ll get Pass message with the Green background above COM port & device will restart automatically.
- Unplug the device from Computer.
- Now you will need to factory reset the phone in order to avoid boot loops & malfunctioning of the phone.
- To factory reset, you’ll have to boot in the recovery mode. The same can be achieved by following some simple steps.
- Switch off the phone (you can do this by removing battery or pressing power button).
- Press & hold Volume up + Home button together & then press Power key. You can release Power button as soon as Samsung logo appears.
- Your device is now booted into recovery mode.
- Since touch wont work in recovery, use Volume up/down & power key only for navigation & selection respectively.
- Now highlight Wipe data/factory reset by using Volume buttons & select it using power key. The same you have to do with Wipe Cache.
- After getting done with all these things, select reboot system now option to restart the phone.
- You may see that the phone is booting slowly than usual but don’t worry it’s normal & this is for the first time only.
Whoa! Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (DDLSC) is up and running on your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Do let us know how JB is working for you. Feel free to ask any doubt, you can use comment section below for the same. Enjoy..