Samsung recently announced that it will bring out an update to the Galaxy Note 2 which will enable it to support the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The company said that this update would come out for the device by year’s end along with a similar update for the Galaxy S3. Now however, a leaked firmware for the Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) has revealed that along with the support for the Galaxy Gear, the phablet would also get an Android 4.3 update.

The leaked firmware is still under development and may contain a few bugs. However, on the plus side, it brings about many features for the Galaxy Note 2 that are present in the Galaxy Note 3 and the recently updated Galaxy S4. These include updates in the core UI elements that makes it look more like the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4’s interface. The firmware also includes Samsung Knox and Samsung Wallet. You can install this leaked firmware on your Galaxy Note 2 by following the below steps.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Download the leaked Android 4.3 firmware and Odin zip files to your computer.
  2. Unzip the firmware zip file.
  3. Unzip the odin zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file.
  4. Turn off your Galaxy Note 2 and enter download mode by pressing Home + Power + Volume Down buttons.
  5. Connect your device to your computer via USB and wait till a blue sign appears in Odin.
  6. Add the N7100XXUEMJ5_N7100OLBEMJ4_N7100XXUEMJ5_HOME.tar.md5 file to AP.
  7. Make sure that the re-partition box is not ticked.
  8. Click on Start and wait for the process to complete.
  9. Once it is complete, your Galaxy Note 2 will reboot on its own and will run on the updated firmware.

Note: If you encounter any problem after the device reboots, enter recovery mode by pressing Home + Power + Volume up buttons and perform wipe data/factory reset and then reboot your device.

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