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.
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:
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Download the leaked Android 4.3 firmware and Odin zip files to your computer.
- Unzip the firmware zip file.
- Unzip the odin zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file.
- Turn off your Galaxy Note 2 and enter download mode by pressing Home + Power + Volume Down buttons.
- Connect your device to your computer via USB and wait till a blue sign appears in Odin.
- Add the N7100XXUEMJ5_N7100OLBEMJ4_N7100XXUEMJ5_HOME.tar.md5 file to AP.
- Make sure that the re-partition box is not ticked.
- Click on Start and wait for the process to complete.
- 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.