Samsung yesterday started rolling out the official Android 4.3 update for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100). The update is a much needed relief to its users as it is was stuck with Android 4.1 from the time of its launch back in September of last year. We previously saw a leaked version of this update and how you can install it on the device. Now, you can go ahead and manually install the official update that is being rolled out.
The update brings about lots of new features such as support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung Knox security suite, Samsung Wallet payment app, new S voice, new lockscreen, better RAM management, GPU drivers and improved performance and some UI updates as well. Users will now also be able to move apps to the SD card with this update. If you haven’t yet received the update via OTA, you can follow the below mentioned steps and flash it via Odin.
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 official Android 4.3 firmware and Odin zip files to your computer.
- Unzip the firmware zip file and extract its contents.
- Next unzip the Odin zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file.
- Now 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 AP_N7100XXUEMK4_2099172_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 file to AP.
- Add the BL_N7100XXUEMK4_2099172_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 file to BL.
- Add the CP labelled file to CP.
- Add the CSC labelled file to CSC.
- 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 new Android 4.3 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.