Sunday, 1 September 2013

How To Update the Galaxy Note 10.1 (LTE) N8020 to Android 4.1.2 JB with XXBMF1 OTA Firmware

Vodafone users of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE model No N8020 from Germany receive the latest Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1 OTA update. This latest can be also updated using Samsung KIES app in select countries from Europe including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and UK.

The new release of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (N8020XXBMF1) comes likely a bug fixes and to improve the system stability and performance. During this step by step guide,  we will teach you how manually update the Galaxy Note 10.1 (LTE) version with the latest update using ODIN app which is a flash tool developed by Samsung.

So, before starting you need know that some prerequisites are required to be applied first:
For installing,  this firmware aren’t necessary custom recovery tools such CWM or TWRP to be pre-installed.

All these instructions listed in this guide are meaning for instructional and educational purposing, and we cannot be responsible or held liable for any data lost or any device brick/damage during or after flashing process. Users are advices to use this guide at their own risk.

This step by step guide works only with Galaxy Note 10.1 (LTE) N8020 model. The version of the model can be verified by following the next path: Settings > About Tablet.

Backup all your personal data, store applications and settings from the device’s internal memory, also if you have an CWM or TWRP recovery tool installed perform a full backup for your actual ROM using NANDROID backup.

Now, download and install the suitable USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 on PC.
Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Note 10.1 table from Settings > Applications > Development or Settings > Developer Options.

Make sure that the device’s battery has enough power left, we recommend having more than 80 % battery charge level to prevent all unexpected device power off in the middle of the flashing process.

How to Manually Update Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (LTE) N8020 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMF1 Official Firmware

  1. Download the official Firmware (N8020XXBMF1) and save it in your PC.
  2. Download ODIN v3.07 on your PC.
  3. Now extract the downloaded firmware zip file to the desktop PC and make sure you have obtained a .tar.md5 file.
  4. Extract the ODIN zip file and make sure you get the Odin3 v3.07.exe together with some few other files.
  5. Turn off the Galaxy Note 10.1 totally, wait around of 5 seconds to make sure that the device is complete turned off.
  6. Boot the Note 10.1 device into Download Mode. (Press and holding Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneous until the Samsung logo is displayed and then press Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode).
  7. Open the ODIN app by launching the Odin3 v3.07.exe. (Do this thing as an Administrator).
  8. Now, connect the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet to PC using the USB cable while the tablet is still entered in Download Mode.
  9.  Next, in ODIN a message will appear saying “Added!” and the ID: COM box will be colored yellow or blue, that’s means the device connects successfully.
  10.  If in ODIN the message fails to be showed, you need to reinstall the USB drivers for the tablet and change the USB port on PC.
  11. Now, form ODIN select the PDA checkbox and click the ‘.tar.md5’ file extracted above.
  12. Important: In ODIN app by selecting the checkbox enable the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, and Re-Partition checkbox must be unselected.
  13. Verify again the above steps are done correctly, to prevent ROM related issues and errors.
  14. Now, from ODIN app click START button to start the installation firmware.
  15. Wait for ODIN flash the device and when the flashing process is done, the Note 10.1 device will reboot automatically.
  16. Once the new firmware is complete a Pass message with a green background will be displayed in ODIN (In the left-most box at very top of Odin app’s interface).
  17.  Once the Home screen is loaded up, you can safe to disconnect the USB cable from PC.
Congratulation, The latest Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1 official JB is running on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8020 model device
To verify the firmware version you can go to Settings > About Tablet.

  • If the device is stuck at booting or it is entering into a boot loop issue, you have to perform a wipe task by selecting Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache a few more times. After the wipe task reboot the device.
  • In case a Status 7 error message flashes while flashing the new firmware, it could be an incompatible Android device or the device doesn’t have a Jelly Bean Kernel installed on it.



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