Thursday, 10 October 2013

Install latest official Android 4.3 XXUBMJ1 Firmware on Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005

Samsung Galaxy S3 device received the latest official Android 4.3 XXUBMJ1 update. The new update has been released for both versions of S3 SM-N9005 device, Exynos and Snapdragon models. The new firmware is pushed out by OTA or via Samsung KIES application.

This present step by step guide will teach you how manually install the latest Android 4.3 XXUBJ1 firmware for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 device.

The new OS was built in Oct1 this year and has been released in countries as United Kingdom, Russia and France.

Prerequisites and guidelines step before flashing guide:
  • The latest official Android 4.3 XXUBMJ1 JB update and all instructions listed here in this step by step tutorial are limited and work only with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 version. So, knowing that do not attempt flashing this new firmware on any other incorrect devices, as it may damage or brick your device.
  • Verify the device model number from the next path: Settings > About Phone.
  • Download and install the suitable USB drivers for Galaxy Note 3 N9005 device on PC. If you don’t have the correct USB drivers, then you can download them from here.
  • Disable or uninstall all the security software as Antivirus, Firewall, Antimalware programs and Samsung KIES as well from both PC and Android device.
  • This is a manually method for installing the official update and a backup all your data and settings stored on the phone is absolutely necessary if you don’t want to lose them, even if it’s about an official firmware never know what can happen during the installation process.
  • Now, ensure that the device has enough power left in its battery and for that charge your device more than 75% battery charge before you proceed any other operation.
  • All instructions, files and programs listed here are provided only for educational and instructional purposing, we (Android Source Team) cannot be responsible or liable if you’ll lose any data or brick/damage your device during or after step by step guide listed here. Apply this guide only on your own risk and if you have enough experience with these kinds of operations.

How to install the latest official Android 4.3 XXUBMJ1 Jelly Bean Firmware On Galaxy Note 3 N9005.

  1. Download Android 4.3 XXUBMJ1 Jelly Bean Firmware file from the link, and save it in your PC.
  2. Extract the downloaded firmware zip file to obtain a .tar.md5 file and  some additional files.
  3. Download Odin v3.07 from here, save it in your PC and extract it to get Odin 3 v3.07.exe and few other files.
  4. Power off the Galaxy Note 3 device.
  5. Boot it into Download Mode. (To do this press and keep holding the Volume Down and the Power buttons in the same time until the icon with a construction Android robot is displayed. Then press Volume Up button for entering into Download Mode menu.
  6.  Now, run Odin app (Odin v3.07.exe file) as Administrator.
  7.  Connect the Note 3 device to the PC using the USB cable while the device is still in Download Mode.
  8. Now, wait until the ODIN app will recognize the devices and the “added” message appear and the ID: COM box will turn light blue.
  9. Click the PDA button from ODIN and select the .tar.md5 file.
  10. Important: In ODIN app’s interface, enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.  Also, the Re-Partition checkbox must be unselected.

  11. Verify once again if you follow all the steps correctly.
  12. From ODIN hit the Start button to start the firmware installation.
  13. Once the new official firmware is successfully installed, the Android device will automatically reboot and a PASS message will be displayed on ODIN with a green background.
Congratulation, you successfully learned how manually update the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 device with the latest Android 4.3 XXUBMJ1 Jelly Bean firmware.
 Note: for verifying the firmware version go to: Settings > About Phone
If the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 device is stuck at the first boot animation you have to:
  • Enter into Recovery Mode by pressing and keep holding the Volume Up and Power buttons in the same time.
  • From the Recovery Mode select Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition.
  •  Note: When a data wipe task is performed all the data stored into device’s memory will be erased, not data from the external SD card.



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