Galaxy Note 2

How to Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Jellybean 4.3.1 Android OS – Guide

Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Android smartphone can now be updated with the latest version of Slim Bean ROM Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean which sets a perfect platform just before the Kit Kat 4.4 update. Before heading to the detailed guide which will help you update the device with this update, you need to follow the list of quick pre requisites which we have summed up below. In coming days, Galaxy Note 2 will be getting Kit Kat 4.4 Android OS which we will be covering up in the coming days.

Galaxy Note 2

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • It’s recommended to not to use the KIES for taking the backup as it may not help you restore the data. Manual backup will help you restore the data at any point of time.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log –Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

  • Enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
  • Minimum battery life should be 40% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of update.
  • As this is the custom ROM firmware, you need to make sure that you have rooted your device. To check on whether your Galaxy Note 2 is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the PLAY Store. If your phone is not rooted, then you need to root the same with the help of below mentioned steps;

Manual Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Jellybean XXDME1 4.1.2 Firmware – Guide

Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on XXDME1 Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware – Guide

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, let’s proceed to the next step where we have mentioned the guide which will help you update the device with the latest version.

Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 2 with Jellybean 4.3.1 Android OS:

  • Up next, Turn Off your Galaxy Note 2 so that it can be entered in the Recovery Mode. The Recovery Mode can be entered by first turning Off the device and then Hold Volume Up + Menu Button and while holding both Keys to Power ON the device till you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  • In recovery mode, select “install zip from SD Card” and choose the firmware zip file which you have placed in your device and then select the Google Apps Package.
  • Once selected, you need to wait for the same to get updated in your device. It may take around 4 -5 minutes for applying the update. Once the device is updated, select the option of “Reboot System Now” for rebooting the device in the normal mode.
  • To check on whether the device is updated with the firmware or not, you need to check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where you will get to see about the firmware version.

Note: Just in a rare case if the device doesn’t boot up or show the home screen then remove the battery and reinsert the same to boot the device again in the normal mode.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update as we will try our level best to answer all your queries / issues at the earliest.



  1. Stephen

    November 13, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Is there an update for the note 2 N7105?

  2. Leslie

    November 13, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Tried going by the procedure. Successfully downloaded both packages and copied to root of device. In recovery mode no “install zip from SD Card” and after copying the files onto an SD card the error message was \failed to verify whole-file signature\. Device is rooted. Please assist.

  3. oscar

    November 11, 2013 at 2:31 am

    i dont get it, with that manual it isnt getting rooted, the

    Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on XXDME1 Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware – Guide
    Manual Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Jellybean XXDME1 4.1.2 Firmware – Guide

    have exactly the same text.

    and it says;
    In recovery mode, select “install zip from SD Card” and choose the firmware zip file which you have placed in your device and then select the Google Apps Package.

    what about the downloaded Jellybean 4.3.1 Firmware Package ?

  4. Gabriel

    November 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I want to know when is going to appear a rom for the note 2 SGH-I317M

  5. hatem

    November 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    welcome , I have done the first two steps successfully but in recovery mode there isn’t \ install zip from sd card \ what can i do ? help please !

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      try using the ROM Manager for entering the device in recovery mode

  6. Oluwadiya Kehinde

    November 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you for your article. However, I could not successfully update my phone. I tried the method you suggested here but I got the following error message \failed to verify whole-file signature\ for both packages. My device is rooted.

    • Anil Sharma

      November 15, 2013 at 8:18 am

      Same here. Failed to verif signature

    • Amaechi

      November 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      I think you need to “toggle signature verification” to OFF. You should be able to see the option when you boot into the recovery mode.

      • shady

        January 4, 2014 at 4:26 am

        where can i find the verification signature ???

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm

          you will have to re root the device..

  7. Gunner Ford

    November 10, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Will this work on the SGH-I317 or no?

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      no, it wont work on SGH-I317

  8. Darren Brown

    November 10, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I tried the instructions and my phone had already been rooted. I followed step by step and it even said it was \successful\ and after I booted the phone back up in normal mode I just get the slimbean logo pulsating on my screen and that it is. None of the buttons work and the only option is to remove the battery and try rebooting it, which I have done, however it then loads up to this same screen and that it where it stays. Please help. What am I missing??

  9. DamienB

    November 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Will this work for N7105T note2 ? Also not yet rooted, what difference between doing this update and waiting for google/samsung release of kit kat? Thx 🙂

  10. Srinivasa Raghavan

    November 9, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Will the s pen work in this update ??
    Thanks neela

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