Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Android phablet can now be updated with the latest version of Jellybean 4.3 Android OS which is dubbed as XXUENC3. So for all those users who are waiting for the Kitkat 4.4 firmware update can very well update with this stable firmware of Jellybean 4.3 as it ropes in the much needed stability and also fixes the issues related to overheating and issues related to WiFi. After checking out the list of quick pre requisites mentioned below, you can head over to the detailed guide which will help you update the device.
Note: Applying this firmware update won’t root the device or void the warranty in any manner as this is the official firmware update released by Samsung.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- All the data in your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 needs to be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps manually and not with any of the automated tools. Make sure that you are not using Samsung PC Suite for crating the backup.
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”
- Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 android phablet so as to enable the USB Debugging Mode. This is an important step. Make sure that your device is left with the minimum of 40% of battery life so as to make sure that the device doesn’t get turned off in the middle of firmware update.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage happened to your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 due to not following the instructions mentioned.
So let’s proceed and check out on how you can update your device with this latest version of Jellybean 4.3 Android firmware.
Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Jellybean 4.3 Android Firmware:
- Download the Firmware Package of Jellybean 4.3 and Odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, open Odin in your computer and turn off your device so that it can be entered in the Download Mode.
- Extract the downloaded firmware zip file to some folder preferably on desktop.
- Download Mode in Galaxy Note 2 can be entered by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device. If the device starts normally, you need to retry the process of entering the device in the download mode.
- Once your Note 2 is entered in download mode, you can then connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable. Download Mode is indicated by the green robot.
- Once connected, it will take around 3-5 minutes for installing all the drivers. Once installed, you will see that ID: COM section in Odin will turn Yellow indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully.
- Click on “PDA” to select the firmware file which you got after extracting the firmware zip file in the initial step.
- As soon as the firmware file is selected, click on “Start” for starting the process of firmware update. It will take around 3 – 5 minutes for applying the update. Once updated, the phone will reboot automatically indicating that the firmware update process is completed.
- Now, disconnect the device from computer and head over to the path “Settings > More > About Phone” where you will get to see the current firmware version as Jellybean 4.3 Android Firmware which is XXUENC3.
Note: If at all your Galaxy Note 2 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can rein
So there you go, you have now successfully updated your device with the latest version of XXUENC3 firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you have any issues in the process of firmware update.