Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android smartphone can now be updated with the official version of Jellybean 4.3 which is XXUEML2. Though, there is no estimated time given by Samsung on by when there will be an official firmware of KITKAT 4.4 for Galaxy Note 2 Android phone, you can till then install this stable Jellybean 4.3 Android firmware. So after checking out the quick list of specs and features which are summed up below, let’s head over to the detailed guide which will help you upgrade the device.
Note: Applying this update in your Note 2 won’t root your device in any manner. This is the Official firmware released by Samsung for Note 2 and not the custom ROM firmware.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- Backup all the data in your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with the help of below mentioned manual steps and not with the help of KIES since this update is still not yet pushed out globally.
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”
- In your Galaxy Note 2, enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 50% to make sure that your Note 2 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 caused to the device. Also, make sure that this firmware is not applied to the Network Locked Devices.
Assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps, let’s head over to the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device.
Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 2 Android smartphone with Official Jellybean 4.2 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.
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 reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button for turning the device Off.
So there you go, Bingo! You have successfully understood on how you can easily upgrade your device firmware with the latest version of firmware which is Jellybean 4.3 Android OS. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process. We will very soon come up with an article which will help you root the device.