How to manually install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (XXBLL2) update on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE N8020

Posted on Jan 6 2013 - 10:39am by Harold Hisona

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE with model number N8020 recently received the XXBLL2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update, which users can pull down over-the-air (OTA) or via the Samsung KIES. As much as users want to automate the update process for their devices, there are instances that they just fail. It’s a good thing there are a few manual workarounds to installing official firmware into Android devices.

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In this tutorial, we will walk you through the installation of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean XXBLL2 update on Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE N8020 with the use of ODIN application. There are a few things you’ve got to do prior to engaging into more technical steps below.

Reminders

  1. Backup all important data in your tablet.
  2. Fully-charge your device or make sure it has, at least, 80% of battery left.
  3. Make sure all drivers are properly installed in your computer.
  4. Enable USB Debugging.
  5. Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (XXBLL2) is an official firmware; however, it can only be installed on Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE N8020. Double-check the model of your device before you proceed.

Files to Download

  1. Android 4.1.1 N8020XXBLL2 – save it in your computer and extract contents to directory you can easily find and access.
  2. ODIN v1.85 – save the zip file in your computer and extract to run executable file.

Manual Update Guide

Step 1: Run ODIN application as Administrator.

Step 2: Boot your Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE into Download Mode. Press and hold HOME and VOLUME DOWN buttons and press POWER button until Samsung Galaxy logo appears.

Step 3: Using the original USB data cable, connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to your computer. If there are no problems with the connection you can see one of ID:COM section turns yellow while showing COM port number on ODIN interface.

Step 4: Click on PDA and navigate through the directory where you’ve extracted contents of N8020XXBLL2 package and choose file with “CODE” in its name.

Step 5: Click on Phone and choose file with “MODEM” in its name. You can skip this step if you can’t find such file.

Step 6: Click CSC and locate file with “CSC” in its name.

Step 7: Click on PIT and choose the only .pit file you can find in the directory. You can also ignore this step if you can’t find such file.

Step 8: Back on ODIN interface, check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. Moreover, if there’s a .pit file included in the package, make sure you check Re-Partition option. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.

Step 9: Double check you got things right before you click on “Start” button. Wait until the flashing is done. ODIN will indicate if the process was successful by displaying the message “PASS.”

Step 10: Your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE will be rebooted. Wait until it becomes active before you unplug it from your computer.

Disclaimer: You can flash official firmware into your device at your own risk. The Droid Guy cannot be held responsible if you damage your device during the process. We strongly advice you do the standard update process especially if you have no experience in flashing firmware before.

[source: XDA]

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