How to manually install Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXCLL6 firmware on Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000

Posted on Jan 22 2013 - 8:07am by Harold Hisona

Owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with model number N8000 can now install the official Android 4.1.2 XXCLL6 update. Originally, this update was rolled out for Kenyan users but it can also be installed on the Note 10.1 anywhere in the globe as long as the model number of the device is N8000. Owners who might have missed the official roll out of this update are given another chance to run an official Android firmware, albeit installed manually.

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The entire installation process revolves around the use of flashing tool known as “Odin,” which users need to download to their computer. The Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 should also be connected to a computer until the update process is finished. First and foremost, owners who are willing to take the risk are advised to read reminders and pre-requisites below and proactively do them to minimize collateral damage if there would be any.

Firmware Details

PDA: N8000XXCLL6

CSC: N8000OJVCLL3

Version: 4.1.2

Date: 2013-01-16

Regions Supported: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Reminders

  • The official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXCLL6 update is intended for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 only. Owners are advised to check the model of their devices by going to Settings => About tablet.
  • Since it is an official firmware, access to custom ROMs and mods such as CyanogenMod, AOKP and Paranoid Android will be lost after the installation as they will be replaced with the official stock Android firmware.
  • Root access would also be gone by the time installation is done. Owners who still want to have access to their devices’ root will have to follow a rooting process.
  • This tutorial is intended for reference purposes only and does not cover any warranty claims. Owners can proceed at their own risk.

Pre-requisites

  1. All important data should be backed up prior to following the step-by-step guide below.
  2. The Galaxy Note 10.1 should at least have 80% of battery left to make sure the process won’t be interrupted due to loss of power. If owners can fully-charge their device prior the installation, that’s most recommended.
  3. Necessary drivers should have already been installed into the computer to make sure the tablet can be properly detected. It is imperative there is good communication between the tablet and the computer as they will be connected the entire process. Also, USB Debugging should be enabled in the tablet: Settings => Applications => Development.
  4. Download these files into your computer and extract them to a directory you can easily find and access: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXCLL6 firmware and ODIN.

Step-by-step Instructions

Step 1: From the directory where you’ve extracted Odin, right-click on the application and choose “Run as Administrator.”

Step 2: Turn your device off and wait ’til it vibrates as it signals that it is completely shut down.

Step 3: Now boot your Galaxy Note 10.1 into Download Mode. Press and hold VOLUME DOWN and POWER buttons until Samsung logo appears on the screen. It may take a few seconds before the device enters into Download Mode.

Step 4: Once your tablet enters the Download Mode, you can connect it to your computer using the original USB data cable. This can be the most time-consuming step especially if needed drivers were not installed. If there is a good connection between the tablet and the computer, one of ID:COM boxes will turn yellow. Otherwise, use a different USB port until a good connection is established.

Step 5: Find and click on PIT button, then navigate through the directory where you’ve extracted contents of XXCLL6 package and find the ‘.pit’ file. If there’s none, just close the window and proceed to the next step.

Step 6: Under Option section on Odin UI, make sure you check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. If you have found a ‘.pit’ file in the previous step, you need to check Re-Partition option.

Step 7: Click on PDA button and load the ‘.tar.md5′ file or the one with ‘CODE’ in the filename.

Step 8: Click on PHONE button and load a file with ‘MODEM’ in its name.

Step 9: Click CSC button and load a file with ‘CSC’ in its name.

Step 10: You may now click on the START button to begin flashing. The process may take a few minutes to complete. Wait until your tablet is rebooted automatically before you disconnect it from your computer.

Your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 is now running an official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. To verify if the installation was successful, head to Settings => About tablet.

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Harold works as an Android support technician. He remains an active contributor to The Droid Guy providing free support to its readers by addressing their problems and questions. He recently launch his small blog, Droidista.com, which serves as an online journal for his works.