How to Install Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8020 LTE Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMA7 Firmware

Posted on Feb 15 2013 - 9:00am by Harold Hisona

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMA7 firmware, which was released for Vodafone New Zealand subscribers, is now available for download. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE with model number N8020 can now manually install the firmware using the popular ODIN flashing tool.

galaxy note 10.1

Reminders

  • Backup all your data prior to installing this firmware.
  • Manually flashing a firmware into the device will void its warranty.
  • Enable USB Debugging.
  • Necessary drivers should have already been installed prior to installation.
  • Fully charge your tablet or make sure there is, at least, 80 percent battery left.

Disclaimer: Flashing of custom ROMs as well as rooting your device involves risks. While we are trying to be as accurate as possible in every guide we publish that does not guarantee that things will work out just fine. We don’t force you to follow any of the guides we publish. Flash and root at your own risk. You cannot hold us, The Droid Guy, liable for anything that might happen to your device and we are not obliged to provide support.

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Download the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMA7 firmware and save it to your computer. Extract contents to a directory you can easily find and access. [LINK]

2. Download ODIN flashing tool and extract contents so you can run the executable file. [LINK]

3. Run ODIN as Administrator and turn your device off.

4. Boot your Galaxy Note 10.1 into Download Mode. Press and hold both the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously and wait until Samsung logo appears.

5. When your tablet is in the Download Mode, connect it to your computer using the original USB cable. If connection is good, Odin will confirm it; one of the ID:COM boxes on its interface turns yellow while displaying the COM number your tablet is using to connect.

6. Click the PIT button found on Odin UI and navigate through the directory you extracted contents of the official Jelly Bean firmware. Look for the “.pit” file, once found, load it. If there’s no .pit file available, just close the window and continue with the process.

7. Under the Options section, make sure both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked. If there is a .pit file available, check the option Re-Partition.

8. Click PDA button and navigate through the same directory to find the “.tar” file.

9. Click the Phone button just beneath the PDA button and find a file with “MODEM” in its name.

10. Click CSC button and find “CSC” file.

11. If everything mentioned above is done, you are now ready to click the START button. The installation may take a few minutes so you have to be patient to not interrupt the process.

Once the flashing is completed, Odin will automatically reboot your device. Wait until the tablet is active before you disconnect it from your computer.

Disclaimer: Flashing of custom ROMs as well as rooting your device involves risks. While we are trying to be as accurate as possible in every guide we publish that does not guarantee that things will work out just fine. We don’t force you to follow any of the guides we publish. Flash and root at your own risk. You cannot hold us, The Droid Guy, liable for anything that might happen to your device and we are not obliged to provide support.

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