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How To Update AT&T Galaxy Note I717 To Official Android 4.1.2 Jellybean

AT&T has finally released the official android 4.1.2 update for the galaxy note I717 via OTA.The device can be officially updated to the latest android 4.1.2 jellybean OS through Samsung KIES.However the AT&T galaxy note can be manually updated to latest android 4.1.2 jellybean via ODIN.In this tutorial you will learn to update your AT&T galaxy note to android jellybean.

AT&T Galaxy Note Jellybean

The ROM which is to be flashed on your galaxy note is official Samsung ROM,so there is no need to root the galaxy note.Manually updation is required if you are currently using a custom android rom on your galaxy note and want to update it with the official android 4.1.2 jellybean OS.After officially updating the device the root privileges will be automatically revoked.This tutorial will work on the rooted and the non rooted AT&T galaxy note.

The new android 4.1.2 jellybean for AT&T galaxy note has following firmware specifications.

Model: Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717
Carrier: AT&T
Country: United States of America
Android Version: 4.1.2 jellybean
Build number: JZO54K.I717UCMD3

What’s New In The Android 4.1.2 Jellybean For Galaxy Note

  • Google Now
  • Multi Window
  • Multi Tasking
  • Smart Stay
  • Direct Call
  • Two homescreen modes and a new TouchWiz UI
  • Paper Artist
  • Enhanced S Note
Before you install jellybean on your AT&T galaxy note you should backup the entire data stored on your phone like sms messages,calls,contacts etc.We can’t held responsible for whatever that goes wrong with your device.If you do not want to update your galaxy note manually then use Samsung KIES if your device is running stock Samsung android firmware and is not rooted.You decide whether you want to apply this tutorial or not,but if your device is rooted and is running a custom firmware then you won’t be able to update your galaxy note via KIES and you are only left with manually updating the device.So do it at your own risk.

  • Use SMSBackupAndRestore to backup sms messages on sd card.
  • Backup contacts on sd card otherwise they will be lost.
  • Backup android apps apk by using android assistant.
  • Before flashing the galaxy note remove sd card from the phone.
This tutorial is meant to be applied on AT&T galaxy note SGH-I717 model and should not be applied on other galaxy note models otherwise the device may get bricked.

Tools You Need

  • ODIN 3.0.7 for windows.Download Here.
  • Samsung USB drivers for AT&T galaxy note.Get it Here.
  • Official Android 4.1.2 Jellybean ROM for AT&T galaxy note.Download it Here.
  • A USB cable.
Update AT&T Galaxy Note I717 To Official Android 4.1.2 Jellybean I717UCMD3 OS
Now you have successfully backed up all the data stored on your phone and are ready to flash the device with official Samsung ROM.Follow the instructions step by step to successfully update the galaxy note to android 4.1.2 jellybean.

  • Download and install Samsung KIES for USB drivers for android.If you already have installed KIES then skip this step.
  • Download the official jellybean rom from above link and extract it on your computer’s desktop.
  • Enable USB debugging on your galaxy note.
  • Now open ODIN on your windows pc but do not connect the device to pc yet.
  • Switch off your device and start it in download mode by pressing the volume down,power key and home button at same time for few seconds.

  • The device will reboot in download mode showing you the warning of installing a custom rom.Connect your galaxy note to pc now with a usb cable and press the volume up button.You will see that "ID:COM" field in ODIN will turn blue and it will return a message "<ID:0/011> Added!!".
  • Only the "Auto Reboot","F. Reset Time" and the "PDA" options should be checked and rest of the options should remain unchecked.See the screenshot below.

Now your galaxy note is ready to be flashed with the latest official android 4.1.2 jellybean.
Now click “PDA” but make sure to check the box in front of it and browse the jellybean ROM file and select it.
Now Click “Start” to begin the flashing process.It will take few minutes to update the jellybean OS and the old stock ROM will be replaced by the latest one.
After the flashing process ODIN will show you message “Pass” which means that your galaxy note has been successfully updated to android 4.1.2 jellybean.
You can disconnect your device and reboot it to experience the android jellybean OS.
Problems Arising After Updating AT&T Galaxy Note To 4.1.2 Jellybean
After updating the device your device may not reboot properly or may hang in a continuous boot loop or may just stuck up on the Samsung splash screen.To solve this problem you need to factory reset your galaxy note to clear the older entries in the EFS folder.The procedure is given below step by step.

  • If your galaxy note is frozen or hanged permanently then remove the battery then again re install it.
  • Now reboot the device in revocery mode by pressing the home button,volume up and power key at the same time for few seconds.

  • You can move up and down by pressing volume up and down buttons.Now select "wipe data/factory reset".
  • The device will be wiped and factory reset.Then go back and select "wipe cache partition".
  • After wiping cache partition go back and select "reboot system now".
  • Now your galaxy note will work perfectly.
Now you have successfully installed the official android 4.1.2 jellybean OS on your AT&T galaxy note I717.Now you can enjoy all the features of android jellybean like multi window,multi tasking,a new TouchWiz UI and most of all faster performance.If you liked the article then you can share your experience via comments.

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