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Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 To Official Android 4.3 Jellybean

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 has received an android 4.3 jellybean update named as XXUENC3. This update comes with bug fixes, overheating issues fixed in note 2 and wi-fi bug fixes and improved gaming performance. You can update your note 2 by using Samsung KIES or OTA by using your smartphone itself. But if you haven't received the update then do not worry because you can manually update your note 2 n7100 to official android 4.3 jellybean by using odin.

note 2 n7100 android 4.3 jellybean

Note: This is an official update so, after flashing the rom your note 2 will lose root access. If you have installed custom roms like paranoid android, AOKP or CM10 then they will be replaced with the official rom and also the custom recovery will be replaced with stock recovery only if you are using KIES.

Before you install android 4.3 jellybean on your galaxy note 2 you should backup the entire data stored on your phone like sms messages, calls, contacts and whatsapp database etc.We can’t held responsible for whatever that goes wrong with your device. If you do not want to update your galaxy note 2 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. See this tutorial.
  • Before flashing the galaxy note 2 remove sd card from the phone.
  • Backup Whatsapp Database to your pc. The chat database can be found in "Whatsapp>Databases".
This tutorial is meant to be applied on galaxy note 2 n7100 model and should not be applied on other models otherwise the device may get bricked.

Tools You Need

  • ODIN 3.0.7 for windows. Download Here.
  • Samsung USB drivers for galaxy note 2. Get it Here.
  • Official Android 4.3 Jellybean ROM for galaxy note 2. For Netherlands Download it Here. And for Switzerland Download Here.
  • A USB cable.

Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 To Official Android 4.3 Jellybean XXUENC3 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 2 to android 4.3 jellybean.

  • Download and install Samsung USB drivers from above link. If you already did this 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 2 by going to "Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging".
  • Now open ODIN on your windows pc but do not connect the device to pc yet.
  • Switch off your note 2 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 2 is ready to be flashed with the latest official android 4.3 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 2 has been successfully updated to android 4.3 jellybean XXUENC3 firmware.
  • You can disconnect your device and reboot it to experience the android 4.3 jellybean OS.
Problems Arising After Updating Galaxy Note 2 N7100 To 4.3 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 2 to clear the older entries in the EFS folder.The procedure is given below step by step.

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

note 2 recovery mode

  • 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 4.3 jellybean OS on your galaxy note 2 N7100.

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