Samsung has recently introduced Galaxy Note 2 N7100 and a week ago the latest update of firmware has been released. The new Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 XXALJ1 firmware has been released to fix reported bugs and add few features. We have created a detailed tutorial that will guide you though he procedure of updating to latest firmware and rooting the device.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your device in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, IceCream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download Odin and Pre-Rooted XXALJ1 Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware Package from here to your computer. Install Odin onto your Windows PC.
Procedure to Update & Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Jellybean 4.1.1 XXALJ1 Firmware:
Step 1: Open Odin and reboot your phone so as to enter it in Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down + OK + Power buttons together, you will see a warning message then press the Volume Up button to confirm your entry into Download Mode.
Step 2: Now, connect your phone to the PC via original USB cable i.e. the USB cable that came with it.
Step 3: As soon as you connect your phone to the PC the ID: COM section in Odin will turn Yellow indicating that all the necessary drivers for your phone have been installed onto your PC.
Step 4: Now, from Odin, click on “PDA” tab and choose “N7000XXLRQ_N7000DBTLRQ_N7000XXLRK_HOME.tar.md5” file.
Step 5: Next, click on “Start” to begin the installation process.
Step 6: As soon as the installation has completed successfully, your phone will automatically reboot.
Step 7: First time rebooting after installation may take 5 minutes or more, so don’t panic.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with XXALJ1 firmware based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Do let us know if you face any problem, we are here to help you always.