How To Install Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 on Galaxy Note?

A pre-release of Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note has appeared on SamMobile few days ago. The official update is delayed until January, so for the impatient Samsung Galaxy Note users, here’s a tutorial on how to install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note.

Like many pre-release, some bugs are possible, but overall, everything works perfectly. Here is the list of the improvements you can expect on your Galaxy Note with Jelly Bean 4.2.1:

  • Operation faster and more fluid (thank you Project Butter)
  • Multi-windows, as the Note 2
  • Page Buddy
  • New notification side bar
  • Screen rotation “Smart”
  • Updated Swype
  • Cloud Samsung / Dropbox
  • Direct appeal and Stay Smart new features pop up
  • New widgets similar to Galaxy S3
  • New home screen (standard or simplified)
  • Notification bar update
  • Google Now

Let us note that flashing ROM’s is very risky, and if you do not follow the procedure properly, you can end up with an unusable phone. Similarly, there is usually no loss of data using this method, but caution is the mother of safety, so make sure you back up all your data first. Neither myself nor DeviceMondo will not be held responsible for anything.

To make all this procedure to work we will use Odin 3.04, and the procedure is not long, it is also similar to root the Galaxy S2.

Necessary downloads

Before you proceed to below steps make sure you download below files:

that’s all you need to download for this tutorial.

Jelly Bean 4.2.1 on Galaxy Note Installation

Once you have made full backup of your files and downloaded above necessary files you are ready to start with upgrade procedure:

Step 1: Unzip previously downloaded N7000XXLSA_N7000OXALSA_DBT.zip file and you should get three files.

Step 2: Unzip previously downloaded ODIN 4.3.

Step 3: Reboot your Galaxy Note device into recovery mode (turn it off, wait until it vibrates and then press volume up + home + power buttons located on sides of your device).

Step 4: From offered options use Volume buttons, select “wipe cache partition” and press Power button to confirm. Then select “wipe data / factory reset” and confirm with Power button. Choose “reboot now“.

Step 5: Now launch ODIN from folder you extracted in Step 2.

Lunch ODIN from your computer

Step 6: Once done, put your Galaxy Note in download mode. To do that turn the power off, wait until it vibrates and press Volume down + Home + Power buttons located on sides of your Galaxy Note.

Step 7:Now connect your device via your microUSB cable to your PC.

Connect Samsung Galaxy Note with Computer over MicroUSB Cable

Step 8:Odin should react with a blue rectangle.

ODIN Blue Marker

Step 9: Click on “PDA” button and find the file CODE_N7000XXLSA_549786_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 which is located in folder you extracted in Step 1.

Step 10: Similarly, click on “PHONE” button inside ODIN window and find the file MODEM_N7000XXLSA_REV_05_CL1222228.tar.md5.

Step 11: As last step click “CSC” and find the file CSC_OXA_N7000OXALSA_549786_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5.

Step 12: Under “Options” section make sure that “Re-Partition” box is not selected. Here is how it needs to look like.

ODIN final setup

Step 13: Now click “Start” button.

After few seconds/minutes you can enjoy your Galaxy Note with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1. Please use comment section below and share your impressions with us and other readers.

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  • it was a great and wasy way, thank you

    • DeviceMondo

      I am glad to hear it was helpful to you.