Samsung is expected to launch a new software update for Galaxy Note II in the next few months.Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is the next software upgrade for Samsung’s phablet and it promises to bring new features and improvements to the company’s Android flagship smartphone.
However, until the final version of the update goes live, the folks over at SammyHub managed to get their hands on a pre-release Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note II.
Although this is not the final version of the software, there are only a handful of minor bugs, which are likely to be fixed by the time the update gets pushed to Galaxy Note II devices.
For those unfamiliar with this update, it appears that Samsung included lots of new features and improvements in Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and some are specific to Galaxy Note II.
The leaked pre-release build N7100XXDLJ2 is available for download and can be manually flashed on Samsung Galaxy Note II devices.
The following changes are included in this build, but more may be available in the final release:
- New additions in Notification toggles;
- Notification Panel can now be customized;
- Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard;
- New Ink Effect on Lockscreen;
- New Group Cast application.
In order to flash this firmware, you will need the latest version of Odin and the actual .zip file containing the update. Restart the phone in download mode by pressing Home, Power and Volume Down at the same time.
Then connect the Samsung Galaxy Note II and wait until you a yellow sign is displayed in Odin. Add N7100XXDLJ2.tar.md5 to PDA and make sure re-partition option is not selected. Simply start the flash and wait for the process to complete.
For more details on how to download and install this Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean test build for Samsung Galaxy Note II, head over to SamMobile’s dedicated thread.