Samsung Galaxy Note, the first handset in Samsung’s family of large smartphones, has received a new firmware upgrade in Germany recently, one that provides users with the possibility to install software version XXLT4 on their handsets.
The ROM is based on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, the same as the previously released firmware XXLSZ for the device, but it does appear to be packing a series of enhancements, nevertheless.
According to some of those who have already installed the ROM on their Galaxy Note N7000 devices, the overall performance of the device appears to have been improved, and the battery life is much better than before.
The Android 4.1.2 XXLT4 firmware is said to have been released mainly for unbranded devices on the market in Germany, and that it should be available for download through the Samsung Kies desktop application.
However, provided that users in other regions would like to download and install the ROM on their devices and that the official method isn’t working, a solution is available.
First of all, they should download and install the necessary USB drivers for the smartphone, and ensure that the USB Debugging Mode is enabled on the device, and that all data on it has been backed up.
The installation process will erase all personal files from the smartphone, and users will lose any unsaved data. The battery inside the phone should be fully charged, so as to ensure that it lasts throughout the installation process.
As ibtimes.co.uk notes, the Android 4.1.2 XXLT4 Jelly Bean firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 can already be found available for download online. Users will also need to download Odin3 to install the software.
To install the firmware, unpack the content of the .zip file in a folder, launch Odin and put the Galaxy Note in download mode (turn the phone off, press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons, then the Power button, and hit Volume Up after the phone turns on).
Then connect the smartphone to the PC, and wait for Odin to detect it. As soon as that happens, select the files to be flashed on the device: the .tar or .tar.md5 file for PDA. Make sure that Re-Partition is unchecked, and hit Start.
The phone will automatically reboot when the process is completed, and users will see the new firmware installed on it. To verify that, go to Settings > About Phone.