Thursday, December 27, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 3G+WiFi Upgrade to Android 4.1.2 Premium Suite N8000XXCLL3 Kies/OTA Update Release

Samsung has rolled out the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 GT-N8000 WiFi and 3G version.  The latest firmware  released with  build number N8000XXCLL3 hits in Germany. This Android 4.1.2 update brings up the device more improvements in terms of stability and  usability.  Some few apps from earlier 4.1.1 Jelly Bean are still in-tact like Group Cast app but a "S Note" widget and the New keyboard with gesture typing (Split Typing) are some few apps found added.

Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Firmware Update Build: N8000XXCLL3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean also known as Premium Suite

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 WiFi+3G
Region: Europe
Country: Germany
Android version: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Baseband/Modem: N8000XXCLL1
Kernel version: 3.0.31-646243
Build Number: JZO54K.N8000XXCLL3
Build date: December 2012
Released: December 2012

How to Manually Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 to android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using stock ROM N8000XXCLL3

Warning! This procedure is intentionally for advance users only with experience tweaking their devices like rooting or installing custom ROM. Typical users must only upgrade thru Kies and OTA if the update will come soon in your specific areas.

Disclaimer: Use of this guide is solely at your own risk. We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your devices. Please proceed with extra precautions.

Do Some Preparations:
- Back-up all important data stored from the device and saved it somewhere on your computer.
- Make sure the battery is fully charge.
- Grab the following needed files below.
- Remember the APN settings of your device.

Grab the following needed files:

Odin3_v3.07 Flasher Tool -  Odin3_v3.07
USB Driver – Download

Official Stock ROM:
Germany: DBT_N8000XXCLL3_N8000OXACLL3
This firmware version have been updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it's no longer applicable for the device.

Odin Flashing Procedure:

1. Install the driver
2. Extract or “unzip” the downloaded firmware in a separate folder of your computer.
3. Run and configure Odin. Do not check the “Re-Partition” checkbox. Leave marked checked on “”Auto-Reboot and “F-Reset Time”.
4. Boot the Galaxy Note 10.1 into “Download Mode”
- Turn it Off
- Press and hold (Volume Down, Home and Power) button at the same time.
- Press Volume Up to continue..
5. Connect the Galaxy Note 10.1 to computer, once it display the downloading screen.
6. Load the tar file on Odin’s PDA button.
- click on PDA button then locate and select the extracted ‘N8000XXCLL3_N8000OXACLL3_N8000XXCLL1_HOME.tar.md5′ file.

7. Hit the “Start” button to begin flashing.
8. Wait until it finishes and Odin displays a word “PASS!”.
9. Once the device reboots, unplug it from PC connection.

Fixing Possible Errors and Failures during Flashing
Set up connection failed
All threads completed (success 0/failed 1)

This is cause by a bad USB connection. Try to reconnect or use other USB cable, check everything – PC USB serial ports.

Stuck at welcome screen or logo
This can be easily fix by factory reset.
- press and hold (Volume Up, Home and Power) button
- navigate down and choose “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” using the volume keys.
- Use Power or Home button to enter choice.
- then select “Reboot System Now”.

Changes and Features Review

Can anyone confirm the same are applicable for Note 10.1 also
Customizable notification shade - No.
New notification toggles - No.
Option to disable multi-window - No.
Option to remove brightness slider from the notification bar - No.
New keyboard with gesture typing - Sort of. We have ballons available that pop-up when you press a key which is handy with the split keyboard.
New lock-screen effect. - No. We got bigger text and icons.
Easy mode on S Planner - I wouldn't call it "easy" but it's been revised and doesn't look as cluttered as it used to.
New S Note widget - Yes.
Group Cast app - It's been there since the first JB update.
Stability/usability improvements. - Yes.
There is a new button in the low right corner where you can split the screen to multiview. It also works with almost all of my modified apps! Very handy because that was one of the things i missed in 4.1.1.

The same will come only on moded apps and on the default apps it will be on the top right hand, what that means you are not required to launch the apps from multiview shortcut bar you can start the supported app normally and if you want to make it multiview just click on the icon.

Earlier that was not an option atleast for the moded apps
I just found out that every app that i modded has a button now to get it in multiview.Even if you dont launch it from the bottom bar.Some have the button in the right corner below but just saw that some even have a regular one like in the stock multiview apps in the right upper corner.I like it very much multiview is now even better than it was

Hi guys, I have try this again setting my brightness to min again. I confirm the screen brightness is fix. I have the issue previously but after upgraded to 4-1.2 it was Solve.
I did an clear cache and full reset on recovery after upgraded.

I would say if this are to try, do backup all files and especially on snote files. Snote file are prefer to transfer to card or / pc. Reason was I did encounter some of the sync issue on google and some of the snote files are not fully sync, some deleted and server duplicate it as well.
It works the same way it always has. The moment you open a new or existing S-Note the brightness gets turned way up. You've always been able to un-tick auto-brightness to make it lower and just opening the S Note app itself doesn't affect the brightness. And this isn't an "issue" per se; it's working the way Samsung designed it to work. Everyone not liking it equally doesn't mean it's broken.

Thanks berry, than it is my mistake on it. i always thought that brightness Set to Auto or Manual, µ brightness will turn to max. Haha at least now on manual Set brightness mode i can access to my snote without hurting my eyes.

Battery life seems slightly better, I used to get around 8 hours plus and in this release I am heading for 10. (web,facebook,twitter etc)
Also an improvement in UI when you use the spen to scroll up and down and reach the top you get a bluish halo looks cool

Credits to michaelmols for the screenshots and to all fellow XDA-Developers members who has tried out this update earlier - via XDA Thread


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