Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Install N5100XXDNG2 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 3G GT-N5100 Official Android 4.4.2 Firmware

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware build N5100XXDNG2. The N5100XXDNG2 is now available in select countries in Europe while the previous 4.4.2 update was only seen in Poland. As you may noticed the rolled out is so slow as it took around a month before this update arrive in other countries.  So for those who might want to upgrade right now, you may manually install the official 4.4.2 N5100XXDNG2 firmware. Just read on below for the rest of the guide and learn about the new 4.4.2 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100.
Again some overall features of the Android 4.4.2 are not seen on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 updates.   So better check it out on your own once you upgrade your device to 4.4.2 KitKat update.

Those who have not rooted their device can now get the update via over-the-air OTA update and using Samsung Kies. While those advanced users that might probably has a rooted devices may prepare the Odin method below. If your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 have root, you will lose root once you installed the official firmware back to your device. But the Android 4.4.2 N5100XXDNG2 can still be rooted, using same method you have tried before like the CF-Auto root and then the updated custom recovery you've used.

How to manually install N5100XXDNG2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note 8.0 3G GT-N5100

This quick guide is for advance users only – those who has rooted and installed with modified firmware on their Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 and having issues updating via OTA or Kies. Ordinary users may only update via over the air with WiFi connection and or Kies and do not use this method since  your Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 still runs with the official firmware and you can simply update  thru Kies or Over the Air without any issues.
Warning: This method is for advance users only, typical users who did not touch or changes their devices MUST ONLY update via Kies and OTA only. This firmware is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with model number GT-N5100 only (International version) and cannot be used on other Galaxy Note 8.0 variants like Galaxy Note 8.0 3G GT-N5100, Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE GT-N5120 and the so on.
Disclaimer: Use of this guide is solely at your own risk! Proceed with extra-precautions.

Download Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 original N5100XXDNG2 unbranded Stock Firmware

Select the exact stock firmware file according to your country of origin. I will add more countries soon.

N5100XXDNG2 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100

  • Kazakhstan - N5100XXDNG2_N5100OXEDNG1_SKZ

  • Russia (MegaFon) - N5100XXDNG2_N5100OXEDNG1_MGF

  • Russia- N5100XXDNG2_N5100OXEDNG1_SER  download

  • Ukraine (Kyivstar) - N5100XXDNG2_N5100OXEDNG1_SEK

  • Uzbekistan - N5100XXDNG2_N5100OXEDNG1_CAC

Downloads: Galaxy Note 8.0 4.4.2 Firmware Updates

Grab Odin flasher tools and USB Driver:
- Odin3_v3.09
- GT-N5100 USB Driver

FAQ about flashing Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 DNE2 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware:

Q: Did it increase the flash counter of the phone?
A: No, flashing original stock firmware will not trip your phone’s flash counter, it only increases when you install any custom ROM, unofficial or leaked firmware.

Q: My phone is already rooted, does it remove root?
A: Yes, once you flash official firmware it will return to its original factory default settings, you will lose root and you need to root again. CF-Auto Root will worked  N5100XXDNG2 official 4.4.2 kitkat update.

Before you proceed prepare the necessary things as follows:
- Create a sync and backup all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, so that you will not lose it just in-case something might went wrong after the update.
- Make sure that the phone’s battery is fully charge to ensure stability and avoid power failure issues while updating.
- Close all software, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflicts.
- Prepare a personal computer or laptop with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or later OS, and you must deactivate the antivirus from your computer and you must have an administrator access, to be able to download and install the drivers.
- Extract or unzip the downloaded firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable tar. Use wizip,winrar, 7zip or any extracting tool you had in your computer.
- Run Odin Downloader v3.07 flasher program.
- Load the binary tar file. Click on the AP button then browse to the folder where you extracted the stock ROM:
- Do Not check the Re-Partition checkbox, just leave default checked Auto Reboot and F-Reset Time check-boxes.
- Reboot the phone in download mode: To reboot the Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut down, just press and hold the Volume Down , Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Download mode buttons

It will then prompts into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

- Connect the phone to PC when it’s in the Download Mode screen. You should see an ID:COM turns in bluish color and Odin says added!!. If Odin doesn't respond when the device connected to the computer then check for possible errors, such as USB cable, USB ports and the USB driver. Do not proceed if the device is not recognized with Odin, it only result to flashing failure.
- Hit the “START’ button.
- Wait until a word “PASS’ appears.

11. Remove the phone from the computer once completely reboots.
You may then confirm the newly installed Android 4.4.2 KitKat  from your device:
Tap on Settings>About Device> Firmware info or type *#1234# and see if it’s already N5100XXDNG2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat build.

How to Root N5100XXDNG2 official 4.4.2 kitkat update

To root the N5100XXDNG2 official 4.4.2 update, you may use CF-Auto Root. But take note there is KNOX counter that it gets tripped and void your warranty. So make sure to be aware with before taking into the plunge of rooting your device. But again, we cannot assure you that it may worked well. Simply download Chainfire’s CF-Auto root built for Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 here . Unzip the file so you’ll get the ‘CF-Auto-Root-konawifi-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5′. Now reboot your Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 into download mode again Hold Volume Down+Home+Power button, then connect to your computer.  Once the device is recognized with Odin, click the PDA button then load the ‘CF-Auto-Root-konawifi-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5′′. Lastly hit the “Start” button, then wait for a minute or two until it successfully installs the root file. Once you successfully installed the Root files, it may prompt you something like "SuperSu has stopped", but all you need is update or download the latest SuperSu apps from playstore.

You may also grab this apps which is useful for fixing SD card issues on Android 4.4.2 update. If everything here might not clear to you, just let me know.


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