Although not yet officially available, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat as we have been able to know thanks to the guys at XDA Developers, specifically the user izap. If you have this tablet and you are wanting to update it (Samsung abandoned it a bit since Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean), here we show you all the necessary steps.
Virtually all owners of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000) began to think that Samsung would never update their device again. However, the day has finally arrived and thanks to one of the members of the XDA forum, the updated firmware for this tablet is now available for download. Officially, Samsung hopes to bring Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the Galaxy Note 10.1 in the months of May or June, but if you can’t wait, here is the list of steps to follow to start enjoying it. As always, we are not responsible for any brick or device failure, knowing that this version is not yet a build official.
- Extract the firmware file
- Download Odin3 v3.09 (from here or here)
- Extract the file from Odin.zip
- Restart the tablet in mode download (press and hold the power and volume down buttons)
- Connect the tablet and wait until we see the blue signal in Odin
- Add AP_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to AP
- Add BL_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to BL
- Add MODEM_N8000XXUDND2.tar.md5 to CP
- Add CSC_OXA_N8000OXADND5.tar.md5 to CSC
- Make sure the option to distribution it is not marked
- Click on start and wait several minutes
- In the event that you encounter various firmware issues, such as the dreaded bootloop:
- Start in recovery mode (press and hold the start, power and volume up key)
- Choose the option to restore to factory (wipe / factory reset), which will erase all data on the device.
- Restart … and voila!
If you have any questions, you can always take a look at the corresponding thread in the XDA Developers forum. For now, all users are really happy with the new firmware of their Galaxy Note 10.1. And as always, if you want more tutorials on how to squeeze and configure your Android or install any other firmware, visit our section dedicated to it.
Via Sam Mobile