How to Manually Update Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1 OTA Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (LTE)

Samsung has recently released its latest Android 4.1.2 Jellybean based XXBMF1 Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware for Vodafone users of Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE (N8020) in Germany. This is also available for download via Samsung KIES utility in select European countries including France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Although the N8020XXBMF1 Jelly Bean firmware doesn’t offer any new features, it includes a number bug-fixes and maintenance updates for Galaxy Note 10.1 (LTE) to improve its overall system performance and stability. The firmware can be installed using the ODIN flash tool and hence custom recovery tools such as ClockworkMod (CWM) are not required.

Manually Update your Galaxy Note 10.1 (LTE) N8020 to Android Jellybean 4.1.2 XXBMF1 Official Firmware using the Odin flash tool

Step 1: Download the

firmware and Odin v3.07 zip files on your computer.

Step 2: Now extract the firmware zip file which you downloaded in step 1 to your computer to obtain a .tar.md5 file.

Step 3: Extract the Odin zip file to the current folder.

Step 4: Now you need to switch off your phone to put it into download mode which is required for downloading these files to your phone. To do this, first switch off your phone and then press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together until the Samsung logo appears on the screen. Now hit Volume Up to switch into Download Mode.

Step 5: Launch Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Administrator in your PC.

Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Note 10.1 to the computer via a USB data cable provided by Samsung, while the device is still in Download mode. A message saying “Added!” will appear in ODIN window after successfully connecting the device to the computer and the ID: COM box will change to yellow or blue with the corresponding COM port number.

Step 6: Now select the following files from the N8020XXBMF1 firmware folder by using respective checkboxes:

  • Select the PDA checkbox, and click the ‘.tar.md5′ file

Step 7: Enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in the Odin window by selecting the checkboxes. Make sure that the Re-Partition checkbox is not be selected.

Step 8: Double Check steps 6 and 7 to avoid any errors and then hit START button to begin flashing the firmware.

Step 9: After completion of firmware installation, the tablet will reboot automatically and a PASS message with green background will appear in the top left of Odin and unplug the USB cable, once you see the home screen.

Your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8020 is now running the latest Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1 official firmware. To verify the firmware details go to Settings > About Tablet.

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