How to Install ZSDME1 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 2 N7100

Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 is going to be updated to Android 4.1.2 by way of this particular firmware: ZSDME1. Get instructions on how to have it on your smartphone from the tutorial we prepared today.

Requirements

If you are set on grabbing the update, you need to first consider these important pre-requisites: charge the battery of the device in case it’s empty, make backups via our instructions (use an external SD card to backup the internal memory data), flash USB Drivers for the phone on your laptop, turn on USB debugging, use a Windows laptop (or get CrossOver Utility for your Mac or Linux-running notebook) and use the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 that’s bootloader and carrier unlocked.Galaxy-Note-2-GT-N7100

The installation of the ZSDME1 on your handset is about to start. Here’s how to make it work.

Instructions

  1. First step you need to consider: download the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 ZSDME1 firmware and Odin tool on your personal comp and after that is done, you should extract them till you spot .tar.md5 and Odin 3.07.exe on the desktop of your laptop.
  2. Have your smartphone powered off, afterwards enter the handset in Download Mode; here’s our advice on how to do that: press and simultaneously hold Volume Up, Home and Power.
  3. The Odin 3.07.exe needs to run as an Admin for the next part of our guide, so right-click on odin.exe and on “Run as administrator” from the context menu to achieve that. The smartphone has to be plugged in to the laptop now; then wait for some signs that indicate if it was successful or not. So, if you see “Added!!” and a COM port number colored yellow, then you’re OK; if not, install again the USB Drivers or use a different USB port.
  4. Now look at the following set of instructions:
    – click on PDA and choose a file with CODE in its name;
    – click on Phone, then choose the file which contains MODEM in its name;
    – click on CSC and after that opt for a file with CSC in its name;
    – click on PIT and choose a .pit file.
  5. As soon as you’ve followed all of the prompts above, you need to select these options: F. Reset Time, Re-partition and Auto Reboot. The Re-partition box needs to be checked only in case you chose the .pit file.
  6. Make sure the firmware gets on the Note 2 GT-N7100 by tapping START. Once the end of the flashing phase is near, you have to wait for the handset to reboot.
  7. Also, you will get to see PASS and a green background; and this translates into the following: the phone needs to be unplugged from the notebook.

The tutorial is over. Now that you have an updated smartphone, you can see the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build ZSDME1 when you are in the “About phone” section.

NOTE: The Galaxy Note 2 N7100 will not necessarily go through a successful update procedure. If you see that it is stuck in boot animation, you can do the following: go to the Recovery Mode, perform Factory Reset/Wipe Data and then Wipe Cache Partition, after which you should opt for the system restarting option and the issue is solved. The same solution needs to be used if the phone is stuck in Samsung’s logo.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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