How to Update Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 to Android 4.3 XXUEMK9

XXUEMK9 is the best option you have to update Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. This is the quickest and easiest way to have Android 4.3 on your phone. And we will tell you everything about it and how to perform it.

March saw the release of the most recent official firmware for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. Available for a lot of countries ever since this month, this new official firmware is most suited for this smartphone. Avoid bricking another handset by using the right one. You can always look through our phone models, find the one you have and update it to the new operating system with the guide we wrote for that model.

Since the XXUEMK9 has an activated KIES logo, you can, if the phone has stock ROM, update it via the KIES tool. Should your device not come with stock ROM, our tutorial will help you with the update.


Below are some requirements. Use them to prepare your phone for the upgrade:

  • it’s important to save the phone’s data, which is the reason why a backup should be created;
  • a full NANDroid backup is also recommended, so make one;
  • charge the phone’s battery unit;
  • turn on USB Debugging;
  • certain USB drivers for this phone need to be downloaded on your laptop;
  • your notebook must have Windows on it;
  • turn off the security programs your notebook comes with;
  • the phone’s own security programs must be disabled, as well.

Now on to the novelties an update brings. Along with the new OS, your phone will get customization possibilities and fresh apps. Also important are new features and zero security threats. Suffice to say that the upgrade means an improved performance from all points of view.Galaxy-Note-2-GT-N7100

If a Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 with root access on it is updated, some bad cons will come to the surface. They translate into revoked root access first of all. The second disadvantage: the smartphone will end up with a lost system partition. But the important files, data and so on won’t get erased. The internal and external SD cards will remain unaltered, too.

Step by step instructions

The most interesting part of our guide is upon us. It deals with the steps required for the phone’s upgrade.

  1. The first of them: make sure your laptop has the Jelly Bean Android 4.3 XXUEMK9 for your country and Odin v3.09 downloaded on it. Save them there next. WinZip should be used for the unzipping of both these packages till your laptop features some files; one of them should be Odin v3.09.exe.
  2. This particular file has to be launched on the notebook. Ready with this part? Coming up next: the step that requires you to enter the phone in Download Mode.
  3. This process should take place as detailed right now: simultaneously press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down keys until you are shown a boot message. When you spot the latter, you need to release the three keys. Then press this one: Volume Up.
  4. The step that comes up next will have you ensure a connection between the Samsung N7100 and your laptop. The tool to use for this connection: the phone’s USB cord. A sign in blue will appear once the connection is successfully made; Odin will show you this sign.
  5. Once the plugging is a done deal, prepare to move the firmware file to AP / PDA, after which you should tick both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. Re-partition needs to be unchecked.
  6. Time to begin the installation of this official firmware. Help it commence by tapping “Start” and giving the process about 12 minutes to finish. The firmware will safely land on the Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 when the display of the latter pops up a “Pass” message in an all-green background.
  7. Your phone should then start to restart. When it’s done with this phase, we recommend the following: unplug the smartphone from the laptop. Time to relish in the XXUEMK9 and the goodies sported by the Android 4.3 JB!
  8. If you have no idea how to open the new firmware, try this: go to the handset, tap Settings on it and then About Phone. After you launch the new tool as described, see how it performs on the phone.

If you’re not fully satisfied with it, restore the former ROM with the aid of the above-mentioned NANDroid backup file. Unfortunately, you will lose the upgrade procedure by doing this.

Do you have questions for us? Leave them in the comment box below.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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