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Update Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmwares

You can now update Galaxy Note 8.0 to XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 official firmware update. This is the latest firmware released earlier today for this Android phone. Like always, we have the tutorial on how to install this firmware on your phone with the most easy instructions. For those who are not able to download this update from Samsung KIES, you can always grab the latest update for Galaxy Note 8.0 and the tutorial from MyTrickSource. You do not need to have ClockworkMod recovery installed or a rooted phone in order to install this update manually. You can easily update Galaxy Note 8.0 to XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 using our tutorial.

As you continue reading, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 firmware on Galaxy Note 8.0. Please make sure you backup your data with the given tips below and also read the other
important tips given as you will need them before proceeding to the update tutorial. This is an unbranded firmware so it can be installed on any Galaxy Note 8.0 Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: All the Custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (MyTrickSource) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

Android 4.1.2 XXBMD1 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013 March
Regions: Bulgaria

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Download Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

    If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

        1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode.

        2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

        3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on MyTrickSource are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy Note 8.0 to XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware.

How to Update Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to Android 4.1.2 XXBMD1 Jelly Bean If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • This is an unbranded firmware with no carrier apps installed on it.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. 

Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 - Download XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2
- Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to install Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100.

Step 3 - Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons together, till you see the Samsung logo or the construction Android robot and a triangle. This is the Download Mode.

Step 4 - Make sure you have your Galaxy Note 8.0 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to your computer while the phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6
- If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7
- Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 has now been updated to XXBMD1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

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If you run into any problems, feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this guide... But I've a question... In the step 8 ("In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step"), if I selected the .PIT file, I have to check Re-Partition and Reset Time or is it an optional? And will I lose my data in USB archive? Thanks ;)
    (sorry for my English)