A few days ago Samsung pushed out the Android 4.1.2 firmware XXDLL1 for the Galaxy Note II N7105. This is an official OTA update. However, it hasn’t been received yet on a global scale, so this guide is going to teach you how to manually update the handset to the new firmware.
The guide will require the use of the Odin tool. There is no need to install a custom recovery or go about rooting the device though. This is because it’s an official firmware update. However, those who are going to attempt the guide on a rooted handset should note that their root access will no longer be there.
This guide is strictly meant for model number N7105. Updating it is going to wipe the data within the phablet, so it’s important to backup Contacts, SMS and other files. Charging to phablet properly is also a wise thing to do. Please note that iJailbreak isn’t going to be held liable if the device gets damaged in any way. The steps are to be followed at your own risk. Enable USB Debugging on the device by heading over to Settings. From here you can choose Developer Options and tick the box in front of enable USB Debugging.
Step 1: Download Odin and the firmware package for N7105.
Step 2: Switch off the device and boot it into Download Mode. This can be done by holding the Home and Volume Down keys at the same time. Press the Power button when a sign appears.
Step 3: Launch Odin and connect the device to the PC. ID: COM and COM port are going to turn yellow and an ‘ADDED” message will appear on the screen.
Step 4: Select the ‘PDA’ button in Odin > choose the file ‘Home’ or ‘Code’.
Note: Step number 5 can be completely ignored if none of the said files are present.
Step 5: Select ‘Phone’ > choose file ‘MODEM’. Now go ahead to click ‘CSC’ and select the file. Next, click ‘.pit’ and choose the file.
Step 6: Tick the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ options. Tick the ‘Re-partition’ option if the .pit file option was present and you were able to select it.
Step 7: Go ahead with the installation by choosing the ‘Start’ button in Odin. After the completion of the installation, a PASS message is going to be displayed on the screen, which means the update was successful.
You can now close Odin, unplug the phablet, and restart it into the new Android 4.1.2 XXDLL1 firmware. Feel free to leave comments if you have any further questions or thoughts.