How to Update Galaxy Ace 3 Duos S7272 with Android 4.2.2 XXUANA1 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (GT-S7272) with Dual SIM card support has received Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update with firmware build number S7272XXUANA1. The new official firmware is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Firmware details
PDA: S7272XXUANA1
CSC: S7272OXEANA2
MODEM: S7272XXUANA1
Version: Android 4.2.2
Build date: Jan 09, 2014
Regions: Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Duos S7272 users who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES, may follow our step-by-step guide to install the update manually.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The Android 4.2.2 XXUANA1 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with the Galaxy Ace 3 Duos (GT-S7272). Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Ace 3 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.2.2 XXUANA1 Jelly Bean Firmware (Mirror Link 1, Link 2)
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Update Galaxy Ace 3 Duos S7272 with Android 4.2.2 XXUANA1 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files (optional).
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Ace 3.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Ace 3 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin from extracted S7272XXUANA1 firmware folder:
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file.
  • Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the Start button to begin the installation process.
Step 10: Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect it from the computer.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Duos S7272 should be now updated with Android 4.2.2 XXUANA1 Jelly Bean official firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Ace 3 Duos S7272 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

How to Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with Android 4.1.2 XXNB1 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 with model number GT-I8160 has received the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update with firmware build number I8160XXNB1. The new official update is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Firmware details
PDA: I8160XXNB1
CSC: I8160OXXNB4
MODEM: I8160XXNB1
Version: Android 4.1.2
Build date: Feb 10, 2014
Regions: Slovakia

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 users who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES, can now download and install the same manually using our step-by-step guide.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The Android 4.1.2 XXNB1 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (GT-I8160). Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Ace 2 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.1.2 XXNB1 Jelly Bean Firmware (Mirror Link) for Galaxy Ace 2 I8160
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with Android 4.1.2 XXNB1 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files (optional).
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Ace 2.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Ace 2 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin from extracted I8160XXNB1 firmware folder:
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file.
  • Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the Start button to begin the installation process.
Step 10: Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from the computer.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 should be now updated with official Android 4.1.2 XXNB1 Jelly Bean. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

How to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 with Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB4 KitKat Official Firmware

Samsung has started rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Exynos Octa variant of Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) in Middle Eastern countries, starting from Saudi Arabia. The new official firmware is currently available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Firmware details
PDA: I9500XXUFNB4
CSC: I9500OJVFNB2
MODEM: I9500XXUFNA6
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Feb 17, 2014
Regions: Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 users who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES, may follow our step-by-step guide to install the update manually.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB4 KitKat firmware is compatible only with the Galaxy S4 with model number GT-I9500. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB4 KitKat Firmware (Mirror Link)
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 with Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB4 KitKat Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files (optional).
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy S4.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin from extracted I9500XXUFNB4 firmware folder:
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file.
  • Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the Start button to begin the installation process.
Step 10: Once the installation process completes, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect it from the computer.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 should be now updated with Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB4 KitKat official firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy S4 I9500 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

How to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 with Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB7 KitKat Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) users in Southeast Asian countries has started receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update with firmware build number I9500XXUFNB7. The new official firmware is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Firmware details
PDA: I9500XXUFNB7
CSC: I9500OLBFNB4
MODEM: I9500DXUFNB2
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Feb 28, 2014
Regions: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 users who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES, may follow our step-by-step guide to install the update manually.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB7 KitKat firmware is compatible only with the Galaxy S4 with model number GT-I9500. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB7 KitKat Firmware (Mirror Link)
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 with Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB7 KitKat Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files (optional).
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy S4.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin from extracted I9500XXUFNB7 firmware folder:
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file.
  • Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the Start button to begin the installation process.
Step 10: Once the installation process completes, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect it from the computer.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 should be now updated with Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB7 KitKat official firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy S4 I9500 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

How to Update Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 with Android 4.2.2 XXUANB6 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

The international 3G + Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (GT-P5200) has received another Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update with firmware build number P5200XXUANB6. The new official firmware is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Firmware details
PDA: P5200XXUANB6
CSC: P5200OXEANB1
MODEM: P5200XXUANB2
Version: Android 4.2.2
Build date: Feb 25, 2014
Regions: Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 users who missed the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES, can now download and install the same manually using our step-by-step guide.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the device by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. Ensure the battery of the device is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The Android 4.2.2 XXUANB6 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with the 3G + Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (GT-P5200). Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.2.2 XXUANB6 Jelly Bean Firmware (Mirror Link) for Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Update Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 with Android 4.2.2 XXUANB6 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files (optional).
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin from extracted P5200XXUANB6 firmware folder:
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file.
  • Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the Start button to begin the installation process.
Step 10: Once the installation process completes, your device will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from the computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 should be now updated with the Android 4.2.2 XXUANB6 Jelly Bean official firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5200 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 on Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S3 with model number GT-I9300 recently received Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with base firmware XXEMA2. The official firmware is now available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean firmware, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy S3 I9300 users to root their devices easily.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S3 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy S3 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300. Applying this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy S3 I9300  (CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.zip)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Root Galaxy S3 I9300 on Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract downloaded CF-Auto-Root zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool and you will find a .tar.md5 file within it.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete this installation process smoothly.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy S3 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Select these files in Odin at respective buttons:
  • Click the PDA Button, and select CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Your Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 running on Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You may now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 with Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100). This update is currently available for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 users from Southeast Asia countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Firmware details
PDA: P3100XXCMA4
CSC: P3100QLBCMA3
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: February, 2013
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand (La Fleur)

The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 users who fail to upgrade their devices with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using official method, may follow our step-by-step guide to update manually.

Pre-requisite
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on your computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) Your tablet should be factory unlocked.

Steps to Update Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
Step 1: Download Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 to your computer. You should get a .tar file along with some other files while extracting the firmware zip file
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) and extract the zip file
Step 3: Power off the Galaxy tablet and enter into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together. Then press the Volume up button to continue enter into Download Mode
Step 4: Run Odin on the computer
Step 5: Plug in the USB cable to the Galaxy tablet to connect it with the computer. A message saying 'Added' will arrive under Odin's message box. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if the device is successfully connected
[Note: In case you do not see the Added message, then try another USB port. If that does not work too then reinstall USB driver.]
Step 6: Select the files, in the order mentioned below, which you have extracted from P3100XXCMA4 folder
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file with Code in its name (Required)
  • Click the Phone button and select file with Modem in its name (Optional)
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name (Optional)
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file (Optional)
Step 7: In Odin window, ensure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected. In case you are using a .pit file, then make sure Re-Partition checkbox is also selected
Step 8: Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation
Step 9: After the installation process is completed, you should see a 'Pass' message with green background in the extreme left box at the top of Odin. The tablet will then automatically reboot and soon you should see the Samsung logo. You may safely unplug the USB cable from the tablet to disconnect it from the computer
[Note: If the Galaxy Tab gets stuck at booting animation (after step-9) then head over to recovery mode and perform data wiping task by selecting Wipe Data/factory Reset and then select Reboot System now.]

Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 official Jelly Bean firmware is now installed and running on your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. Head over to Settings >> About Tablet to verify the software version on your device.

How to Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 on Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean Firmware

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Over-The-Air (OTA) update with base firmware XXCMA4 has been released for the international version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 bearing model number GT-P3100. This update is currently available for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 users from Southeast Asia countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean firmware, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 users to root their devices easily.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisite
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on your computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options (Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings >> Applications >> Development (Android 2.3 or earlier).
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. Applying this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Steps to Root Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 Running on Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root package for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to your computer. Extract the downloaded zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a file with .tar extension under the extracted folder
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) and extract the zip file
Step 3: Switch off the tablet and place it into Download Mode. To do so press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together. A warning screen sill arrive, then press Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode
Step 4: Run Odin on your computer
Step 5: Connect the tablet to the computer using the USB cable while the device is in the Download Mode. A message saying Added will arrive under Odin's message box in the bottom left. You will also get to see COM port with a number in Yellow when the tablet is connected to the computer successfully
Step 6: In Odin click the PDA button and select CF-Auto-Root-espressorf-espressorfxx-gtp3100.tar.md5 file
Step 7: Ensure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin
Step 8: Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process
Step 9: Once the flashing process is completed, the tablet will automatically restart and soon you should see a Pass message with green background in the extreme-left box at the top of the Odin. You may now safely unplug the USB cable from the tablet to disconnect it from the computer

Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 running on Android 4.1.2 XXCMA4 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You may now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

How to Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 with Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung has rolled out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update with base firmware XXCLL2 for the international 3G + Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with model number GT-P5100. This update is currently available for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 users from Southeast Asia countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Firmware details
PDA: P5100XXCLL2
CSC: P5100OLBCLL2
Version: Android 4.1.1
Built date: December, 2012
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 users who fail to upgrade their devices with Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean via official method for being region specific, may follow our step-by-step guide to install the update manually.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the tsblet is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 and installing this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean Firmware for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 with Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your tablet. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together until the device turns on. Then press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Choose the following files in Odin from extracted P5100XXCLL2 firmware folder by using respective checkboxes:
  • Select the PDA checkbox, and choose the file named .tar or .md5.
  • Click the Phone checkbox, and choose the file with 'modem' in its name (ignore if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC checkbox, and select the file with 'csc' in its name (ignore if such file is missing)
  • Choose the PIT checkbox, and choose the .pit file. Use only the file obtained during extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your tablet will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 should be now updated with official Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

How to Root Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 on Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung has rolled out its first official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update with base firmware XXCLL2 for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100 in several countries. The official firmware is now available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean firmware, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 users to root their devices easily.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 running on Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean firmware. Applying these on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note 2 by navigating to Settings>> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100  (CF-Auto-Root-espresso10rf-espresso10rfxx-gtp5100.zip)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Root Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 Running on Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract downloaded CF-Auto-Root zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool and you will find a .tar.md5 file within it.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power button together until the device turns on. Then press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Select these files in Odin at respective buttons:
  • Click the PDA Button, and select CF-Auto-Root-espresso10rf-espresso10rfxx-gtp5100.tar.md5.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your tablet will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 running on Android 4.1.1 XXCLL2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You may now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

How to Update Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 with Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Good news for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus GT-P6200 owners, Samsung has started pushing the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with build number P6200XXMC3. This XXMC3 is freshly build on March 25th, a full upgrade to Android 4.1.2 from previous 4.0.4 ICS.

This update brings some new stuff on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus such as Google Now, Smart Stay, Blocking Mode that let users block any unwanted calls, new Gallery, a redesigned Home Screen launcher, Text-to-speech capability and a new notifications settings.

Firmware details
PDA: P6200XXMC3
CSC: P6200OXAMC3
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: March, 2013
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus users who fail to upgrade their devices with Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean using official method for being region specific, may follow our step-by-step guide to install the update manually.

Pre-requisite
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus on your computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) Your tablet should be factory unlocked.

Steps to Update Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200
Step 1: Download Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 to your computer. You should get a .tar file along with some other files while extracting the firmware zip file
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) and extract the zip file
Step 3: Power off the Galaxy tablet and enter into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together. Then press the Volume up button to continue enter into Download Mode
Step 4: Run Odin on the computer
Step 5: Plug in the USB cable to the Galaxy tablet to connect it with the computer. A message saying 'Added' will arrive under Odin's message box. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if the device is successfully connected
[Note: In case you do not see the Added message, then try another USB port. If that does not work too then reinstall USB driver.]
Step 6: Select the files, in the order mentioned below, which you have extracted from P6200XXMC3 folder
  • Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file with Code in its name
  • Click the Phone button and select file with Modem in its name
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name
  • Click the PIT button and select the .pit file
[Note: You may ignore the last three steps in case such files are not found.] 
Step 7: In Odin window, ensure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected. In case you are using a .pit file, then make sure Re-Partition checkbox is also elected
Step 8: Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation
Step 9: After the installation process is completed, you should see a 'Pass' message with green background in the extreme left box at the top of Odin. The tablet will then automatically reboot and soon you should see the Samsung logo. You may safely unplug the USB cable from the tablet to disconnect it from the computer
[Note: If the Galaxy Tab gets stuck at booting animation (after step-9) then head over to recovery mode and perform data wiping task by selecting Wipe Data/factory Reset and then select Reboot System now.]

Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 official Jelly Bean firmware is now installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200. Head over to Settings >> About Tablet to verify the software version on your device.

How to Root Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 on Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung recently released its official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with base firmware XXMC3, for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus GT-P6200 in several countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom. The official firmware is now available for download via Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean firmware, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus users to root their devices easily.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-Requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus on your computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) The Recovery file and the Superuser files used for rooting are compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200 running on Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean.

Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200
Step 1: Download Recovery.tar.rar file for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to the computer and extract using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Download Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip file and copy to SD card of tablet
Step 3: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) and extract the zip file
Step 4: Switch off the tablet and place it into Download Mode. To do so press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together. A warning screen will arrive, then press Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode
Step 5: Run Odin on your computer
Step 6: Connect the tablet to the computer using the USB cable while the device is in the Download Mode. A message saying Added will arrive under Odin's message box in the bottom left. You will also get to see COM port with a number in Yellow when the tablet is connected to the computer successfully
Step 7: In Odin, click the PDA and select the recovery.tar.md5 file
Step 8: Ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected
Step 9: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin
Step 10: Once installation is completed, the tablet will reboot automatically. After the home screen appears, unplug USB cable from the tablet to disconnect it from the computer

Steps to root Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus by Installing SuperSU via CWM Recovery
Step 11: Reboot tablet into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together.
Step 12: Once device is in Recovery mode, use Volume to scroll to Apply Update Zip from internal storage
Step 13: Now select install zip from sdcard, select choose zip from sdcard and then navigate to the Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip. Select and confirm installation by selecting Yes
Step 14: Once installation process is completed, return to main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot tablet

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus P6200, running official Android 4.1.2 XXMC3 Jelly Bean, is now rooted successfully. Open the app drawer of the Galaxy tablet and look for an app called superuser. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

How to Update Galaxy Note N7000 with Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Good news for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 owners, the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with base firmware DXLSE is now available for download through Samsung KIES as well as Over-The-Air (OTA) update in Southeast Asia countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore,Vietnam and Thailand.

Firmware details
PDA: N7000DXLSE
CSC: N7000OLBLSE
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: March, 2013
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

Features Included:
- Multi-View (Multi-Windows Multitasking, same as in Galaxy Note 2)
- Page Buddy
- New Gallery App (Same as in Galaxy Note 2)
- Notification Panel (Can now be customized)
- Brightness Slider in Notification Panel can now be disabled
- Smart Rotation
- Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- Samsung’s Cloud services
- Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
- New Widgets from the Galaxy S3
- 2 Home screen modes
- Google Now

The Galaxy Note N7000 users who failed to receive the OTA update notification or unable to access the update over Samsung KIES can download and install the same manually, using our step-by-step guide.

Pre-requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) The Galaxy Note should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.  
5) Ensure the battery of the tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
6) The Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 and installing this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy Note by navigating to Settings >> About Phone. 

Steps to Install Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000
Step 1: Download Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean (Mirror Link) firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 to the computer. Then extract the downloaded zip using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool to get a file with .tar or .tar.md5 extension along with few other files 
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) which will help to install the Jelly Bean firmware
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Note. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode
Step 4: Launch Odin on the computer
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 6: Select the files, which are extracted from the N7000DXLSE Jelly Bean folder, to install on the phone
  • Click on PDA and select the file with .tar or .tar.md5 extension
  • Click on Phone and select file with MODEM in its name
  • Click on CSC and select file with CSC in its name
  • Click on PIT and select the .pit file
Note: Ignore the steps b, c and d in case such files are not found.
Step 7: In Odin, verify the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Also verify that the Re-Partition option is unchecked 
Step 8: Double check everything and click the Start button in Odin to begin the firmware flashing. Upon the completion of the installation process, a message saying PASS will appear 
Step 9: The phone will restart automatically. Once the home screen appears, safely unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from the computer

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 should be now updated with official Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

How to Root Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean via Stock Recovery

An Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Over-The-Air (OTA) update with base firmware DXLSE has been released for the international version of Samsung Galaxy Note bearing model number GT-N7000. This firmware is currently available for the Galaxy Note users from Southeast Asia countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) The Galaxy Note should be factory unlocked.
5) Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6) The stock recovery package works only on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Applying these on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note by selecting Settings >> About Phone.

Steps to root Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean using Stock Recovery
Step 1: Download the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6-signed.zip file for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer
Step 2: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable and then copy the downloaded root zip file to the external SD card of the phone
Step 3: Disconnect the phone from the computer and switch it off. Then boot the phone into stock recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together
Step 4: In recovery mode use the Volume keys to toggle between options and Home/Power button to select the desired option
Step 5: Select apply update from external storage then navigate to the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6-signed.zip which was earlier copied to the SD card
Step 6: Select the zip file and confirm installation
Step 7: When the installation process is completed, reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now from the recovery menu

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 should be now rooted successfully on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean through stock recovery. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

How to Root Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean via Odin

An Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Over-The-Air (OTA) update with base firmware DXLSE has been released for the international version of Samsung Galaxy Note bearing model number GT-N7000. This firmware is currently available for the Galaxy Note users from Southeast Asia countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) The Galaxy Note should be factory unlocked.
5) Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6) The root file with .tar extension works only on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Applying these on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note by selecting Settings >> About Phone.

Steps to root Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean using ODIN
Step 1: Download the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6.tar.md5 file for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) which will help to install the root file
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Note. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode
Step 4: Launch Odin on the computer
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 6: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6.tar.md5 file
Step 7: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin
Step 8: Finally hit the Start button in Odin to begin the flashing. The installation will take some time
Step 9: When the installation process is completed the phone will restart automatically. Once the home screen appears on the phone users may safely unplug the device from the computer

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 running on official Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean is now rooted successfully. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

How to Root Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean

An Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Over-The-Air (OTA) update with base firmware DXLSE has been released for the international version of Samsung Galaxy Note bearing model number GT-N7000. This firmware is currently available for the Galaxy Note users from Southeast Asia countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

Below are two methods to root the Galaxy Note: one is using stock recovery file and the other one is using the .tar file which can be installed via Odin.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu >> Settings >> Applications. From there navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) The Galaxy Note should be factory unlocked.
5) Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6) The stock recovery package and the root file with .tar extension works only on Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Applying these on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note by selecting Settings >> About Phone.

METHOD 1 - Root via Stock Recovery
Steps to root Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean using Stock Recovery
Step 1: Download the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6-signed.zip file for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer
Step 2: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable and then copy the downloaded root zip file to the external SD card of the phone
Step 3: Disconnect the phone from the computer and switch it off. Then boot the phone into stock recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together
Step 4: In recovery mode use the Volume keys to toggle between options and Home/Power button to select the desired option
Step 5: Select apply update from external storage then navigate to the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6-signed.zip which was earlier copied to the SD card
Step 6: Select the zip file and confirm installation
Step 7: When the installation process is completed, reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now from the recovery menu

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 should be now rooted successfully on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean through stock recovery. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

METHOD 2 - Root via Odin
Steps to root Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean using Odin
Step 1: Download the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6.tar.md5 file for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) which will help to install the root file
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Note. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode
Step 4: Launch Odin on the computer.
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 6: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the PhilZ-cwm6-DXLSE-OLB-4.93.6.tar.md5 file
Step 7: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. DO NOT Tick "Re-partition" options.
Step 8: Finally hit the Start button in Odin to begin the flashing. The installation will take some time
Step 9: When the installation process is completed the phone will restart automatically. Once the home screen appears on the phone users may safely unplug the device from the computer

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 running on official Android 4.1.2 DXLSE Jelly Bean is now rooted successfully. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

How to Unbrick Samsung Android Phones with One-Click UnBrick

Normally Samsung android phones are so secure to flash. But you are unlucky and got your phone bricked during flashing, rooting or upgrading.

Here is a good news for You – A developer come up with a software called One-Click UnBrick for Samsung android phones. This small utility uses Odin to repair our Samsung phones. Almost all Samsung phones with android ├ęclair and above can be repair with this tool (few exceptions – it is working on some Android 1.5 too)


Requirements

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
  1. Extract the "One-Click.jar" file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool. Now you will get a "OneClick" folder.
  2. Copy the "OneClick.jar" file and paste it into the "OneClick\heimdalloneclick\resources\HeimdallPackage" folder.
  3. Right-click on the "oneclickloader.exe" file and choose "Run as Administrator".
  4. Proceed with the installation of Heimdall.
  5. After the installation is complete, you will see the the One-Click UnBrick interface.
  6. Connect the phone to computer via USB and click on the "unsoft brick" button to recover your bricked Samsung android phone.
This method was originally posted via XDA-Developer original thread.

How to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 users who have already installed their devices with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Note 2 users to root their devices easily without depending on the firmware. It completely supports Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

Note: Using this root increases your flash counter. The flash counter keeps track of how many custom firmwares you have flashed, as this voids warranty. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter after installing CF-Auto-Root.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Note 2 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Applying these to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note 2 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root (Mirror Link) for Galaxy Note 2 N7100 (CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.zip)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.07 files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Switch off the Galaxy Note 2. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume DownHome and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 4: Connect the Galaxy Note 2 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.
Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.
Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option is not selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You can now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This root method was originally posted via XDA-Developer original thread.

How to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 with Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung recently started rolling out its latest official firmware update for the Galaxy S4 with model number GT-I9500 in several countries. Most of these firmware updates come with security fixes and feature enhancements, while some offer bug-fixes and performance improvements over its previous iteration.

The Galaxy S4 I9500 users in Southeast Asia can now download and install the latest official Jelly Bean firmware, Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE, through Samsung KIES as well as via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.

Firmware details
PDA: I9500XXUAMDE
CSC: I9500OLBAMDC
Version: Android 4.2.2
Built date: April, 2013
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

The Galaxy S4 users who missed the OTA update notification and those who are residing outside the supported countries can manually download and install the same using our step-by-step guide given below.

Pre-requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S4 on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode.
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) The Galaxy S4 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5) Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6) The Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 and installing this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Steps to install Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500
Step 1: Download Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 to the computer. Then extract the downloaded zip using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool to get a file with .tar or .tar.md5 extension along with few other files
Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link) which will help to install the Jelly Bean firmware
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy S4. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode
Step 4: Launch Odin on the computer
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 6: Select the files, which are extracted from the I9500XXUAMDE Jelly Bean folder, to install on the phone

  • Click on PDA and select the file with .tar or .tar.md5 extension
  • Click on Phone and select file with MODEM in its name
  • Click on CSC and select file with CSC in its name
  • Click on PIT and select the .pit file
Note: Ignore the steps b, c and d in case such files are not found.
Step 7: In Odin, verify the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Also verify that the Re-Partition option is unchecked
Step 8: Double check everything and click the Start button in Odin to begin the firmware flashing. Upon the completion of the installation process, a message saying PASS will appear
Step 9: The phone will restart automatically. Once the home screen appears, safely unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from the computer

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 should be now updated with official Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 with Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung has rolled out official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with base firmware XXEMA2 for the international version of Galaxy S3 bearing model number GT-I9300. The XXEMA2 build is an unbranded version of firmware which means it can be installed on any Galaxy S3 I9300 unit. The new official firmware is now available for download through Samsung KIES as well as Over-The-Air (OTA) update in Southeast Asia countries.

Firmware details
PDA: I9300XXEMA2
CSC: I9300OLBEMA1
Version: Android 4.1.2
Built date: January, 2013
Regions: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand

The Galaxy S3 users who missed the OTA update notification and those who are residing outside the supported countries can manually download and install the same using our step-by-step guide given below.

Pre-requisites
1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S3 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy S3 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 and installing this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean Firmware
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Update Galaxy S3 I9300 with Android 4.1.2 DXAMD1 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy S3 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Choose the following files in Odin from extracted I9300XXEMA2 firmware folder by using respective checkboxes:

  • Select the PDA checkbox, and choose the file named .tar or .md5.
  • Click the Phone checkbox, and choose the file with 'modem' in its name (ignore if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC checkbox, and select the file with 'csc' in its name (ignore if such file is missing)
  • Choose the PIT checkbox, and choose the .pit file. Use only the file obtained during extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 should be now updated with official Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy S3 I9300 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.