Samsung will be rolling out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note by the end of this year. Rumors and leaks suggest that Samsung will be bringing quite a lot of new features to the Note including the Note 2′s Multi-view multi-tasking feature.
A couple of weeks ago, a Jelly Bean firmware for the Note 2 leaked online but it was not in a flashable zip state. Thankfully, the folks over at SamMobile have managed to get their hands on a flashable zip of the same Jelly Bean firmware – XXLS2.
The firmware contains a lot of new features including a new unlock screen as on the Galaxy S3 or the Note 2. Other new features include Air-view using S-Pen, and the usual Jelly Bean enhancements. The Project Butter effect is still missing, but that is bound to happen since this is still a test firmware.
If you have previous experience with the ODIN tool, then installing the XXLS2 firmware will be a walk in the park for you.
For newbies, below is a step-by-step guide -:
Step1: Download the leaked XXLS2 Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Note from here.
Step 2: Make sure you are running either Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7. Install Samsung’s KIES software which will automatically take care of all the required drivers. Then, download ODIN from here.
Step 3: Fire up ODIN, and click on the ‘PDA’ button and select the XXLS2 firmware file that you downloaded in Step 1. Do not play around with any other option in ODIN. Let everything be as it is.
Step 4: Switch off your Galaxy Note, and then boot it into Download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power button simultaneously. Skip the custom OS warning by pressing the Volume Up button.
Step 5: Connect the Note to your PC now. Once all the required drivers are automatically installed, ODIN should detect it and display a random COM number inside a glowing rectangle.
Step 6: Press the Start button and wait for ODIN to flash the firmware. Once the firmware is flashed, your phone will automatically reboot. Keep in mind that the first boot will take some time so please be patient.