[Tutorial]: First upgrade to Jelly Bean from Galaxy Note 10.1

At the official presentation of Galaxy Note 2, Samsung had announced it to us: updates to Jelly Bean from Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S3 are imminent. Given the release rate of Android 4.1 test firmwares on the Galaxy S3, it seems to be very close indeed. Today, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is undergoing its first update to Jelly Bean. And we offer you in exclusivity, this port to Android 4.1.

Named N8000DDALI1, this ROM is still only a test version of the firmware of the new Samsung tablet. This is an OTA update, which is not flashable by Odin.

This ROM is only available for the 3G + Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000). The firmware for the Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010) should arrive soon.

Before starting any manipulation, you must backup all your data, either to another device or to a microSD card.

To upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Galaxy Note 10.1, you must first be running firmware version N8000DDALH1. Go to Settings, then About the device and finally Version number.

If this is not the case then you must flash your Galaxy Note 10.1, this time with Odin. If you are already in DDALH1, skip this step and go straight to Jelly Bean.

Here are the steps to flash your Galaxy Note 10.1 in N8000DDALH1 :

  • Download the N8000DDALH1 firmware by clicking here. Unzip the file to get a .tar.md5 file.
  • Open Odin (available here)
  • Add the file N8000DDALH1_N8000DDALH2_N8000DDLG5.tar.md5 by clicking on the PDA box. Check that the Re-Partition box is not checked.
  • Now let’s move on to Galaxy Note 10.1. Turn off the tablet and restart it in download mode by pressing Power and Volume Down simultaneously.
  • After discovering this new screen, press the Volume Up button to confirm.
  • You can now connect your Galaxy Note 10.1 to your computer using the USB cable.
  • Return to Odin. The box in the top left corner will turn yellow. Press Start and wait for the operation to complete. This may take several minutes.

At the end of the operation, the Galaxy Note 10.1 will restart automatically. You have just flashed it in N8000DDALH1. You can go to the second step which will allow you to get Jelly Bean on your device.

Switch to Jelly Bean :

  • Download the N8000DDALI1 firmware (by clicking here), then copy the file to your microSD card, which takes place in your Galaxy Note 10.1.
  • Turn the device off and then restart it in recovery mode. To do this, you must press the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
  • Then select Apply update from External Storage by scrolling down the menu with the Volume button. To select the option press the Power button.
  • Now select the file you have just copied to the microSD card and validate. The flashing will then be done.
  • When the operation is complete. Scroll down the menu and choose Wipe Data/Factory Restore.
  • Then select Reboot System Now. Your Galaxy Note 10.1 will reboot and you will be on Jelly Bean.

Since this is a test version, it is possible that bugs or slowdowns may be present. On the other hand, you are one of the first happy owners of Galaxy Note 10.1 under Jelly Bean.

Summary of the firmware :

Android version : 4.1.1 – JR003C

PDA: N8000DDALI1